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Do you have a right to know what your vehicle was sold for after repossession?

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2015-07-15 18:31:16
2015-07-15 18:31:16

by law in the state of Texas,a repo cannot sell for anymore than what is owed.The finance company has to tell you what the ballance on it is after it sells,add around $600 for legal fees to what was owed before the repossesion and subtract the ballance owed now which gives you what the repo sold for

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