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Old 09-27-2010, 01:16 PM
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The later. I am flying half way around the world and I would like to take part in the most full experience I possibly can, not minding to pay extra, within reason, for the level of service that would be provided to me per "VIP Delivery". For the hell that I went through with my Individual order, the last thing I want is any stops to the very best BMW has to offer.

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:24 PM
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You will be very pleased with the experience, everyone is treated like a VIP. Where did you read that some customers get a full tank? Like I said, this was standard before the Welt (pre 2007) was built, but no longer. I had about 1/3 of a tank when I got mine and that seems to be about what most people are getting.
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In a way, you're already getting the best that BMW has to offer for less: BMW prices their cars in U.S. lower than anywhere else in the world + NYC tax is half of what every other European pays in VAT tax. i.e. your car would cost over 50% more in Holland, Norway, and Russia and even 10% more in Canada. Would you change that for a full tank of gas?
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Per BMW NA, there is no super deluxe, top secret VIP Delivery program for U.S. customers.

The program may be available in other markets but it is not a U.S. option.
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Per BMW NA, there is no super deluxe, top secret VIP Delivery program for U.S. customers.

The program may be available in other markets but it is not a U.S. option.
No one told Katy Perry ;-)
http://www.motorward.com/2010/08/aft...s-up-with-bmw/

Thomas Muderlak, host and manager of BMW Welt.... He was personally on hand to show Katy Perry the hightlights of BMW Welt , after which she insisted on signing the BMW Welt guestbook by kissing it.

If I had know this I would have flipped back a few pages in the guest book.
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When I picked up Friday there were 3 guys picking up. Well 1 guy and his 2 minders? They bit sat back of him while he did the signing off the paperwork. And they both wore sunglasses. And he picked up a 7.

Also only US and German customers can collect at the welt.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:14 PM
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You will be very pleased with the experience, everyone is treated like a VIP. Where did you read that some customers get a full tank? Like I said, this was standard before the Welt (pre 2007) was built, but no longer. I had about 1/3 of a tank when I got mine and that seems to be about what most people are getting.
I called and spoke with a representative from BMW Welt myself and the ability to take delivery with a full tank of gas was confirmed; trust me, I've been there done that with this order.

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Old 09-27-2010, 02:16 PM
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Per BMW NA, there is no super deluxe, top secret VIP Delivery program for U.S. customers.

The program may be available in other markets but it is not a U.S. option.
Yes, it is available for other markets (Germany), but why not the US? Why not give US customers the ability to spend more for VIP Delivery?

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I guess the point is, you are not, a VeryIP, if you have to pay for it. VIP status is usually conferred rather not purchased.
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No one told Katy Perry ;-)
http://www.motorward.com/2010/08/aft...s-up-with-bmw/

Thomas Muderlak, host and manager of BMW Welt.... He was personally on hand to show Katy Perry the hightlights of BMW Welt , after which she insisted on signing the BMW Welt guestbook by kissing it.

If I had know this I would have flipped back a few pages in the guest book.
Yeah, but I'll bet you can have a playdate with Elmo.
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That's one area that BMW could use the Disney touch on - interaction with clients. Sort of the "character meal" approach.

When I attended the Saab Aero Academy, one of the included items was dinner with Saab local management - 2 or so reps would sit at tables of 10. Something like that with production, design, motorsport personnel would not be unappreciated. And it may be something that the associates could get out of it - talking to unfiltered real customers, getting real feedback to take back to their jobs. Language may be a barrier.
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When I picked up Friday there were 3 guys picking up. Well 1 guy and his 2 minders? They bit sat back of him while he did the signing off the paperwork. And they both wore sunglasses. And he picked up a 7.
How is that different to anyone else? I had my 2 friends with me in April - perhaps I should have told them to wear their sunglasses and I would have been treated differently?

Knowing them, they would have done it while flipping me the bird in front of the delivery staff.
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I guess the point is, you are not, a VeryIP, if you have to pay for it. VIP status is usually conferred rather not purchased.
ha that sums it up nicely
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ha that sums it up nicely
You guys are completely OFF point; point being: VIP Delivery - or whatever you want to call it - CAN be had, for a premium, just not in the US. This has nothing to do with celebrity status; such goes through seperate channels, no doubt; to wit: the article linked to above.

