Factory Holdback

Factory Holdback Scam: How It Works

(with videos below) “Holdback” is a bonus of 2-3% of the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) that factories pay dealerships every time a car is bought straight from the factory.

Dealers know that few clients are aware of this so they add an extra fee to your receipt, using the expression “Factory Holdback’. If you ask, they will tell you this is a fee charged by the factory. By pulling this scam, they will get paid twice.

Watch the video below to see the Factory Holdback scam exposed in detail.

Factory Holdback Scam Exposed Video


Factory Holdback Scam: How To Avoid

You don’t have to buy the car that day. Go home with all the notes from the salesperson and check all the terms on the internet.

This is just one of the several scams that you could be a victim of, especially if you are buying your first car. Whether you’re looking at how to buy a car with bad credit or you just want to take advantage of a ‘no money down cars’ promotion, learn their tricks and have everything ready.

If you’re wondering what do you need when buying a car from a dealership, consider getting a car buying guide first to protect youself from scams. Let’s expose a few more deceptive practices.

Watch the video below to see more scams pulled by dealers and things to check when buying a car (maybe get a Buying A Car For Dummies book, too):

Buying A Car From A Dealership Scams Video


Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the questionable dealerships to the Federal Trade Commission using this link: Report To The FTC Here


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