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Nashua Audi Complaint - No refund of deposit for car not purchased

Review by asc on 2009-10-29
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- If you deal with this dealer for a car, never put down any deposit. They use a tactic to sell that is not ethical or moral!

I selected a pre-used certified car (2007 Audi A6) for purchase and signed the initial agreement with a $1000 deposit.

The vehicle was available in the dealership and I did not order any special additions or service to the car.

I decided 3 days later that I did not want the car, informed the dealership and requested my refund.

They refused to return my deposit - I think they cannot hold my refund as I did not make them spend any money on the car or take the delivery of the vehicle.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-12-11
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-10-29:
Putting down a deposit means you're agreeing to buy the car. The dealership takes if off the sale floor. They keep the deposit if you don't follow through because they lost three days of possibly selling it to someone else.
Posted by MaggieMcT on 2009-10-29:
What does that initial agreement you signed say about the deposit?
Posted by Skye on 2009-10-29:
Read your contract. Some states allow you to cancel within 72 hours, and get your deposit back, some states don't.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-11:
Was it a nonrefundable deposit?

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