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      01-30-2011, 07:17 PM   #23
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Are you actually using the BofA service or just trying to get people to match that price for you individually?

I think one of the keys of the buying services is that they offer dealerships qualified buyers and quick sales. This process generally by-passes the sales floor. I think you're unlikely to match those prices by going to dealerships and working with a salesperson. That adds another intermediary who needs to earn a living. They're unlikely to be able to earn anything from the sale by matching the buying service price.
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      01-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #24
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Hard to judge deal by saying $$$ off MSRP. It's much better to give $$$ over invoice.
not sure how much my invoice is
but i got $3280 off of MSRP which was 51,800
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      01-31-2011, 03:50 PM   #25
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Was your msrp including packages or individual items?
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      01-31-2011, 05:11 PM   #26
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not sure how much my invoice is
but i got $3280 off of MSRP which was 51,800
Invoice will be 48,120 so it's $400 above invoice which is really GREAT deal !
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Invoice will be 48,120 so it's $400 above invoice which is really GREAT deal !
All I did to get that price was to tell the dealer I can get that price through Amex
Can you match it?
He said done!
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      01-31-2011, 09:30 PM   #28
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Well, that's a pretty clear indicator that including the salesperson doesn't mean necessarily a higher price! I stand corrected.
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Could you please share your options and pricing? Great discount!
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      02-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #30
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with bofa,amex, costco, is it only purchases not lease right?

anyone has the contact info for bofa (web or number)?
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      02-03-2011, 08:17 PM   #31
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I will probably order this Saturday - quote was 400 over invoice through Costco's plan.
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      02-03-2011, 08:37 PM   #32
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So Seattle dealer claims it doesn't apply because the fine print says "on in stock vehicles only".

Tried to get a hard quote (email) from Fife dealer and he just ignores me. Going to try the Portland dealership next.

I'm not giving up.
When I got my 6 Series, I bought from a dealer in Portland because the dealers in the Seattle/Bellevue wanted close to MSRP for the 6er. However, the Portland dealer was willing to go about $2K over invoice. Even factoring in a flight from Seattle to Portland and a drive back, it was way WAY cheaper to buy in Portland (there's an enormous profit built-in on the 6 Series between invoice and MSRP). Plus I got a nice side trip to Portland out of it (great city BTW). They upgraded my M6 wheels at their cost, and they even bought me a nice lunch at a nearby tavern when they ran a bit late on their daily delivery schedule.

Where you are in the country and how many dealers in your area affects whether the dealerships near you will negotiate or not. Seattle has enough affluent residents that the BMW dealers here don't seem to be motivated to negotiate much, IME.
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      02-05-2011, 04:03 PM   #33
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Has anyone that has ordered a new X3 been able to get much of a discount on the MSRP? The dealers in Denver have been pretty proud of their prices. The best deal that I received was going through the Costco auto buying program. Any hints would be appreciated!
We've been loyal customers at our local dealership for around 7 years now. When we traded our 5 series wagon back in a month ago (the gap in the lease has been filled by a rental), we talked to our dealer and he was nice enough to give us a bit of a discount. Our nearly loaded X3 came out at 54,500 (I think), and we got him down to about 51,150. If you want yourself a good deal, make sure they know, subtly, that you DO have other options. Mention other dealerships, or maybe other cars in the class in general; let them know you test drove the Audi Q5 or the Mercedes GLK (which you should do for the sake of making a deal) and mention for example that, "the Audi has that option for even less than the BMW...Why then, should there be any reason you cannot offer it to me for the same price, maybe less?" Make them want your business, because your attention is fleeting as is your patience for a new car. Do not let your dealer think that any price they give you is anything but an imposition.

Hope this helps!
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      02-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #34
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Well, went to three dealerships in the NW looking for good pricing. Got price as walk in, through Bank of America and Costco.

Was told by one sales rep (walk in) that BofA discount was only for in stock cars.

Was given one price at full MSRP as a walk in at second dealership. Followed up with same dealership through Costco system and same sales rep knocked ~$2500 off.

Third dealership: finally found a no BS sales rep. Went through BofA system to find him. $2000 over invoice now. If upon delivery (April) he can get me a better deal he will. Otherwise, no worse than $2000 over invoice.

Moral of the story, keep hunting and you'll find a deal. Don't believe sales reps when they say no deals.

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      02-06-2011, 02:37 PM   #35
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Third dealership: finally found a no BS sales rep. Went through BofA system to find him. $2000 over invoice now. If upon delivery (April) he can get me a better deal he will. Otherwise, no worse than $2000 over invoice.
What dealer was that?
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      02-06-2011, 07:58 PM   #36
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I got my M at a great price in Tulsa ok from BMW. If you want I could give u contact. Just pm me.
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      02-06-2011, 09:15 PM   #37
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We have bought a couple of cars through Zag. Very simple, just use Zag, which guarantees the price. Sometimes you can beat zag by going to the internet sales mgr (so they don't have to pay the zag fee). Finally, remember the X3 is unique since it is meant to be order only with little dealer stock. The in stock notion is not true. We have always ordered our cars with Zag. This means you can buy the car from any dealer in the country by phone and just go to SC to pick it up. Serice it anywhere. The dealer still makes a couple of thousand (invoice is not what they pay) for a couple of phone calls and punching the order into the computer. They never see or touch the car. They don't even need a showroom. Of course, you need to be able to write a check for $50K
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      02-07-2011, 12:25 AM   #38
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I'm in Portland and got $500 over invoice using Amex/Zag pricing on a custom order. You have to go through an approved dealership in their network. Most dealerships won't match that price on a new model.
I'm happy with my price, but the dealership I'm going through has been less than great. I guess you get what you pay for.
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      02-07-2011, 07:22 AM   #39
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I bought mine using the USAA buying service (someone says that's zag, but I don't know anything about that). Very happy with the price. Fairfax BMW at least proclaimed to be happy with the business, noting that USAA purchases are very smooth and the customers are always qualified. Service has been very good. Thorough test drive, great service during pick-up. Sat in the car with me and ran through pretty much all the functions, made sure I was able to pair my phone, etc. Most of it I knew from previous cars and scouring the manual during the waiting time, but it was very good service. No hint of being a "discount customer", just a BMW customer.

I recommend Fairfax based on this positive experience.
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      02-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #40
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I got $500 over invoice. Called a dealer, told him what I wanted and would come in to do the paperwork. He called me back in 5 minutes and said ok. simple as that. Easiest purchase I ever made.
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