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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Today, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By chrischeung
As far as I understand, Service Advisors are 100%...

As far as I understand, Service Advisors are 100% commission compensated.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By chrischeung
Luxury cars need luxury spark plugs. Without...

Luxury cars need luxury spark plugs. Without them, you won't get the bling.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=KA83&mospid=51341&btnr=12_1417&hg=12&fg=05
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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By chrischeung
I wonder if this is a case of insurance fraud. I...

I wonder if this is a case of insurance fraud. I thought the 918 Spyder ran on electricity. What need would he have for getting gas?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By chrischeung
But they may feel good morally :). I'm a...

But they may feel good morally :). I'm a believer in market forces, but I'm sure overall they are fine. A dealership isn't made on i8 markups.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By chrischeung
I take a different view. I leased a 2012,...

I take a different view. I leased a 2012, knowing full well, that 2013s with LCI were around the corner. I got a killer lease - about $650 a month on a Hybrid 750. I figure I'm paying 60% of what...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By chrischeung
You really feel for people like that. I hope he...

You really feel for people like that. I hope he gets a replacement soon. Often a car is more than transportation, it's a means to a living.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By chrischeung
It's perceived luxury. If you want that...

It's perceived luxury. If you want that discount, just get a 5 series. The most similar car (style, materials, dimensions, technology) for a much lower price. Put a 750i badge on that 550i and...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By chrischeung
The 7 does not have launch control. Off the...

The 7 does not have launch control.

Off the line, your friend will win, with Xdrive. Especially in slippery conditions. But you'll haul him in probably well within the quarter mile.

If you...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By chrischeung
What are you talking about? The US market,...

What are you talking about? The US market, German market, Chinese market, or worldwide market?

BMW looks at the market worldwide, balanced by country. And the biggest market for large luxury...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By chrischeung
All hail the king of BMW OEM retrofits!!!

All hail the king of BMW OEM retrofits!!!
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-28-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,554
Posted By chrischeung
I see you're outside the leasing office. Used in...

I see you're outside the leasing office. Used in "negotiations"?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-26-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By chrischeung
This may be a silly question. Why is supply so...

This may be a silly question. Why is supply so limited? Is it artificial? Or is there a specific component that is supply constrained? Are they losing so much money on each car that they don't...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-26-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By chrischeung
Any international intrigue? Sent to a dealer in...

Any international intrigue? Sent to a dealer in China for instance?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By chrischeung
Does BMW say their cars are compatible with iOS...

Does BMW say their cars are compatible with iOS 8? Or Apple confirm that iOS 8 is compatible to BMW?

How do you even confirm that your software version is compatible, if it's not across the...
Forum: European Delivery 09-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By chrischeung
This is news to me. Is that common, or becoming...

This is news to me. Is that common, or becoming more common across dealerships for ED? They don't have the same financial impact that a US delivery survey has, right?

Excluding the leverage side...
Forum: European Delivery 09-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 906
Posted By chrischeung
OK - I may be misinterpreting something from all...

OK - I may be misinterpreting something from all the different posts and deals. This is what I'm thinking transpired.

They have a deal with you. Within the terms of the deal, they want to...
Forum: European Delivery 09-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By chrischeung
Are those from your dealership or from BMW? ...

Are those from your dealership or from BMW?

And yes, I'm more specifically thinking about the survery that triggers the CSI bonus, which isn't there for ED. My post wasn't clear.
Forum: European Delivery 09-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 906
Posted By chrischeung
That's SOP. People usually don't want to hear...

That's SOP. People usually don't want to hear bad news (or the truth).

I always have a personal chuckle when I hear people ask their CA, real estate agent, etc. AFTER signing, "Did I get a good...
Forum: European Delivery 09-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By chrischeung
I've done that for years for all my deals. I ask...

I've done that for years for all my deals. I ask for the price up front with that as a caveat. It's not something I spring on the CA after they've quoted. "Oh, and by the way, I need to have..."....
Forum: European Delivery 09-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By chrischeung
Just like a dealership making $500 over invoice...

Just like a dealership making $500 over invoice on a $50K item?

I don't know enough about the dealership, or even the OP's deal, to make that judgment. Some businesses sell at cost, or even...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-25-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By chrischeung
Are they double billing the labor? I mean the...

Are they double billing the labor? I mean the work they do to change the injectors may overlap with some of what they do to take out the hoses.
Forum: European Delivery 09-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By chrischeung
There is no customer survey for ED cars from BMW.

There is no customer survey for ED cars from BMW.
Forum: European Delivery 09-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By chrischeung
That is a soft argument. Since as far back as I...

That is a soft argument. Since as far back as I can recall, BMW price protects orders within certain time limits from price increases.

Their best argument is that you did have an agreement in...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,397
Posted By chrischeung
I would call BMWFS and insist on an inspection. ...

I would call BMWFS and insist on an inspection. Otherwise, I'd do my own review on video as evidence.

Certainly I'd like others with actual experience to share.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By chrischeung
Best practice questions that may help folks: ...

Best practice questions that may help folks:

1. What is the best way to dispute an inspection? Is it to take photos of the offending items on the day with some type of time evidence?
2. Say I...
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