I am buying a used car from a private seller in MA and will register it in NY. My delima is that I can't register the car in NY without the bill of sale, and it would be sketchy to drive the car from MA to NY without it registered.
Option 1: I could mail the guy the check, and then he could mail me the signed bill of sale so that I could get the car registered before I pick it up. The draw back is that it could be like an extra week before I get my car, and I want to get it asap.
Option 2: I could just slap the plates from the car I am selling and try to drive the new car from MA to NY and just pray that I don't get pulled over. One concern is that there are tolls with licence plate scanners, could they some how figure out something was amiss? And in a worse case, what would happen if I got pulled over, would I be ok with a bill of sale with me?
Option 3: please suggest one!