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      12-04-2007, 03:46 AM   #23
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Come on Epacy, source (or the BAN ... jk). The number sounds suspiciously low to me, almost impossibly low. That is barely enough to have one per US state and certainly not even enough to even get 1 car to the top 20% of the dealers country wide.

Although it does sound a bit "BMW-ish". Make initial supply very scarce to crank up demand very high.
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      12-04-2007, 05:40 AM   #24
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that's what Sony did on the PS3 initial release, so I'm not suprised!
dude, no offense, but Sony and PS3 have nothing to do with BMW and the M3. also, that was a terrible strategy that turned out disastrous for sony. I think you are missing the mark here.
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      12-04-2007, 06:21 AM   #25
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This just in...I have received no news from my sales rep.

Also need more sources for stuff alleged in this thread
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      12-04-2007, 08:23 AM   #26
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Come on Epacy, source (or the BAN ... jk). The number sounds suspiciously low to me, almost impossibly low. That is barely enough to have one per US state and certainly not even enough to even get 1 car to the top 20% of the dealers country wide.

Although it does sound a bit "BMW-ish". Make initial supply very scarce to crank up demand very high.
Got that from my dealer. He was looking in the ordering system.
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      12-04-2007, 09:05 AM   #27
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I saw that 54 allocations were given during this first round for the new M3 in the whole US.
We need 10x that amount.
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      12-04-2007, 10:26 AM   #28
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I saw that 54 allocations were given during this first round for the new M3 in the whole US.
We need 10x that amount.
I call Bull Shit....Impossible!
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      12-04-2007, 10:56 AM   #29
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I call Bull Shit....Impossible!
My dealer (fairly large) says they got ONE initial allocation. I'm thinking these are "demo" cars that the dealer may choose to sell, as mine has. Whether every dealer is getting one is the question. With the E46 every dealer got one Smurf blue factory-spec'd. M3, if you recall.
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      12-04-2007, 11:01 AM   #30
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My dealer (fairly large) says they got ONE initial allocation. I'm thinking these are "demo" cars that the dealer may choose to sell, as mine has. Whether every dealer is getting one is the question. With the E46 every dealer got one Smurf blue facctory-spec'd. M3, if you recall.
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Nah, it did look like a Smurf. It wasn't a bad color though.
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      12-04-2007, 11:11 AM   #31
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I posted this in another thread, but I'll say it here too. I got this from my dealer yesterday in an email:

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We are starting to get allocation on the Launch cars,

Please review the attachment to get your colors and equipment preferences...

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I didn't notice yesterday he specified launch cars...I guess that means the same type of launch cars a few folks bought in the UK..?

And here's the ordering guide he sent me
http://www.ssexton.net/M3%20order%20guide.pdf
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      12-04-2007, 12:33 PM   #32
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Just got an email back from my dealer. He said their first car will be a demo, and the first "few" cars will be the owner's, as thats his right. After that, clients' orders will roll through. :sad0147:
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      12-04-2007, 12:38 PM   #33
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Just got an email back from my dealer. He said their first car will be a demo, and the first "few" cars will be the owner's, as thats his right. After that, clients' orders will roll through. :sad0147:
What? How many cars does the owner need? One M3 is not enough?


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      12-04-2007, 12:44 PM   #34
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Yea im guessing the first initial batch will be "demo" cars for the dealers. Perhaps thats maybe why the number is so low. I just hope i can get a car before September of next year....
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      12-04-2007, 12:47 PM   #35
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Just got an email back from my dealer. He said their first car will be a demo, and the first "few" cars will be the owner's, as thats his right. After that, clients' orders will roll through. :sad0147:
Wow...seems like everyday there is just more and more disappointing news.
What's up with BMW? Am I ever gonna get my car?
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      12-04-2007, 12:48 PM   #36
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Im going crazy...i just might have to settle for a 335 if i cant get my hands on a M3 by the end of next year...

We get some good news then we get bad news, then even more bad news....this is pissin me off. >___<
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      12-04-2007, 01:02 PM   #37
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Epacy's info about only 54 cars during the first allocation might be correct. It appears that only large dealerships are getting one right now. Mine is fairly new and somewhat small, and he told me they will get theirs in January.
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      12-04-2007, 01:12 PM   #38
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There will be plenty of M3s come spring and early summer, I'm really not worried. The 50 or so allocations are probably for launch cars. I would expect full fledged production just a few weeks after that.
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Epacy's info about only 54 cars during the first allocation might be correct. It appears that only large dealerships are getting one right now. Mine is fairly new and somewhat small, and he told me they will get theirs in January.
My dealership isn't really a large dealership and they got one. Not sure the rhyme and reason they use to hand them out.
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My dealer muttered something about getting a White M3 coupe and Red M3 Sedan for their launch cars. These launch cars have apparently being configured by BMW NA, and were not allowed to be changed. He didn't indicate when he was going to get them though .... or any update on allocations ..... mmmm ......
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My dealer (fairly large) says they got ONE initial allocation. I'm thinking these are "demo" cars that the dealer may choose to sell, as mine has. Whether every dealer is getting one is the question. With the E46 every dealer got one Smurf blue factory-spec'd. M3, if you recall.
You didn't get Rasmussen to cough up a base price, did you Greg? Also, what saleperson are you working with there?
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well i feel a bit relieved thats its only cars for the dealers to show to the public. Im sure we will get more cars that will be sold to the buyers.
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You didn't get Rasmussen to cough up a base price, did you Greg? Also, what saleperson are you working with there?
Scott Bradley. No, in fact he said they might not have pricing until late January, which I find very hard to believe.
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I'm sure they'll up the allocations seriously in January. So, we really are looking at these things showing on our shores in quantity sometime late February.
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