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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By TXPearl
Why? Do you think the product information...

Why? Do you think the product information leaflet reasonably discloses the possibility of this error 53 situation? Even then, I'm not sure it's good business to do this to loyal customers.
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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 769
Posted By TXPearl
There's a difference between taking the risk of...

There's a difference between taking the risk of getting subpar quality non-mfg phone parts/repair vs. Apple intentionally bricking the phone via software update. I get the security issue with the...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-28-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By TXPearl
If you're not a student, it'll run you about $180...

If you're not a student, it'll run you about $180 for the full/owned version of Office 2016. Check Amazon, but you can probably get it a little cheaper from another vendor. MS sells it for $230...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-27-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By TXPearl
I'd argue it's less hassle just selling it...

I'd argue it's less hassle just selling it yourself as opposed to driving around town to multiple dealers/carmax and playing their game. Plus you'll easily get a few $K more. If it's as clean as...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-25-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,358
Posted By TXPearl
This deal includes $2,261.78 of sales tax, which...

This deal includes $2,261.78 of sales tax, which adds about $65 to the monthly payment. Note that this is not the full sales tax on the new vehicle as the taxable value is offset by the trade...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-23-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By TXPearl
I was thinking maybe it was in your son's name...

I was thinking maybe it was in your son's name and using his credit.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-23-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By TXPearl
Also, the MF is higher for lower credit tiers. I...

Also, the MF is higher for lower credit tiers. I think you have to be below a 675 FICO to get a higher MF.

Is that a reason for a possible misunderstanding/miscommunication?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-22-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By TXPearl
What's a "discretionary pull ahead"? Are they...

What's a "discretionary pull ahead"? Are they just rolling your last two payments into the deal? If so, just confirm that's exactly what they're covering. Then if you make an extra payment,...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-20-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By TXPearl
On my cell phone (Android), I have a fake contact...

On my cell phone (Android), I have a fake contact named "Blocked" that is set to send all calls directly to voicemail (no ring). If I get a repeat spam call number, I just click on it, Add to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-19-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By TXPearl
I think it's $300 or more for 19 and 20 in. tires...

I think it's $300 or more for 19 and 20 in. tires which is what the OP probably has. More incentive to get some cheap/used.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-18-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,932
Posted By TXPearl
Is that 3 additional months? I assume that would...

Is that 3 additional months? I assume that would impact the residual value/buyout (not even getting in to the issue that BMWFS will sell it to the dealer at a different, perhaps materially lower,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-18-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,932
Posted By TXPearl
Two questions for the OP: 1. What was your...

Two questions for the OP:

1. What was your contract residual vs. the trade credit and lease payoff amount shown in the new agreement?

2. How are sales taxes computed on a lease in your state?
Forum: Off-Topic 01-16-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,047
Posted By TXPearl
Driving the same car nine years is cheaper than...

Driving the same car nine years is cheaper than three 3-year new car leases? Shocking!! But that doesn't really address the "lease vs. buy" question.

If it's a given that one is going to get a...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-10-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 71,285
Posted By TXPearl
I thought they'd become one of the big wigs? ...

I thought they'd become one of the big wigs?

It'll be interesting to see how this craft beer craze plays out for them. I could see it going either way - further dilution of the market and...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-09-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 71,285
Posted By TXPearl
Ouch, should've waited a few days. Down 8%...

Ouch, should've waited a few days. Down 8% Friday.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-09-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,644
Posted By TXPearl
Yep, this is a no-brainer. We did that last...

Yep, this is a no-brainer. We did that last summer - could have spent all week milling around that area. (our weather was perfect, don't know what to expect in Feb though)
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-09-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By TXPearl
I noticed no decrease in performance (perhaps an...

I noticed no decrease in performance (perhaps an increase on less than perfectly smooth pavement) when I switched to non-runflats. Doug, I think your issue may relate more to the all-season tires...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-07-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 71,285
Posted By TXPearl
Hmmm, maybe we'll finally find out what stocks...

Hmmm, maybe we'll finally find out what stocks and other assets are REALLY worth.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-06-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,986
Posted By TXPearl
Not to mention that the implicit rates of return...

Not to mention that the implicit rates of return being discussed (invest vs. payoff mort.) are apples/oranges. The Verizon dividend example carries investment risk (e.g., the price of the stock went...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-06-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 79,391
Posted By TXPearl
Higher or lower, you owe the balloon balance. ...

Higher or lower, you owe the balloon balance. There is no residual value protection like a lease or Owners Choice.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-06-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 19,940
Posted By TXPearl
Brady has better numbers in most key categories,...

Brady has better numbers in most key categories, but lower QB rating??
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-05-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By TXPearl
That's true, but "predecessor" is referring to...

That's true, but "predecessor" is referring to the engine (used in 2012 and prior 6-series), not the model year.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-01-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,737
Posted By TXPearl
Hmmm. Interesting. Possible lease strategy...

Hmmm. Interesting. Possible lease strategy here.

How long ago was this? I suppose BMWFS can change their rules at any time.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-30-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By TXPearl
OP, you also probably need a VIN decoder. e.g. ...

OP, you also probably need a VIN decoder. e.g. http://www.bimmer.work/

Some dealer websites don't show all options detail. Cars.com shows the VIN, so you could probably just skip going to the...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 12-30-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By TXPearl
That's what I did. See post for details.... ...

That's what I did. See post for details....

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8850558#post8850558

OP, surely the tires are a big part of your issues, if not the sole cause.
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