Originally Posted by DasBlitz
Actually this is illegal i believe. You cant say supply and demand. This is called ripping people off for no reason.
Same as if there was a storm and just cus you have water you sell it for 10$ a glass.
It's wrong and pretty sure illegal. So fuck that dealer i hope BMW gives them a warning or doesnt send them anymore M3's.
It's not illegal unless he didn't disclose it. Many, many dealers (not just BMW!) do this, and it's perfectly legal to have a market adjustment. It's just that the markup isn't usually so big.
It will go down over time, and the dealer and purchasers know that. In the meantime, there are some buyers willing to pay an additional $30K to get it now.
As for your water/storm analogy, that's generally not illegal, either. Profiteering at others' expense may be immoral, but it's generally not illegal.