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Old 01-25-2013, 03:54 AM
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I am a new member, and look forward to communicating with my fellow members. I currently own a 2003 X5 3.0 manual. I'm looking at a ED of a F31 320D in the spring of 2014. I live in Monterey, CA. Would I be able to get a substantially better price for a ED vs. a local Costco deal? Suggestions?
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:59 AM
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I am a new member, and look forward to communicating with my fellow members. I currently own a 2003 X5 3.0 manual. I'm looking at a ED of a F31 320D in the spring of 2014. I live in Monterey, CA. Would I be able to get a substantially better price for a ED vs. a local Costco deal? Suggestions?
Thanks,
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The answer to your question is "Yes, but".

Yes, you will get a better deal doing an ED on a car at or about ED Invoice, but depending on how you factor in the cost of your trip, you may or may not net out positive. If you don't consider your trip as part of the purchase price, you will absolutely get a better deal.

My experience with Costco (and other companies that offer similar services) negotiated deals is that an informed buyer can get a better deal. A consumer that doesn't wish to take the time to educate themselves can potentially do better through these pre-negotiated options. I'm also aware of a number of people that have used the service to end up at a dealer, only to get told that the car they thought they were purchasing wasn't available and have another car pushed on them.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:26 AM
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The answer to your question is "Yes, but".

Yes, you will get a better deal doing an ED on a car at or about ED Invoice, but depending on how you factor in the cost of your trip, you may or may not net out positive. If you don't consider your trip as part of the purchase price, you will absolutely get a better deal.

My experience with Costco (and other companies that offer similar services) negotiated deals is that an informed buyer can get a better deal. A consumer that doesn't wish to take the time to educate themselves can potentially do better through these pre-negotiated options. I'm also aware of a number of people that have used the service to end up at a dealer, only to get told that the car they thought they were purchasing wasn't available and have another car pushed on them.
Thanks for your informative reply. I am indeed considering my trip as part of the purchase price, planning to spend two weeks in Europe. I will try to work with my local dealer here in Monterey, but will look into more options as well.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:04 AM
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I am indeed considering my trip as part of the purchase price, planning to spend two weeks in Europe.
In that case, you will lose money on the transaction unless you stay at hostels and eat McDonalds.

However, you will come back with epic pictures, awesome stories and a whole lot of memories.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for your informative reply. I am indeed considering my trip as part of the purchase price, planning to spend two weeks in Europe. I will try to work with my local dealer here in Monterey, but will look into more options as well.
Being that you're in Monterey, I strongly recommend that you consider giving Jon Shafer an opportunity to earn your ED business. He's the founder of this awesome site and is at BMW of Santa Barbara.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:20 AM
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In that case, you will lose money on the transaction unless you stay at hostels and eat McDonalds.

However, you will come back with epic pictures, awesome stories and a whole lot of memories.
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I am a new member, and look forward to communicating with my fellow members. I currently own a 2003 X5 3.0 manual. I'm looking at a ED of a F31 320D in the spring of 2014. I live in Monterey, CA. Would I be able to get a substantially better price for a ED vs. a local Costco deal? Suggestions?
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Forget Costco pricing, you can get better deals for a regular delivery. If you live in Monterey just go to Jon Shafer in Santa Barbara. Guaranteed the best ED pricing you can get.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:10 AM
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Being that you're in Monterey, I strongly recommend that you consider giving Jon Shafer an opportunity to earn your ED business. He's the founder of this awesome site and is at BMW of Santa Barbara.
I will do that, thanks for the info!
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:12 PM
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I am a new member, and look forward to communicating with my fellow members. I currently own a 2003 X5 3.0 manual. I'm looking at a ED of a F31 320D in the spring of 2014. I live in Monterey, CA. Would I be able to get a substantially better price for a ED vs. a local Costco deal? Suggestions?
Thanks,
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As experienced by the OP, ED will be cheaper, but it also depends how you factor in the cost of the trip. I have done it three ways now: full blown European vacation, a quick overnight trip because I was in Europe anyway, and doing it on the cheap with frequent flier miles and hotel points.

