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      11-03-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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the difference with BMW

and Infiniti.....I heard that BMW donated 1 mil. to the Red Cross. Nice.

Infiniti blasted emails saying you can buy an Infiniti for employee pricing if you were affected by Sandy. Is that tasteless, or what?

Why don't they donate some G3x's to the Red Cross instead? If the retail price totaled 1 mil., it would cost them far less than that. Or instead of G3x's, the largest suv's they make so they can do some good.

I just heard of a local business donating 9 truckloads of food to the cause. 9 truckloads is not nothing....
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and Infiniti.....I heard that BMW donated 1 mil. to the Red Cross. Nice.

Infiniti blasted emails saying you can buy an Infiniti for employee pricing if you were affected by Sandy. Is that tasteless, or what?

Why don't they donate some G3x's to the Red Cross instead? If the retail price totaled 1 mil., it would cost them far less than that. Or instead of G3x's, the largest suv's they make so they can do some good.

I just heard of a local business donating 9 truckloads of food to the cause. 9 truckloads is not nothing....
i don't think its tasteless, a lot of people are going to need new cars after Sandy... and infinity can't give everyone new cars for free.
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i don't think its tasteless, a lot of people are going to need new cars after Sandy... and infinity can't give everyone new cars for free.
Interesting perspective. What day of the year can you not walk into an Infiniti dealership and buy an Infiniti for "employee pricing?" Is there any waiting period after a disaster, before marketing blasts inboxes with ads?

hats off to GM, Toyota, BMW, Honda, who gave substantial amounts to the Red Cross. Very odd that Ford gave 50k. The owner of our firm gave 250k of his own money (yes he's wealthy but that's 1/4 of what Toyota, a huge corp. gave).
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I don't find it tasteless; they aren't obliged to do anything, so I can respect anything that somebody does to help. Their plan will help people find a new car and it also defers payments for 3 months, so victims don't have to worry about a new car payment.
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GM Donated 50 Silverados to the relief efforts.
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and Infiniti.....I heard that BMW donated 1 mil. to the Red Cross. Nice.

Infiniti blasted emails saying you can buy an Infiniti for employee pricing if you were affected by Sandy. Is that tasteless, or what?

Why don't they donate some G3x's to the Red Cross instead? If the retail price totaled 1 mil., it would cost them far less than that. Or instead of G3x's, the largest suv's they make so they can do some good.

I just heard of a local business donating 9 truckloads of food to the cause. 9 truckloads is not nothing....
What you guys must understand also is how much these companies have lost also, example: dealerships by me, lost their ENTIRE inventory (lots and garages wen't underwater) new cars, used cars, lease returns, pretty much everything. HUGE blow.. but still

I was actually looking up stats to make your claim wrong.. but it actually supports your argument.. BMW mad 4.X Billion dollars in profit in 2011 while Nissan (Infiniti Parent Company) made 319.X billion dollars in profit... but to each their own..
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What you guys must understand also is how much these companies have lost also, example: dealerships by me, lost their ENTIRE inventory (lots and garages wen't underwater) new cars, used cars, lease returns, pretty much everything. HUGE blow..

I was actually looking up stats to make your claim wrong.. but it actually supports your argument.. BMW mad 4.X Billion dollars in profit in 2011 while Nissan (Infiniti Parent Company) made 319.X billion dollars in profit... but to each their own..

Offering cars at employee pricing could eventually amount to a nice donation.. depending on the duration of this promotion, being I'm from NY, I can tell you there are a TON of total loses here EVERYWHERE.. I can imagine Jersey and CT being just as bad. just hope they can find gas with their new 3.7s
I won't mention any names, but on Wed., I got an email from a BMW dealership saying that if my car were damaged by Sandy, their repair and body shops are ready to help. Again, I would question the timing. Two other BMW dealerships emailed to say they are closed, no power.

I'll cut to the chase, it would have been nice for Nissan Motor to donate $1 mil. like Toyota, but it's "nice," not obligatory.

btw, have any of you ever seen "employee pricing?" It's cheaper to buy a car by haggling.

Anyhow, my wife's west coast friends just overnighted 5 gal gas cans, so we're going to make some gas runs for the neighborhood. We do what we can.
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Anyhow, my wife's west coast friends just overnighted 5 gal gas cans, so we're going to make some gas runs for the neighborhood. We do what we can.
LOL I read this too fast and thought they overnighted 5 gallons of gas . Good luck finding gas.
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