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Old 03-03-2016, 11:59 AM
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Starting a new thread so we can name the dealers that provided us with a great ED transaction and experience...for others considering ED

My vote is for John Weltzien at Braman Motors (FL)
John knows the process inside and out and keeps everything on track and was extremely responsive to all my communications and questions. He offered the best price I could find of any ED dealer I contacted. I did both ED and PDC deliveries on the same car. I live in NY and did the entire transaction remotely...a few emails, a few overnight envelopes and it was done. Even the the DMV stuff to get plates for my home state....all handled. At the beginning John told me this would be one of the smoothest car transactions I'd ever have and he was right.
PS - If you're on the fence about doing ED...go for it! Does not need to be a full-blown vacation. A long weekend in the Munich area can be a beautiful thing, too! I was in and out in three days and that's a little tight but if you can spare 5 or 7 days...just do it!
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:46 PM
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My experience with John Weltzien was very similar to the above. ED & PCD delivery & smooth transaction. His price was a wee bit higher than another dealer's but the other dealer couldn't get me ED when I needed it. If I can't get it when I need it, then price is irrelevant.

By the way, I sent him a box of cigars. Did you?
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:47 PM
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:50 PM
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My experience with John Weltzien was very similar to the above. ED & PCD delivery & smooth transaction. His price was a wee bit higher than another dealer's but the other dealer couldn't get me ED when I needed it. If I can't get it when I need it, then price is irrelevant.

By the way, I sent him a box of cigars. Did you?
Yes, John got a box of cigars from me, too. Maybe your cost was a bit higher because you got him better cigars than I did
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+1 more for John Weltzien @ Braman. He made the process very easy and was able to secure the dates for our his/her ED. I'll be giving him a shot for my M3 ED later this year.

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Old 03-04-2016, 09:26 AM
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:53 AM
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I worked with Jon Shafer at BMW of Santa Barbara. He has received many great reviews here and on other sites and given so much to the BMW community (including being the founder of Bimmerfest itself).

It was a great experience. I got a good, no-nonsense deal and everything worked smoothly from ordering to ED to picking my car up upon its delivery back to the U.S.

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I worked with Jon Shafer at BMW of Santa Barbara. He has received many great reviews here and on other sites and given so much to the BMW community (including being the founder of Bimmerfest itself).

It was a great experience. I got a good, no-nonsense deal and everything worked smoothly from ordering to ED to picking my car up upon its delivery back to the U.S.

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Starting a new thread so we can name the dealers that provided us with a great ED transaction and experience...for others considering ED

My vote is for John Weltzien at Braman Motors (FL)
John knows the process inside and out and keeps everything on track and was extremely responsive to all my communications and questions. He offered the best price I could find of any ED dealer I contacted. I did both ED and PDC deliveries on the same car. I live in NY and did the entire transaction remotely...a few emails, a few overnight envelopes and it was done. Even the the DMV stuff to get plates for my home state....all handled. At the beginning John told me this would be one of the smoothest car transactions I'd ever have and he was right.
PS - If you're on the fence about doing ED...go for it! Does not need to be a full-blown vacation. A long weekend in the Munich area can be a beautiful thing, too! I was in and out in three days and that's a little tight but if you can spare 5 or 7 days...just do it!
Ditto to everything you said. This is probably the 30th car I've purchased/leased in my lifetime and the John Weltzien Experience was by far the easiest. No dickering, arguing, confusion or hassles. Can't wait to do it again in 2018.
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My CA just got me a production number for my M3. He is the only one out of the 20 dealerships who is even willing to entertain the thought of M3 ED. And now he delivered. I shall report back the rest of the experience after taking delivery in 4 months.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:16 PM
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If you're in/near Colorado and would like to work with someone local, I'd recommend Kory Rodemich at Gebhardt (in Boulder). I started working with someone at another dealer, nice guy, but new to ED, and when I asked him about pricing I got a completely unacceptable answer. So I did a little research, found my way to Kory, and started out by sending him an email asking how he'd price an ED on a 328. His answer was no nonsense and exactly what I was "told" to look for by researching this forum, including getting the full benefit of any available cash incentive. Then, when BMW NA made an unannounced invoice price increase after he submitted my info but before BMW assigned the production number, he took almost all of the increase out of dealer profit, even though he didn't have to based on our invoice+ agreement. He's enthusiastic about ED, and has done it himself. Bottom line, I'd go back to him without any hesitation.


And although it's totally off point, I just got back from Munich 3 days ago - great time!
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My ED is in June, and so far my experience has been great. I had two great people that I worked with at two different dealerships, to bad I could only pick one.

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My experience with John Weltzien was very similar to the above. ED & PCD delivery & smooth transaction. His price was a wee bit higher than another dealer's but the other dealer couldn't get me ED when I needed it. If I can't get it when I need it, then price is irrelevant.

By the way, I sent him a box of cigars. Did you?
how about if your CA doesn't smoke
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