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Old 11-19-2010, 09:32 AM
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Chop,I know this thread is enormous, but did you read it before your comments? After reading it, I almostfeel like driving to Winston, NC and buying a car from them!

PS To my very fine friends at Fields who may be scanning the internet for "feedback", I'm just making a point and still love you the best!! No - really - Fields IS an excellent dealership btw...
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:00 AM
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This thread is FULL OF WIN!!!! I love it. I read it - I feel better about life due to it.

BTW - because I was interested in Don Flow's responses here they are for your viewer enjoyment:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=642
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=835
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=877
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=884
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Hahahaha, I like you furb, you like to live dangerously.
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I started to google to find a picture to match furby's suggestion to Gia, but it quickly became clear it was an inappropriate search to conduct at work.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:52 AM
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This thread is like weeds in the garden, it just keeps coming back. N4S
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:54 AM
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I wonder if Don Flow ever thought he would backpedal around the entire globe? This beotch must have some sexy legs by now!
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:31 PM
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Talk about your past coming back to haunt you...over and over and over again.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:48 PM
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Can we take a vote on locking this thing?

At first it was entertaining when someone would find this thing buried and write "wow I just read the whole thing" or - "when I bought my BMW at xxx, then xxx happened" but it's really getting quite old....
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:56 PM
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Can we take a vote on locking this thing?

At first it was entertaining when someone would find this thing buried and write "wow I just read the whole thing" or - "when I bought my BMW at xxx, then xxx happened" but it's really getting quite old....
I'd say...stop reading and posting on it then. I for one appreciated this thing popping back up and being able to read an epic thread. The main thing that was annoying was the please shut this thread down posts. There were some of those posted right in the middle of the best parts of the thread!
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:00 AM
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Why do people keep posting on this and bumping it up to the front page?
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Why do people keep posting on this and bumping it up to the front page?
Please let us know when you find out. TIA
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:18 AM
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So, I take my car to Flow BMW (the one that's on Peters Creek Pkwy, in Winston-Salem) to have my tire looked at. Sitting in the lounge, reading my book. A pleasant looking fellow comes out.

- Hi, I'm the general manager, please come with me.

I'm a little apprehensive but follow anyway. Racking my brain, trying to figure out what I did wrong. I don't have a chip in my car or anything, everything is stock... Walk into his office. Dimly lit, there's another dour-looking dude sitting in the corner. He's not smiling, kind of gives me a menacing stare.

- Have a seat.

Ookay then. I sit down.

- Is your alias c-o-o-n-t-i-e on bimmerfest?

I go, "HUH?"

- ARE YOU COONTIE?

I stammer, "Uh.. no." (OK, I wasn't gonna crack on the first question! Once the cattleprods were to come out, maybe then but surely not immediately. Plus, I think I'd be less flabbergasted if he had said, "We have a new M3 we don't need, it's your to keep.")

- Well, we have a reason to believe you are.

Then, he takes out a manila folder and (looking at it upside-down), it's full of my bimmerfest print-outs, certain passages highlighted. He takes a page out.

- It says here you once referred to buying a car at our dealership as "like being sodomized with a broomstick."

I squirm a little and go, "So, you have your own little Gestapo research unit, is that it?"

The sullen-looking dude in the corner (at this point they got the whole good cop/bad cop production thing going on here) says, "We don't like it when people maliciously slander our dealership."

I kinda stammer.. "Well, it wasn't slander, really, I just told people the truth. I didn't like being treated like an idiot by your saleswoman, it just wasn't a pleasant experience. Especially that when I offered $1k over ED invoice to your sales lady over there, she laughed in my face and said she's worked for 15 years and never did ED and no way would I get a 3yr lease for less than $700/month. I then went to Ricki in NY @ DiFeo and leased my car in 10 mins! For the price I wanted! AND! She didn't laugh in my face! So, how about that?!"

The good cop says, "So, you like Dunkin Donuts?"

I go, "what?!"

He says (taking another post from the folder) - right here, you said, "There's a Dunkin Donuts across the street, you can wait there during service."

I'm like, "Ok. SO?" (trying to see if these two really, REALLY hate Dunkin Donuts for some reason. They didn't look like it though.)

