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      03-27-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Is It Me, or Is it SoCal?

Seems that all of all the dealers I have contacted in SoCal, the best price for buying an '08 328i is $1300 over invoice + tax/license.

Yet in NorCal, on my 2nd try I can get $1000 over invoice.

I've given a shot at politely emailing all of the suggested dealers from this forum too, only to get:
- good quote/then them telling me it was a 'typo, my bad'
- best they can do is $1400 over invoice
- 2 paragraph rant from a CA telling me how he did not want to play in my pricing games and that his experience was worth much more than a low price (wtf, seriously?)

Any suggestions from recent socal bmw buyers?
I'm ready to buy this week, just want a fair price if everyone in the area can get one too!
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      03-27-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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Don't know what to say.. All my BMW experiences has been.. with over priced bimmers =\
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      03-27-2008, 12:19 AM   #3
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Seems that all of all the dealers I have contacted in SoCal, the best price for buying an '08 328i is $1300 over invoice + tax/license.

Yet in NorCal, on my 2nd try I can get $1000 over invoice.

I've given a shot at politely emailing all of the suggested dealers from this forum too, only to get:
- good quote/then them telling me it was a 'typo, my bad'
- best they can do is $1400 over invoice
- 2 paragraph rant from a CA telling me how he did not want to play in my pricing games and that his experience was worth much more than a low price (wtf, seriously?)

Any suggestions from recent socal bmw buyers?
I'm ready to buy this week, just want a fair price if everyone in the area can get one too!
If you are willing to buy from a dealer 150 miles North of LA I can refer you to a dealer that will sell for $500 over invoice (and no MACO so that saves $300-400 more relative to other dealers' over invoice prices).
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      03-27-2008, 12:32 AM   #4
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mrvuml - Please do! I went to school at UCSB so would not mind the drive north at all!
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      03-27-2008, 01:11 AM   #5
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what the heck was with the scrub who took offense to your inquiry? I hope you get your car it will definitely be a keeper
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      03-27-2008, 01:44 AM   #6
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I can help you find a good deal on your car, and for the suggested dealers on this forum I was only able to get 1300 over invoice. Forget it, they will not hook you up, you can find a better deal, plain and simple. No such thing as "experience for pricing" either because when they sell you a car, they sell you the car and all they do is input your information, skills for their data entry? I don't think so....
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      03-27-2008, 02:42 AM   #7
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I thought Will @ Long beach did 500 over invoice?
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      03-27-2008, 03:06 AM   #8
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Try Crevier BMW... I got mine for $1k over invoice. They claim to have the largest inventory on the West Coast. I also used an auto buying service and they took a share too, I'm sure, but I still only paid $1k over invoice and it was Crevier BMW.

Also, if you deal only with an internet sales manager, you're usually going to get a much better deal. Don't bother with the commission hungry people on the floor. They're nice and all, but usually a fleet sales manager or internet sales manager are the people who are going to make the most fair deal. Just my .02.
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      03-27-2008, 04:31 AM   #9
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i just ordered my car today.

i just ordered my car today.
E92 335i jet black 6MT sport premium navi heated seats comfort and ipod usb adapter.

1000 deposit.
5000 down -1000 for the deposit

15000 miles
3 year
653 a month
You think i got a good deal on this?
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      03-27-2008, 04:49 AM   #10
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i just ordered my car today.
E92 335i jet black 6MT sport premium navi heated seats comfort and ipod usb adapter.

1000 deposit.
5000 down -1000 for the deposit

15000 miles
3 year
653 a month
You think i got a good deal on this?
No why would you put money down on a lease?!! Especially that much money! MSD's is a much better way to go... other than that car sounds great and congrats!!
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      03-27-2008, 04:54 AM   #11
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what's MSD?
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      03-27-2008, 04:56 AM   #12
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what's MSD?
multiple security deposits, brings down the money factor number in the lease and in the end you save ~6% and get all your MSD money back at the end of the lease
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      03-27-2008, 04:59 AM   #13
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i only paid 1000 secruity deposit for the car today but then salesman told me that if the deal gets better i can change it before the car comes. So should i ask him about the MSD?
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      03-27-2008, 05:00 AM   #14
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the reason why i put down so much was to lower the monthly payment because eventually im planning to buy the car.
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      03-27-2008, 05:49 AM   #15
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the reason why i put down so much was to lower the monthly payment because eventually im planning to buy the car.
Same here... and I put either $5k or $6k down but my payment is only about $555/mo. 3/yr. I'm going to purchase it in about 2 years also. Just makes it easier for me to live with on a monthly basis.
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      03-27-2008, 06:03 AM   #16
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nice! i can't wait till my car comes
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      03-27-2008, 11:43 AM   #17
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mrvuml - Please do! I went to school at UCSB so would not mind the drive north at all!
Check your PM.
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      03-27-2008, 12:03 PM   #18
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Yeah I submitted an offer of $500 over invoice (read: it's an offer) and the dim wit at a HIGHLY RATED Boston North Shore area dealer told me that he's not interested in doing business at a few dollars above invoice...



whats up w/ these people - can't professionals stay professional?
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      03-27-2008, 12:42 PM   #19
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Peabody? I got 1K over invoice w/o negotiation with my CA..... Probably talked to the wrong person.
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      03-27-2008, 05:37 PM   #20
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I thought Will @ Long beach did 500 over invoice?
Bingo - give me a ring. I'll do $500 over invoice on any 328i in stock right now
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      03-29-2008, 03:16 PM   #21
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Thanks for everyone's replies!
I actually ended up ordering from Santa Maria BMW. Best price by far.

Now comes the 2 month wait
(thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...15#post2388515)
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      03-29-2008, 05:37 PM   #22
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Thanks for everyone's replies!
I actually ended up ordering from Santa Maria BMW. Best price by far.

Now comes the 2 month wait
(thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...15#post2388515)
Glad I was able to help. I've recommended Ali Kahn @ Santa Maria BMW to quite a few people after I got my E90 335i from him.
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