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Old 07-11-2012, 01:41 PM
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Hello all, I'm a newbie. I've been looking to buy a 335d and I keep looking at ebay ads. It seems like none ver reach the reserve price. Anyone ever bought a car long distance on ebay?

I am particularly interested in this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-3...#ht_500wt_1182

Any thoughts on if its a good deal? He has it listed right at Kelley Blue Book. Which I think is hard to get in a sight unseen internet sale.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:56 PM
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Interesting how the pictures are timestamped 2004 when the car being sold is a 2010. Perhaps the time wasn't set on the camera? The seller should not be shy about showing the MSRP.

I bought my car long distance but went in person before the deal was done. I found it on autotrader.com, flew to Pennsylvania, did the deal, and drove 1400 miles home. $35,500 might be an okay deal but I'm guessing the sticker on this car was around $51k. Typically, a bare bones 335D is $48k. I see it has the sports package but no shifter paddles (only a $100 difference) no cold weather or convenience packages, so I'm guessing its $48k + the ZPM which is about $2000. For what it's worth, I got $11.5k off a service loner with 6200 miles and it was 7 months old. This car has 17,900 miles and is 2 years old. I would say around $32k to $33k would be the price point. Go do a nationwide search on autotrader for 2010 models and see if the $35.5k price is competitive.

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:05 PM
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I hope so, or this is a super special Marty McFly BMW. Maybe it comes with a hot tub time machine.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:58 PM
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"Listing has ended"

Did you buy it, jdogy?
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:21 PM
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I did not. The same car was listed several weeks ago.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:23 PM
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This car has been for sale for about 3 months. I contacted the guy and he was not flexible on his price.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:25 PM
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This car has been for sale for about 3 months. I contacted the guy when I was shopping in May and he was not flexible on his price.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:53 PM
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I just bought my 335d and found a similiar car (options and miles) for about 34k at a local dealer, this would include taxes and fees, probably 37k out the door. I ended up buying a fully loaded 2011 335d instead for around 39k out the door at a dealer so him selling for $35.5k is not a bad deal. Also the real point of KBB is to know what your paying for is priced right.

My opinion is if you like it just buy it, dont lose sleep over $500-1000, those great deals are not always easy to find and you may sacrafice and buy a lesser car later.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:49 PM
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Try dealers with leftovers
I picked up a new 2011 msrp 51.7k for 38k
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:50 AM
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Just looked for new inventory as ericwarren suggested using cars.com, the lowest priced 335d comes in at $41k base model, with premium it's $44k and anything with sport package was $49k.
Looks like there are still 335d's out there for sale, I'm sure any of the ones listed on Cars.com would take $1-2k less if offered.

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Old 07-12-2012, 03:00 PM
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Just looked for new inventory as ericwarren suggested using cars.com, the lowest priced 335d comes in at $41k base model, with premium it's $44k and anything with sport package was $49k.
Looks like there are still 335d's out there for sale, I'm sure any of the ones listed on Cars.com would take $1-2k less if offered.

Good luck.
Find the car on cars.com then go to the dealers website and then email them via their site. Ask them in your email what type of discounts the car has since 2013 MY cars are now out and because the model no longer is sold. I did something similar recently for C63 Mercedes and the 2011 cars for the most part they'd say $10-12k off msrp an the 2012 cars I'd be lucky to find 3.5% off msrp. Not one came back saying no discounts over what their websites were listing.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:29 AM
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Hello all, I'm a newbie. I've been looking to buy a 335d and I keep looking at ebay ads. It seems like none ver reach the reserve price. Anyone ever bought a car long distance on ebay?

I am particularly interested in this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-3...#ht_500wt_1182

Any thoughts on if its a good deal? He has it listed right at Kelley Blue Book. Which I think is hard to get in a sight unseen internet sale.
Like the color, not wild about the black wheels though. Much prefer the original rims. There must be a few 335D for sale here locally in S. Fla. Folks with 09 and 10s on lease should be starting to roll them back in to the dealers. This one had pretty low miles, always attractive. But alas, you hesitated and it's gone. Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:06 AM
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A better local deal

I just found this one in palm beach:

http://www.bramanmotorcars.com/certi...aab85ad7fe.htm

Think it's a better deal. Certified 2011 with only 7k miles.

An odd observation. While doing carfax checks I have noticed a lot of cars look like they are being repossessed. I don't know if just reading the cardax wrong, or if lease termination always looks like that, or a bad economy.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:56 AM
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Here is another I found using http://www.adhuntr.com on craigslist, private seller with extended warranty!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/3108904378.html
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:25 AM
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I just found this one in palm beach:

http://www.bramanmotorcars.com/certi...aab85ad7fe.htm

Think it's a better deal. Certified 2011 with only 7k miles.

An odd observation. While doing carfax checks I have noticed a lot of cars look like they are being repossessed. I don't know if just reading the cardax wrong, or if lease termination always looks like that, or a bad economy.
Wonder what a commercial vehicle means for a 335d? I did a Carfax on a car not long ago and it said for the first few months of ownership and the first 3k miles it was a government vehicle and that in itself seemed strange to me.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:37 AM
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I figured someone bought it trough a company. Many Professionals do that.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:48 AM
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Alright. I just bought it. Love the car. For the first time in awhile I looking forward to driving.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:48 PM
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Congrats!
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:53 PM
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:23 PM
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Wonder what a commercial vehicle means for a 335d? I did a Carfax on a car not long ago and it said for the first few months of ownership and the first 3k miles it was a government vehicle and that in itself seemed strange to me.
Obviously a pimpmobile!
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:56 PM
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I assume you bought the one from Ebay?
Black Sapphire Metallic with Chestnut Brown (Red) Dakota Leather?

My question is did you get the black wheels too? Or stock ones?
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:46 PM
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I assume he bought the Black with Oyster interior, Sport/Premium in Palm Beach.

Good choice!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:29 PM
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I bought the one from the dealer in west palm light tan interior. The pictures are still up on the link above.
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