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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By dkreidel
This is definitely the way to travel ZTR:thumbup:...

This is definitely the way to travel ZTR:thumbup: The freedom you will enjoy for not schlepping a ton of stuff around is immense! We travel for 3+ weeks in a very small homebuilt airplane, and after...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By dkreidel
Triberg is ground zero for cuckoo clocks; many...

Triberg is ground zero for cuckoo clocks; many shops there and all will ship and avoid VAT
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,187
Posted By dkreidel
Agreed on the broke crapshoot; my nephew...

Agreed on the broke crapshoot; my nephew transports lots of high end cars around the country and he's developed a good line of communication and trust between a single broker.

I've used Intercity...
Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By dkreidel
You sir, are my hero! Props to your Mrs too!

You sir, are my hero! Props to your Mrs too!
Forum: European Delivery 09-17-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By dkreidel
Possibly, but the fastest I've had an ED returned...

Possibly, but the fastest I've had an ED returned to the West Coast was dropped in Paris... and returned to me in SoCal in 47 days.

My advice; take the trip you want and don't let the siren's song...
Forum: European Delivery 09-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By dkreidel
Possibly, but the fastest I've had an ED returned...

Possibly, but the fastest I've had an ED returned to the West Coast was dropped in Paris... and returned to me in SoCal in 47 days.

My advice; take the trip you want and don't let the siren song...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By dkreidel
Just turned in a 650 vert with 22K miles on 36K...

Just turned in a 650 vert with 22K miles on 36K allowed; I received $300

dk
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By dkreidel
$1,200 in SoCal; don't know about PA

$1,200 in SoCal; don't know about PA
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,187
Posted By dkreidel
I had the same thing happen years ago as there...

I had the same thing happen years ago as there isn't a BMW dealer in the state of Montana. PM me for details and outcome.
Forum: European Delivery 09-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By dkreidel
Dinner at Jules Verne is worth it - once:thumbup:

Dinner at Jules Verne is worth it - once:thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 09-12-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By dkreidel
We've done several late November ED's, and in...

We've done several late November ED's, and in many ways they're nicer than summer. Spring is my favorite time in Italy, but late Fall has it's own charms in Austria, Germany and France.
Forum: European Delivery 09-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By dkreidel
If you can drive on I5 in Seattle you can drive...

If you can drive on I5 in Seattle you can drive on the Italian Autostrada :thumbup:
Forum: European Delivery 09-09-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By dkreidel
In my case I knew the Mrs would curb a wheel...

In my case I knew the Mrs would curb a wheel sooner than later (her car), and the "pre-curbed"European souvenir probably kept me from saying things to her I would have regretted :D
Forum: European Delivery 09-09-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By dkreidel
^^^ Agreed. Box Score: 15 BMW ED's 3...

^^^ Agreed.

Box Score:
15 BMW ED's
3 minor issues (1 mirror, 1 wheel, 1 bumper)
2 corrected at the VDC (mirror and bumper)
1 minor scrape on a wheel uncorrected
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By dkreidel
Odd or even address numbers

Odd or even address numbers
Forum: European Delivery 09-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By dkreidel
Yes, we've done what you are contemplating - a...

Yes, we've done what you are contemplating - a great trip! We drove our '97 540 South to Juan les Pins, Barcelona, across Northern Spain to Bilbao, then stops in Biarritz, Bordeaux, Nante, a week in...
Forum: European Delivery 09-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By dkreidel
There used to be a lot of companies that offered...

There used to be a lot of companies that offered Americans Euro Delivery that threw in the towel years ago:

British Leyland - brought back a Triumph Spitifire; a friend picked up a '67 Mini Cooper...
Forum: European Delivery 09-05-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By dkreidel
Sounds like fun! There are a number of nice...

Sounds like fun! There are a number of nice hotels near Boulogne-sur-Mer that are on the beach and offer a good stopping point before taking the Chunnel across in the early morning. Be sure to try...
Forum: European Delivery 09-02-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By dkreidel
As you're going to Oberursel you should drive a...

As you're going to Oberursel you should drive a kilometers North and spend some time in Bad Homburg. Since you have friends there they'll know what to do in the region - I once owned a manufacturing...
Forum: European Delivery 09-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,651
Posted By dkreidel
Great photos Dave! Good on you for having the...

Great photos Dave! Good on you for having the uncommon good sense to ignore the minor mishap and get back to your wonderful trip. I creamed a rocker panel - and I mean creamed - of a 540 on a...
Forum: European Delivery 08-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,651
Posted By dkreidel
You're right Dave, whining about fish heads was...

You're right Dave, whining about fish heads was inappropriate. I did, however, manage to locate some good soup >>

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff31/dkreidel/bird_zps419de2b2.jpg...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-30-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By dkreidel
Very well stated, this should be a sticky as it...

Very well stated, this should be a sticky as it generally applies to MB too. Thank you for so eloquently describing a process for negotiating an Audi :thumbup:

Bottom line: do your homework and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By dkreidel
Talk to Mission Viejo Audi, and if you've got the...

Talk to Mission Viejo Audi, and if you've got the stomach and chops you might try McKenna.
Forum: European Delivery 08-29-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By dkreidel
This is a good choice; I often stay here for...

This is a good choice; I often stay here for work. A couple of good restaurants and a fun bar behind the hotel, and plenty of free parking for a new ED. Very convenient to the U-bahn.

The 4-Points...
Forum: European Delivery 08-29-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,651
Posted By dkreidel
IT Food looks especially good since it's fish...

IT Food looks especially good since it's fish heads and rice for me in Shenzen burbs :bawling:

Dick
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