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#71 of 120 Buying a used car in PA to register in NJ
Aug 14, 2007 (12:12 pm)
I reside in Somerset County, NJ and I am looking to buy a used Nissan Sentra in Pennsylvania. More specifically, I looked at Singh Auto World in Allentown, PA, where they seemed to have fairly low prices (compared to similar models in NJ/NY).
Does anyone have experiences with this particular dealer? Any advice/suggestions on buying a used Nissan over in PA? Thank you!
#72 of 120 Paperwork question on a new car purchase - an interesting tale
Aug 21, 2007 (5:52 am)
Even though this is a question on a new car purchase, it was suggested I post here.
I just purchased a new car in the next state (better deal/selection) and drove it home. I paid in full with a cashier's check, but I want to make sure I have all my paperwork lined up so I don't run into any hassles trying to register it. How long does it take for the title to arrive?
In order to register the new car in my state, I need 3 things:
The vehicle with me at the DMV
Signed bill of sale (I have that)
Title or certificate of origin
It is the last item that confuses me. I looked through the paperwork I received from the out-of-state dealer, and as far as I could tell, it didn't include a certificate of origin. But, the dealer did say they were sending some docs over to my local DMV.
To further complicate things, the dealer was robbed the next day, and the robbers took the dealer's safe with, you guessed it, the cashier's check I used to pay for the vehicle. Now, the check was made to the dealer, the dealer took possession of the check, provided me with a signed receipt for the check, in addition to the other paperwork I received. So far, I trust the dealership, and have found them to be honest and straight-forward. But, I'm still a bit nervous about this situation. The dealership would like me to cancel the cashier's check, and I'm working with my bank to see what we can do, but I'd feel a lot better with title in hand
So, if anyone has any insight, I'd greatly appreciate it!
#73 of 120 Re: Paperwork question on a new car purchase - an interesting tale [grizfan]
Aug 21, 2007 (9:32 am)
i will share what i know. I bought my car in PA and live in NC. the pa dealer, sent me the certificate of origin. when I registered the car in NC i turned in that certificate, along with the bill of sale and showed them my insurance card. a few weeks later I received the title from NC.
#74 of 120 Re: Paperwork question on a new car purchase - an interesting tale [grizfan]
Aug 21, 2007 (9:41 am)
Griz, it sounds like you may have to be patient with the robbery and all.
In the past if someone brought me a cashiers check we would close the MSO and give it to them at point of sale. In todays crooked world you can't even be sure cashiers checks are legit, so now we hold the MSO for 10 business days after the cashiers check post to our account.
The only way you leave here now with a title/MSO is if you pay with in by god we trust $100 bills.
#75 of 120 Re: Paperwork question on a new car purchase - an interesting tale [grizfan
Aug 21, 2007 (11:32 am)
Not knowing what state you are in, but everything seems on the up and up. I would definitely cancel the check and have another re-issued. It protects you and your interest in the long run. And as joel and nj2 suggested, you'll have to be patient. As long as you have the signed paperwork and the dealership gets the re-issued check, you should not have a problem.
#76 of 120 Re: Paperwork question on a new car purchase - an interesting tale [grizfan]
Aug 21, 2007 (2:24 pm)
My take is that it is the dealer's responsibility to ensure that the owner receives a title to the vehicle. It sounds like that's what will happen here - they will send the certificate of origin to whatever office in your state issues titles (after they've been paid).
Even if there had been no robbery, this can take some time.
#77 of 120 Re: Paperwork question on a new car purchase - an interesting tale [cccomps
Aug 22, 2007 (3:34 pm)
Thanks everyone for the answers. It sounds like everything is moving forward. In fact, I had contacted my bank to see what they could do to help out, but they couldn't easily cancel the check since it had already been given to the dealer, making it the dealer's responsibility, not mine. My local branch is willing to help out, but they need sign-off from corporate, and corporate needs evidence of a crime, such as a police report. Its been over a day now, and I haven't heard, so I think the dealership is no longer looking to us to cancel the check, due to the nature of how cashier's checks work.
#78 of 120 Temporarily buying a used car in out of state
Dec 04, 2007 (3:08 pm)
I am resident of Georgia and I want to buy a car in Delaware or Pensylvania and register the car also in DE or PA. Can I do that. How?
Thanks for your help.
#79 of 120 Re: Temporarily buying a used car in out of state [anandhyd]
Dec 04, 2007 (4:46 pm)
Only if you have a physical address in that state. If you have a GA Drivers license and you register the car in another state you will get a ticket if the police pull you over.
In most states once you declare residency (get a drivers license) you have 90 days to tag your car in that state.
Why would you not register it in GA? They have killer low sales tax.
#80 of 120 Re: Temporarily buying a used car in out of state [anandhyd]
Dec 05, 2007 (7:09 am)
in order to register a car in some states you have to show your driver's license from that state. It happened to me in NC and also to my daughter when she moved from Pa to NJ. she could not get her car registered until she got a jersey license.