Is it legally possible for this to happen? Two days ago he signed paperwork for $270 per month for 60 months at 7.36% and drove the truck home. Today, the salesman calls him and says that the lender wants to change the terms to 36 months at $399 per month. That is not acceptable. We told the salesperson we could not afford a payment higher than $275 and he said he got us approved. What can we do? Is this even legal? Can they do that? Can they sell you a truck one day (with all paperwork signed) and then call you up a couple days later and tell you they can't honor the terms and change it up on you?
We have seen a proliferation of car dealers who employ this sort of bait and switch tactic. The legality of what they did may depend on what is contained in the original paperwork your husband signed when he purchased the truck. I strongly urge you to immediately contact an attorney in your area who specializes in consumer rights litigation. Most will offer you a free initial consultation. Avvo is an excellent source for locating well-qualified attorneys in your area. Best wishes.
Mr. Hefter is correct. Whether this is legal/proper or not is entirely dependent on the paperwork signed by your husband.
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