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Check out the Michigan Department of State's page titled "The Curbstoner's Story: What you need to know about Unlicensed Vehicle Dealers."
The Better Business Bureau of Greater Cleveland recently celebrated their 100th anniversary. To celebrate this anniversary, they set up a special website with links to past advertisements and articles. One of the articles on this site, from from an issue of the Cleveland Plain Dealer in December 1944, declares a "War on Fly-by-Night Used Car Dealers Is On" and discusses curbstone dealers. Take a look at the article below.
Check out this video from the California Department of Motor Vehicles explaining what curbstoning is and warning of the dangers of curbstoning.
It's troubling how lax state regulations can be in regards to curbstoning and licensing car dealers. For example, in some states almost anyone can manipulate the system and get a dealer's license with little industry knowledge or capital and without a background check.One simple first step in ending curbstoning would be for states to pass a law that states everyone has to have a tag receipt in their name in order to sell a car. Not only would this help curtail curbstoning, but it would generate much more money for the state.What are some other ideas to combat curbstoning throughout the United States and Canada?
We caught up with Lou Tedeschi, President, NEIADA (New England Independent Automobile Dealers Association), at the NIADA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas a few months back. Here, Lou tells us about the "huge curbstoning issue" in Massachusetts.
We are happy to announce that Black Book, publisher of wholesale vehicle valuation guides, has officially joined the fight to Stop Curbstoning. Click to read the press release.
Curbstoning is a problem all over the world, as shown by this recent article from BBC News.
This is a great clip of Keith Whann, The Car Counselor, explaining why a consumer should avoid buying a used car from a curbstoner. In this short video, Keith does a great job of clarifying the difference between a curbstoner and a private party seller and even gives dealers tips for fighting curbstoning in their community.
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