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Car Dealership Gives Woman Refund In Pennies And $1 Bills


A woman in Florida is livid after a car dealership sold her a lemon and attempted to make restitution by paying her with two bags full of pennies.

Irena Mujakovic, an international college student, bought a 2003 Saab from Holiday Motors in January, according to First Coast News. The car came down with transmission troubles, which the dealership repaired for $300. Mujakovic couldn't afford more problems with the car, so she bought a warranty on the transmission. But then it failed again and the dealership charged her another $400, saying labor wasn't covered in the warranty, a factor not detailed in the paperwork.

Mujakovic felt she had been wronged and the DMV agreed. The state agency told Holiday Motors to refund Mujakovic's money for the second repair. When she went to pick up her refund from the dealership they handed her two full bags on pennies with some one dollar bills on top. Since she didn't know if it was the right amount and didn't have time to count the pennies, she left the bags at the dealership.

The owner of Holiday Motors told FCN that, as far as he's concerned, he's in compliance with the DMV order.

"I am doing what DMV asked me to do," he said "it is legal tender."



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      • 11 Months Ago
      http://www.yellowbook.com/profile/holiday-motors-of-north-florida_1873245448.html?tab=reviews Holiday Motors Of North Florida 8864 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32211-8766
      rockerlee
      • 11 Months Ago
      How childish, I'm pretty sure the young lady didn't pay the dealership in pennies!!!. clearly this dealership is untrustworthy and not worth dealing with, they only paid with pennies because they got CAUGHT doing the wrong thing.
      mike halper
      • 11 Months Ago
      everyone in Florioda boycott this dealer what a a hole never anyone do business there period.
      tluns810
      • 11 Months Ago
      Holiday Motors ! Perhaps you haven't learned that you can win a battle & loose several hundred perhaps thousand future customers.Fire your Marketing manager now!
      Spinnaker
      • 11 Months Ago
      Actually, the dealer is totally wrong. Pennies in large amounts are NOT LEGAL TENDER ! They better call thier attorney before she calls one on they could be in violation of the law and US Treasury regulations. So a "fraud " charge is not out of the question.
      bradhadfield
      • 11 Months Ago
      WAH, now I have to go cry to the media about it! Take your damn pennies to the bank and shut up.
      crooztime1
      • 11 Months Ago
      OOPS SAAB.
      lthrnck68
      • 11 Months Ago
      Yup, he is in compliance, but geez! what a butthole.
      • 11 Months Ago
      From now on anybody that buys a car there should pay their down payment in the same way. :)
      greshan60
      • 11 Months Ago
      A great way to lose business. Whatever happened to good customer relations.
      madcap.1
      • 11 Months Ago
      unless the pennies are rolled. pennies are not legal tender
      John
      • 11 Months Ago
      Shame on Holiday Motors in Florida I have been in the used car sales and repair business for 25 yrs and would never treat a customer like this no matter what !!! Come on Holiday Motors the used car industry has a hard enough time with all the years of cliches accusing garages and used car shops of being shady and here Holiday Motors comes along and gives the public more ammo. You guys should be ashamed of yourselvse, This is something a 11 year old would do. If you have any common sense you would call that girl and apologize for your stupidity and hand her back her money in $100 bills JERKS
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