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      01-15-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Looks like you got your wish: my car is going to Newbold. The car is already at the ports and can't make the change to a West Coast vessel.
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Looks like you got your wish: my car is going to Newbold. The car is already at the ports and can't make the change to a West Coast vessel.
Really? I thought you had gotten all that lined up a couple of weeks ago.

I wonder if it will be held at Newbold till the end of March.
I'll keep a close eye on it.
Will post some pics for you.
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I wonder if it will be held at Newbold till the end of March.
You realize if his car is held at Newbold till the end of March, he will discover your identity and where you live through Tim, and kill you in your sleep, right?
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You realize if his car is held at Newbold till the end of March, he will discover your identity and where you live through Tim, and kill you in your sleep, right?
I'm prepared for that.

I guess I am getting a weird rep on here for joking about the ship mishap and now Xcellere's car.
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I guess I am getting a weird rep on here for joking about the ship mishap and now Xcellere's car.
Yes, that's why I would advise you to stay away from the pricing/delivery threads until things cool off!

I mean look at what you've done to Xcellere. Look at his face!
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So Xcellere, will you be driving back or having it trucked out? I've got to find out if I can have mine courtesy'd...Was there a deadline that you missed for locking in your C.delivery?

no doubt Epacy's stoked now ...
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So Xcellere, will you be driving back or having it trucked out? I've got to find out if I can have mine courtesy'd...Was there a deadline that you missed for locking in your C.delivery?

no doubt Epacy's stoked now ...
Well, it's cool I'll get to see it and MAYBE sit in it, Xcellere, but I feel for Xcellere because I know I would want mine ASAP as well. Tough spot.
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Epacy: I guess I am getting a weird rep on here for joking about the ship mishap and now Xcellere's car.

edit: On second thought, I don't even want to joke about it... maybe it's better not to even put a fingerprint on the car, Epacy.

Sorry to hear Xcellere, but can you fill us in on what went down?
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Really? I thought you had gotten all that lined up a couple of weeks ago.

I wonder if it will be held at Newbold till the end of March.
I'll keep a close eye on it.
Will post some pics for you.
It was supposed to be arranged then but the woman at the CA dealership working on the deal went on vacation for 10 days. By the time she came back today, the car was already at "Awaiting Transport," and thus I'm screwed. I have a call into Neil to see if they can yell at BMW to just put it on another damn boat.

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Sorry to hear Xcellere, but can you fill us in on what went down?
I was told I had a few more days to get the CA dealership to sign off on the Courtesy Delivery form, but apparently it was already too late as the car was assigned to a ship.
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Gotta love that CA dealer...
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It was supposed to be arranged then but the woman at the CA dealership working on the deal went on vacation for 10 days. By the time she came back today, the car was already at "Awaiting Transport," and thus I'm screwed. I have a call into Neil to see if they can yell at BMW to just put it on another damn boat.

I was told I had a few more days to get the CA dealership to sign off on the Courtesy Delivery form, but apparently it was already too late as the car was assigned to a ship.
I suppose it doesn't really matter if you car makes it to that ship or not since it appears that BMW will not allow cars to leave port until March. Sorry man.
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I suppose it doesn't really matter if you car makes it to that ship or not since it appears that BMW will not allow cars to leave port until March. Sorry man.
Wouldn't it seem logical that BMW could release the cars to dealers instead of holding it a port? That would mean that after the launch on the 29th of March, the cars would then have to go to dealers. I have no freaking clue at this stage, and it would definitely be important to me since after it would be released from the port in South Carolina it would take two or more weeks to reach me in SoCal.
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Wouldn't it seem logical that BMW could release the cars to dealers instead of holding it a port? That would mean that after the launch on the 29th of March, the cars would then have to go to dealers. I have no freaking clue at this stage, and it would definitely be important to me since after it would be released from the port in South Carolina it would take two or more weeks to reach me in SoCal.
I really have no idea, but it makes sense that they would send the cars to the dealers shortly before the launch date so that the dealers have something to show on the launch date. But I doubt that they would ship the cars soon and have them sitting at dealer lots for weeks.
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I really have no idea, but it makes sense that they would send the cars to the dealers shortly before the launch date so that the dealers have something to show on the launch date. But I doubt that they would ship the cars soon and have them sitting at dealer lots for weeks.
I agree. However, that would be a good way to drum up business.
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I agree. However, that would be a good way to drum up business.
Yeah, so that people like us can go abuse other people's M3s.
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I really have no idea, but it makes sense that they would send the cars to the dealers shortly before the launch date so that the dealers have something to show on the launch date. But I doubt that they would ship the cars soon and have them sitting at dealer lots for weeks.
BMW's decision is holding Xcellere hostage in limbo

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...The M3 is not due to arrive at our dealership until March 22, 2008. Please contact me at that time and I will be happy to arrange an appointment for you to come in and test drive the new M3. Best Regards...
This would confirm what you mentioned, Lucid.
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Sorry Excellere, I was listening to Neil tell you the bad news over the phone. He had his door closed and was screaming at BMWNA for not sending your car to Cali. But we'll get it worked out either way.

PS. - don't worry, I'll protect your car from Epacy.
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"That would mean that after the launch on the 29th of March..."

Has BMW-NA made an official statement on release date yet? If so, please post! I've read on another forum that the U.S. launch date would be March 3--unsubstantiated of course.

My local dealer sent me an email two weeks ago saying MSRP would be $64K. Based on that and other things I've read, the local dealers don't know much!

Help me out if I'm missing something here!
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Sorry Excellere, I was listening to Neil tell you the bad news over the phone. He had his door closed and was screaming at BMWNA for not sending your car to Cali. But we'll get it worked out either way.

PS. - don't worry, I'll protect your car from Epacy.
Tim, what status is the car at right now? Also, can we get some info/any info on what's going on with the launch. It feels like I have a car out there that's in limbo.
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Looks like you got your wish: my car is going to Newbold. The car is already at the ports and can't make the change to a West Coast vessel.
If you leaved where I lived you wouldn't care because its too cold to properly enjoy or break in the car until march. I would view that as BMW doing me a favor.
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If you leaved where I lived you wouldn't care because its too cold to properly enjoy or break in the car until march. I would view that as BMW doing me a favor.
I grew up in NYC so I know the feeling. That's why I live here now where it's always 70.
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