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Hey guys,

I have a very strange issue ive never had to deal with before. Soo too begin...

I live in British Columbia Canada and am shopping for a new SUV. I went to the local Mercedes dealership and test drove the new GLE 450 which I liked. After the test drive I started talking to the salesemen about the price and metioned to him that I wanted to put a deposit down to purchase the vehicle.

He responded to me by saying that a 10% deposit would be required ONTOP of the vehilcle purchase price (which would be refunded 6 months from now when they could ensure that the vehicle is still in the country ). He told me this was to ensure that I would not be exporting the vehicle to another country for resale. He said this is a new policy that was recently put into place, and that all customers are having to do this. I was quite shocked at this. I spoke to another salesmen and he told me this policy is ONLY in effect on the GLE's and the GLS's....

My question to you guys, am i required to pay this 10% deposit? The vehicle MSRP is 84k so I would have to pay another 8400, to make the total now 92,000(without taxes).

This deposit sounds to me like its bull ****. How could they require customers to pay 10% more on a vehicle that is advertised on their lot at 84k, and how could they ONLY segregate two vehicles to this deposit policy (GLE's and GLS's)? If this were a real policy, I would feel this policy would have to be in effect towards all vehicles they are selling on the lot (Salesmen said I could purchase 10 C Class's right now without any "10%" deposits)

At this point I am becoming frustrated, I want to purchase this vehicle but they are not selling it to me.(On a side note I am born and raised in Canada, and own a 2012 E550 and a 2010 C350, never exorted a vehicle in my life).

Would appreciate input on this.
 

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Completely bogus policy. Tell them they can stuff their interest-free loan up where the sun only shines for nudists.

Now if they will give you a ten percent return in six months, fine, do it. Otherwise, report them to MB Canada.
 
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