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Can I Leave My Car With Someone Else To Sell If I have To Leave?

 
JD on STT
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Has anyone had experience doing this or do you know someone who has? My landlord thinks that the owner has to be on island to sign it over. He'd be willing to sell it for me as long as there's not a big hassle. Thanks.

P.S. I'm not leaving yet. I didn't want to wait until the last minute in the event I still have to.

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Topic starter Posted : November 20, 2014 9:33 pm
OldTart
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I did it for someone a few years back and I remember it being a simple process which I think simply entailed him giving me Power of Attorney just to sell the car. If nobody comes up with something more definitive by tomorrow I'll email him and have him jog my memory on the details!

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Posted : November 20, 2014 10:26 pm
JD on STT
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I did it for someone a few years back and I remember it being a simple process which I think simply entailed him giving me Power of Attorney just to sell the car. If nobody comes up with something more definitive by tomorrow I'll email him and have him jog my memory on the details!

How do you give Power of Attorney? My landlord said the same thing. Thanks OT

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Topic starter Posted : November 20, 2014 10:33 pm
ms411
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They have power of attorney forms online but make sure you get LIMITED power form. Needs to be notarized and should have expiration date.

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Posted : November 20, 2014 10:49 pm
Alana33
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Hope it doesn't come to that. A tad chilly in the U.S. these days!

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Posted : November 20, 2014 11:04 pm
JD on STT
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Last time I checked it was in the 30's in Joisey. BRRRRRRRR

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Topic starter Posted : November 20, 2014 11:11 pm
AandA2VI
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What kind of car?

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Posted : November 20, 2014 11:26 pm
ms411
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Consider selling it to a dealer if you have to leave and you haven't sold it privately. You should start now getting estimates so you know how much you may get.

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Posted : November 21, 2014 9:34 am
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hubby bought a car from the family of our deceased neighbor and friend, the family had left town thinking everything was in order for the sale. hubby had to go back to the dmv three times because each time they would tell him " you need this" he would go back with "this" and they would say the same thing. third time was the charm just call up and make sure you know everything needed before the sale so no one has to go back and forth

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Posted : November 21, 2014 10:38 am
JD on STT
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What kind of car?

It's a 2001 Ford Escape FWD (front wheel drive) V6. Plenty of power. It has approx. 82k on the clock. The body is in really good condition. It has new front brakes, front lower control arms, front brake hoses and master cylinder. Oil changed in the last 300 miles. New air filter and wiper blades. The a/c is cold and the interior shows normal signs of wear for the mileage. Every thing in the car works as designed. Power windows, mirrors etc. The left tail lamp is cracked by the reverse light. It has some noises in the front over bumps.
$3500.00 is the asking price.

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2014 11:23 am
Alana33
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You can also post it for sale on Craig's List as well as classified message board here. Hope you can stay and don't need to sell.
Speee1dy has good advice. Call Motor Vehicle Dept. to find out exactly what is needed.

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Posted : November 21, 2014 12:26 pm
OldTart
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If nobody comes up with something more definitive by tomorrow I'll email him and have him jog my memory on the details!

Checked and he doesn't remember either but limited and specific Power of Attorney should be sufficient for DMV - as said, check with them.

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Posted : November 21, 2014 12:33 pm
AandA2VI
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Ok - I am looking specifically for a newer Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4. (2005 and up). Will likely have to go to FL as I can't seem to find it here. I have a 97 that I bought off of a board member here and she's great BUT I do private tours and think I need something a littler newer and nicer. You should post the car on St. Thomas & St. John Bargains Trades and Sales on Facebook. Its a great group and is getting big. I think its better than CL and always good stuff there.

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Posted : November 21, 2014 4:56 pm
JD on STT
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Ok - I am looking specifically for a newer Honda CRV or Toyota RAV4. (2005 and up). Will likely have to go to FL as I can't seem to find it here. I have a 97 that I bought off of a board member here and she's great BUT I do private tours and think I need something a littler newer and nicer. You should post the car on St. Thomas & St. John Bargains Trades and Sales on Facebook. Its a great group and is getting big. I think its better than CL and always good stuff there.

It's in the same condition as the CRV you're driving now. It has more power though for the tough hills.

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2014 5:05 pm
JD on STT
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Does anyone have the phone number for the DMV? I Googled it. Can't find it. If I have to register a car on Tortola I'm all set.
Why does the BVI come up when you enter 00802?

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2014 5:07 pm
OldTart
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340-774-4268

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Posted : November 21, 2014 5:33 pm
JD on STT
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Thanks OT. I found a limited power of attorney form online. There's also specific power of attorney.

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2014 6:08 pm
ms411
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Google can't read your mind. It's not the DMV herd but the BMV. I googled "vehicle registration virgin islands" and the site was first listing.

http://usvibmv.org/reg_title_info.php

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Posted : November 22, 2014 8:49 am
OldTart
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Google can't read your mind. It's not the DMV herd but the BMV. I googled "vehicle registration virgin islands" and the site was first listing.

http://usvibmv.org/reg_title_info.php/blockquote >

I already posted the 'phone number so your googling talent was unnecessary. DMs or BMs, it's in the good old 'phone book in the VI Government section under "Motor Vehicles" if you ever need it again.

By the way, even if you don't have a landline and are reliant on mobiles and not-always-reliable internet you can still pick up a hard copy of the 'phone book from Innovative. It's a good thing to have around and also doubles as a doorstop, a leg booster for a table or chair on a wobbly surface - and lots more.

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Posted : November 22, 2014 10:51 am
ms411
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I agree you should have a phone book, but if you're out and about and need to know something, Google is more convenient and you have to try different word searches to find what you need. That's all I'm saying.

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Posted : November 22, 2014 11:09 am
JD on STT
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"Google can't read your mind". Even Google Chrome?

Phone book? What? A good reason why I hate computers and smart phones. People forget those things exist thanks to our obsession with technology. Everyone walks around with their nose berried in those things.
Thanks again everyone for your assistance.

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Topic starter Posted : November 22, 2014 12:07 pm
CruzanIron
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That's why I keep the compact version of the phone book in my truck.

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Posted : November 22, 2014 12:14 pm
malibutexan07
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Google can't read your mind. It's not the DMV herd but the BMV. I googled "vehicle registration virgin islands" and the site was first listing.

http://usvibmv.org/reg_title_info.php/blockquote >

Actually, it can. All praise the glorious Google.

...googling DMV St. Thomas gives the BMV website as the first result. Same with DMV Virgin Islands. _

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Posted : November 22, 2014 12:31 pm
Alana33
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I keep the compact version of the phone book in my glove compartment in my truck as well. Comes in very handy.

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Posted : November 22, 2014 1:36 pm
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