You guys have it easy!
A couple of years ago I purchased a motorcycle from Craigs List. I asked the seller if he had the title, and he did.
Well when I purchased the bike and tried to get the plates and title converted, it turned out that the original seller didn't properly transfer things.
See this little starter motorcycle was sold between buddies, and they didn't go through getting the title/registration fixed each time. So the original owner would just order the plates in his name.
So I have a bike that I can't get a title or plates for (but isn't stolen). I was advised to get a replacement title, but I needed the original owner to submit it...The original owner was stationed in Iraq!!
So a few months later(during the prime riding season), and a lot of threatening, I finally got title to my motorcycle.
I was impatient, anxious, and upset waiting. I went and purchased a brand new bigger bike.