You can sue in small claims court for the money.
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This is not a criminal matter. This is a civil matter.
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I agree..this is not a criminal matter..it is a civil matter so all you can do is sue. Given the facts, it is not clear you would win..it would depend on what you discussed. He will say that he told you it was nonrefundable and that holding the car for you had a cost to him.
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