i have an old problem form some months back that i have been waiting on but now my family has gotten involved and im not sure what to do
i bought a car a while back (march roughly) for R12000.00. i gave the guy who organised the car the money but no receipt was given. then i had to get the car fixed as it had some issues. the oil pump gave up and some small engine work. i gave the guy the money to fix it to get it running as he was gonna get the papers so we could sell it and make some profit. i then forked out some more bucks to get the dents and scratches removed. all in all it came to R21500.00, the guy has had the car since day of purchase and i have been asking for it back but he keeps saying wait for papers. so have been. months later my parents have been getting upset and want to know what going on so they got involved. my step dad has gone to him twice and still havnt gotten the car back. today he came to see me and promised to give the car but he wouldnt give me the car and i couldnt grab the key out of his hand as its against the law in this country and he can lay a case of assault. so he told me that wednesday he will bring lawyers papers (like he can even afford a lawyer) and i must sign them and he will hand over the car. i really dont know what to do anymore. this is an on going circle. the more i ask he either urgently needs the car or has plans or says another day or wait till this day. my step dad wants to kill the guy at this point but i told him to wait and lets see as iv been doing for months now.
if i look at the story. i have no receipt as to giving the guy any money. i dont have the car or the papers. i never met the owners of the car. i have no info on the car. just its number plate which i got recently. i dont know the guys full name or ID number. i know where he lives. the car apparently still belongs to the bank. i cant just hook the car with a tow truck and take it out his yard as thats invasion of private property. and he refuses to give me the key. and now that my parents got involved he says im a lier as i never told him that i'm involving my parents, when they only got involved in the past 2 weeks.
im lost in what to do from here on out. im limited with south african contacts to see of that car has been registered in his name or not and our traffic departments dont release info at all. (unless large bribes are given)
i will wait till wednesday and demand the key before any more further matters but to put my mind at rest what would the FOC club do?