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      11-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #11
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Drives: n54 135i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC

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Originally Posted by JimD View Post
Can you wait and order one? That's what I did. Manuals are hard to find. I looked at 3 dealerships and gave them the first chance to give me an acceptable price. When they didn't I added 2 more dealers who were both more than 1K under the first 3. My order went to the one with the earliest build window. I've purchased several new cars and this was by far the least painful. All the price negotiation was by email.

It helped a lot that I knew exactly what I wanted. I gave them all my specs and asked for their best price. I arranged to go in an sign the papers and put money down within days of getting the price I wanted.

This is a really good method, I'd suggest doing this. Alot of dealerships have internet departments or fleet managers, or both, that can readily handle email correspondence. That way no one is feeling like they're wasting time, and the process becomes alot smoother!

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