That's why the dealer I worked with was kind. I'm sure they know it'll be better off for them to sell the bike to someone else AND have given me back the deposit. Keeping the deposits would be a different story if the bikes were not selling well. I get that it's frustrating to a dealership to even deal with the deposits, but wanting to keep the money if the guy came in and told you he can't buy it because he doesn't have the cash seems a bit lowbrow. Obviously he wants the bike, but if he can't swing it, why rub salt into the wounds?
Now if you see him roll by on a BMW R9T the next week, maybe the salt would be in the dealer's wounds
I'm Mr. Responsible though. I was prepared to lose my $500.00 and eat crow when I made the call to the dealer telling them I had found out I could get my bike 30 miles away rather than 200 miles away. Just a punishment of being fickle. A painful one, but I probably wouldn't have complained about it since I did stand there and agree to buy a bike from them back in December of last year.
I can see it from both sides.