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      07-29-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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!!!$1,000 to reserve BMW 1-Series!!!

Hello All,

Although i am new to the forum, i am no stranger to the 1-Series or BMWs.

After tracking this car for a year, BMW finally plans on bring it to the US. So i went to the BMW dealer and put an EARLY $1,000 Non-refundable payment down to reserve this car.

i guess thats the price you pay to be the first one on the waiting list in El Paso, TX
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      07-29-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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It's your money, but I don't believe that putting a nonrefundable deposit down on a car is ever a good idea.
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      07-29-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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Hello All,

Although i am new to the forum, i am no stranger to the 1-Series or BMWs.

After tracking this car for a year, BMW finally plans on bring it to the US. So i went to the BMW dealer and put an EARLY $1,000 Non-refundable payment down to reserve this car.

i guess thats the price you pay to be the first one on the waiting list in El Paso, TX
from my experience, a deposit for a BMW is always refundable. I think if your dealer made you sign something that said the deposit is non-refundable hes seriously in the wrong!
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      07-29-2007, 07:11 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure it's illegal for them to claim it non-refundable.
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      07-29-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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Wow, there was no way I was doing that. Its not like they are in a dying need of the sale. This thing will sell like hotcakes IMO.
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      07-29-2007, 08:06 PM   #6
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when negotiating with my dealer his facial expression made it clear he threw-up a little bit in his mouth whenever he had to agree the deposit was refundable.

it was almost funny.

i put down 1k but i can get it back if i want. but seriously ... if i don't like the car then i'll just get a 335 instead.
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      07-29-2007, 08:23 PM   #7
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This is not to flame you brfbmw128i, you make every salesman happy: compulsive, wanna be the first one in the block to have this car and is willing to put a non refundable deposit. Every salesman would want customers like you.
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      07-29-2007, 08:35 PM   #8
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no harm done,

no paper work was signed, i just want to secure the car.

before buying my 350Z, i was looking at the 325i, but because in the market im in, the one i wanted would have taken some months to get.

I live in a military populated-town next to mexico, this car would never see the dealer lot:smile:
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      07-29-2007, 09:34 PM   #9
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I paid 1k for my spot as well. Fully refundable, what's there to worry? Except for the interest lost there really isn't anything to worry about.

I am probably #1 on the list as well but it doesn't mean I am commited to buy. If the deal isn't to my liking I walk away.
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      07-30-2007, 12:47 AM   #10
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I paid 1k for my spot as well. Fully refundable, what's there to worry? Except for the interest lost there really isn't anything to worry about.

I am probably #1 on the list as well but it doesn't mean I am commited to buy. If the deal isn't to my liking I walk away.
You're right, but most of the dealers don't even ask for a deposit or they ask for a $500 max, 100% refundable. Not a big deal though, as long as you don't need that money, you're fine
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      07-30-2007, 09:04 AM   #11
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I paid 1k for my spot as well. Fully refundable, what's there to worry? Except for the interest lost there really isn't anything to worry about.

I am probably #1 on the list as well but it doesn't mean I am commited to buy. If the deal isn't to my liking I walk away.
yeh, thats how i look at it.
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      07-30-2007, 10:18 AM   #12
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I will only put my name on a list if it is free. No sense to separate myself from some cash for a car that I have never seen or sat in or driven.
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      07-30-2007, 12:08 PM   #13
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This won't be a limited edition car. Its not a Z8, there'll be plenty of it. $1k is all for the bragging rights.
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      07-30-2007, 05:51 PM   #14
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This won't be a limited edition car. Its not a Z8, there'll be plenty of it. $1k is all for the bragging rights.
:roundel: i like bragging rights:roundel: :smile:
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      07-31-2007, 12:58 PM   #15
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:roundel: i like bragging rights:roundel: :smile:
I put down 8k
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      08-01-2007, 11:04 AM   #16
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I put down 8k
:eyebulge: BASTARD:biggrin:

OH YEH.....NICE AVATAR I ALOMST P'd MYSELF
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      08-01-2007, 06:50 PM   #17
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I put down a $1000 refundable deposit. I'm third on the list :roundel:
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      08-01-2007, 07:13 PM   #18
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its really nice to know im not the only one who put $1K down:roundel:
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      08-01-2007, 07:51 PM   #19
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Just kidding.. i didnt put anything down. This car isnt going to be limited production.
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      08-01-2007, 10:43 PM   #20
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I put down $500 bucks refundable 1st on list in NY
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