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M3DucatiMan 01-01-2013 07:46 AM

What do you guys do?
 
Most people who can afford an e9X M must have good jobs. Just wondering what everyone does for a living (especially those of you ordering brand spanking new ones!!).

I just paid $44K for an '08 and I'm pretty sure the new ones are over $60K. What do you guys do for a living and can you hire me?? :o)

:bigpimp:

I'm a consultant btw in the consumer packaged goods industry (basically a glorified salesman).

thekurgan 01-01-2013 08:15 AM

Ok, ok, welcome to the 'fest :)

I paid $37.5k for an '08, my first used BMW, since the E90 is no longer in production and my family need demanded I give up my E86M, I found this one with 19k miles babied the way I would baby it.

I'm a software developer for Twitter, Inc.

FlyingLow78 01-01-2013 09:39 AM

I'm a Master Sergeant in the aircraft maintenance career field in the USAF. I'm single, drove an econobox for 5 years, deployed lots, saved my money, and will pay off my '11 M3 in 2 weeks.

Dave 330i 01-01-2013 10:39 AM

I don't work. My exotic ride is this guy. I chose it over the M3.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1357065756

nhman 01-01-2013 02:14 PM

OP, you're right, a new M3 would be $60k plus. Most coupes are purchased with all of the "bells and whistles". Therefore pushing the MSRP to $72-75k. Do you need to have a good level of income or savings to buy a new M3, yes. But that is not the complete picture. How much of the income is being allocated to other obligations. There are plenty of people in different career paths that can make $80k, 90k, 100k plus and afford a M3. However, add-in the mortgage, investments, and other required financial commitments, some, even with a good salary, can not afford a M3 (or similar priced vehicle). Also some that can, opt not to pay the new price. Rather go with a 2-3 year old model. Financially speaking, this is the smart path. Let someone else take the depreciation.

The question, while I understand why you are asking it, is often posted on different forums. Backgrounds range from engineers to doctors, military to business owners and sales to Walmart (yep, seen that one a few times).

My background, automation and controls (i.e. engineering) and a small consulting business on the side.

Chuck W. 01-01-2013 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlyingLow78 (Post 7282543)
I'm a Master Sergeant in the aircraft maintenance career field in the USAF. I'm single, drove an econobox for 5 years, deployed lots, saved my money, and will pay off my '11 M3 in 2 weeks.

Outstanding! :thumbup: Thanks for your service, you have earned that car.

Me, I am retired. No work. Nada. Prior occupation... it doesn't matter, it was a prior life!

I plan on getting the next generation M3 when they first come out. I'll do another ED and see Europe the right way.

MMME30W 01-01-2013 07:05 PM

Quantum Mechanic.

On the side, I dabble in Aerospace Engineering Project Management.

M3DucatiMan 01-02-2013 05:05 PM

Cool. Thanks for the replies gents. :) Lots of different backgrounds out there but one thing in common: Awesome cars. ;o)

MMME30W 01-02-2013 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave 330i (Post 7282655)
I don't work. My exotic ride is this guy. I chose it over the M3.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1357065756

Woah, you drive a question mark?

:bigpimp:

MMME30W 01-02-2013 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuck w. (Post 7283146)
outstanding! :thumbup: Thanks for your service, you have earned that car.

+1

Stealth.Pilot 01-06-2013 05:21 AM

I am the CEO of a recreational pharmaceuticals distribution business. I also have a second business which offers high interest microfinance to people who are willing to use their skin as collateral.

shawnsheridan 01-06-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot (Post 7293290)
I am the CEO of a recreational pharmaceuticals distribution business. I also have a second business which offers high interest microfinance to people who are willing to use their skin as collateral.

...and to think that I thought you flew planes...;)

Dave IV 02-23-2013 11:53 AM

Police officer

peterjna 02-23-2013 02:01 PM

I own my own business. Real estate appraiser.

bsacamano 02-24-2013 08:07 AM

Business valuation.

shawnsheridan 02-24-2013 08:10 AM

Male Gigolo.

bsacamano 02-24-2013 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shawnsheridan (Post 7401337)
Male Gigolo.

Hang on. Gigolos are males so by saying male gigolo, are you implying you are a gigolo for males? Not that there's anything wrong with that I guess.

shawnsheridan 02-24-2013 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsacamano (Post 7401640)
Hang on. Gigolos are males so by saying male gigolo, are you implying you are a gigolo for males? Not that there's anything wrong with that I guess.

Apparently you are not familiar with Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo, but in any event, while male may be redundant, I see nothing in the definition that allows for what you suggest:

gig·o·lo (jg-l, zhg-)
n. pl. gig·o·los
1. A man who has a continuing sexual relationship with and receives financial support from a woman.
2. A man who is hired as an escort or a dancing partner for a woman.

So, I am sorry to inform you, my services are unavailable to you. :D

Jon Shafer 02-24-2013 11:40 AM

Bimmerfest Co-Owner. Sell new BMWs for fun too. I am also a professional surf photographer. Before returning to the car business I was a Marriage & Family Therapist and Grad School professor from 2003-2011. I have been in the car business in one form or another since 1977.

highyo 02-24-2013 03:37 PM

trust fund baby.

derp

CT 02-26-2013 07:21 AM

Mechanical Systems Engineer in the Aerospace industry.

Jaysea7 02-26-2013 02:12 PM

Design petro-chemical plants

enigma 02-26-2013 04:23 PM

A professional internet troll

bsacamano 02-26-2013 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by highyo (Post 7402042)
trust fund baby.

derp

I've been looking to get into this line of work.

highyo 02-26-2013 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsacamano (Post 7407249)
I've been looking to get into this line of work.

it chooses you, you don't choose it.

yours truly,

3rd base


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