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  • 27-02-2022 12:49am
    Registered Users Posts: 12


    Post edited by Rainbowrolly on


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,346 ✭✭✭✭bucketybuck

    You only gave a deposit and didn't buy the car, so why would anything be covered by legislation relating to distance buying?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,045 ✭✭✭silver2020

    You have not purchased the car.

    A deposit should be considered non refundable unless stated otherwise.

    Effectively you entered into a contract. By paying the deposit, that contracted you and the dealer to act on a promise.

    You promised to purchase the car, they promised not to sell the car to anyone else.

    They might refund it if you call them on Monday and are pleasant to them and they think you may buy in the future.

    But they are not under any obligation to do so.

    But I don't know why anyone would buy or pay a non-refundable deposit on a secondhand car without even looking at it. Just crazy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭Gant21

    Best talk to Joe on Monday but you’re urinating against the wind.