Q: I was quoted a price from a dealer with a buyers order faxed and dealer claiming they quoted wrong price. Have to honor?
I was quoted a price on a used vehicle from a dealership in Centralia, MO. The dealer quoted the vehicle at $21,905. I agreed to purchase the vehicle and the dealer sent over buyers order to my bank to secure funds. After funds were secured and the morning I was supposed to pick up the vehicle, even after a verification text from the salesman, I received a phone call stating they quoted the wrong vehicle at the wrong price and that they would not sell that vehicle for that price. Upon speaking with the Owner/GM he stated that he would not honor the price and refused to even make a deal on the vehicle. Is the dealership deceptive and do they have to honor the buyers order price?
A: This isn’t a small claims question given the amount at issue and the relief that you might be seeking. You very well might have a viable claim for specific performance, i.e., to force the sale. Consult with an attorney to help you assess whether investing in a lawsuit makes sense for you.
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