Dealership wants 5k deposit for 2022's and says orders can't be placed yet

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I ordered a 22 2 weeks ago, no deposit. Got my order confirmation email from Ford yesterday.
 

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This is a dealership in Montana where I still have family. I live in Southern California, I tried 5 dealerships here, one of which I have a long history with, and they laughed at me and said good luck finding one for anything less than 30k over msrp. That made me so upset I vowed I would drive wherever it took to give a nongreedy dealership my money lol.
 

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This is a dealership in Montana where I still have family. I live in Southern California, I tried 5 dealerships here, one of which I have a long history with, and they laughed at me and said good luck finding one for anything less than 30k over msrp. That made me so upset I vowed I would drive wherever it took to give a nongreedy dealership my money lol.
You'll get one, just be patient, lots of patience, these are weird times. Just keep calling around, but there are so many still waiting for their '21s to get built.
 

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I ordered last week with a 1k deposit and received email confirmation 45 minutes after ordering. I think dealers are now required to collect a deposit and a copy of your license to place a retail order on your behalf. Must be left up to the dealer how much that deposit is?
 

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Excuse my ignorance, but how do the allocations work? Each dealer gets a certain amount of allocations for how many vehicles they sell? Or just favoritism? Does everyone get the same amount of allocations? Please edumacate me
 

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Excuse my ignorance, but how do the allocations work? Each dealer gets a certain amount of allocations for how many vehicles they sell? Or just favoritism? Does everyone get the same amount of allocations? Please edumacate me
 

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Excuse my ignorance, but how do the allocations work? Each dealer gets a certain amount of allocations for how many vehicles they sell? Or just favoritism? Does everyone get the same amount of allocations? Please edumacate me
I think it basically comes down to each dealers sales volume for that vehicle; but yes, they‘re allocated a certain number for each type of vehicle. As long as there’s production capacity, they’ll get additional vehicles (that’s how they can increase sales volume and allocation year over year). With specialty vehicles it’s tougher because of demand and the limited number produced. Add to that the current shortages and it gets uglier. I’ve read that dealers can trade allocation between each other to boost the number, but I’ve no idea if thats true.
 

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I have mine on order, with an allocation, for MSRP with $1k deposit, refundable. Dealer up the road told me they would give me an allocation for $3k over MSRP with no deposit just a couple weeks ago. Just about looking around. I'm in northern Wisconsin.
 

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Ordered with an allocation for MSRP in WI, back in the first week of October. $500 down
If they say they’re waiting on allocations. They’re out of allocations.
 
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