Dealership Pays Customer It Wronged With Pennies
Insult added to injury for broke college student
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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