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Old 03-31-2010, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by luxun54 View Post
People are ordering 2011s now and are reporting deals at $500 to $1500 over invoice. You are in a competitive market, so you could probably get a 2011 for invoice +$1000, more or less. That suggests that you shouldn't be paying very much above invoice for a 2010, or even at or below invoice if you hang tough and your dealer wants to unload the car.

+1 -- you also have a lot of dealers where you are - so you should be playing them off one another. Compile a list of the bmw dealerships in a 30 to 50 mile radius of Boston. Call all the dealerships and ask for the name and email address of the "fleet" or "internet sales manager" -- or similar. Then email each one with what you want, and tell them what type of deal you're looking for (you can give a range - "$250 to $650 over invoice"). At least one of them will likely hit your number or offer something just a little more over invoice. Then, once you've narrowed it down to one or two dealerships that will "play ball" insist on getting an "out the door" price. An "out the door" price, including taxes, registration etc. is crucial -- otherwise the dealership will try to stick it to you and make up the difference in bogus fees and costs.

This method works, because I used it, and if you research a bit on the internets you'll see that others recommend the same or similar techniques.

Best of luck!
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