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Old 07-27-2012, 11:27 PM
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Looking for delivery on Sept 17...waiting to hear.

Will be my 5th ED. Bringing my 87 y/o grandfather who fought in D-Day. Planning on driving to Paris for 5 days followed by Normandie, then ferry (with car) to Portsmouth, then Chunnel (with car) back to Calais...drop off will be Sindelfingen.

Found out something new today...you can't have more than one ED per year...dealer called and the car is being delivered to my Grandfather despite being leased by me from BMW FS.

Curious if anyone heard this before?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:43 AM
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Yes; it has been BMW's policy for many years.

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Old 07-28-2012, 08:53 AM
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Off topic, I think it's cool you're taking your grandfather to Normandy.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:26 AM
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I didn't know about this -- interesting.

I was surprised to learn that for Europeans who take delivery at BMW Welt, it actually costs more to pick up their car there. And they have to pay for insurance, which we get -- with no deductible -- standard with ED.

Combined with the discount, the much-lower prices we pay for higher-content BMWs, I am shocked that more people aren't like you in getting many EDs under your belt (sorry for the bad metaphor).

In that light, BMW's once-a-year-limit makes more sense. They don't want people taking advantage of the program too much and hurting the dealers' bottom lines as well as driving up their expense.

Do you know if it's "once a calendar year?" Or is it "12 months since your last ED?"
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:09 PM
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Yeah, same issue here. my M3 is being delivered to my wife. fair enough, I took delivery of her GT last year
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Do you know if it's "once a calendar year?" Or is it "12 months since your last ED?"
This is slightly negotiable, but you will need a dealer/CA who's tight with NA's ED department, a "story" (yours is a good one) , a smile and a little persistence.

Questions? PM me

PS: One thing that is not negotiable are the BMW CCA rebate guidelines.

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I didn't know about this -- interesting.

I was surprised to learn that for Europeans who take delivery at BMW Welt, it actually costs more to pick up their car there. And they have to pay for insurance, which we get -- with no deductible -- standard with ED.

Combined with the discount, the much-lower prices we pay for higher-content BMWs, I am shocked that more people aren't like you in getting many EDs under your belt (sorry for the bad metaphor).

In that light, BMW's once-a-year-limit makes more sense. They don't want people taking advantage of the program too much and hurting the dealers' bottom lines as well as driving up their expense.

Do you know if it's "once a calendar year?" Or is it "12 months since your last ED?"
Yeap... 1 per household per year. This rule has been in place for decades. The definition of a year is a bit lose. Think of it as "not less than 6 months and between calendar and model year." Also, exceptions can be granted on a case by case basis. The rule is in place to prevent people taking advantage of the program in a car broker/dealer situation.

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My first ED was on 09/08/11, still on current ED. So may be calendar year? I had no problems at all setting this second one up in February,


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Old 08-04-2012, 12:34 AM
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In my case it seems to be a rolling year. Last ED was 10/18/11. This one is 9/28/12. 11 mos 20 days in between and had to use different name. Not a problem since wife is coming but my initial assumption was that the rule was '1 per calendar year'.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:49 AM
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I was surprised to learn that for Europeans who take delivery at BMW Welt, it actually costs more to pick up their car there.
Not exactly. The BMW Welt delivery fee typically costs less than transport to the dealer.
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Now my Grandfather is not in such a good state. I wonder if they will allow me to ED or my wife who was planning on meeting us in Paris. I have a lease that expires in December so it will be interesting see how BMW handles this situation. Since I have the lease expiring, they have to understand that I need a car and I'm certainly not going to pay US price for the 7er.

Anybody think they will allow me to pick it up so that I don't have to incur change ticket fees?

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:13 AM
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You need to be on the contract in that case.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:34 PM
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I spoke with the woman who runs the ED for North America. She indicated that she would deliver the vehicle to anyone I present on my behalf, including my wife, but she could not put the delivery in my name because she is audited.

I'd be curious to know if she is audited by BMW for internal purposes or because more than one ED per year violates some agreement with the German Gov't./EU.
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I spoke with the woman who runs the ED for North America. She indicated that she would deliver the vehicle to anyone I present on my behalf, including my wife, but she could not put the delivery in my name because she is audited.

I'd be curious to know if she is audited by BMW for internal purposes or because more than one ED per year violates some agreement with the German Gov't./EU.
Perhaps audited by BMW AG or BMW NA to comply with limits imposed by BMW AG.
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Yeap... 1 per household per year.
Is it household or person?

I had thought a number of people have reported "his and her" EDs, even simultaneously.
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Is it household or person?

I had thought a number of people have reported "his and her" EDs, even simultaneously.
I believe it is per person. My wife and I picked up two cars at the same time in July 2010.
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My wife and I both did ED back in Feb. 2008 at the same time. (Actually one day apart.)
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:47 AM
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I spoke with the woman who runs the ED for North America. She indicated that she would deliver the vehicle to anyone I present on my behalf, including my wife, but she could not put the delivery in my name because she is audited.
There is a lot of documentation, from registration, insurance to shipping that is in the name (or one of the names) on the purchase order. I would make sure that whoever you present, is allowable by ED, and that they are ready for this at the Welt.

This is a bit of uncharted waters, at least from what I've seen, so it may be worthwhile to others if you can document and share your experience.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:17 PM
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This will be my 5th ED. My wife will have flown home when I turn in the car so it will be interesting to see how that works. I am going to bring a notarized letter authorizing me to turn in the car on her behalf with the shipping agent. I will probably call EH Harms or TT or whoever the agent is in Stuttgart to warn them but only AFTER I've taken delivery.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:08 AM
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This will be my 5th ED. My wife will have flown home when I turn in the car so it will be interesting to see how that works. I am going to bring a notarized letter authorizing me to turn in the car on her behalf with the shipping agent. I will probably call EH Harms or TT or whoever the agent is in Stuttgart to warn them but only AFTER I've taken delivery.
I think you can go to the drop off point in advance and sign paperwork. If the logistics work you could go with her before she leaves and get everything signed.
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I may do that.
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