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Old 04-21-2014, 08:40 AM
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Disclaimer: This offer is intended for California residents exclusively.



Celebrating 15 years of Bimmerfest on May 17th of this year, I am proud to extend a special offer to Bimmerfest Members planning a European Delivery this coming August-October.

Let me know if you are interested...

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2014 328d European Delivery

My local dealer says 328d European Delivery 2014 model is not available for ordering anymore. Jon, I left you a message yesterday and would appreciate if you can find it out. Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:56 AM
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My local dealer says 328d European Delivery 2014 model is not available for ordering anymore. Jon, I left you a message yesterday and would appreciate if you can find it out. Thanks!
They are still available. Might have to take a car from allocation, that is always do-able..



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Old 05-05-2014, 06:48 AM
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Will you be able to do $500 over Euoropean wholesale?
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Will pre-reserve mean that you can get a guaranteed pick-up date?

I was under the impression that 5 series 2015 were not yet available and that, without a production number, ED would not provide a firm date.

Does that mean you order a 2014 model, get a p/n and p/u date for a 2014 5 series, and then change it to a 2015 (about a month later) for September/October pick-up?
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I take it back. Others have pre-reserved dates for models that do not have pricing yet available. A CA can ask ED for dates, but perhaps not five months out. Although I've heard people reserve six months in advance, but not sure if this was for a new MY. If ED accepts the pre-reservation, then it's all good. Reach out to a CA you plan to work with and ask directly if they can pre-reserve the car you want.

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Do you know when the cut off is for 2014 4 series ED, and when 2015 starts? and what will the price jump be fro 14 to 15 models? Trying to squeeze in delivery in late July, early Aug in a perfect world.
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2014 BMW 328d through ED

Hi Jon,
I live in SD and am interested in doing ED in September this year and was trying to find out if it will still be possible to order 2014 328d. If so, can you reply to me by PM what the wholesale pricing is for this model. Look forward to your reply.

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Has the 2015 order guide been released for the 428 convertible
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You can not reserve a date without a production number!!!

True John, but we do now have ordering guides. Many clients have already made their plans and spec'd out there cars. On allocation day, we'll be pairing orders with production numbers.

Now is the time to get it handled.




@ Greg #1, it's really too late to schedule a delivery for a MY 2014 as production ends in June on most models.

@ Greg #2, ordering guides were published last week.

@rch, yes!
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Hi Jon,
When is allocation day? I was under the impression that the reason I could get such a good price for ED was because the car was not taken from the dealers allocation. Why would my local dealer sell me a car for so much less when they could sell every car allocated for more. I am ordering a 428 convertible for August 20 ED delivery.
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When is allocation day? I was under the impression that the reason I could get such a good price for ED was because the car was not taken from the dealers allocation. Why would my local dealer sell me a car for so much less when they could sell every car allocated for more. I am ordering a 428 convertible for August 20 ED delivery.
Thanks for your help.
Allocation day is generally around the 2nd of each month.

Currently convertibles are only available through the normal allocation process.

Even though I might earn a larger commission (greater profit) by not converting a regular allocation to ED, it is still nice to have my cars sold before they ever reach the dealership (called "pipeline selling"). What is that old saying? One in the hand is better than one in the bush? Even though interest rates are low, this saves us a lot of money (floorplan interest), and it inflates our sales numbers.

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Thanks Jon,

I can only hope that the dealers in the Northwest share your philosophy.

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Able to get $800 over ED factory invoice from local dealer. I am happy with that since I think the 428i convertibles are in short supply.
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Allocation day is generally around the 2nd of each month.

Currently convertibles are only available through the normal allocation process.

Even though I might earn a larger commission (greater profit) by not converting a regular allocation to ED, it is still nice to have my cars sold before they ever reach the dealership (called "pipeline selling"). What is that old saying? One in the hand is better than one in the bush? Even though interest rates are low, this saves us a lot of money (floorplan interest), and it inflates our sales numbers.

Hi, Jon --

I was thinking of ordering either a 328i xDrive SportsWagon, or a 428i xDrive Gran Coupe for ED in late September. Talked with a local dealer, and got very confused about allocations.

My mis-impression was that ED autos are outside normal allocation. Not so, I guess. So which ones are and aren't? And do you know if SportsWagons would only be 2015 for last Sept? Thanks.
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The 428i convertible does come from dealer allocation but that did not seem to impact my negotiation on invoice plus a dealer profit. It may be dependent on the size of the dealership

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Hi, Jon --

I was thinking of ordering either a 328i xDrive SportsWagon, or a 428i xDrive Gran Coupe for ED in late September. Talked with a local dealer, and got very confused about allocations.

My mis-impression was that ED autos are outside normal allocation. Not so, I guess. So which ones are and aren't? And do you know if SportsWagons would only be 2015 for last Sept? Thanks.
Gran Coupes must come from allocation. This will change in the coming months, sooner than later hopefully.

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The 428i convertible does come from dealer allocation but that did not seem to impact my negotiation on invoice plus a dealer profit. It may be dependent on the size of the dealership

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It may certainly appear that way to an outsider. How much over did you pay Greg?
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Hi Jon, There was never any mention of allocation during the buying process either on my side or the dealer. I merely told them that previous ED purchases were $500 over invoice and that for the 2015 another dealership told me $1000 over. The sales person came back with $800 which is what I paid for the August delivery of a 428 convertible.

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