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    • linzowillo
    • By linzowillo 4th Dec 17, 2:27 PM
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    Getting deposit back on a car
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    • 4th Dec 17, 2:27 PM
    Getting deposit back on a car 4th Dec 17 at 2:27 PM
    We paid £150 yesterday to a dealership for a car thats £4000 we were going to get the rest on finance and pay it off over 3 years however I've just found out im being made redundant and will not be able to make the car payments so we cannot afford the car. My question is - can I get my deposit back?

    Thanks.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 4th Dec 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 2:39 PM
    We paid £150 yesterday to a dealership for a car thats £4000 we were going to get the rest on finance and pay it off over 3 years however I've just found out im being made redundant and will not be able to make the car payments so we cannot afford the car. My question is - can I get my deposit back?

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by linzowillo
    Was it a non refundable deposit? Have a look at the terms you signed up to and/or ask the dealer.
    • linzowillo
    • By linzowillo 4th Dec 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:01 PM
    On the front the contract it says 'this document contains the terms of a contract. Sign it only if you wish to be legally bound by them. Nothing herein contained is intended to, nor will it affect, a consumer's statutory rights under the sale of goods act 1979 or the unfair contract terms act 1977 or any amendment thereof. '

    I dont know what this means and there is no mention of a deposit or a deposit being refundable in the terms of the contract.
    Last edited by linzowillo; 04-12-2017 at 3:06 PM.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 4th Dec 17, 6:26 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 6:26 PM
    Not sure, but I would say that you're commited to buy it. Just explain your situation to the dealer & see what they say.
    • lewishardwick
    • By lewishardwick 4th Dec 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 6:30 PM
    Have you gone through the finance application? Once down they probably want to draw down the funds asap. Give them a call first thing tomorrow and explain. If they can cancel the finance, great, but be fully prepared to lose the deposit.
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