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Old 09-25-2013, 05:36 PM
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Anyone have any updates on Independence II ? My 550i was loaded at Bremerhaven on 9/14, went through English Channel, and scheduled to arrive Baltimore 9/30. Any updates on position or ETA Baltimore appreciated.
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Anyone have any updates on Independence II ? My 550i was loaded at Bremerhaven on 9/14, went through English Channel, and scheduled to arrive Baltimore 9/30. Any updates on position or ETA Baltimore appreciated.
The most up to date information (besides calling your Dealer) is via the status line 1-800-831-1117. You'll need your production order number. Enter the production number as well as the menu options on your keypad instead of speaking to them. Select Option 2.

You can also set up an account on bmwusa.com and track the build there but the information lags behind by a day or two. Click the tab on top "My BMW" and set up an account. Then click the tab on the side for "Track My BMW". Then click "Track".

Online way to check for the Wallenius shipping company:
http://www.2wglobal.com/www/wep/
Plug in the last 7 digits of your Vin# in Cargo ID after selecting All Users under Track & Trace.


All Shipping Companies:
www.marinetraffic.com will allow you to track your ship. Just enter the vessel name. The tracking on works if the ship is within 40 nautical miles from land.

Www.fleetmon.com if out at sea.
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I engaged in my final act of Turandot stalking today. The Turandot left the Port of Bayonne and sailed over to the Port of Newark, where is was docked today. Although all of our cars were taken off the ship in Bayonne and taken to the VDC, I nevertheless felt the calling to follow the Turandot one last time before it heads out to sea and goes down south to Brunswick, GA. Rumor has it that the Captain of the Turandot is now fearful for his vessel because it is being followed. Therefore, it is now time to leave the Turandot alone and to focus on our cars. I have attached some photographs of the Turandot while docked in Port Newark today.
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I engaged in my final act of Turandot stalking today. The Turandot left the Port of Bayonne and sailed over to the Port of Newark, where is was docked today. Although all of our cars were taken off the ship in Bayonne and taken to the VDC, I nevertheless felt the calling to follow the Turandot one last time before it heads out to sea and goes down south to Brunswick, GA. Rumor has it that the Captain of the Turandot is now fearful for his vessel because it is being followed. Therefore, it is now time to leave the Turandot alone and to focus on our cars. I have attached some photographs of the Turandot while docked in Port Newark today.
Wow!

After we accept delivery of our cars I think we need to get into a 12 step program.

I got word from my CA today that my car was in and that I could pick it up as early as tomorrow. I'm traveling so my first thought wasn't "Damn, I can't pick my car up yet". It was, I wonder where the Turandot is going next?

Ghost, if your camera is confiscated, and Homeland Security sees the pics, tell them that you were taking pictures of The Statue of Liberty and the ship got in the way.
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Okay, I'm over the joy of stalking our favorite ship. I'm picking up my new Bimmer soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 09-25-2013, 08:29 PM
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:14 AM
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I received an e-mail from my CA today advising that my car is at the dealership. However, my lease is not up until 10/23/13. Now the real wait begins.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:42 AM
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I received an e-mail from my CA today advising that my car is at the dealership. However, my lease is not up until 10/23/13. Now the real wait begins.
Ghost:

If you leased your car from the same dealer wouldn't they be willing to accommodate you with a slightly early lease end? It's a benefit to them to lease you the new car- especially by this Monday- it's the end of the month AND end of the quarter. The dealer receives financial incentives from the manufacturer for monthly and quarterly sales numbers.

If waiting misery loves company I could've picked up my new 5er today, but am travelling so need to wait until next week.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:20 AM
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Anybody else at port in Bremerhaven?

Got my call just now to pick up car , gonna stall and see if any incentives will pop up in October


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Old 09-26-2013, 12:46 PM
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Lees and Bruin:

Your CA should be able to tell of you about October incentives prior to October. This information should be available to them slightly ahead of time- like in the last few days of September- now. It's the end of the month and the end of quarter, they may offer you something extra to take delivery by Monday- something else to consider.

Financial leverage may benefit you either way.
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Okay, I'm over the joy of stalking our favorite ship. I'm picking up my new Bimmer soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am as well. I could not wait any longer. My CA took me to see my new ride. See pictures below.
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I am as well. I could not wait any longer. My CA took me to see my new ride. See pictures below.
Love the interior. Is that Amaro Brown extended merino leather?

Are you picking it up sooner than 10/23?
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Love the interior. Is that Amaro Brown extended merino leather?

Are you picking it up sooner than 10/23?
Thanks.

Saddle and black Nappa leather.

I am going to wait and pick up later in October.


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Lees and Bruin:

Your CA should be able to tell of you about October incentives prior to October. This information should be available to them slightly ahead of time- like in the last few days of September- now. It's the end of the month and the end of quarter, they may offer you something extra to take delivery by Monday- something else to consider.

Financial leverage may benefit you either way.
I asked him yesterday and he said no . Then he called me today and wanted me to pick up car today . I know he wants the car out ASAP especially since his day off is Tuesday lol
I am going to go in the " ask the dealer " forum and see what they say

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I am as well. I could not wait any longer. My CA took me to see my new ride. See pictures below.
Nice ask my dealer to send me a few pics , have not gotten any as yet lol


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Lees and Bruin:

Your CA should be able to tell of you about October incentives prior to October. This information should be available to them slightly ahead of time- like in the last few days of September- now. It's the end of the month and the end of quarter, they may offer you something extra to take delivery by Monday- something else to consider.

Financial leverage may benefit you either way.
FYI - i work in the automotive incentive space and can tell you that Dealers do not get advance notification of incentives. If they did, they would play games with delayed reporting to generate more revenue. Dealers will get October incentive info on October 1st.
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I asked him yesterday and he said no . Then he called me today and wanted me to pick up car today . I know he wants the car out ASAP especially since his day off is Tuesday lol
I am going to go in the " ask the dealer " forum and see what they say

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My CA was interested in having me take delivery now, but my lease is not up until October 23, 2013. I am also interested in taking delivery now so I asked if BMW would work something out with me. The problem is that I already paid for the last month. My CA said that I could try calling BMW and ask them if they would refund the payment. That does not seem likely so I am just going to wait and enjoy the remaining weeks that I have left with my 2011 535ix.


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