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Old 05-18-2019, 07:09 AM
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Help- Recent ED Dealers or CAs

Most of the names recommended here were out of date. Some have left, others did not respond to emails. I am looking for CAs in VA/DC/MD, but also open to PCD so I can work with a respected CA. Could someone who bought ED recently, please recommend a CA or dealership.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:54 AM
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You can always contact Greg Poland at Pacific BMW in glendale california if you are going to do ED + PCD. With that being said, if you are looking to do euro delivery because you are trying to get the car cheaper, thats not going to work out like that anymore.. and euro + PCD wont change that because the delivery is still in europe.

There is a discount for euro delivery, but most incentives do not apply, and the math works out almost always for the car to be delivered to the US cheaper than the euro delivery price.. .at least until you get to around 80-85k for the car as a break even point. If you are looking to euro delivery a 100k BMW for financial reasons, that will likely work, but other than that it likely wont.

Anyway, greg is still there, still knows how to do euro delivery, and still is very transparent on what he charges etc.
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Anyway, greg is still there, still knows how to do euro delivery, and still is very transparent on what he charges etc.
Alex Dytko is out, unfortunately.

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Hah, high five! I see a trend here. Or maybe... a natural progression?

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:32 AM
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In California, try reaching out to Brad Lindenstein ([email protected]) at Crevier in Orange County, CA. I negotiated a really great deal with him, and he was super easy to work with. I ultimately didn't place the order with him, but only because I was able to strong-arm my local (Seattle) dealership to play ball once they realized I had options outside of the Seattle area (Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook skew the selling up here, big time).
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:37 AM
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In California, try reaching out to Brad Lindenstein ([email protected]) at Crevier
As you probably know, we usually try to recommend a board sponsor to anybody asking for a referral for a CA who knows how to do ED properly. I am not aware if Brad is, let me know if that's true.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:00 PM
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I just completed a very painless ED with Joe Feng ([email protected]) from BMW of Catonville.

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Some of these European Delivery expert salesmen (they all seem to be men) stay at their jobs for a while, but new car sales positions tend to have high turnover. Despite trying, I never bought a car from the same person.

car 1: salesman left for a Mercedes dealer. I visited him there once. He did have a good reputation and a small internet following but he later had a stroke and died.

car 2: dealer closed up after a year or two

car 3: dealer closed up a few months later

car 4: bought by European Delivery. The salesman left a few months ago to be a real estate agent.

car 5: bought by European Delivery. The salesman is still there!
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Some of these European Delivery expert salesmen (they all seem to be men) stay at their jobs for a while, but new car sales positions tend to have high turnover. Despite trying, I never bought a car from the same person.

car 1: salesman left for a Mercedes dealer. I visited him there once. He did have a good reputation and a small internet following but he later had a stroke and died.

car 2: dealer closed up after a year or two

car 3: dealer closed up a few months later

car 4: bought by European Delivery. The salesman left a few months ago to be a real estate agent.

car 5: bought by European Delivery. The salesman is still there!
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:22 AM
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Some of these European Delivery expert salesmen (they all seem to be men) stay at their jobs for a while, but new car sales positions tend to have high turnover. Despite trying, I never bought a car from the same person.

car 1: salesman left for a Mercedes dealer. I visited him there once. He did have a good reputation and a small internet following but he later had a stroke and died.

car 2: dealer closed up after a year or two

car 3: dealer closed up a few months later

car 4: bought by European Delivery. The salesman left a few months ago to be a real estate agent.

car 5: bought by European Delivery. The salesman is still there!

whats the timeframe between these car acquisitions (just curious). Salespeople tend to turn over (commissioned sales is rough), so basically only highly successful salespeople with large books of repeat clients can stick it out.

Also, its a bit different if its 3 years in between each car (leased cars), or the typical turn over of a person buying their car (5-7 years between cars).
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afaik Adrian Avila is still at a BMW dealer in GA. One of the long-time experts. His LinkedIn shows him as the Finance Manager now; but I'm sure he could get someone set up.
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I highly recommend John Weltzien at Braman BMW West Palm Beach. Although I live 1300 miles away John gave me a great deal with no hassle pricing over the internet. We never met nor even spoke to each other directly. Everything was done online. Not only did he set us up for European Delivery in Munich but also he arranged for our car to be shipped to the PDC in South Carolina. Two great BMW experiences. I will be working with him again on my next BMW purchase.
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FWIW, I tried to work w/Adrian (he's at United BMW Gwinnett). But he couldn't get close to what Joe Feng did (Catonsville BMW).

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FWIW, I tried to work w/Adrian (he's at United BMW Gwinnett). But he couldn't get close to what Joe Feng did (Catonsville BMW).



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I have bought from Adrian several times before. I checked earlier this year as I considered an early ED, and since he is now finance he had me setup with another guy.

I don't know if this other guy missed the memo, but his price was not even in the same galaxy as what I'd expect from Adrian. I'm talking something like 40% higher than I had received elsewhere.

At this point I'm searching as well. I bought my last one from a local guy, he did ok. Not amazing price but good service and I was in a rush. I bought a used one for the wife from him a month later.

He promised me a good deal earlier but seems to be waffling on it in the last week.

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As you probably know, we usually try to recommend a board sponsor to anybody asking for a referral for a CA who knows how to do ED properly. I am not aware if Brad is, let me know if that's true.
Not a whole lot of board sponsors left any more though...
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As you probably know, we usually try to recommend a board sponsor to anybody asking for a referral for a CA who knows how to do ED properly. I am not aware if Brad is, let me know if that's true.
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Not a whole lot of board sponsors left any more though...
Gluhwein is right, there aren't many left. It's not like the good 'ol days when Jonathan Spira started Bimmerfest, and there were lots of sponsors.

I did my first three EDs with a then-board sponsor (BMW of Salem), but they no longer sponsor, and my trusty CA couldn't match the deal I was able to negotiate both with Crevier and BMW of Seattle. I gave Greg Poland a crack at it, but I found him to be fairly unresponsive, TBH. Obviously others have had a great experience with him, and I'm not criticizing, but he also was not going to match the offers I got from other non-sponsors.

So, there you go.
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