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Old 11-16-2012, 04:29 PM
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It may have to have a 1 next to it before it is actually clear of customs. There is mixed information on the web about that. Either way some people had to wait 3-6 days for the customs and liner release info to show up after discharged so maybe customs just rocked for us. I am crossing my fingers that we just got lucky and the VPC has the cars now.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:33 PM
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It may have to have a 1 next to it before it is actually clear of customs. There is mixed information on the web about that.
Good point. I don't have a 1 next to the customs or liner release. I guess I'll be keeping the bookmark for a little longer...
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:55 PM
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I was wondering about the "1" myself.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:23 AM
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Checked My Bmw on the bmwusa site and it says finishing touches!

Turkeys beware?!?!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:11 AM
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My BMW doesn't show any update for my X1, and neither does the 800 number...both say "in transit/en route," though the WW site had it discharged/released as of Friday. I don't think that means anything other than BMW updating is spotty. Hope to hear something from the dealer in the next day or so.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:01 PM
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Nada from WW website as of just now. I did read that they only have port operations M-F 8-5 with an 1:15 lunch break and capacity for 3600 cars.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:13 PM
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Ok, I learned something very interesting today. BMW gets backlogged when a ship comes into port loaded. They then like to blame WWL and customs. I talked to a bunch of different people today in customs, at WWL and then at the NJ ED office. And this is what I learned. My vehicle is through customs and all paperwork is done on the WWL end. The vehicle has not been "picked up" yet by BMW with the paperwork on their end which basically releases final payment to WWL. This pickup according to the ED office in New Jersey is "The vehicle is still in customs and can take 3-5 days to be released to the VPC." That is their default answer. On the WWL end the moment the details about the actual situation became clear, a supervisor told the woman helping me to let me know that only BMW can give me any answers at this point as they are the "customer." But of course I had already been given the information I wanted. Customs has indeed cleared the vehicle. Once a Liner release is made the vehicle is ready for "pickup" pending final payment/paperwork.

Hope this helps some people. However, pre-thanksgiving delivery...not gonna happen.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:49 PM
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Thank you for all the details! Very helpful. I'm just still wondering why there's no '1' next to the status updates "customs" and "liner release" - maybe that will switch once the car is actually picked up then? So BMW picked up all factory new cars, but not the ED ones? In this thread it appears that everyone with ED don't have the '1'.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:51 PM
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No "1" on mine either. However, did some reading on a few different sites and there seems to be a priority.

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figured while im in here i might as well give you all a break down

priority one means a car is marked sold, priority r or 0 is for ED, priority 9 is PCD, priority 2 dealers own use, priority 3 is for stock, priority 4 is to slow walk the vehicle to prevent overstock, and priority 5 is up for grabs as the dealer has no need or doesn't want it
Other Owner's Experiences:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=475700

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=629881

A couple of interesting reads about what happens at the VDC/VPC:
http://www.m3post.com/vpc/index.asp.htm

http://www.thedieseldriver.com/2010/02/bmw-vdc/
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:04 PM
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The 1 on the WWL site refers to the vehicle itself. Thus the delivered from has a 1. However, the liner release and customs release items are paperwork related and therefore do not contain a 1.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:12 PM
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Got the call from my CA and my X1 is at the Dealership and I can pick up tomorrow. CA said I had a Priority 1.

WWL shows the following for me:
LINER RELEASE PORT HUENEME, CA 16-11-2012 12:54:11
DELIVERED FROM PORT HUENEME, CA 16-11-2012 07:15:00 1
CUSTOMS RELEASE PORT HUENEME, CA 16-11-2012 00:00:00
DISCHARGED PORT HUENEME, CA 15-11-2012 11:35:00 1
LOADED ON VESSEL BREMERHAVEN 21-10-2012 23:26:00 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL BREMERHAVEN 21-10-2012 18:00:00 1
BOOKED BREMEN 19-10-2012 11:53:52 1
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:14 PM
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Would make sense that WWL still has not changed the status because BMW NA probably needs to inspect and accept shipment of the vehicle...I would speculate that the vehicles are probably covered by WWL's insurance until this occurs.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:15 PM
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Got the call from my CA and my X1 is at the Dealership and I can pick up tomorrow. CA said I had a Priority 1.

