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i met with my dealer today and they want $1500 non refundable deposit to process the sale. Not negotiable. No info on delivery date final pricing.... anyone know any Connecticut dealers processing orders without non refundable down payments? $50 k build and $1500 down site unsean is a deal breaker. I’m very disappointed.
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Try posting in your regional section.
As for the topic of deposits, plenty of threads on the subject, search there for what others have already gone through.
 

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You've got a reservation, yes? Standard internet advice applies here I think:

  1. Lawyer Up
  2. Hit the Gym
  3. Delete Facebook.
probably something closer to this though:

  1. Call Ford
  2. Have them get you hooked up with a dealer that aren't shitbirds.
  3. Enjoy new truck sometime this fall
 

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i met with my dealer today and they want $1500 non refundable deposit to process the sale. Not negotiable. No info on delivery date final pricing.... anyone know any Connecticut dealers processing orders without non refundable down payments? $50 k build and $1500 down site unsean is a deal breaker. I’m very disappointed.
Check out the NY/NJ/PA northeast thread. We have a decent list of the dealers we spoke to about deals. Most are non-refundable deposits, but also only like $500. And can be refundable if something pops up.
You do have choices.
 

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My Oregon dealer charged $500 refundable.
 

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Or just transfer your reservation to Chapman Ford of Horsham for 3% under invoice and no deposit outside of the $100 you paid Ford to reserve.
 

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Sooooo...... I put $1,000 down and signed a purchase agreement.

didn’t even think to ask if the down payment was refundable.

but I signed the agreement so I’m tied in anyway right?
 

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Sooooo...... I put $1,000 down and signed a purchase agreement.

didn’t even think to ask if the down payment was refundable.

but I signed the agreement so I’m tied in anyway right?
Supposedly the signed agreements may lock you in. I've seen different comments about this.
about the only answer is I would think Ford would be able to tell you.
So rather than listen to me, call Ford.
 

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i met with my dealer today and they want $1500 non refundable deposit to process the sale. Not negotiable. No info on delivery date final pricing.... anyone know any Connecticut dealers processing orders without non refundable down payments? $50 k build and $1500 down site unsean is a deal breaker. I’m very disappointed.
I have no deposit at all. nothing.Nadda. When I switched dealers I got my $100 back too. I made my configuration with the dealer. Placed it. No money down. They know I have the money and I’m a serious buyer. Two adults taking business seriously in the whole process.
 

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Sooooo...... I put $1,000 down and signed a purchase agreement.

didn’t even think to ask if the down payment was refundable.

but I signed the agreement so I’m tied in anyway right?
Depends on the state, no such thing as non-refundable in the People's Democratic Republic of Maryland...
 

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Supposedly the signed agreements may lock you in. I've seen different comments about this.
about the only answer is I would think Ford would be able to tell you.
So rather than listen to me, call Ford.
I want the truck so I’m not terribly concerned (altho I do have a sneaking suspicion they put people ahead of my time stamp)
I’m more wondering if I can change my mind about the 2.7 and go 2.3 or if the signature binds everything and the whole “we can change our order in February “ doesn’t apply to me.
 

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Depends on the state, no such thing as non-refundable in the People's Democratic Republic of Maryland...
Live free or die New Hampshire here.

but, with auto dealers the customer is never right.
 

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I want the truck so I’m not terribly concerned (altho I do have a sneaking suspicion they put people ahead of my time stamp)
I’m more wondering if I can change my mind about the 2.7 and go 2.3 or if the signature binds everything and the whole “we can change our order in February “ doesn’t apply to me.
From what everyone has been saying, you may make changes up until Ford issues a VIN for your build.

Also, some dealers around here have stated they can't mess with the codes to move orders ahead of others.

And lastly, based on first point, if they give you trouble about going from the 2.7 to the 2.3,then you should definitely look into switching.
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