Couple told they must pay $1000 fully refundable deposit to be able to test drive car, after the test drive dealership refuses to return the funds. A Missouri couple went to a car dealer to buy a car.
They were told that before they could test-drive it, they were required to put down a $1,000 deposit that will be fully refunded if they decide not to buy the car. They decide not to buy the car and the dealer refused to refund any of the deposit. The couple had no choice but to seek an attorney to obtain a refund of the deposit.
After hiring a Missouri Consumer Attorney, the couple filed suit against the dealership under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
If SB 832 were passed this case would not be possible.