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Old 11-26-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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So, what's wrong with all that? Why is it an issue if someone is required to prove who they are before buying a car? You have to prove it for a lot of other things too, don't you?

Let me give you an example of why this isn't totally a bad idea, as reported to me by the guy who sold me my last car:

A few months ago, he says, a guy of obvious middle-eastern origin came into the dealership here in North Texas looking for a specific-sized, new car for which he wanted to pay cash in hundred dollar bills.

Of course, they had one on the lot which fit his requirements, but he had to call his "boss" in the Twin Cities to approve the purchase. Apparently, the "boss" didn't like it, so the deal was off. It turns out that this fellow had been to every dealership in town seeking the same thing, but left without a purchase.

Something or nothing? Why would someone in the Twin Cities be interested in paying cash for a car in Texas? You tell me. The dealership did report it all to the FBI, but so far as anyone knows, nothing has come of it.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Every vehicle I have ever financed I had to provide those items. That is nothing new.
Every loan application I have ever filled out the same was true.
Last I heard paying cash over a certain amount it was required to provide all the info as well.
I have no issues with the law.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So, what's wrong with all that? Why is it an issue if someone is required to prove who they are before buying a car? You have to prove it for a lot of other things too, don't you?
Except for voting..probably the most important American right.
No proof needed.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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Crap.......

I just bought a car and paid cash...........

they got me guys!

I'm buying a house too........and paying cash......

maybe prison?
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Crap.......

I just bought a car and paid cash...........

they got me guys!

I'm buying a house too........and paying cash......

maybe prison?
I paid for my last car with a certified check (equivalent of cash). Hopefully the dealership didn't report me to Interpol.

Last edited by Patton360; 11-26-2010 at 12:31 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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I paid for my last car with a certified check (equivalent of cash). Hoepfully the dealership didn't report me to Interpol.
Cash or check, it's usually the amount, not the transport. You might be in the clear.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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What the frig, is coming next. Above poster, your probably right, illegals, probably won't have to shed any light on who they are, that is wha ****-- me off. You know they take these steps, what will come next.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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When I was a kid, it was commies, as a young adult it was perverts, now it's terrorists. Once we become numb to terrorists, who should we be afraid of next?

Wouldn't a terrorist in need of a car just steal one or pay cash for a used car with a license plate? Do terrorists have a history of purchasing cars from dealerships?
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:02 AM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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When I was a kid, it was commies, as a young adult it was perverts, now it's terrorists. Once we become numb to terrorists, who should we be afraid of next?

Wouldn't a terrorist in need of a car just steal one or pay cash for a used car with a license plate? Do terrorists have a history of purchasing cars from dealerships?


They'll be doing 'pat down' inspections at check points soon.

However I don't expect they'll do them in your driveway before you get in to go to work....yet.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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The government is so dumb. Anyone who wants a car, can get one. Again, just "honest" folks will have to jump thru hoops. A person who wants to get away from the "list" iwll just call anyone with a car listed on Craigslist, and pay cash. No paperwork. And pay someone to register the car.
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