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Old 09-27-2010, 06:46 PM
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I'm surprised that with all the years some have put into this board and with some being European Delivery veterans, no one has come across this previously. Can anyone shed light on the other European Delivery secrets, perk-wise, etc. that one should at least attempt to request / ask for?

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I'm surprised that with all of the years some have put into these boards and with some being European Delivery veterans, no one has come across this previously. Can anyone shed light on the other secrets of European Delivery, perk-wise, etc. that one should at least attempt to request / ask for?
Shh, we were sworn to secrecy, but if you really ask them nicely, when you pick up the car, they throw in a luscious Bavarian gal to keep you company for the night, but shh.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:23 PM
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Shh, we were sworn to secrecy, but if you really ask them nicely, when you pick up the car, they through in a luscious Bavarian gal to keep you company for the night, but shh.
Now we're talking. But in all seriousness, that's the sense I'm getting; some are holding back. I'm just about having the best possible time and everyone else having same too. Granted, those who frequent this board are but a fraction of those who take European Delivery.

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Yes, it is available for other markets (Germany), but why not the US? Why not give US customers the ability to spend more for VIP Delivery?
So what exactly is involved in German VIP delivery besides a tank of gas?
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So what exactly is involved in German VIP delivery besides a tank of gas?
The 'wining and dining' previously alluded to, albeit lacking in the 'Premium Delivery' everyone's experienced: A private room for delivery catered with gourmet food and a sound and light show tailored to the individual, as well as dinner reservations at an ultra high end restaurant. Does anyone else know what else is involved? Is there any way what-so-ever to obtain this?

I'm getting more and more psyched for this trip!

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I wonder if Vanessa (delivery specialist) was assigned to these VIP deliveries!!!
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I'll be traveling with a lady in tow, but what's the verdict on Vanessa anyway? Is she really hot enough to trade off the knowledge/thoroughness of Bernhard? Couldn't really tell from the photos.

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I thought the regular old delivery was pretty good, maybe you guys should step back 4 years and see how it used to be done at Freimann. ED at the Welt is 10x more VIP, but Freimann was more 007...cryptic directions via footpath, intercom system to get inside the top secret grounds, a tight little garage door to get the car through if you dared to drive it out.
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I thought the regular old delivery was pretty good, maybe you guys should step back 4 years and see how it used to be done at Freimann. ED at the Welt is 10x more VIP, but Freimann was more 007...cryptic directions via footpath, intercom system to get inside the top secret grounds, a tight little garage door to get the car through if you dared to drive it out.
I agree - your characterization of Freimann as "007" is spot on.
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I called and spoke with a representative from BMW Welt myself and the ability to take delivery with a full tank of gas was confirmed; trust me, I've been there done that with this order.
You can confirm all you want, but I can tell you (as others have) from my own experience that you do NOT get a full tank of gas. BMW used to give out a full tank of gas prior to the Welt.


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I'm surprised that with all the years some have put into this board and with some being European Delivery veterans, no one has come across this previously. Can anyone shed light on the other European Delivery secrets, perk-wise, etc. that one should at least attempt to request / ask for?
What is the obsession with the VIP treatment? Isn't the car itself and the experience of driving in Germany the point of the ED program?


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I'll be traveling with a lady in tow, but what's the verdict on Vanessa anyway? Is she really hot enough to trade off the knowledge/thoroughness of Bernhard? Couldn't really tell from the photos.
Hmm... You got all your priorities upside down. You are thinking about picking up chicks at the Welt (out of all places you could)?
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Boy oh boy enigma. I've called, I've asked, and one gets a full tank with VIP Delivery; think whatever you want, doesn't faze me. I'm obsessed with all and this is but one thread... fault me for prefering exlusivity in what I do; no worries. And, for the record, I've already requested Bernhard; no way I'd opt for t&a over brains, esp. on a first go at ED, no telling on the second. A little too serious, my friend.

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