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Old 12-21-2011, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwKbiker View Post
If you were committed to should have told your CA so, and then he may have asked for a deposit.
In the CA's mind another party (your wife) needed to approve the purchase.

PS: Its likely another CA at the dealership found the final buyer, this is normal operating procedures at most dealerships.
A CA needs to close the deal to lock out another CA on a car or even an allocation.
Yep, when I bought my 335 they wanted a $1000 deposit and I said I was still on the fence she said she'd hold it for 5 days free (we had bought cars from her prior), and had I gone in with my cashierís check a day later and someone bought it I'd have blamed my own indecision, not them running a business. Now I did get screwed BAD on resale by the dealer management, and while that will hurt me doing business with them ever again, I chalk it up to being my fault.

Looking at things logically and rationally even if it costs money or you lose a deal still should provide satisfaction in that itís a learning experience, and helps you not to get too bent out of shape.
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