But they only have a $500 fully refundable deposit atm. I guess they could try to hold that back, but they aren't going to get more out of us if we don't buy it.One reason for them to lie is so they can concoct some cancellation fee, if you should decide to back out - basically providing a disincentive for you to even consider that path.
It was a strange call from the dealer though, so I really didn't get the impression that they were lying. They called me to make sure I still wanted it, just make sure it didn't show up on the lot and they'd have to return it. It's just my sense that it did not come across as a made up story. If they were asking for more money on the deposit or something else, it would have smelled fishy, but I just got the impression that they were worried about getting screwed, not the other way around.