Greetings, I'm a new member here and I want to relate a saga. I purchased a fully restored and nice moped from a small company in New Jersey that buys and restores and refurbishes mopeds. D&S Mopeds (Dan and Steve) here is their website:
I understand that they are members here.
Very nice fellows and very amicable........................... but there is a problem. I have found out that the moped that I purchased was purchased by them from somebody that didn't own them and was the son of a man that was storing his mopeds. The paperwork that I got from them was inaccurate (bogus) and I have had contact with the original owner that told me that he was told that the mopeds were discarded (which he wasn't happy about, but he wasn't going to get after his friend. Then he was surprised when he found out that the bike is still on the road) It turns out that I went back to D&S and have made over 20 phone calls and text messages and several emails to them and I'm getting a run around and promises and now I hear from Steve that tells me that this is my problem and if I don't want to ride the bike anymore that I should just sell it for parts. There were a total of three bikes in that batch that they bought and all three were sold by them to different customers. I'm screwed!
I live in New York and NY requires only a bill of sale and not a title for registration, but NJ requires a title. Since the bike was traced back to NJ, MVB in NY requires that I have a title. The original owner still has the title and is only willing to part with it for a price (he doesn't want the bike back). I have a registration, but now that is questionable.
Any advice? Has anyone here dealt with these people before? Should I call NJ State Police? Is this a case of a stolen vehicle or just a misrepresentation? I know I'm getting screwed no matter how this turns out, but now I'm mad and I want some consideration.
There are two other mopeds out there that they sold that the new owners(?) are going to be getting some upsetting news about.