It sure is enticing to walk away with a check, I did. But coughing up $300 is not a big deal when you look at the total picture. I am no lawyer but not disclosing I guess is called Fraud. In your lease agreement it says that if you do buy the car from the thief dealers, you have to pay Nissan Finance a $300 processing fee, so you could consider it a wash. Also at lease termination if you turn the car back, you have the disposition fee, I can’t remember the exact amount but I think it was in the neighborhood of $375-$475. So if you want out early from the lease and move to a new car, then I think paying the $300 is a small situation and weigh it against the other expenses I noted above. I am not 100% sure but I think that Carmax does not pay the $300 fee to buy the car, they just pay the payoff amount so you do not pay the $300 robbery fee.
Edit: one other random thought, when one of the Nissan dealers worked up the quote for me to buy the car from them, they hit you not with only the $300 fee, but sales tax! Plus other DMV fees, and a lot of nonsense you can just laugh at, so the $300 is peanuts, in my book compared to the dealer BS.
I did this to get out of my lease early, wanted an AWD EV and longer range (226 miles these days is a joke). I Tesla Model is due for delivery early May, can’t wait!!!
2018 Gun Metallic Gray, SL, Technology Package, etc.