(cue in the bad cop)

- Well, when you go buy a donut that costs $3.50, do you offer them three dollars?!

I go, "A car is not a donut, first of all. Second of all, if you're so concerned about good image, why not just offer people fair prices, instead of putting on a whole dog & pony show?"

He says, "Because buying a car is like buying a horse. People have been doing it for centuries. It's called, 'NEGOTIATION.'"

I'm like, "Well, why would you waste my time in the name of this 'negotiation' instead of just selling it for a fair price and be done with it?"

Anyway, this "Waiting for Godot"-like back & forth theater continues for a little bit. Then the bad cop says, "OK, if you hate us so much, you can't come here any longer" or some such thing. I took my book and left, basically.
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Thinking about it for a bit, I'm sure they were gunning for me for a while. I'm stunned that a dealership would have this Stasi-like group of people, trying to flush out whoever's posting bad reviews about them.

What do you guys think? Incredible, eh?

[Note from Moderator: The owner of the dealership, Mr. Don Flow, first replies to the OP in post #835.]
I personally believe we need to be careful/credible and accurate in what we say AND post over the internet. If I am not treated the way I want, I tend to find someone that respects me (perhaps elsewhere). I try very hard not to disrespect others even if they disrespect me or if they underestimate me. I try not to underestimate them. I feel I give respect and recieve the same. I don't laugh at them and they don't laugh at me. If they laugh at me, I still don't laugh at them. I am clear on whether I plan to deal. If I walk from a deal; I'm done dealing until the next deal comes along, but it's probably going to be a long time (I keep my cars a long time and take care of them).

I always give my local dealer a fair shot at my business on the next deal, but I do remember who treats me how. The "SECRET" says you get what you give. I try not to waste my time or theirs, hurt their reputation or mine. If I am not welcome, I don't go back.
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Is anyone curious why the OP needed to change their forum name? Just a minor detail that I just noticed.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:47 PM
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What a good weekend reading... That make me wonder if anyone after me.
Time for sex change?
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What a good weekend reading... That make me wonder if anyone after me.
Time for sex change?
You going back?
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:27 PM
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Back as a back to my country? If that I can't. I had been banned from Bangkok a while ago and soon enough maybe 86 from bimmerfest. LOL


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Is anyone curious why the OP needed to change their forum name? Just a minor detail that I just noticed.
You weren't supposed to notice that.

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Just finished reading this thread. I have bought three cars from Flow, one from Flow VW and two from Flow Honda. We had our BMW serviced at Flow BMW, and even carshopped at the Flow BMW as well. While living in Winston-Salem, my wife and I swore we wouldn't buy a car from anywhere else. I just discovered this thread, and I must say that Mr. Flow's attitude seems to trickle down to his staff. Always very friendly, helpful, patient, and informative.

Sorry for the revival, but I just had to add my two cents.
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Just finished reading this thread. I have bought three cars from Flow, one from Flow VW and two from Flow Honda. We had our BMW serviced at Flow BMW, and even carshopped at the Flow BMW as well. While living in Winston-Salem, my wife and I swore we wouldn't buy a car from anywhere else. I just discovered this thread, and I must say that Mr. Flow's attitude seems to trickle down to his staff. Always very friendly, helpful, patient, and informative.

Sorry for the revival, but I just had to add my two cents.
It's baa-ack! I'm not going with the flow, drive a stake through this thread's heart!
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It's baa-ack! I'm not going with the flow, drive a stake through this thread's heart!
Isn't your reply in direct contradiction to your reply?

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Isn't your reply in direct contradiction to your reply?

Was wondering that myself....
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Just finished reading this thread. I have bought three cars from Flow, one from Flow VW and two from Flow Honda. We had our BMW serviced at Flow BMW, and even carshopped at the Flow BMW as well. While living in Winston-Salem, my wife and I swore we wouldn't buy a car from anywhere else. I just discovered this thread, and I must say that Mr. Flow's attitude seems to trickle down to his staff. Always very friendly, helpful, patient, and informative.

Sorry for the revival, but I just had to add my two cents.
I take it as it took you 4 years to finish reading the whole thread...

I need to start from page 1 again to kinda refresh my memory as i hardly remember what happened yesterday.

There is alway one saying, Memory is the 2nd thing you lose when you age.
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