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      10-10-2015, 01:05 PM   #45
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I know this is kinda shady, but I've heard that you can get a better price if you agree on a price for a cash offer and then switch to ED after. Is that not the case?
I think the opposite would be true, since ED pricing is lower than US pricing.
Well yeah but basically you get 7% off right? And a dealer is willing to work more on a cash offer, so you get to the absolute lowest price and then two days later say you want to switch to an ED and get 7% more off?

I don't know I've never done it, but the guys in the Porsche forums say that's the way to do it for ED
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Well yeah but basically you get 7% off right? And a dealer is willing to work more on a cash offer, so you get to the absolute lowest price and then two days later say you want to switch to an ED and get 7% more off?

I don't know I've never done it, but the guys in the Porsche forums say that's the way to do it for ED
No, when you make the change to ED you are now changing the agreed upon contract. You don't just get an instant 7% off. However, a good dealership will give you the same $X over invoice whether you are doing ED or US or PCD. Ultimately, you only have something to lose by playing the "switch" game. Be up front about what you're doing so you're not having to negotiate twice.
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And like anything else you get good at after you've done it a few times, the part you left out would be the loading of the vehicle from Port transportation to the dealer. I was actually able to track that 3 hour drive from exact time of deportation to dealer signing for cars and even print the invoice that dealer signs with all VIN numbers delivered.

They weren't to happy when I called them out on delivery times. lol.

Now that's some sick shit, I have to admit.
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      10-10-2015, 10:00 PM   #48
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this is a awesome post.... stick em'
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      10-12-2015, 02:51 AM   #49
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When you order a U.S. Spec vehicle under Military / Diplomatic sales in Germany, you will be unable to do any tracking yourself. You have to rely on your sales reps. In my case that was Bavarian Motor Cars (Rhein BMW Wurzburg Germany)to provide tracking and even they did not have anywhere the detail of information you can get when your order a vehicle state side. Just sharing my experience.
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When you order a U.S. Spec vehicle under Military / Diplomatic sales in Germany, you will be unable to do any tracking yourself. You have to rely on your sales reps. In my case that was Bavarian Motor Cars (Rhein BMW Wurzburg Germany)to provide tracking and even they did not have anywhere the detail of information you can get when your order a vehicle state side. Just sharing my experience.
Correct, the guide is mostly for those doing standard us/ed/pcd delivery. Cars ordered to other countries etc will not be able to apply most of this.
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Funny how he said trained drivers drive the car off the ships your car is driven off the ship by longshoremen such as myself and we park it in the lot from there they go their separates way. But We have received no special training to drive the cars and we not only drive Bmws we drive every cars coming off or on the car ship
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Funny how he said trained drivers drive the car off the ships your car is driven off the ship by longshoremen such as myself and we park it in the lot from there they go their separates way. But We have received no special training to drive the cars and we not only drive Bmws we drive every cars coming off or on the car ship
I'm going off of what has been said on a few documentaries and the BMW VPC behind the scenes articles. Maybe it's not the case for all ports.
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Wow this is great! Thank you!
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      10-13-2015, 12:12 AM   #54
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That's got to be the best sticky I've ever seen. Holy, detail-oriented Batman!!

Thanks for that!
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Awesome post! Thank you!
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Thank you very much for the info!
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      11-01-2015, 04:09 PM   #57
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Great post here Bmwguy11! I wish I knew of this BMW Genius number. Now I'm expecting delivery at my dealer by 11/2...so my wait is coming to a close end.
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Great post here Bmwguy11! I wish I knew of this BMW Genius number. Now I'm expecting delivery at my dealer by 11/2...so my wait is coming to a close end.
Congrats! Were you an E46fanatics member before? Your username looks familiar.
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These are the current RoRo's in port. I hope mine makes one of them this week (1 Nov).

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Congrats! Were you an E46fanatics member before? Your username looks familiar.
Nah. I am new here; never own a BMW. This is my first time on a BMW forum and soon to be owner of one
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      11-03-2015, 12:30 PM   #61
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Awesome post. Information is very helpful. Thank you!
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Any word on if they truck or rail from Brunswick to the PDC? Just curious.
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ED cars occasionally have to run the US Dept of Agriculture Inspection gauntlet between US Customs and VDC receipt; ask me how I know this Stuck in Ag twice in 16 ED's... and it's the mother of all black holes.
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Munich Drop-off

If you drop-off in Munich, you can email Loginout (drop-off-munich@loginout.de ) in about 10 days and they can tell you which ship your scheduled to be on.

Kline is my line and it's supposed to leave Bremerhaven on the 11 Nov and get to the states on the 26th...I hope.
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      11-10-2015, 12:15 PM   #65
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Anyone know what US port you get dropped at for a Texas delivery?
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Anyone know what US port you get dropped at for a Texas delivery?
Brunswick, GA
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