$150 sounds very reasonable. I wouldn't do it with the hardware/material prices over here.
Originally Posted by icke2433
My apologies, I must not have been clear in my question. Is it the norm to leave a deposit?
Some want 1/2, some take the material cost. Some want all in advance.
It's up to the buyer whether he/she is comfortable with that.
Obviously in this case the storage time isn't calculated in, but in vehicles, that can play a major role in the deposit.