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Old 12-03-2012, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by glennk View Post
If the sale falls through, do you get the deposit back??
Short answer, yes. However some dealers will write-in the contract "non-refundable deposit". If this happens, before you sign and provide them with your credit card, ask that it be removed else walk-away. Some states have laws against the dealer being able to retain the deposit. That is unless you have ordered something very unique that would make it difficult for the dealer to sell it should you back out of the deal.

If you are concerned about getting the best deal, I would encourage you to contact one of the forum sponsors. They will be open and honest about the parameters of the deal. Do this only if the intent is to purchase through them. There are honest and good CA's that are not directly tied to this website but you need first do some homework.

Part of the deal is dollars above invoice. Another is the documentation fee. This will range between dealers and is largely back-end profit. The key is to look at the complete deal to know if it is good or not.
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