This post is a warning to others in the Southwest Florida area, Destination Powersports in Punta Gorda, Florida runs a well known dealer scam where a dealer takes a vehicle on trade and then fails/refuses to payoff the loan balance as agreed in the sales contract.
You can do a google search on Dealer not paying off trade in and even consumer reports has written about this dealer scam.
I am sad to report that Destination Powersports in Punta Gorda, Florida has pulled this payoff scam on me, it is now 30 days since I traded in the Harley Davidson Ultra Limited Low and Destination Powersports still has not paid off the loan on the Harley. I have been in contact with the dealer and they only give you the run-a-round.
Anyone who might live in the Southwest Florida area steer clear of Destination Powersports in Punta Gorda, Florida.
This is a scam that is pulled by dealers and can be one of three things:
1. The dealer is using your money as a free 30 day loan.
2. The dealer is using your money and letting you pay down the old loan while they wait to sell your trade in then paying off the loan at the lower amount or in a worst case still not paying off the loan.
3. The dealer is out of money and may be fixing to go out of business.
This not paying off the trade in loan is a well documented scam and it is called a scam.
I am posting this so that others who may live in the area and were thinking of buying a motorcycle, wave runner/watercraft or ATV from Destination Powersports will know that they are a dealer who will try to take advantage of their customers in the worst ways.
The dealer is also now refusing to talk to me which is telling me they may very well be in serious financial trouble and about to go out of business.
I will be hiring an attorney come the first of the month to start legal action in this matter, I will also look into seeing about the possibility of getting the Harley Davidson back due to breach of contract, of all the information I have read about this dealer scam the one thing that does not seem to come up is the person that traded in the vehicle being able to get back the traded in vehicle.
Destination Powersports currently has the Harley Davidson Ultra Limited Low listed for sale on their web site even though they can not legally sell it nor can they even apply for a title for it due to their failure to payoff the loan on it to remove the lien.
Here is a link to Destination Powersports of my old Harley Davidson listed for sale:
Remember that Destination Powersports cannot legally sell the bike nor can they title it due to their failure to payoff the loan and remove the lien that is on the bike.