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Some local car dealerships add unadvertised fees

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Thinking about buying a car? The state has clear rules that say what dealers can and cannot add to an advertised sales price.

Senior FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dale Russell stopped by a few local dealers to see if they are following the law.

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If you want to read the law for yourself, here is a link to the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection: http://consumer.georgia.gov/about-us/statutes-we-enforce

Worried that you were overcharged on a car deal?  

1)       Review your sales documents.   Check and see if you were charged any additional fees. Remember two things. Dealers can charge for  tax, tag, and title.   Also,  the law only applies to cars that were advertised at a certain price on the lot, in the paper, on TV, or on the internet.  

2)       Try to get a copy of the original advertised price on the car you bought.

3)      You can then file a complaint with the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection: 404-651-8600.  Or,  go to their website: consumer.ga.gov.  

4)      You can also email Dale Russell with your story at Dale.Russell@foxtv.com

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