Michael "Replacing the leather does nothing for the animal that was killed"
Ezzactly. But it makes you look more vegan, even if you're not.
"but sicne they wanted to make the sale, honored our requests...or the deal was off."
I'm sure the dealer would say to me "oh sure, we can get you the same car at the same price, except without the leather steering wheel cover and without the leather shift know, no problem." Same way in restaurants "we can get you the same sandwhich, but without the chicken." And maybe that means they leave out the chicken when they make the sandwhich; leave out the leather when they make the car. But maybe it means they start with the same sandwhich, and remove the chicken and throw it away; start with the same car and remove the leather steering wheel and shift knob, and give to someone who wants it. There would be no way to tell if the really left out the chicken, or removed it. Left out the steering wheel cover or removed it. Or if they removed it: whether threw it away, or gave-sold it to someone who wanted it.