Am I obligated to pay if I recently bought a car and the dealer forgot to collect the down payment?
Question Details: The contract says that I paid $1,000.
Yes, you are legally obligated to pay the downpayment. To do otherwise would constitute "unjust enrichment", something the law disfavors. At this point, if you do not pay you can be sued. So you need to pay any money owed ASAP. And this makes sense when you think about it; the fact is that if you had been accidentally overcharged you would be entitled to be reimbursed.
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