Problems with Used Car Discovered after Purchase

Dear Consumer Ed:   recently purchased a car from a “buy here, pay here” dealer.

Is HVAC warranty transferable?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I bought a house that recently had a new HVAC system installed. The warranty information for the condenser and heating unit state that it only covers the original owner of the residence as of the installation date.

Optometrist refusing to provide contact lens prescription

Dear Consumer Ed:  I recently had my eyes examined by an optometrist, but in order to save money, I wanted to order my contact lenses from an online provider. When I asked the optometrist for the prescription, they told me they would only give it to me if I bought contacts from them.

Buying and registering a manufacturer's buyback vehicle

Dear Consumer Ed:  I am considering purchasing a car that is marked as a manufacturer’s buyback vehicle. Will I run across any issues registering the car in the state of Georgia? Also is there anything from a legal rights (lemon law) note that I should consider before the purchase?

Is loan offer a scam?

Dear Consumer Ed:  This supposed lending club is offering to loan me $5,000, but they say that since my credit isn’t great, they need to verify my intention to pay by a means I find suspicious.

Is microblading safe and legal?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I am seeing advertisements for microblading. I’d love to have thicker-looking brows, but I am wondering if this procedure is legal and safe?

Is a dealership allowed to sell a new vehicle with an open safety recall?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I ordered a new truck six weeks ago, which was just delivered to the dealership. I went to the dealership, filled out all the paperwork and left the finance department with the salesperson and the keys in hand.

Dealer fee not included in advertised price of car

Dear Consumer Ed:  I live in Georgia and am looking to buy a new car. I found a car that was advertised on a popular vehicle sales website for $17,900. When I went to the dealership, the salesperson wanted to charge me an additional $599 dealer fee on top of the advertised price.

Do I have to allow stores to search my bags?

Dear Consumer Ed:  Once I’ve been given a receipt for an in-store purchase, aren’t all of the items in the bags, loose in the cart, the receipt, and even the bags themselves my property? Do I have to allow them to search my property (look through the bags) before exiting the building?

Is store allowed to make and keep a copy of my credit card?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I went to a department store to purchase some merchandise. The total came to $318. I gave the cashier my credit card and was told that when a credit card purchase exceeds $250, the store needs to make a copy of the credit card and keep it on file for two weeks.