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Can the owner get money back when a repossessed car is sold?


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2015-07-15 21:28:25
2015-07-15 21:28:25

If they actually make money on the sell of the car, YES. But the odds of them selling it for enough to cover all of their costs and have something left over is slim to none.


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A repossessed vehicle is sold at auction to repay the lending institution. After the vehicle is sold, any money will be used first to pay the auction company, the repo agency and then all remaining funds will be applied toward the amount due on the loan. If anything is left over, you should get it. If there is a deficit, the bank will contact you to make arrangements for collection of the amount owed. You typically don't get any money "back", but usually end up owing the bank.

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