$300 Anti-theft fee on used car?

mgmpritchmgmpritch Member Posts: 2
edited February 2020 in Subaru
I'm negotiating for a used car via email. They tacked on a $299 anti-theft fee. What's it for, and can I refuse it?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 197,555
    mgmpritch said:

    I'm negotiating for a used car via email. They tacked on a $299 anti-theft fee. What's it for, and can I refuse it?

    It's a way to get you to pay $300 more for the car than you agreed to.

    If you haven't completed the deal, just say "take it off, or lower the price by $300".

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