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Sold Car on Ebay - Buyer WON'T pick up!!

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Florida

I sold my car on Ebay. The woman who bought it sent a wire transfer for the full amount to my bank account a few days later. I have been fully paid.

It is now several weeks later and they buyer (who lives approximatly 3 hours away, and want to come pick up the car in person), has not shown up to get it. There has been MINIMAL contact since the sale, and the car is just sitting in my driveway with no tag, insurance, etc. Obviously, no "bills of sale" or anything of the like have been signed yet.

Two Questions: What do I need to do to legally protect myself by showing that I no longer want responsibility for the car? (For example, am I responsable to HER if the car is stolen out of my driveway, or some kid hits his head on it!)

And what if she never comes to get it? Does it become legally mine again after a certain period of time?

Thank you.


Junior Member
Send her a certified return rec. letter giving her until X date to remove the vehicle from your property. You may also want to contact the FL DMV to see what the laws are regarding this.

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