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Old 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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Why are there so many cars on craigslist with No title?

I am baffled as why there are so many cars in our local Craigslist without Titles.

In Missouri it is illegal to sell a car without a title;... and to create a title in Missouri is such a hassle it is almost impossible for an ordinary citizen.
Where do all the titles go?

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I wasn't aware that this was the case. It certainly is suspicious though. The criminals probably have ways around it. That's what they study.

In Texas you can't even sell a car for scrap iron without a title.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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I wasn't aware that this was the case. It certainly is suspicious though. The criminals probably have ways around it. That's what they study.

In Texas you can't even sell a car for scrap iron without a title.
The law says you cant, but its done every day.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:19 PM
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Lots of them here, too. The ads always make it sound real easy. "All you need is a 30 dollar title app from the DMV".

Uh huh
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Thanks for the correction, well maybe not a correction, but added information. Like I said about the title situation in general, crooks find ways around everything.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM
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Maybe they gave the title to a 'title loan' place; can't afford to pay back the loan...so get rid of the car for more cash.
Or the family, grandpa or brother moved away/died & left the car behind.
Some of the ads will say;..."No Title, so don't ask"....
I mean, why can't a person "ask"?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM
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For newer cars?

CT is a non-title state for cars older than '81. You just need to show the link between you and the previous registered owner.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:00 PM
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Seen quite a few of them here too.


Haven't personally purchased one, but am told that it is as simple as purchasing it, filing a lien, and then waiting...
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:51 PM
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Lots of them here, too. The ads always make it sound real easy. "All you need is a 30 dollar title app from the DMV".

Uh huh
AZ's laws are well known for ease of washing titles . . . hence the reason a lot of storm flooded cars end up on the market with AZ titles
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:56 PM
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I am baffled as why there are so many cars in our local Craigslist without Titles.

In Missouri it is illegal to sell a car without a title;... and to create a title in Missouri is such a hassle it is almost impossible for an ordinary citizen.
Where do all the titles go?
Craigslist is where I sell all my stolen cars....
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:05 PM
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It's a pain but can get retitled. Old vehicles are easier-I was able to get my barn find 81 bike on the road without a title.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:08 PM
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I had a van. For whatever reason my parents never got the lien released from the bank when it was paid off. The bank was absorbed by another bank and the title is history. They never really worried about it. Fast forward years later when I was driving it, it broke down and I needed to sell it. I had no title and it wasnt worth the money to get it. I sold it to a junker and made sure it was never to be on the road again. And it wasnt. Its probably a toaster somewhere now. A title-less toaster...
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I have been enlightened in this thread. I had no idea that this was such a widespread situation. With the widespread and rapidly accelerating rate of societal decadence, I suppose people just expect it. VERY sad!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:31 PM
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yes, "societal decadence" was nearly unheard of before . . .

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Often has nothing to do except title is lost or car was bought without title for various reasons few stolen cars ate sold on CL.

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