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      10-19-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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2011 M3 Sedan - ED Price

I am in the market for getting an M3 sedan via the ED route. Based on what i have been able to find on this site, there are a few people that offer great prices (+$500 over ED invoice) but they are not local.

Does anyone have any experience locally that would offer competitive pricing with minimal hassle? I know exactly what I want.

Any help would be appreciated.

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      10-19-2010, 04:38 AM   #2
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Give my friend a call (425)957-4805 or e-mail him at eklunda@autonation.com His name is Alvin Eklund. He has been 11 years top sales at BMW Bellevue. Friendly and knowledgebale. Many local ppl had got their cars from and myself too. Just let him know Johnny Lin referrals you, he will for sure takes a good care of you. Good Luck~
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      10-19-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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Thank you Johnny!

I will give him a ring.
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      10-19-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
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Thank you Johnny!

I will give him a ring.
No problem, let me know if there is anything else that I can help you with.
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      10-20-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
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don't let him give you that BS sale talk and saying he can't discount you.... He didn't really discount my car much. But good luck!
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      10-20-2010, 11:48 PM   #6
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don't let him give you that BS sale talk and saying he can't discount you.... He didn't really discount my car much. But good luck!
Are you serious? He gave Tommy and Ted a great deal??? As far as I know, lots ppl from here got the car from him with a unbeatable prices?
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      10-21-2010, 10:18 AM   #7
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My experience is that Euro Delivery does not come out of the dealer's allocation of M3s, once you mention ED, it comes out of a Theater bugdet so the dealer should have no problem discounting.

I used a local dealer (which I wouldn't recommend unless they have done a dozen or more prior), because you loose a lot of time as the dealer works through the process of learning the process of ED. I would use an experienced dealer next time (even if he is just an internet based dealer - much less hassle).

I got 1000 over invoice with little to no negotiation.
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      10-21-2010, 08:50 PM   #8
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Agreed CookedGoose...

I have a price already lined up with an internet dealer that is roughly $400 over ED invoice but then I have to add the cost of getting the car shipped from CA to WA or go down and pick it up.

Just checking all of my angles to see what works best for ME
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      10-21-2010, 09:55 PM   #9
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On a separate note, would you opt for the Enhanced Premium sound or stick with stock?

I guess another way to look at this is the +$1750 cost for the premium worth it? Would it make better sense to take that $$ and build your own system?
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      10-27-2010, 05:00 PM   #10
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Go with the premium sound you won't regret it.

Negotiating to $500 over on a euro delivery car isn't worth my time as far as I'm concerned - for what it's worth.
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      10-27-2010, 09:39 PM   #11
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Thanks for the update Ty.

Check Rasmussen BMW off my list.
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      10-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #12
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Hope everything will work it out for ya soon
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Hope everything will work it out for ya soon
Hey Johnny did you get your red seats yet
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      10-28-2010, 08:29 AM   #14
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Agreed CookedGoose...

I have a price already lined up with an internet dealer that is roughly $400 over ED invoice but then I have to add the cost of getting the car shipped from CA to WA or go down and pick it up.

Just checking all of my angles to see what works best for ME
CA-WA break-in drive up the coast could be nice! Ready for first service by the time you get home.
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      10-28-2010, 10:42 AM   #15
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I hope you get it too.

From our end - doing a ED is A LOT of work to setup and prepare and it's not worth my time to make virtually zero profit.

Some Centers will do it though...
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      10-28-2010, 12:55 PM   #16
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Hey Johnny did you get your red seats yet
Instead of getting a red seats, im thinking to swap out my with yours.
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      10-29-2010, 06:50 PM   #17
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Give my friend a call (425)957-4805 or e-mail him at eklunda@autonation.com His name is Alvin Eklund. He has been 11 years top sales at BMW Bellevue. Friendly and knowledgebale. Many local ppl had got their cars from and myself too. Just let him know Johnny Lin referrals you, he will for sure takes a good care of you. Good Luck~
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Alvin is great. He was great to deal with and I highly recommend him.

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don't let him give you that BS sale talk and saying he can't discount you.... He didn't really discount my car much. But good luck!
Alvin is pretty straight fw. He pulled out the invoice prices (which I also had copy of)..... we checked the options + the agreed profit.... No games at all.

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Go with the premium sound you won't regret it.

Negotiating to $500 over on a euro delivery car isn't worth my time as far as I'm concerned - for what it's worth.
Wow..... you are really missing the point..... The sales person who sold me my 335 ended up selling 10 additional BMWs due to my referral in one year....
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I don't want to have to make up profit on your friends because I didn't make anything on you...

I'd rather come to a fair agreement/discount on everything I sell than have zero dollar deals.
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I don't want to have to make up profit on your friends because I didn't make anything on you...

I'd rather come to a fair agreement/discount on everything I sell than have zero dollar deals.
Hope business is good for you then.
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Are you serious? He gave Tommy and Ted a great deal??? As far as I know, lots ppl from here got the car from him with a unbeatable prices?
Don't get me wrong, I bought my car thru Alvin. I personally think I can get a better deal with a little more haggle. I've been doing sales for many years and he's just trying to do his job.
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Don't get me wrong, I bought my car thru Alvin. I personally think I can get a better deal with a little more haggle. I've been doing sales for many years and he's just trying to do his job.
Sorry to hear that bro, but I bet Alvin probably already tried his best to help out. We dont get much of a good deal in the WA area.
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Sorry to hear that bro, but I bet Alvin probably already tried his best to help out. We dont get much of a good deal in the WA area.
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