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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-28-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,295
Posted By SARAFIL
Yes, sounds to me like the issue is the manager...

Yes, sounds to me like the issue is the manager has the car so you can't see it until he gets back.


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-18-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By SARAFIL
The dealer can route the car to another dealer...

The dealer can route the car to another dealer but I believe someone at NA (regional manager or distribution office) needs to process that. Selling dealer basically asks BMWNA to process it, but the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-18-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By SARAFIL
They started shipping directly at some point as I...

They started shipping directly at some point as I think there is now enough volume to justify it. My parents got a new F30 a few months back from SA. The wait for a ship was a bit longer than usual...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-16-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By SARAFIL
Thoughts on CPO Deal?

In most cases, both of those get CPO. The other example that doesn't get CPO is the car w/ 55k miles that is outside of factory warranty but still CPO eligible, needs brakes and tires and has some...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-18-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By SARAFIL
dealer liability

(Disclosure - I work in insurance but these opinions are my own)

Damage to a customers car is typically excluded from the general liability policy that the dealer buys, but they can add it by...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-27-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By SARAFIL
Are you picking up in person or shipping? Some...

Are you picking up in person or shipping? Some dealers have issues with doing leases (or financing) if you are not physically present to take delivery.


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-16-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By SARAFIL
G30 negotiation advice

That sounds like a great deal if you're a salesperson lol.

OP- do a quick online inventory search, there are lots of dealers listing inventory at large discounts already. You should be able to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-08-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,160
Posted By SARAFIL
Was the loyalty credit in Nov-Dec lockable with a...

Was the loyalty credit in Nov-Dec lockable with a credit app?


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-22-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,762
Posted By SARAFIL
Just to clarify... it looks like the credit they...

Just to clarify... it looks like the credit they are showing online has 2 pieces. Example is $2500 on 3-series, which is $1000 holiday credit and $1500 stocking stuffer. Are both pieces only for...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-14-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By SARAFIL
I've been out of the business for a long time...

I've been out of the business for a long time now, but back in the day there was no holdback or AVP on Mini like the BMW program. The dealer margin was strictly the margin between MSRP and invoice.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-29-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By SARAFIL
BMWFS is top notch. Over the years I've done...

BMWFS is top notch. Over the years I've done traditional financing, traditional leases with/without MSD and also a one pay lease, plus a lease swap. Everything has always been quick and easy and...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-25-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By SARAFIL
I sold BMWs for years... I'm well aware of how...

I sold BMWs for years... I'm well aware of how and where they make money :)

But bottom line is if you're getting a selling price (before rebates or incentives) below invoice you're probably not...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-24-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By SARAFIL
If the dealer is selling well below invoice, they...

If the dealer is selling well below invoice, they have to make a buck somewhere
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-17-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By SARAFIL
Congrats. Just picked up a similar MSRP 550 this...

Congrats. Just picked up a similar MSRP 550 this week in Boston area and this deal sounds more reasonable than what you posted earlier!
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-10-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By SARAFIL
Would they prefer 1 sale or 2? :) If you...

Would they prefer 1 sale or 2? :)

If you turn in your car, they get to sell you a new car and possibly resell your old car assuming they decide to buy it from BMWFS.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-01-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,637
Posted By SARAFIL
Sure, but they usually include some dealer...

Sure, but they usually include some dealer discount already. This month might not if the MF hasn't gone up so there is more room.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-01-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,637
Posted By SARAFIL
If that is true, with these residuals the lease...

If that is true, with these residuals the lease specials online are basically at MSRP - meaning you can do ALOT better.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-01-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,637
Posted By SARAFIL
Backing into the programs using the higher...

Backing into the programs using the higher residuals (assuming they are not a mistake) - either the MF went way up as well to offset, or the lease specials assume no dealer discount which is unusual....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-30-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,627
Posted By SARAFIL
They might not sell them on their lot to retail...

They might not sell them on their lot to retail buyers. Sounds like they are sending them to auction.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-30-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,874
Posted By SARAFIL
Read the terms of your gap insurance to see if...

Read the terms of your gap insurance to see if you can cancel it. You might be able to cancel for a certain number of days. It also might be cancellable if you pay off the loan, so you could just...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-07-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By SARAFIL
Still have these and want to clear out the...

Still have these and want to clear out the garage. Open to offers, willing to be more aggressive for a local buyer (Providence or Boston area)

Thanks!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-07-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By SARAFIL
Wheels are SOLD. thanks!

Wheels are SOLD. thanks!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-16-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By SARAFIL
Yes - still have them. PM me your ZIP and I'll...

Yes - still have them. PM me your ZIP and I'll see if I can get an idea on shipping cost.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-05-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,704
Posted By SARAFIL
Definitely recommend you check every month for a...

Definitely recommend you check every month for a few months after the transfer. Did a swap on my F30 last summer and took a few months for them to show it was transferred. Also the other person...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-05-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By SARAFIL
Bump... Still have these, open to offers......

Bump... Still have these, open to offers... willing to be more aggressive for local buyers that can pick up.
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