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Forum: European Delivery 05-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By the J-Man
Good exchange rates, or bad exchange rates, I've...

Good exchange rates, or bad exchange rates, I've never found anything in Europe that was cheaper than what I could buy it for in the U.S. Unless, of course, you're talking brands that can only be...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,430
Posted By the J-Man
If you can get away with it, just don't change...

If you can get away with it, just don't change your billing address with BMWFS. They won't get it correct even if you do change it, and any new taxes BMWFS does charge you will likely not be remitted...
Forum: European Delivery 10-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By the J-Man
ED to Scandinavia

Has anybody ever driven up to Denmark, or even into Norway/Sweden? I know it's a long drive but I think there might be some interesting scenery in those parts. Aside from the distance from Munich,...
Forum: European Delivery 10-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,872
Posted By the J-Man
I've seen all of these things in Europe. Go to...

I've seen all of these things in Europe. Go to Berlin, Brussels, Paris, most UK cities, etcetera. Welfare mooches? Europe is the very definition of welfare mooches.

If you frequently see all of...
Forum: European Delivery 10-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By the J-Man
The most common vehicle I came across in the left...

The most common vehicle I came across in the left lane were Eastern European semi trucks.
Forum: European Delivery 10-09-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By the J-Man
I flew first class from JFK to Bangkok recently...

I flew first class from JFK to Bangkok recently on Cathay Pacific. It was a free award ticket, but it's something I recommend everybody to try. Although it's more beneficial for longer flights to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-14-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,905
Posted By the J-Man
You will likely be the only person until the end...

You will likely be the only person until the end of time who thinks the interior of the new c class feels cheap. That's an incredibly strong statement coming from an F32, which is a vehicle awash in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By the J-Man
That seems like a good price for the 2011 with...

That seems like a good price for the 2011 with only 11k miles. Almost seems too low.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By the J-Man
What is up with oyster, ivory and beige offerings...

What is up with oyster, ivory and beige offerings but no dark brown with m-sport? Not buying another new BMW until I can get brown with m-sport.
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By the J-Man
Very easy. Just have them call one for you when...

Very easy. Just have them call one for you when you're almost done with the paperwork. Cost to city center was about 35 euros.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By the J-Man
They are never charged. Think about what maco and...

They are never charged. Think about what maco and training are for. It wouldn't make sense for those to apply to ED whether or not it comes from dealer allocation.
Forum: European Delivery 02-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By the J-Man
That was the dealers fault. They shouldn't have...

That was the dealers fault. They shouldn't have activated it until you pick up the car.
Forum: European Delivery 02-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By the J-Man
The law operates off when the car was purchased....

The law operates off when the car was purchased. The ED car is paid in full at least two months before it arrives in your local possession. The law doesn't care where the car has been for those two...
Forum: European Delivery 02-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By the J-Man
It is a penalty because you are paying to...

It is a penalty because you are paying to register your car for two months that it is not even being used in the state. Additionally, if you wait until the car is in your possession to register it,...
Forum: European Delivery 02-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By the J-Man
Yes

Yes
Forum: European Delivery 02-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,025
Posted By the J-Man
They can charge you a dealer fee. Just factor it...

They can charge you a dealer fee. Just factor it in to your ed invoice + xxx price.
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By the J-Man
Aside from the VIN verification (which is no big...

Aside from the VIN verification (which is no big deal), you would have faced the same issues with an in state dealer. See my other posts. I will always buy out of state in the future. The Colorado...
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By the J-Man
If you already got the title complete notice, you...

If you already got the title complete notice, you are hosed.

Your late fee will be $100 and you will have to pay the registration fees from the time you signed the paperwork to the time you...
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By the J-Man
If you don't register in a timely manner, you are...

If you don't register in a timely manner, you are still on the hook paying for the months that the car was unregistered. So there is no need for a penalty. It's just extra money for the state. Our...
Forum: European Delivery 02-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By the J-Man
I had the same issue in 2010. Bought the...

I had the same issue in 2010.

Bought the car from Gebhardt who has a completely incompetent title department. They were useless.

My explanations to the morons at Adams County Motor vehicle...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By the J-Man
BMW FS should change the tax rate automatically...

BMW FS should change the tax rate automatically when you update your address online.

I will say, though, that BMW FS generally pockets your sales tax money or sends it to the wrong jurisdiction,...
Forum: European Delivery 01-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,657
Posted By the J-Man
If you want to get closer, use Edmunds for...

If you want to get closer, use Edmunds for invoice price on the options, then add to the formula for the base price above. That will get you within $50 or less.
Forum: European Delivery 01-27-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,657
Posted By the J-Man
MSRP *.92 *.93 + Options *.91 + destination

MSRP *.92 *.93
+
Options *.91
+ destination
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By the J-Man
How many miles have you logged in an F30?

How many miles have you logged in an F30?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By the J-Man
Have you driven the new c-class? Jus because the...

Have you driven the new c-class? Jus because the luxury aspects of it put the F30 to shame doesn't mean it won't drive well. It weighs less than the F30. I expect the C400 with sport package will...
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