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Do the sales people make profit by giving them a $1000 deposit and do they make profit by signing the document to check your credit?
 

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I'm not sure what you're trying to figure out but they don't make a profit until the car is sold with a margin of profit. I'm assuming you're not asking about revenue recognition rules. They certainly don't profit from a deposit especially in states where they are fully refundable. What are you trying to determine?

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The dealerships are swamped with people not wanting the car but just wanting to see it. The 1,000 really is an arbitrary number to help them see interested people.
 

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I'm a MB dealer. We take your $1000, I fly to Las Vegas, and then I give you $3000 back when you pick up your car. I'm pretty good at black jack ;-)
 

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I'm not a MB dealer. If I were...I'd be driving my SLS every day and going home to my $4 million dollar mansion. ;-)
 
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