I'm no lawyer but typically for a ucc (uniform commercial code) contact to be enforcemed in court you must give something of value for something else of value. An argument can be made that the value you are giving up (being the car seller) is cash in hand from some other buyer. You give up the opportunity to sell the vehicle outright to someone else for the first buyer's deposit. Seems like that would be value to me. It's also important that what you are giving up is not something that happened in the past. I don't think you can ask for the deposit after you didn't get one the first time from him. But like I said, I know just enough about the law to get myself in trouble Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!