My bro in law reserved a Sienna but due to unforeseen financial circumstances, he’s going to cancel the deposit. The dealer said it was a non-refundable $2,500, however nothing was signed which states this. But he would rather come to them with another buyer ready to go, in order to avoid conflict. Deposit has been refunded
Location: NJ/NY Tri-State
2022 Sienna LE AWD Hybrid
Color: Ruby Flare Pearl
Scheduled arrival is in mid Sept (1-2 weeks from now)
Deposit will be paid direct to dealer, not us. (The idea is they’d be more agreeable to refund us if we have another buyer lined up)
I wasn’t sure where to post tbh… I don’t think he’ll have too much trouble getting it back since the demand for Sienna is so high. I figured for the right person looking, this would be helpful. Plus it’s on the lower end of markups on these
But feel free to move the thread
True, but those appear to be higher trims with higher prices (and unclear if AWD but it’s irrelevant)
Also with the broker fee plus shipping to east coast it comes out similar.
Again, I’m not trying to beat out or compete with anything, just putting this out there for anyone in NY tri state who wants a local unit available this week or next. For someone looking for a unit soon this can make them happy. If it bothers too many ppl I will delete the post
(I’m not even super worried about the deposit since nothing was signed or put in writing about it being non refundable.)
Reasoning…$2500 is a vacation for 2, mortgage payment, groceries for a month or two. It’s 2 weeks of labor for most. Some dealer that doesn’t have damages isn’t owed $2500 bc someone is just scrambling for a car in this absurd market. $500, fair I suppose. $2500 def not.