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    • fireman0170
    • By fireman0170 5th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
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    car dealer offered me a deal signed the contract. now he wants to increase the price
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
    car dealer offered me a deal signed the contract. now he wants to increase the price 5th Jan 18 at 8:09 PM
    I went to car dealer. he agreed to sell me a preregistered van. we agreed a price. at 199 per month no deposit for 5 years and the vans mine. finance agreed contract sign and returned to them via email. time and date agreed to pick up the van. an hour later he emails and says he forgot to add vat and the price has increased by 40 per month. help where do I stand?
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 5th Jan 18, 8:23 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:23 PM
    I went to car dealer. he agreed to sell me a preregistered van. we agreed a price. at 199 per month no deposit for 5 years and the vans mine. finance agreed contract sign and returned to them via email. time and date agreed to pick up the van. an hour later he emails and says he forgot to add vat and the price has increased by 40 per month. help where do I stand?
    Originally posted by fireman0170
    New or used?
    • fireman0170
    • By fireman0170 5th Jan 18, 9:10 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:10 PM
    pre registered.
    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 5th Jan 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:11 PM
    Business or consumer?
    • fireman0170
    • By fireman0170 5th Jan 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:12 PM
    but brand new 7 miles on the clock
    • fireman0170
    • By fireman0170 5th Jan 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:13 PM
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    I'm a consumer
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 5th Jan 18, 9:15 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:15 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:15 PM
    pre registered.
    Originally posted by fireman0170


    Makes and model?
    • fireman0170
    • By fireman0170 5th Jan 18, 9:16 PM
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    Citroen berlingo
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 5th Jan 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:16 PM
    I'm a consumer
    Originally posted by fireman0170
    So you should have had a price with vat included.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 5th Jan 18, 9:19 PM
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    So what was the screen price £11940 or £14340?
    • fireman0170
    • By fireman0170 5th Jan 18, 9:46 PM
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    I didn't see a screen price. the finacal agreement states 9500 inclusive of vat
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 5th Jan 18, 9:57 PM
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    I didn't see a screen price. the finacal agreement states 9500 inclusive of vat
    Originally posted by fireman0170
    Really? Iíll leave it with you then.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 5th Jan 18, 10:48 PM
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    I didn't see a screen price. the finacal agreement states 9500 inclusive of vat
    Originally posted by fireman0170
    Vehicle bought on an amount per month.

    Bad idea.

    Either

    pay the extra and learn from the mistake in buying without knowing the screen price

    pay and and sue for the extra which will cost money and you may not get money you sue for, or

    walk away.
    • Greta Sharbo
    • By Greta Sharbo 6th Jan 18, 12:08 AM
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    What have the finance company said?
    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 6th Jan 18, 12:30 AM
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    I didn't see a screen price. the finacal agreement states 9500 inclusive of vat
    Originally posted by fireman0170
    ..and you have proof of that?
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 6th Jan 18, 10:00 AM
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    I went to car dealer. he agreed to sell me a preregistered van. we agreed a price. at 199 per month no deposit for 5 years and the vans mine. finance agreed contract sign and returned to them via email. time and date agreed to pick up the van. an hour later he emails and says he forgot to add vat and the price has increased by 40 per month. help where do I stand?
    Originally posted by fireman0170
    A mistake has been made, presumably because like most people the salesman may have initially assumed that you buying a van was a business purchase. Either accept or negotiate the new deal or walk away. The van has not been collected and as yet no monies have been exchanged.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 6th Jan 18, 3:32 PM
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    Sounds like a contract has been formed and if so (and also providing the mistake shouldn't have been obvious to you) then its binding on both parties. Check your contract to see if it says anything about when a contract is formed to be on the safe side but if (for example) you had paid by cash and the dealer wouldn't have allowed you to pull out the contract without being liable for their losses then they cannot pull out of the contract without being liable for yours.

    Consideration is required to form a binding contract - but it only needs to be something of value, it doesn't need to be adequate. Realising a contract doesn't make you profit/as much profit as you originally thought does not frustrate a contract/give you cause to terminate it without liability.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • Supersonos
    • By Supersonos 7th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    So you should have had a price with vat included.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Business or consumer, VAT would still be charged and paid. It's just that the business can claim back the VAT.
    • Supersonos
    • By Supersonos 7th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    Really? Iíll leave it with you then.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Most Helpful Post Ever Award.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 7th Jan 18, 9:34 AM
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    The dealer made a mistake, but they could take it on the chin in the interests of good customer services.

    Some years ago we were made a very good verbal offer of a trade-in value by VW. When we returned to do the paperwork the sales assistant admitted that he had made a mistake with the offer - he'd looked at the wrong line in the book and had quoted the trade-in for a year younger vehicle. However, he admitted that it was his mistake and stood by the original offer.
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