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What is the name of your state? Florida.

I won an online auction (Ebay) from a local, reputable automobile dealer. The auction ended Monday afternoon and I was the high (and only) bidder. The reason I bid was because I wanted the car they were listing, which was brand new (with only 50 miles) and in the exact color combination I wanted. It was a 2002 model.

It turns out that the dealer sold the car prior to the end of the auction but did not bother to end the auction early. I placed the bid on Saturday afternoon and I was told that the vehicle was sold Monday morning. To make up for that, they offered another 2002 new car in a different color combination. I do not want the other color combination, I want the color combination of the car I bid on. They are unable to locate another one in the state of Florida. What are my options here? They are also offering a 2003 model for more money, but I believe this would fall under "bait and switch" and I do not wish to spend any more than what I had originally bid.

Where do we stand on this issue? I wanted the car they listed and do not wish to pay extra for a 2003 model.


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