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    • Chris Stone
    • By Chris Stone 13th Jan 18, 8:37 AM
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    Manufacturers Finance Deposit Contribution when paying cash
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    • 13th Jan 18, 8:37 AM
    Manufacturers Finance Deposit Contribution when paying cash 13th Jan 18 at 8:37 AM
    I recently bought a new BMW and was able to get the Manufacturers 2,000 finance deposit contribution even though I effectively bought the car for cash and did not have to pay any interest on the credit agreement that I had to take out. Having previously searched the site for advice with regard to this I thought that you may be interested to know that this was actually relatively easy. I agreed a price with my local BMW garage having used Carwow and Drive the Deal to find what was the best price in the market which they agreed to match. I took out a BMW Hire Purchase Agreement through the garage. BMW Finance paid 2,000 towards the deposit agreement and I paid the balance of the deposit. The agreement clearly states that you have 14 days to withdraw from the agreement and this starts from when you pick the car up from the garage. It clearly states the amount of interest they will charge you per day during this 14 day period. In my case it was 1.10. As soon as I got back home I rang BMW Finance and notified them that I wanted to withdraw from the agreement. I then had to pay the outstanding cash balance with no interest charge as not even one day of the agreement had elapsed. You do not have to pay back the deposit contribution of 2,000 so it is well worth the little bit of hassle. The salesman at the garage said that lots of people who have the cash buy the car like this to get the deposit contribution. Hope this helps someone!
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    • jimmy cricket
    • By jimmy cricket 13th Jan 18, 9:11 AM
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    I used this method on a mini, following excellent advice on here.

    One thing to be watchful of is the dishonesty of care salespeople. My one insisted that if I paid the money back within the first 14 days, I would have to pay the deposit contribution back.

    I checked this out directly with mini finance, who confirmed the dishonesty of the salesperson and I paid the outstanding balance.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 13th Jan 18, 9:14 AM
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    If it did have to be paid back its a fundamental contract term and would be in the finance or sales contract.

    If it is mentioned during the buying process ask the salesman to point it out in the smallprint of those documents.
    • loskie
    • By loskie 13th Jan 18, 9:25 AM
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    they will not want you to pay it back before their qualifying period for commission ends hence their lies.
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