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Dear Consumer Ed: I bought a fender for a 1969 Chevelle from a parts store. I got the correct part, but it is defective and won’t line up correctly with the side of the car. When I went to return the part, the parts company charged me a restocking fee.
Dear Consumer Ed: If a car dealer is selling a car with a rebate, are they allowed to charge sales tax on the pre-rebate price?
Dear Consumer Ed: Can grocery stores sell meat in vacuum-sealed plastic packages if the seal is broken? I’ve noticed several big name stores that will offer manager’s specials for such products, but I thought it was illegal to sell them if the vacuum seal is broken.
Dear Consumer Ed: I am having difficulty getting a price list for all services and fees from my cable company. When I ask for this information they just try to sell me packages that include phone service I don’t want and equipment I don’t need.
Dear Consumer Ed: I recently purchased a car from a “buy here, pay here” dealer. The dealership has “as is” on all its vehicles, but before I bought the car the salesperson told me it was in good condition and ran perfectly. A few days after I bought the car the vehicle started giving me problems. When I called the dealership to complain, they told me to bring it in so they could fix it. After two repair attempts, I noticed there was smoke coming from the engine, which had never happened before and makes me think they damaged something inside the motor. Can I sue the dealership for consumer fraud and damaging my vehicle?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?