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Old 10-11-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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A dealer in my area want 1,000 down to order my new ss. Is that fair? What are others asking?
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:03 PM   #3
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unless you are signing an agreement for a fully refundable deposit, i would go somewhere else.
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Some are offering $1000 refundable deposits that go toward the purchase. Others are not requiring a deposit a deposit at all. What you should do is get your dealer to sign something that says the deposit is refundable, that is goes toward the car, and what place in line you are.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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I gave $1000 for my deposit ( refundable ). If the pricing is not to my liking, or lets say a color is not available ( cough.... Aqua Blue Metallic SS.... cough ) my money will be returned. Just make sure it's in writing.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #6
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Your deposit should go against buying the car and should be refundable ... $1000 isn't unreasonable and I would think it would be expected ..

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$1000.00 refundable isnt bad. Ive been quoted $500-$5000.00 NO kidding.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:48 PM   #8
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:50 PM   #9
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:57 PM   #10
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:26 AM   #11
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I dropped $1000 back in June here on Long Island. Its fair IMHO.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:57 AM   #12
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There is a dealer near me requiring a $3000 non-refundable deposit. Needless to say they won't be getting my order.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:20 AM   #13
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A dealer in my area want 1,000 down to order my new ss. Is that fair? What are others asking?
they normally say between 500 and 1,000. thats not bad. i wouldnt do any more than that though. if you can only do 500, tell them that.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:46 PM   #14
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actually...I don't really think they can legally keep your money until you sign a sales contract and you leave the property with a car.
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:27 PM   #15
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Putting $1000 down in the morning. Sales person felt "pretty good" that it was going to be refundable...also felt "pretty good" they were not going to charge over MSRP.

Also heard from someone at the Big Tex fair (where they are showing the black one) that pricing would be available Monday.

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Old 10-12-2008, 05:31 PM   #16
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It's $2500 at my dealer.
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actually...I don't really think they can legally keep your money until you sign a sales contract and you leave the property with a car.
yeah they can.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:10 PM   #18
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WE are taking no deposits with a real order, as we cannot say for sure a true date and time the vehicle will come in. All we can do at our dealership is take the order and give you a time frame when it may come into the dealership.. then when it arrives we would call you then make arrangements to come in and pick it up!

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Old 10-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #19
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I'm paying between dealer cost & MSRP, with nothing down (yet).

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i didnt have to put anyhting down today. they just said wait till it comes in.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:38 PM   #21
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I put $1000 down and even though the dealer can ask for a deposit - I do not believe they can legally KEEP the money without you getting a car (in essence, all deposits are refundable until you sign a contract/take ownership of the vehicle). This was stated by the dealer I ordered from this morning.
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My dealer did not require a deposit, but I put $500.00 down anyway just so they would know that I was a serious buyer! Ordered mine on 10/23/2008. I received a call from my dealer last week that mine will be built the week of 5/04-5/08 with a delivery date of ten days after the actual date that it is born! Ordered 2SS/RS 6spd manual, Victory Red, Polished Wheels. I also order the Short Throw Hurst Shifter and Painted Engine cover but neither is available yet! I could wait for those parts and a new delivery date or drop the items (They are both dealer installs anyway)....Well, that was a no brainer! I dropped the options!
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If you can't afford $1000 you probably can't afford the TCO (total cost ownership, base payment, insurance, fuel, etc etc). This is a non personal thing, I am the terminator of car financing (no emotion).
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yeah they can.
Actually no they can't. Federal consumer laws prevent the dealerships from keeping the money if you ask for it back if something happens and you need it back. Until you sign the paperwork purchasing the car, they have to give you your money back. As far as the court of law is concerned there is no such thing as a non-refundable deposit as long as a sale has not been made.
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Always use a credit card also, that way you have recourse if the dealer goes out of business or something else happens. Write a check or give cash and your money may not be recoverable.
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