My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of Florida.
Against my strongest begging, my friend gave her 1974 Airstream Trailer to a shady-looking consignment dealer without getting anything in writing, telling me not to worry because she had talked to him and he was "good people". She made an oral contract with him that he would hold it on his lot as long as he needed to get no less than $3000 for it for her, and that anything he got over $3000 would be his commission/profit from the situation. The trailer is worth $3500-4500. Now, about three months later, the guy just sold it for $2000 today and text messaged my friend to tell her, and my she's so non-confrontation and bad with business matters that she can't even bring herself to respond to the guy to find out what percentage of that $2000 he plans to give her.
I implored to look up her rights on the internet, and then took it upon myself to do it. I didn't find anything too promising. I pulled up Florida Statutes 538.03-538.17, but nothing really pertained to the situation.
If anyone has any help or ideas, they would be greatly appreciated. My friend is a bone head and kind of deserves getting screwed to learn a little lesson (as she admitted to me), but I still hate to see her get take advantage of by this consignment guy.
Thanks in advance,