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post #1 of 32 Old 10-10-2012, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Chevy dealer sells car for wrong price, buyer arrested

Not a good week for Chevrolet dealers.

A Virginia man spent four hours in jail after purchasing a Chevrolet Traverse from Priority Chevrolet in Chesapeake, VA. The dealer's sales staff accidentally sold the SUV to Danny Sawyer for $5,600 less than they should have, and when Sawyer refused to sign a new, more expensive contract for the correct amount, the dealership called the local police alleging the buyer had stolen the vehicle. Law enforcement then picked Sawyer up and held him for four hours before getting the situation straight.

Dennis Ellmer, president of Priority Chevrolet, says he owes Sawyer an...

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And now he has a lawsuit pending for 2.2 Million Dollars!!! Wow...... Not a good week for GM Dealerships apparently.
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So much fail in that story. Obviously the dealer sales team and management. Then we have the greedy-assed lawyers and plaintiff. $2.2M? Right...

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Yeah 2.2 mil for "damages". I'm not sure what "damages" occurred, 4 hours in jail is worth nothing near that
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Why can't things like this happen to me? lol. I bet he could get more than 2 million out of this. I feel bad for Chevy, clearly all the dealers fault.

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Yeah 2.2 mil for "damages". I'm not sure what "damages" occurred, 4 hours in jail is worth nothing near that
It's the sickening sense of entitlement that has consumed the people of this country.

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Nobody in their right mind would expect 2.2 million dollars for 4 hours of jail. But certain lawyers that have dollar signs where their morals should be are the problem, because I'm sure they convinced the victim that they deserved it, just for their "commission".

Not saying all lawyers are bad, but being a party of a recent legal skirmish, I was reinforced that there are good, as well as evil, lawyers in this world.

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It's the sickening sense of entitlement that has consumed the people of this country.
I disagree with that. That dealership had no business having him arrested. 4 hours in jail, no he has a arrest record, will have to appear in court for something the dealer did and is making him pay. $2.2 Mil, sounds good to me and I would hope it puts that dealer out of business.


The sense of "entitlement" falls on the dealers shoulders, they made a bad deal and lost money, they should live with it so now they are gonna have to pay.
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I'm not sure from where you are coming on what you posted. The only reason the buyer is going to court is because he has elected to sue the dealer. As to the arrest record, even though the buyer spent 4 hours in jail, he may not have been arrested but merely detained. There is a significant difference, I believe. Being detained will not create an arrest record.

Any lawyers out there care to comment?

The dealer clearly needs to do some heavy training with his sales and managerial staff and certainly should not have called the police charging that the car was stolen. That was a really big mistake for which the dealer should compensate the buyer. However, $2.2 million seems a bit high. I would think compensation at about $200 per hour spent in jail and a lifetime of the car free service agreement would suffice.
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