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Can dealers suddenly just increase the price of their cars?

I'm looking to buy a car. I've found one I like, but due to coronavirus, the garage has now raised the price of it by £1000. My mum has also found a car she likes at the same garage and they have raised the price of that by £500. I've tried to make contact with the garage to ask them why the price has increased but have got no answer. Can they do this?

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Used car prices are predicted to rise as the supply of new cars slows due to factories and plants being shut:

The dealer can change the price of their stock, but you are under no obligation to buy them.
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