Originally Posted by CarefreeLad
I'm totally amazed - just a plain old cheque? not certified? money order? bank draft?
People buy cars at local dealers with a personal check and they don't put a contract in place as a fallback. I asked about this one time and the finance guy said they don't have any problem with checks for tens of thousands; it's the $500 checks that bounce. Put that way, I could see his point.
Dealers like to sell cars. Additional to my sparkling personality, we have good credit history, stable address and all those good things, so I expect those factor in a little bit too.