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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Tanning machine
Why yes . . . there are ferries that go up and...

Why yes . . . there are ferries that go up and down the lake stopping in many of the towns. It takes a little planning to avoid too much backtracking or being stuck, but if you stay in (say)...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By Tanning machine
+1. My view of ED is you should favor places...

+1. My view of ED is you should favor places outside of cities because you have a car; your next trip you may not want to rent one or have the hassle.

And don't stay in the city of Como - it's...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Tanning machine
Phone or data? Light use or heavy?

Phone or data?
Light use or heavy?
Forum: European Delivery 03-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tanning machine
:rofl: :rofl:

:rofl: :rofl:
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Tanning machine
I agree with the engineering point . . . but I...

I agree with the engineering point . . . but I have found my soft top to be just as durable as the paint job and other elements of the car. I wash it twice a year with Ragg-Top cleaner and use the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Tanning machine
+1. I miss softtops.

+1.

I miss softtops.
Forum: European Delivery 03-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Tanning machine
Have to ask . . . did you have snow tires on it?

Have to ask . . . did you have snow tires on it?
Forum: European Delivery 03-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,620
Posted By Tanning machine
ED is a form of special, promotional pricing for...

ED is a form of special, promotional pricing for BMW that is used to build brand loyalty. They don't really need to do that with new, "hot" models, or at least see the downsides as greater than the...
Forum: European Delivery 02-25-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Tanning machine
If the sole reason you are doing ED is to save...

If the sole reason you are doing ED is to save money, and a trip to Europe with your car is not of interest, the cost savings are probably not worth it (although I can see the point on a more...
Forum: European Delivery 02-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tanning machine
Putting aside legality,* is using "gotcha"...

Putting aside legality,* is using "gotcha" add-ons either a good business practice or ethical? I think it is not ethical; it is probably not a good business practice, although car dealers can get...
Forum: European Delivery 02-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tanning machine
I have no quarrel with a reasonable profit. ...

I have no quarrel with a reasonable profit.

What is upsetting is springing a "hidden" fee or an undisclosed fee late in the process. I would prefer a dealer who is up front and says "I need to...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tanning machine
Exactly . . . this is a "dealer profit" fee, not...

Exactly . . . this is a "dealer profit" fee, not a "BMW NA profit" fee.

(Showing how long ago I last did ED, Passport's fee when I signed contract was $35 - they raised it to $100 - "to be in line...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,307
Posted By Tanning machine
Nice addition! Of course, some people may...

Nice addition!

Of course, some people may not quite be ready to pick up their car after an overnight flight . . . but for those who are this should be really helpful.
Forum: European Delivery 01-23-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,734
Posted By Tanning machine
Looks like the best you can do is about $1263...

Looks like the best you can do is about $1263 with a stop in LHR on those dates. Coming back non-stop. (per ITA - and on United).

BTW, if you're not familiar with ITA matrix it's a great way to...
Forum: European Delivery 12-31-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,724
Posted By Tanning machine
Thanks . . . trying to figure out the catch! ...

Thanks . . . trying to figure out the catch! Maybe there isn't one, other than you have to park some money in another bank for occasional use (or perhaps regular use).
Forum: European Delivery 12-31-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,724
Posted By Tanning machine
I have to say I don't recall receiving any...

I have to say I don't recall receiving any notification of this, despite fairly regularly using international ATMs.

I did notice that the Global ATM alliance seems to have expanded since I last...
Forum: European Delivery 12-30-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,724
Posted By Tanning machine
Does it require a brokerage account as well?

Does it require a brokerage account as well?
Forum: European Delivery 12-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,615
Posted By Tanning machine
Joern Esser at Passport BMW in MD is a very...

Joern Esser at Passport BMW in MD is a very knowledgeable ED CA.

As for the rest of your plan, I think (like others) you're trying to fit too much in - winter passes, London dropoff, etc.

I...
Forum: European Delivery 12-12-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Tanning machine
Would it be legal to charge only non-residents...

Would it be legal to charge only non-residents for the vignette under EU law? Of course, if everyone has to pay it's legal (and a flat fee of course is less expensive "per use" for people in...
Forum: European Delivery 12-06-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,737
Posted By Tanning machine
So what do you do with all those cars? Keep 'em,...

So what do you do with all those cars? Keep 'em, or sell 'em and buy the next ED?

<jealous>
Forum: European Delivery 11-27-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Tanning machine
I'm not sure how much "leverage" you're going to...

I'm not sure how much "leverage" you're going to get. Assuming a good ED dealer (which it sounds like you haven't found yet), if you're looking at $500-1000 over invoice there's not a lot of room...
Forum: European Delivery 11-07-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Tanning machine
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-05-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,537
Posted By Tanning machine
I think that's mainly because there is no F11 in...

I think that's mainly because there is no F11 in the US.

Anyway, I would find the F07 less unattractive if there were an F11 in the US
Forum: European Delivery 11-05-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tanning machine
Do the holiday cash incentives apply to ED orders?

Do the holiday cash incentives apply to ED orders?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Tanning machine
Yep - just had them replaced yesterday.

Yep - just had them replaced yesterday.
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