postoak said:I haven't heard of anyone getting a $1,000 over deal on an ED -- at least, recently. Best I could do was $1,200 over on a 325i, and I had to work for that. I think $1,500 on a 330i is pretty good, if you can get it.
I'm not sure why someone would say you can use any dealer if you do ED. It needs to be a dealer close enough to you to drive over and pick the car up. For me, that means within 200 miles. All I can suggest is that you compose a list of every dealer within 200 miles (or whatever your personal limit is) and email their internet sales department. This can save a lot of time.
atyclb said:"let's talk about a problem that lots of guys don't want to talk about. ED."
(sorry, your subject line was too inviting)
Jinky206 said:From what I hear, $1500 is a more reasonable price to expect?
postoak said:IndyMike - I did my ED with a dealer about 150 miles away. I did the whole thing by email, phone, fax, and regular mail. I've not yet been to the dealership and won't go there until I pick up the car (hopefully in a week or two). You have to go to the dealership to pick up the car, which is why Passport, in Maryland isn't good for someone in California. I do know of some who have arranged to have the car shipped from Passport to a nearby dealer (not all dealers will agree to do this) but the local dealer will want about $250 for this so your $1500 over deal becomes a $1750 over deal -- still not a bad price, though.