A creditor must be considered a secured party to your goods before it can repossess them. Generally, a party is secured if it takes a security interest in your personal property to ensure payment from you (otherwise known as collateral). For example, an electronics store that finances the sale of a TV generally has a security interest in the TV. A party that is unsecured, for whatever reason, has no right to repossess your goods. A secured party may repossess and sell your goods if you default on your debt.