Originally Posted by NHman
Normally I would walk-away from any dealer asking for a non-refundable deposit. But in the case of Individual Paint, I can understand as there is some risk to the dealer (should you back out of the deal).
Not many people want to pay the 5k premium for paint. I have seen this waived if there is buying history with the same dealer.
In-terms of guaranteeing the build with your preferred color, I have read this before and it is in BMW's court.
What color are you considering?
THIS...dealers have been burned too many times ordering individual colors and that have customers back out
Custom paint means you need to guarantee purchase either through prepayment or non-refundable deposit. If a dealer chooses to work with you without this they do so at their own discretion