Below are the numbers for my 650xi which I will pick in a couple of weeks.

US MSRP $104,995 (just beat the $700 Jan 2013 price increase)
ED Invoice $90,860
Dealer Profit $1,000
Holiday Rebate $3,500
Owner Loyalty $750
BMW CCA Rebate $1,000
Net Cost $86,610 plus taxes/fees

So 17.5% off, not too bad.

Now my additional costs:
100,000 frequent flier miles, plus $106 in taxes, for nonstop Business First tickets ($8k tickets)
180,000 hotel points for the Hiliton Munich City for 6 nights
~$100 for hotel parking (four nights)
~$150 for alternate transportation (Rolf & trains)
~$180 additional food & drink costs over what I will usually spend
~$60 for museum/landmark entrance fees
~$15 for a funny hat wear at Fasching events
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:06 PM
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As experienced by the OP, ED will be cheaper, but it also depends how you factor in the cost of the trip. I have done it three ways now: full blown European vacation, a quick overnight trip because I was in Europe anyway, and doing it on the cheap with frequent flier miles and hotel points.

Below are the numbers for my 650xi which I will pick in a couple of weeks.

US MSRP $104,995 (just beat the $700 Jan 2013 price increase)
ED Invoice $90,860
Dealer Profit $1,000
Holiday Rebate $3,500
Owner Loyalty $750
BMW CCA Rebate $1,000
Net Cost $86,610 plus taxes/fees

So 17.5% off, not too bad.

Now my additional costs:
100,000 frequent flier miles, plus $106 in taxes, for nonstop Business First tickets ($8k tickets)
180,000 hotel points for the Hiliton Munich City for 6 nights
~$100 for hotel parking (four nights)
~$150 for alternate transportation (Rolf & trains)
~$180 additional food & drink costs over what I will usually spend
~$60 for museum/landmark entrance fees
~$15 for a funny hat wear at Fasching events
Thanks so much for this detailed information. I wish you all the best with your new 650xi.
I have plenty of frequent flier miles for the trip, and 30k HHonors points per night for the Munich City Hilton is a great deal.
Have a fun trip!
Thanks again,
Eric
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I'm looking for a dealer in NC that has expericnce with Euro delivery? Any suggestions?
I've had good luck with Crown in GSO, done several and they have met or beat prices. They are familiar with ED. Also you could do Adrian in Atlanta and then PCD.

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If price is the main consideration for this purchase then by all means go with the Costco deal, the purpose of ED will be completely lost on you.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:45 PM
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I understand that, and want the experience of ED. Looks like my best option is dealing with Jon Shafer in Santa Barbara. Thanks for your input.....
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By all means contact Adrian, he does a high volume of EDs for folks all over the country!

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This post is a couple of years old. I'm in Dallas area and looking for a good CA source to order a 535I ED in August of this year.

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As experienced by the OP, ED will be cheaper, but it also depends how you factor in the cost of the trip. I have done it three ways now: full blown European vacation, a quick overnight trip because I was in Europe anyway, and doing it on the cheap with frequent flier miles and hotel points.

Below are the numbers for my 650xi which I will pick in a couple of weeks.

US MSRP $104,995 (just beat the $700 Jan 2013 price increase)
ED Invoice $90,860
Dealer Profit $619
Holiday Rebate $3,500
Owner Loyalty $750
BMW CCA Rebate $1,000
Store Credit for annoying Mrs D $250
Net Cost $85,579 plus taxes/fees

So 18.5% off, not too bad.

Now my additional costs:
100,000 frequent flier miles, plus $106 in taxes, for nonstop Business First tickets ($8k tickets)
180,000 hotel points for the Hiliton Munich City for 6 nights
~$100 for hotel parking (four nights)
~$150 for alternate transportation (Rolf & trains)
~$180 additional food & drink costs over what I will usually spend
~$60 for museum/landmark entrance fees
~$15 for a funny hat wear at Fasching events

We paid for our car today and there were some changes, which I made int RED.
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So mwhefre did you end up? How much over ED invoice?

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