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      02-11-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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Skip to the Front of the Line! (In production)

so... i was on a list @ Global Imports BMW in Atlanta. I was number 42 just to place my order!!! I was looking at about 18 months. they had my 1k and I was ok for a while, but then I started getting excited and decided 18 months was just too long.

I called all the BMW dealers within a 5 hour drive of my house. I focused on mainly the less wealthy cities regions in the south east. After about 1 hour of calling I found a dealer that had 0 orders for the M3 and i was able to put my order in that day. This was 4 days ago... got the call today that my car was "In Production" and should be here in 6 weeks!

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Very nice grats!
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so... i was on a list @ Global Imports BMW in Atlanta. I was number 42 just to place my order!!! I was looking at about 18 months. they had my 1k and I was ok for a while, but then I started getting excited and decided 18 months was just too long.

I called all the BMW dealers within a 5 hour drive of my house. I focused on mainly the less wealthy cities regions in the south east. After about 1 hour of calling I found a dealer that had 0 orders for the M3 and i was able to put my order in that day. This was 4 days ago... got the call today that my car was "In Production" and should be here in 6 weeks!

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Good move! Car must have been 112 already and they were able to modify the order just before production. Mine's setting at the port waiting to be shipped.
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so... i was on a list @ Global Imports BMW in Atlanta. I was number 42 just to place my order!!! I was looking at about 18 months. they had my 1k and I was ok for a while, but then I started getting excited and decided 18 months was just too long.

I called all the BMW dealers within a 5 hour drive of my house. I focused on mainly the less wealthy cities regions in the south east. After about 1 hour of calling I found a dealer that had 0 orders for the M3 and i was able to put my order in that day. This was 4 days ago... got the call today that my car was "In Production" and should be here in 6 weeks!

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What horrible specs.
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Damn, I'm jealous.
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I am now officially showing up as "scheduled for production" in the OC! If anyone is interested, this particular BMW dealer still doesn't have any other orders after mine. Which probably means they have another allocation coming up in 3(ish) weeks.

PM me if would like some more info.
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      02-13-2008, 11:10 AM   #7
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I am now officially showing up as "scheduled for production" in the OC!
wow that was fast.
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I am now officially showing up as "scheduled for production" in the OC!
Not bad. I am near OC but I couldn't wait so I scored one on the east coast. It went into 150 status on 2/5/08 and it just showed up as awaiting transport last night.
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      02-13-2008, 07:35 PM   #9
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Not bad. I am near OC but I couldn't wait so I scored one on the east coast. It went into 150 status on 2/5/08 and it just showed up as awaiting transport last night.
OC = Owners Circle... oc.bmwusa.com. I don't live anywhere near the "OC"
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      02-13-2008, 09:32 PM   #10
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so... i was on a list @ Global Imports BMW in Atlanta. I was number 42 just to place my order!!! I was looking at about 18 months. they had my 1k and I was ok for a while, but then I started getting excited and decided 18 months was just too long.
I called all the BMW dealers within a 5 hour drive of my house. I focused on mainly the less wealthy cities regions in the south east. After about 1 hour of calling I found a dealer that had 0 orders for the M3 and i was able to put my order in that day. This was 4 days ago... got the call today that my car was "In Production" and should be here in 6 weeks!
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HD Radio
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So did you pay just MSRP or did the add a premium to it since you would get it in just 6 weeks?
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      02-13-2008, 09:36 PM   #11
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Nope, just the norm. I put $1k down and am paying MSRP. It was a clean deal.
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      02-21-2008, 08:51 PM   #12
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This is rad... my car is built, released to a transporter and awaiting transport at the port of exit.

Damn that was quick!

for those counting, that was 14 days from my phone call to the dealer to my car being built and awaiting transport... this wait is getting more tedious the closer it gets
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      02-21-2008, 10:29 PM   #13
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This is rad... my car is built, released to a transporter and awaiting transport at the port of exit.

Damn that was quick!

for those counting, that was 14 days from my phone call to the dealer to my car being built and awaiting transport... this wait is getting more tedious the closer it gets
That's positively ridiculous. Congrats!
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      02-22-2008, 12:44 AM   #14
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I like your moves Geoff.

I actually did the same thing after getting frustrated w no news on a promised allocation from one dealer, followed the advice of some members here and called around on the 14th. Needless to say my car will be completed on the 23rd...
Just 9 days later!

Congrats man! SG + FR =

edit: just found out it's in the body shop and completion has been moved up by a day!
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I like your moves Geoff.

I actually did the same thing after getting frustrated w no news on a promised allocation from one dealer, followed the advice of some members here and called around on the 14th. Needless to say my car will be completed on the 23rd...
Just 9 days later!

Congrats man! SG + FR =

edit: just found out it's in the body shop and completion has been moved up by a day!
Damn, you got me beat... my coolness factor just took a major hit
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just got word from my dealer that the car is on a boat and will be at port on March 17th... hopefully last week in March for me!
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When I bought my last new car (11 years ago) I called between 15 and 20 dealers looking for the best price. It's aways best to shop around for the best deal whether it's price or availability or both.

Congrats on the good news.
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just got word from my dealer that the car is on a boat and will be at port on March 17th... hopefully last week in March for me!
Great news man! You left me in the dust back in Bremerhaven!
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