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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-14-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,861
Posted By chrischeung
Just a qualifier - my comment was based on...

Just a qualifier - my comment was based on information here about 15 years ago. You can search the boards. Most of those folks have moved on. Much more corporate here now. The days of Adrian,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-10-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,861
Posted By chrischeung
What information would be useful? BMW shares...

What information would be useful? BMW shares selling selling prices of dealers with other dealers post sale in reporting. Keeps all dealers honest and one dealer undercutting the other. Better for...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-08-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,861
Posted By chrischeung
I'll throw out another point to consider. With...

I'll throw out another point to consider. With email, texts, social media, chain jerking has become a part of life. How many dealers have been fed seemingly good promises, only to have them turn to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-08-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,861
Posted By chrischeung
I think they read your intentions and reacted...

I think they read your intentions and reacted accordingly:

"Given covid-19 and that these cars have been sitting on the lot since December/ January, I thought making a deal would be easy. It has...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-06-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,737
Posted By chrischeung
A GM at a BMW dealer also explained an additional...

A GM at a BMW dealer also explained an additional benefit to me of this - higher build quality. The higher the build quality, the lower the cost to BMW. And as a dealer, he said he actually...
Forum: European Delivery 05-05-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,240
Posted By chrischeung
I am grateful for the 9 I have done. I...

I am grateful for the 9 I have done.

I wonder if they would be open to group deliveries. Say if BMWCCA put a group together for a specific day for deliveries.


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-30-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,078
Posted By chrischeung
My point is that some states have allowances for...

My point is that some states have allowances for high doc fees. But deals don’t mention that sometimes.

Also some locales are in high rent areas. Another factor that increases costs.

Folks who...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-30-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,078
Posted By chrischeung
Some places have $899 doc fee. Other places $150....

Some places have $899 doc fee. Other places $150. Something to consider when calculating a deal.

That’s one way to get a “bigger” discount off MSRP.


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By chrischeung
The folks at BMWFS know. But they will never tell...

The folks at BMWFS know. But they will never tell us. That would affect April sales.


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-28-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,464
Posted By chrischeung
Botton line - in California, you'll eventually...

Botton line - in California, you'll eventually have to pay it. Even if no one is saying it's their responsibility. From CA DMV website:

Fees will be determined when the application is submitted...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,407
Posted By chrischeung
I think that is because many DMV offices are...

I think that is because many DMV offices are closed for transfers. So BMWFS can't process those.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-17-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,464
Posted By chrischeung
I was being a little cheeky. I was seeing if I...

I was being a little cheeky. I was seeing if I could get the buyout and lease another one. It was $335 a month all in, $0 down, only MSDs at drive off, first 2 payments paid by Volvo, 7 month pull...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-17-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By chrischeung
Announcing "COVID-19 Customer Early-Out Re-Lease Program"... (MORE)

Probably a lot of people were hoping to see (4) Anyone with a current cheap lease wanting to see if there will be some killer promotions coming and using Covid-19 as an excuse.

Looks like BMW has...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-16-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By chrischeung
Light at the end of the tunnel? Dow futures rally 700 points after report says Gilead

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/16/sp-500-etf-jumps-2percent-after-hours-on-report-gilead-drug-showing-effectiveness-treating-coronavirus.html

U.S. stock futures surged on Thursday night after a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-16-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,450
Posted By chrischeung
I meant for the new buyer of the car. They...

I meant for the new buyer of the car. They aren't going to pay the state again. They get the benefit of a car with longer registration. Helping out your fellow man. I think that's how it worked in...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-16-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By chrischeung
I never said negotiate. I said ask. I've also...

I never said negotiate. I said ask. I've also never seen BMW discount their lease end selling prices so drastically and so quickly. These are unprecedented times.

Be a little creative with how...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-16-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By chrischeung
A few thoughts: 1. Does a bird in the hand...

A few thoughts:

1. Does a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush apply?
2. Would you feel more happy if the price went down, or more unhappy if the price went up?
3. If you truly can foresee...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-16-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By chrischeung
I did a pull ahead on our Volvo this month, and...

I did a pull ahead on our Volvo this month, and there were no concerns by the dealer. My impression was that Volvo was forgiving the payments, with no dealer contribution required. All I had to do...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-15-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,450
Posted By chrischeung
The registration will transfer to the next buyer....

The registration will transfer to the next buyer. So it’s not going to waste


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-14-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,464
Posted By chrischeung
I recently had Carmax appraise my new 2020 Volvo...

I recently had Carmax appraise my new 2020 Volvo S60 MSRP $44,840. 2/20 production. 80 miles. $20,000. I was hoping for at least $22K.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-06-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By chrischeung
Could it be related to anti money laundering? The...

Could it be related to anti money laundering? The government likes to track large amounts.


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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-04-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,450
Posted By chrischeung
Logically Speaking. Less sales volume = Less...

Logically Speaking. Less sales volume = Less dealerships = Higher Margin per car = Higher selling price. Niche models may get canceled. Assuming factories don't try and keep the same volume going....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-30-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By chrischeung
One minor consideration is that at the end of the...

One minor consideration is that at the end of the lease, purely from just a value perspective, you are getting worse value for your monthly payment since your car has depreciated so much.

That is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-29-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By chrischeung
OK. There's a story in this. Ends up fine. I...

OK. There's a story in this. Ends up fine. I had always thought that loyalty went off a BMWFS active account within the last 6 months. I think it did in the past. So when I financed my new 2019...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-28-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By chrischeung
Got mine. Had to do 10K, but c'est la vie.

Got mine. Had to do 10K, but c'est la vie.
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