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Old 06-04-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Angry HELP! My dealer closed and took my $500 deposit.

I ordered my Victory Red 1SS from Huntington Chevrolet and they CLOSED! They closed 2 weeks ago and no-one informed me about it until my fathers friend told my father that there are no cars on the lot. I put down a $500 deposit in May and I was informed that the dealer ordered it from GM. SO please guys what should I do?
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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Honestly I do not know...You should contact Camaroscotty or Fbodfather on here.
They will know better than we do. DO you have a receipt for the deposit and an order number? If so you should be able to get it handled.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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That sucks. I would contact GM CS.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:03 AM   #4
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I read this happened to someone else, dealer just up and closed, taking his $1000 deposit w/ them
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:49 AM   #5
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I would start with the Dealership owner - Plead your case to him, if nothing
* Then contact GM Customer Service ask to speak to a manager - supervisor.
* Then contact the better business bureau in your state.
* If all else fails send a letter to your attorney general office consumer complaints div.
I too left a large deposit and am concerned.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:53 AM   #6
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2 separate things here... get the car you ordered and get your money back.

For number 1. Do you know what status the car was? If it was just 1100, you'll just have to go somewhere else and reorder. But if it was like 3400 or higher, call GM customer support. Explain the situation to them and provide your order number. They should at least be able to tell you where your car has been rerouted. Once finding that information, contact the dealer that is receiving the car and take it from there.

For number 2, contact the dealership ownership. Contact the BBB. Contact your state attorney general. File a claim in small claims court.

Good luck.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:00 AM   #7
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GM should learn to be more responsible for these crooked dealerships, no wonder they went bankrupt. The should publish a list of the dealerships they are going to close so people won't order cars from those dealerships and have the problem you all had. I am trying to buy a 2LT and being told that I have to sign an open contract cause the price may increase by the time the car comes in (what a line of b/s). Or the dealers want 2 to 3 thousand over sticker. GM created this cabbage patch frenzy and they should go out of business, seems like nothin has changed in the last 20 years...c r o o k s
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:01 AM   #8
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Deposits should be put into an escrow account, like they do with new homes.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for your help guys, this issue has been Resolved thanks to a very GREAt salesperson. He used to work at Huntington Chevrolet and now he moved to Robert Chevrolet. Well anyway he called my father today and said that he will not need a $500 deposit.(Don't ask how he did it.) And he will transfer my order to his new dealership. Now I feel Great! I did not need to sue anyone or call any important people. if any of you are in NY and would like a Camaro ordered from an excellent salesperson PM me and I will tell you who he is. Thanks Again guys.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:08 PM   #10
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Glad to hear this is working out for you
Are you getting MSRP?
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #11
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Glad to hear this is working out for you
Are you getting MSRP?
Yep it is at MSRP.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:51 PM   #12
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I went in there about a month ago and they wanted $2,000 over - glad to hear they're getting real! Good luck to you!
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:35 AM   #13
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So did he re-apply your $500 deposit to the new / transfered order?
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:41 AM   #14
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you are still out of 500 dollars though dude! Unless the new dealer will give you 500 off.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:58 AM   #15
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you are still out of 500 dollars though dude! Unless the new dealer will give you 500 off.
Yep the dealer is giving me $500 off and transferring the $500 at Huntington to my order.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:06 PM   #16
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deposit

cool good deal.
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Called Robert Chevy in Hicksville and they told me they sell Camaro's for $1000 over sticker, C R O O K S no way do I buy from them.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:33 AM   #18
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Right now you should be able to easily get MSRP and even supplier discounts.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:30 PM   #19
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Yep the dealer is giving me $500 off and transferring the $500 at Huntington to my order.
How is that situation going?

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Old 06-15-2009, 09:15 PM   #20
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Deposits should be put into an escrow account, like they do with new homes.
Absolutely, after all, it is "someone else's money" until the deal is done and the car delivered!
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:23 AM   #21
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so glad you got this resolved and hopefully i will see photos of your car very soon...

:( i had a bad feeling, if you remember, when i saw the clip on News12 about Huntington Chevy and their empty showroom and lot...
hope you will soon be another "happy Camaro owner" and it's good to know that the other dealer took care of you and didn't make you put down another $500 deposit...
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