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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:06 AM
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Are you ordering or buying off the dealer lot? I think you would get better deal if you order, because the dealer can pockets all the overhead allowance from the manufactory.
Really? I would imagine you get a better deal if you pick off the lot, since that's the car they ordered and are wanting to sell faster.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:43 AM
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I believe the closest board sponsor in the Philly area is BMW of Morristown in NJ which should be about 100 miles from you. I would look around on the forums for posts from that dealership and see if there is a specific CA who posts here. I am planning on going to them first when I am ready to place my order. 100 miles really isn't that far, and you can do all the work without setting foot in the dealership. Plus you get a nice relaxing drive home with your new car!

I also agree with everything which was said here, just shot gun out via email to multiple dealers, someone will bite. When you send the emails, don't include your phone number, and do all the negotiation via email. They will try and tempt you to come into the dealership, but unless you are trading in a car, there is zero reason to actually sit down and negotiate at a desk.

PA dealers in the Philly area are also dealing with main line folks who don't have a problem paying full MSRP, so you have to work for it a bit!
Mike Wendroff at Morristown BMW is the name I found on these forums. Seems like a pretty good guy:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=449289

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:47 AM
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Really? I would imagine you get a better deal if you pick off the lot, since that's the car they ordered and are wanting to sell faster.
Demand is the other way around. You cannot say an item is in demand when it has to be ordered and every other dealership can push the same buttons. Demand with cars is when you have a limited production or limited on hand inventory. Ordering a 2012 BMW 328i is just as easy as ordering any other BMW. You order it, BMW will build it and ship it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:51 AM
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Demand is the other way around. You cannot say an item is in demand when it has to be ordered and every other dealership can push the same buttons. Demand with cars is when you have a limited production or limited on hand inventory. Ordering a 2012 BMW 328i is just as easy as ordering any other BMW. You order it, BMW will build it and ship it.
Unless you dont want to wait...
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:59 AM
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Unless you dont want to wait...
Not wanting to wait = demand.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:44 PM
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Having said that, you now need to know how to beat them by their own game.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:51 PM
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I am not going to buy from the dealers lot. Even waiting 8 to 10 weeks, I would still be one of the first few to be driving it!! Same happened with my E90 in August 2005!!
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