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Old 03-17-2010, 07:55 PM
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What's in the welcome kit?

I went by the dealership yesterday to finalize all the paperwork and he asked me if I had gotten my welcome kit yet. Three years ago when we did our first ED they had just stopped sending the Gumby clocks. What kind of goodies are they sending now?
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:09 PM
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Luggage tags. The welcome kit was a dissapointment.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:40 PM
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Luggage tags. The welcome kit was a dissapointment.
+1, I guess another sign of the times. Kinda sad.
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I liked the light-up BMW pens. In fact, I liked them so much I found a manufacturer and we had Basex pens made as corporate gifts.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:20 PM
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:24 AM
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I guess I'll never get a gumby clock.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:47 AM
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+1, I guess another sign of the times. Kinda sad.
+1,
nothing in the kit that you would not find/get on line, with exception of tags...
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I was really excited waiting for it and was disappointed when I got it. Two plastic luggage tags and 3 brochures as TeeZee commented on. wohoo.........
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:28 AM
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Gumby clock probably worth thousands on Ebay now...
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:30 AM
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How far in advance of the trip do you get the kit? Sounds very useful for planning the trip & making reservations....
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:37 AM
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How far in advance of the trip do you get the kit? Sounds very useful for planning the trip & making reservations....
Got mine about 3 weeks ago so about 3 months out from my ED date
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:08 AM
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Got mine yesterday.... Ordered the car barely 3 weeks ago and I'm 6 months out from pickup. Not much to the kit and since everything for the trip is already booked, not much use at all. Actually it does serve to slow down the clock even further but i wouldn't call that a benefit.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:11 AM
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Sadly gone are the days of the Gumby. I did like the luggage tags though.

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Old 03-18-2010, 11:17 AM
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+1, I guess another sign of the times. Kinda sad.
Yes; given that (sign of the times) I am still kind of shocked that they would send a couple of brochures and tags via Fed Ex. Shipping costs are more than the items inside.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:32 PM
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Yes; given that (sign of the times) I am still kind of shocked that they would send a couple of brochures and tags via Fed Ex. Shipping costs are more than the items inside.
Not for large corporate accounts. In fact we use FedEx for int'l "first class' mail at lower than USPS rates.
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I liked the light-up BMW pens. In fact, I liked them so much I found a manufacturer and we had Basex pens made as corporate gifts.

Thank YOU!!! I will take 2 dozens of your marketing material Cheers!!

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:57 PM
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I think BMW should start thinking of switching to "welcome email" from the "welcome mail" kit...
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Gumby clock probably worth thousands on Ebay now...
LOL! I had two and gave one to B-Y a couple of years ago. Come to think of it, I don't know where the other one is... Better check Ebay!

I also like the luggage tags, as they are much more useful on a daily basis (I have one on my computer bag). Furthermore, I would hazard that the concept of the Gumby clock was that it could be used during your trip as an alarm clock. Now that a lot of us travel with a phone, and most phones have alarm clock features, they seem slightly unnecessary.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:53 AM
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the kit is a big disappointment but i still devoured the reading materialeven though most of it was known to me
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If you are travelling around Munich, the Quick Reference Guide in your welcome kit does have a very nice "centerfold" map of all the public transportation (S Bahn, tram, etc) routes/stops.

I'm feeling left out now - got the luggage tags but no BMW light-up pen.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:40 AM
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The whiners complained about the pen then they complained about the clock now there complaining about the tags. You know BMW doesn't have to give you any of those things . So stop whining and be glad there giving you something.
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Ouch.

Haven't had your first cup of coffee yet Vern? Lighten up. It's all in good fun. At least we didn't whine about not getting 2 cars with our 2 luggage tags....thought maybe BMW would throw in a "matching" vehicle.
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Ouch.

Haven't had your first cup of coffee yet Vern? Lighten up. It's all in good fun. At least we didn't whine about not getting 2 cars with our 2 luggage tags....thought maybe BMW would throw in a "matching" vehicle.
I don't drink coffee. LOL Do a search about the pens and the clock and you will see what I mean about the constant whiners.
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I'm feeling left out now - got the luggage tags but no BMW light-up pen.
When we met in person, I will give you a Basex lightup pen.
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When we meet in person, I will give you a Basex lightup pen.
Deal.
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