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Old 04-01-2013, 05:27 AM
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ordering prices

can you negotiate the price when ordering (as opposed to picking out of dealer's stock?) or do you have to pay MSRP?
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:16 AM
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You can negotiate for everything in the deal, either directly or indirectly. Remember, you always have the ability to walk out -- and if you haven't walked out at least once, you're probably not getting your best deal.

Do your research here for a few weeks and you'll get dozens of tips on negotiating.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:56 AM
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the way I negotiate is to start at invoice price, and I would not pay more than Truecar average. I just wasn't sure if dealers have less wiggle room for custom orders as opposed to inventory
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:12 AM
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I ordered an f31. Custom options and paid $400 over invoice. This did not include any incentives yet like loyalty or usaa.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:42 AM
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Last month we bought a 13 X3 M sport for my daughter and we payed 500 over invoice, we got a loyalty credit of $750 because of my BMW that we qualified for so we got it for $250 under invoice total.Btw we bought off the lot but I personally get $500 over invoice at my Dealership and any incentives on top of that and I always order my cars never off the lot.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:41 PM
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can you negotiate the price when ordering (as opposed to picking out of dealer's stock?) or do you have to pay MSRP?
I oredered a Z4 35i on 1/27/12. I took in my "Build Your Own" sheet and my CA filled out his build sheet. Price came to $61,495. I left the dealership that day with no deal done. My offer stood at $57,500, my first offer was $56,000. Four or five days later he called back with $58,000 and the deal was done. There are many variables in this process as we all know, but this was my experience. Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:54 PM
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There are some that say be aware of what a dealer "claims" is invoice. I'm sure there are many variables in this also.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:10 PM
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I oredered a Z4 35i on 1/27/12. I took in my "Build Your Own" sheet and my CA filled out his build sheet. Price came to $61,495. I left the dealership that day with no deal done. My offer stood at $57,500, my first offer was $56,000. Four or five days later he called back with $58,000 and the deal was done. There are many variables in this process as we all know, but this was my experience. Good luck.
was this out the door?
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:23 PM
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No, $58,000 agreed on price. This does not include sales tax and registration. I"m sure had it been sitting on the lot for a while I could have done better. But I ordered this car and had been test driving Z4s on this lot for 18 months or so. And they knew I was ready to pull the trigger. I think I got nearly 6% of STICKER. IMO I would say you probably loose some bargaining leverage when you order but I would say you should get them down a couple thousand at least. I am not trying to contradict any previous members post, this is just my experience and my opinons.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:26 PM
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Sorry mr29. I thought you were the OP for a second.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:57 PM
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Sorry mr29. I thought you were the OP for a second.
np.i will be in the market in a few though so will be watching this thread close for information
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:59 PM
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No, $58,000 agreed on price. This does not include sales tax and registration. I"m sure had it been sitting on the lot for a while I could have done better. But I ordered this car and had been test driving Z4s on this lot for 18 months or so. And they knew I was ready to pull the trigger. I think I got nearly 6% of STICKER. IMO I would say you probably loose some bargaining leverage when you order but I would say you should get them down a couple thousand at least. I am not trying to contradict any previous members post, this is just my experience and my opinons.
I think it also depends on model... there is probably more wiggle room at 60k than 40k
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:01 PM
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Good point. I agree.
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