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Mar 08, 2011 (7:23 pm)
I'm considering doing an ED and I'm not sure if I can specify the day I want the car delivered. Can I order the car, let's say 4 months ahead of time and specify the delivery date?
#1520 of 1563 Re: cousin [cusin]
Mar 08, 2011 (7:38 pm)
They ask for a choice of three days. I did this at the end of January and got my first choice in April. Unless that day is a holiday or something, at 4-months, you shouldn't have a problem. Keep in mind that much of Germany goes on holiday in August.
#1521 of 1563 Re: cousin [james27]
Mar 10, 2011 (7:53 pm)
Thanks James. I probably will approach the dealers 5 month ahead of my desired date.
#1522 of 1563 Re: Getting orders to Germany...where do I find ED invoice? [avocatdiaboli]
Mar 13, 2011 (10:31 am)
Joern Esser at Passport BMW, who happens to be a German, does a lot of ED. He is well known on other BMW forums for his ED service.
May 21, 2011 (8:00 pm)
Does anyone have a recommendation for a Texas dealer that is experienced with ED and will provide decent pricing?
#1524 of 1563 Re: Texas Dealer [dallasman]
May 21, 2011 (8:11 pm)
From my perspective, almost any dealer can provide at least reasonable service on European delivery. The fixed discount is only on the base vehicle. You add the options you want, and then negotiate whatever discount you can from the discounted European delivery price, and the undiscounted options. Because the dealer isn't charged any advertising fees, floorplan, etc. on the vehicle, they can offer the deal for less than one off their lot. Since it doesn't come out of their allocation, but helps build it for subsequent orders, there are no down sides to offering a competative price other than greed.
You give them a first, second, and third choice of delivery dates, and they submit the paperwork. Within a week or so, they give you the delivery date and time. I picked mine up on 27 April, but am waiting it to show up back in the states. No report yet on when that will be. I ordered mine the end of January, and probably could have picked it up earlier, but wanted to wait until the likelyhood of snow was over, and the weather was warmer.
#1525 of 1563 Re: Texas Dealer [james27]
May 25, 2011 (6:22 pm)
Greed is enough. Despite the stories of a good deal being $500-$1000 over dealer cost, I have been unable to find a dealer in Texas who is interested in doing an ED deal for less than 1500 over dealer cost. That is considering Houston dealers, Beaumont, and Tyler. I have found a dealer in the Chicago area that was about $1200 over but then I have to add $850 trucking cost to the number. Some dealers want $3200 over, and if that is not greed, I don't know what is. For a little paperwork and no concessions on their allotments. If anyone is aware of a dealer within 500 miles of Houston who is interested in ED for $750 over, please provide contact info.
#1526 of 1563 Re: Texas Dealer [01redz06]
May 26, 2011 (4:00 pm)
Keep in mind that any European delivery (at least at this time, it could change) can be specified to be delivered to the Performance Center in Spartansburg, SC. If you do this, you get a free night in the hotel, meals, and a day's training at the track in a similar car. Then, you drive it home. It may or may not add some time to when you get it back here in the states...I picked up mine in Munich on 27 April, dropped it off in Munich on 5 May, it was shipped on 18 May, and is supposed to be at the PC in SC on 2 June. I expect to hear something next week about scheduling the delivery date later in the month.
#1527 of 1563 Transportation method in Germany
May 31, 2011 (8:26 pm)
I understand the cars are shipped to the USA from Hamburg, Germany. If the car is dropped, let's say in Munich, is it then driven to Hamburg by a BMW personnel or is put on a truck and shipped to Hamburg?
#1528 of 1563 Re: Transportation method in Germany [cusin]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 01, 2011 (3:12 am)
From the dropoff point in Munich, the cars are trucked to port.. If you drop off elsewhere in Europe (which is an option), then your car may be driven back to Munich.