Originally Posted by dab33d
I currently have 2 Deposits and am on the WL at 2 dealers in pretty good spots #4 / #7 . One of these dealers who is in the middle of nowhere in CA , promised MSRP . Anyhow, I went to a dealer yesterday with my girl to look at 528's for her and talked M with one of the sales managers there. This is what he told me:
1) Waitlists are complete bull, dealers will sell the car to anyone who is willing to pay the highest amount, regardless of position on the WL.
2) The car will be marked up 10k-20k at initial release. If you wait 3-6 months, this amount will drop to 5Kish.
My question is , how valid do you guys think this is. Basing upon previous experiences with the e46, was this the case as well. Do you think my 2 deposits (which both have been cashed) will hold up and will give me a better chance to be first to take delivery ? ALSO, what about what this sales mgr had to say? Any feedback would be appreciated !
The best advice that i can give you is to keep an eye on those dealerships and even find out via Bmw NA how many they have received to make sure you get your allocation number. Bmw worldwide does not like customers being ripped off..... You always get some very dishonest characters out to make the quick buck "with that said, money is money", but where is the honour... If you put down your hard earned cash, you deserve the rite to have that allocation number or if one falls through earlier at the specific dealership..... They take your money incase you shop around and get one quicker via another dealerhsip.... I learnt the hard way from a cunning sales exuctive..... I demand it in writing and I watch them very carefully, so if they try and say I am number 1 and they give me number three I will know it... Its not that difficult to do.... Just have to speak to some people at the top and explain your stituation... Remeber, Bmw is out to look after there customers and will repremand those dealerhsips in a huge way who go against them.... Nobody wants to loose there dealership as its not so easy to obtain.....