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Old 06-12-2019, 11:08 AM
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Anyone know what TIBBFX signifies

Hello All. I've been finding some listings for used cars referencing the letters TIBBFX in the listing. Does this combination have some special meaning to retailers or BMW insiders?

Here's a link to an example I found: Link to listing

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Old 06-12-2019, 02:32 PM
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good question, google was no help. I tried to engage aa sales type via chat and got no response, I bailed when all he would do was sell
Just texted my CA maybe he knows
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I searched with my not-G00gle that very often turns up specialized abbreviations/acronyms. Not this time. But ALL hits were BMW dealerships.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:53 AM
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my CA gave me a huh??? so no clue but it is BMW related
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Educated guess: The car you linked to is a 2018 (old body style) with 60 miles, and is listed as a USED vehicle. I am assuming the vehicle was "punched" by the dealer to qualify for certain financial incentives. The 48 month clock for the warranty started the day the car was punched; someone who buys it today may only have 36 months of warranty left. In addition, I strongly suspect BMWUSA has ended sales support for this vehicle, meaning it does not qualify for favorable financing or lease deals.

If I'm correct, this is a white elephant: essentially a brand new car (with 60 miles of test drives on it) that the dealer is forced to sell as a used car. An informed buyer might get a great deal. An uninformed driver might get hosed out of XX months of new car warranty.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:28 PM
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F, this one has been bugging me.

Trade in Blue Book Financing? TIBBFX

But I think Quack might on the path....

Where's a BMW sale rep when you really need one?!?!
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OEM is not what BMW sells


http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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I believe that the TIBBFX acronym means either executive demo or retired service loaner.
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TIBBFX is an internal code used for auditing purposes. Earlier this year, BMW released an advertising covenant with many rules. One of them includes pre-owned vehicles with less than 5,000 miles. If a pre-owned BMW has less than 5,000 miles, we (the BMW dealer) cannot advertise that vehicle for less than 20% off the original MSRP. There are a few exceptions (trade ins, bad carfax vehicles, and buybacks). If the vehicle is one of those exceptions, we have to put TIBBFX in the description so that the BMW auditors know the <20% off MSRP rule does not apply to that particular vehicle.
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TIBBFX is an internal code used for auditing purposes. Earlier this year, BMW released an advertising covenant with many rules. One of them includes pre-owned vehicles with less than 5,000 miles. If a pre-owned BMW has less than 5,000 miles, we (the BMW dealer) cannot advertise that vehicle for less than 20% off the original MSRP. There are a few exceptions (trade ins, bad carfax vehicles, and buybacks). If the vehicle is one of those exceptions, we have to put TIBBFX in the description so that the BMW auditors know the <20% off MSRP rule does not apply to that particular vehicle.
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So there is a good probability this is a car with issues. Good to know.
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TIBBFX is an internal code used for auditing purposes. Earlier this year, BMW released an advertising covenant with many rules. One of them includes pre-owned vehicles with less than 5,000 miles. If a pre-owned BMW has less than 5,000 miles, we (the BMW dealer) cannot advertise that vehicle for less than 20% off the original MSRP. There are a few exceptions (trade ins, bad carfax vehicles, and buybacks). If the vehicle is one of those exceptions, we have to put TIBBFX in the description so that the BMW auditors know the <20% off MSRP rule does not apply to that particular vehicle.
Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:27 AM
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I'm now finding 2019s with the acronym in the listing. What is the policy of BMWUSA to provide service records on this vehicle if asked?
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I'm now finding 2019s with the acronym in the listing. What is the policy of BMWUSA to provide service records on this vehicle if asked?
Their explicit policy is NOT to make those records available.

Sometimes you can get them- when you are deeper into a transaction ...they know who you are...., sometimes a service rep will describe them to you verbally, or let you look at a screen. But calling a dealer out of the blue and asking for records the bmwna has explicitly restricted is likely not going to work.
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Alignment here: The Definitive Alignment Thread

OE is Original Equipment aka 'BMW Original Parts' aka 'What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label'

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER the company that made the OE part or.... A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label


OEM is not what BMW sells


http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:43 AM
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Their explicit policy is NOT to make those records available.



Sometimes you can get them- when you are deeper into a transaction ...they know who you are...., sometimes a service rep will describe them to you verbally, or let you look at a screen. But calling a dealer out of the blue and asking for records the bmwna has explicitly restricted is likely not going to work.

I wasnít sure if it was something that was Readily available. Guess thatís why you get a pre-purchase inspection and hope they catch everything. Thanks for clarifying.


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