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      06-08-2010, 11:40 AM   #23
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      06-08-2010, 11:50 AM   #24
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boat is at the dock...

Do you think they will offload cars today and get started at prep center, or will wait until the scheduled time tomorrow?
I imagine the boat will start off-loading as soon as possible. It needs to continue on to Baltimore next and it is always better to have a buffer since you don't know when rough seas may hit.

As for customs and VDC, there is probably some sort of queue that the cars get fed into and when they get to them, they get to them...
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      06-08-2010, 08:04 PM   #26
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Nope, mine has not updated status yet from loaded.
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Now the question is how long at VPC. I hear normally one week to dealer, but I've been reading threads with (gulp) 3+ weeks being stuck there.

My car is Euro delivery, so with my luck I'm going to get the FBI dude from Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay ripping it apart looking for contraband...
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Now the question is how long at VPC. I hear normally one week to dealer, but I've been reading threads with (gulp) 3+ weeks being stuck there.

My car is Euro delivery, so with my luck I'm going to get the FBI dude from Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay ripping it apart looking for contraband...
Ohhhhh man, I am ED too.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that the backlog from the seat modules is cleared out!
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ED cars go through customs differently than non-ED cars. That's because you own them - there are random searches of individual cars. Non-ED cars are essentially inventory and generally go through customs as a group.

Thus, there might be a difference in time to clear customs for ED and non-ED cars. Then they go through VPC.

Based on what was posted here, a lot of the VPC issues were on cars produced during a specific time period in April. So it may depend on whether your cars were included in that group.

I'm hoping they fixed all of these issues and this is not the case for any of us.
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Now the question is how long at VPC. I hear normally one week to dealer, but I've been reading threads with (gulp) 3+ weeks being stuck there.

My car is Euro delivery, so with my luck I'm going to get the FBI dude from Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay ripping it apart looking for contraband...
i have plans to drive to brooklyn to see my mom july 4th wknd from milwaukee, it better not be that long.......
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boat is at the dock...

Do you think they will offload cars today and get started at prep center, or will wait until the scheduled time tomorrow?

Well, it looks like that question is answered now.

The Fedora moved from one pier in the port to another this morning. Maybe they off-loaded some cars at the first pier, but my status has not updated yet so I doubt any BMWs were off-loaded yesterday.
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Seems like cars are being unloaded. The BMW website lists my car as at VPC!
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so that means my car is off the ship in NJ, whats VPC???
BMWUSA.com tells me en route sitll
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Seems like cars are being unloaded. The BMW website lists my car as at VPC!
Interesting, did you do ED?

Mine is still "En Route" on the BMW site and the latest status on the WW site is still "Loaded..."

UPDATE: Discharged at 1540 ET
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I did not do ED so I had the streamlined customs procedure.

The 1800 number lists my car as at the port waiting for a ship.

The WW site lists my car as loaded on the ship.

The BWWUSA site lists my car as at VPC (was enroute two days ago).

My experience is that the WW site is sometimes a little behind - my car was listed as received and loaded two days after the ship had sailed.

Surprisingly the BMWUSA site is usually the last to be updated. On my last car, it was at VPC after the car was delivered. However, in this case, it matches what my SA told me I should expect. He thinks my car will be released to transport on Friday.

Upate: WW now lists my car as "discharged"
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Fedora has left NY and is heading for Baltimore.
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nice means my car is off the ship!!!! yessssss YES YESSSSSSSS
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I was on the fedora and my car arrived at the dealer this morning around 9:30am in northern NJ.
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I was on the fedora and my car arrived at the dealer this morning around 9:30am in northern NJ.
Awesome - sounds like the issues with VPC may be over!
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I was on the fedora and my car arrived at the dealer this morning around 9:30am in northern NJ.
Wow, that was fast!

I am guessing you DID NOT take ED?
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Interesting, did you do ED?

Mine is still "En Route" on the BMW site and the latest status on the WW site is still "Loaded..."

UPDATE: Discharged at 1540 ET
Our cars were close together. Mine got discharged at 1542.
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Our cars were close together. Mine got discharged at 1542.
Cool.

I am guessing that I will spend much more time in Customs due to my ED though...
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Cool.

I am guessing that I will spend much more time in Customs due to my ED though...
Hopefully not too long. The WW site now lists the car as delivered as of this morning. Hopefully it will be like bonwit's car and be off to the dealer today or tomorrow.
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awwww shit, NICEEEEEEEEEEE
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