WWL shows the following for me:
LINER RELEASE PORT HUENEME, CA 16-11-2012 12:54:11
DELIVERED FROM PORT HUENEME, CA 16-11-2012 07:15:00 1
CUSTOMS RELEASE PORT HUENEME, CA 16-11-2012 00:00:00
DISCHARGED PORT HUENEME, CA 15-11-2012 11:35:00 1
LOADED ON VESSEL BREMERHAVEN 21-10-2012 23:26:00 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL BREMERHAVEN 21-10-2012 18:00:00 1
BOOKED BREMEN 19-10-2012 11:53:52 1
Is your car an ED?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:42 PM
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Is your car an ED?
No, its an order.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:08 PM
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Got the call from my CA and my X1 is at the Dealership and I can pick up tomorrow. CA said I had a Priority 1.
Wow, that was really quick. Congrats!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:19 PM
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That was super fast. Lucky! What dealership?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:54 PM
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That was super fast. Lucky! What dealership?
South Bay in Torrance.

At least you did ED. My wife said next time we will do ED or we won't get another BMW.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:16 AM
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South Bay in Torrance.
Did you order that X1? I ask because I live 10-15 minuets from the South Bay BMW dealership, and actually put a deposit on an allocated X1 there in late August, an X1 with only premium package. No signed deal, price to be worked out (at first CA said "X1 is new, we 're at MSRP", but later indicated we'd work on price). But as we waited, it became clearer that we really wanted more on the car. For whatever reason, I had the distinct impression my CA wasn't open to ordering what we wanted. We had some email communication, and finally, just as that X1 hit the port about Sept. 20, we sort of mutually agreed to cancel the "hold" and I got my check back. But I wish I had asked, "Why don't you just offer to order?" Still don't understand what happened there.

Anyhow. So I wound up at Beverly Hills BMW who looked at inventory for about 2 minutes and then got down to ordering. That was 9/22. So lost about four weeks there, if South Bay had been more open to ordering in the first place. But it's cool. Now I get the Holiday Credit.

Haven't had a call yet from BH though!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:06 AM
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Super fast

My X1 was in Topeka too. I called my SA last Friday, 11/16 thinking to drive up to BMW of Santa Barbara (from LA) to pick up my car this long weekend. I was thinking in making this trip with my family. But my SA said that Oxnard VPC is experiencing a majoy delay right now, and it's unreasonable to expect the car to be released in just 1 week. He said that some of his ED customers had to wait 3 weeks before getting their cars into the dealer (40 miles from VPC).

My wife and kids were really looking forward to having our new X1 for this weekend, but well, it is what it is.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:36 PM
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...some of his ED customers had to wait 3 weeks before getting their cars into the dealer (40 miles from VPC).
For folks leasing their cars, BMW should offer to pay two lease payments if it takes three weeks to get a car from the ship to the dealer.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:14 PM
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Got the call from Beverly Hills BMW. Should be at the dealership tomorrow morning, and they plan to prep it for me to pick up that afternoon. Yee ha.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:48 PM
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I think I got lucky as I mentioned my wife's friend happened to be a Fleet Manager for BMW. He mentioned that

I'm curious if the other CA's gave your X1's priority "1" as both ED and Priority "1' seemingly go to the top of the list when processing cars at the VPC.

I would contact them and ask what priority they placed on your cars.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:55 PM
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Got the call from Beverly Hills BMW. Should be at the dealership tomorrow morning, and they plan to prep it for me to pick up that afternoon. Yee ha.
Congrats! Let the Turkey (Or any susceptible entree for Thanksgiving) Hauling begin!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:53 AM
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I have been released to trucking with a Friday estimated arrival! w00t!!!!

I think I know what I am doing Saturday!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:59 AM
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I have been released to trucking with a Friday estimated arrival! w00t!!!! I think I know what I am doing Saturday!
Awesome! Congrats. Did you car require any work at VPC? Also, did you have the '1' next to Customs Release and Liner Release?
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