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Old 07-07-2010, 09:16 PM
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Guys, just jumping in here because I'm wondering the same thing. I have USAA insurance and through their "Car Buying Service," they are quoting prices $500 over invoice. I'll post if I get this to work. You can check out the service on their website. I think you have to be members though to use it.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:45 PM
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So here's my recent buying experience in CA. If you want to order a car, you can easily get a dealer to do it for $1000 over invoice. For the cars on the lot, they will all tell you they are selling them for MSRP but will cave in to $1000 off msrp at the drop of a hat. But that is far from a good deal. You can use the Amex buying service or ebaymotors.com (for anyone) and get a guaranteed no-haggle price of $2000 over invoice. This is the same service for both and is also what USAA uses so same price again. BTW, 335i using the service is only $500 over invoice. If you tell the dealer you have this price from Amex or ebaymotors they will drop down to it. Now, you can actually get them to go lower. I had several dealers agree to $1200 over invoice but actually ended up closer to $1700 over in the end. The problem is actually finding the car you want at a dealer. Most have very little stock and no dealers are trading their cars because they all think someone will pay msrp to get the car they want. So this puts the cards back in the dealers favor. If only one guy has the car you want he can set the price. Wait them out though. End of the month if the car is on the lot, they'll go for less than $2000 over invoice.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:50 AM
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:34 AM
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It also shows what I have been stating. Dealer cost is actually less than dealer invoice. Approximately $2k less on a loaded 550.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:07 AM
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pharding,

Do you think dealers will see cars for below invoice with the current demand out there? I always laugh when they say they are losing money when you get a car for under invoice. Actually, I giggle.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:13 PM
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I didn't realize there was trunk money for the dealers on new 5's. Does this apply for ED's too?

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It also shows what I have been stating. Dealer cost is actually less than dealer invoice. Approximately $2k less on a loaded 550.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:22 AM
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Last Friday I sent emails to 4 dealers requesting a quote for a new 535I. All 4 responded with a quote. One quoted $500 above invoice. He got the deal in 10 minutes. I live in Maryland.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:32 AM
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I found a nice site to see what other are paying for a 535i, options and all. Amex hosts it.

http://amexnetwork.zag.com/main.html

Specify 2011, 535i, any/all options you want, then press "click here to see what others really paid". It gives you options to show a sales history and distribution of prices by local area, region, and nationally. Selling Price of 535i has been increasing slightly, while 550i has been dropping. It will tell you what kind of deal you are getting. You get to see not only invoice, but dealer cost which is actually lower. Nifty link.

528i doesn;t work yet since there are so few sales, but the 535i has some data in it.
I did a 535 and got full invoice from two dealers, and about 1200 over from another.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:00 AM
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RE: 535 quote

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Last Friday I sent emails to 4 dealers requesting a quote for a new 535I. All 4 responded with a quote. One quoted $500 above invoice. He got the deal in 10 minutes. I live in Maryland.
When you say $500 over invoice how much did you have to pay for acq fee? any processing costs? any other fees over the cost of the car?
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:21 PM
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When you say $500 over invoice how much did you have to pay for acq fee? any processing costs? any other fees over the cost of the car?
None, that I know of. I told then to quote it "on the road". They added MD tags and tax.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:20 PM
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So here's my recent buying experience in CA. If you want to order a car, you can easily get a dealer to do it for $1000 over invoice. For the cars on the lot, they will all tell you they are selling them for MSRP but will cave in to $1000 off msrp at the drop of a hat. But that is far from a good deal. You can use the Amex buying service or ebaymotors.com (for anyone) and get a guaranteed no-haggle price of $2000 over invoice. This is the same service for both and is also what USAA uses so same price again. BTW, 335i using the service is only $500 over invoice. If you tell the dealer you have this price from Amex or ebaymotors they will drop down to it. Now, you can actually get them to go lower. I had several dealers agree to $1200 over invoice but actually ended up closer to $1700 over in the end. The problem is actually finding the car you want at a dealer. Most have very little stock and no dealers are trading their cars because they all think someone will pay msrp to get the car they want. So this puts the cards back in the dealers favor. If only one guy has the car you want he can set the price. Wait them out though. End of the month if the car is on the lot, they'll go for less than $2000 over invoice.
I am not sure I understand. You start by referring to ordering a car for 1 over. You end talking aobut cars in inventory for 2 over. Can you verify that you got an ordered car for 1 over and if so please let me know what Bay Area dealer (by PM if you want). Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:45 PM
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It also shows what I have been stating. Dealer cost is actually less than dealer invoice. Approximately $2k less on a loaded 550.
Good luck buying a BMW below invoice.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:26 PM
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Smile 5xi question

This may have been asked before, if so sorry to ask again, but haven't seen the answer. Does anyone know when the new 5 series 535xi will be coming out? Any idea of pricing?
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:05 PM
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This may have been asked before, if so sorry to ask again, but haven't seen the answer. Does anyone know when the new 5 series 535xi will be coming out? Any idea of pricing?
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September production. October delivery. MSRP: $2300 (I think).
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