I've bought 5 cars form out of town dealers, the only legal way to hold the car is a signed purchase agreement, giving them a deposit without it simply won't cut it legally and then things come down to ethics and business practices and frankly they could just give you your deposit back and say see you. I've never put one red cent down on any of them prior to arrival but always have a signed purchase agreement. Nyomi should have done that for you her bad and the settlement check I got thru BMWNA came directly written from the offending dealership not BMWNA so I call BS on Alex. Sucks but live and learn.
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