Price rise after deposit paid?

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    George

    Put a deposit on a car last week, agreed the price with a main dealer. Got a call later to say the price is wrong, looking for more money. Is this allowed?

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    Stuart Masson
    Stuart Masson
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    Hi George. If the dealer is unable to honour the price, then you have the right to have your deposit back and walk away.

    It may have been a completely honest mistake, but your rights remain. If they can’t/won’t honour the contract, you are entitled to a full refund.

    You can stick to your guns and insist that they honour the deal or you’ll walk away, and see if they capitulate. It depends on how much money we’re talking about here. You may be prepared to negotiate a compromise in order to keep the deal together.

    You could try taking them to court to force them to honour the deal, but chances are it will cost you more in the end and there’s also no guarantee that you’d win at all, especially if it’s an honest mistake.

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