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      04-26-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Just Curious

What are you guys being told who are going into the dealers ready to order the 1M?

Not the guys who already have orders, or have had deposits in since the first rumor. Just curious because it looks like some of the threads are saying dealers are turning away people with money in their hands.
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      04-26-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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What are you guys being told who are going into the dealers ready to order the 1M?

Not the guys who already have orders, or have had deposits in since the first rumor. Just curious because it looks like some of the threads are saying dealers are turning away people with money in their hands.
I can say it's a good possibility that's happening for one I've had my deposit in since November . I am first on list an my dealer has my allocation in October . I am told thats their only allocation for the year. I would turn you away or try to say the 135i will do you just fine.
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      04-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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What are you guys being told who are going into the dealers ready to order the 1M?

Not the guys who already have orders, or have had deposits in since the first rumor. Just curious because it looks like some of the threads are saying dealers are turning away people with money in their hands.
I went to my dealership (Hendrick BMW Charlotte, NC) on last Thursday to ask them about availability. I told them I was looking for ED of mid to late July. They emailed BMWNA ED division and the next day they called me and said that there was still availability for ED in July and that all I needed to do was put in my order and deposit. I went in Friday afternoon and put my deposit down!

Now this being said, I am dealing with a sales man and I know he wants to get as many sales as possible. The dealership I'm dealing is the only one in Charlotte and sells A LOT of BMW's; therefore, they will get a larger allocation of 1M's than many other dealerships. Furthermore, they have strong relationship with BMWNA which i feel helps as well. They said they had 5 orders in front of me and that my order would come out of there June allocation. I know they haven't even gotten their May allocation much less their June allocation but we shall see. The dealership feels very confident I will get my car when I want it. Only time will tell?
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      04-26-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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I know they haven't even gotten their May allocation much less their June allocation but we shall see.
I don't want to rain on your parade, but if your dealership's timeline for you/your ED really come through, it would be quite incredible.

The fact that they have not gotten a single allocation yet would be your biggest cause for concern. That would mean they get 6 allocations between now and June. Considering that no dealership (that I'm aware of) has ever got more than a single allocation (and 90% have gotten zero), it seems like a stretch.
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      04-26-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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I understand your point and am not trying to a blind fool but I am just stating what they have said to me. Like I said before they are the only BMW dealership in charlotte which a fairly large city (700,000 pop. with over 1,000,000 in surrounding area). I think this is a pretty rare situation for a dealership? My point being, they have good amount of pull with BMWNA. But like I said in my original post, only time will tell? I'll keep you posted.

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I don't want to rain on your parade, b iut if your dealership's timeline for you/your ED really come through, it would be quite incredible.

The fact that they have not gotten a single allocation yet would be your biggest cause for concern. That would mean they get 6 allocations between now and June. Considering that no dealership (that I'm aware of) has ever got more than a single allocation (and 90% have gotten zero), it seems like a stretch.
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I don't want to rain on your parade, but if your dealership's timeline for you/your ED really come through, it would be quite incredible.

The fact that they have not gotten a single allocation yet would be your biggest cause for concern. That would mean they get 6 allocations between now and June. Considering that no dealership (that I'm aware of) has ever got more than a single allocation (and 90% have gotten zero), it seems like a stretch.
Furthermore,

There are approximately 350 BMW dealerships in the US and if what you're saying is correct there have only been 35 cars allocated to the US since production started. If you are correct that seems very low? If you tally just the guys that have production numbers or are scheduled for delivery on this forum alone I think you would easily be in the double digits if not close to 20-30 1M's. My point being I believe there more 1M's in the pipeline than what you are saying.
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      04-26-2011, 12:12 PM   #7
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Furthermore,

There are approximately 350 BMW dealerships in the US and if what you're saying is correct there have only been 35 cars allocated to the US since production started. If you are correct that seems very low? If you tally just the guys that have production numbers or are scheduled for delivery on this forum alone I think you would easily be in the double digits if not close to 20-30 1M's. My point being I believe there more 1M's in the pipeline than what you are saying.
A large percentage of the people with production numbers or scheduled delivery are outside the US.
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      04-26-2011, 12:25 PM   #8
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A large percentage of the people with production numbers or scheduled delivery are outside the US.
Yes indeed, very true and sadly enough for you guys overthere
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Furthermore,

There are approximately 350 BMW dealerships in the US and if what you're saying is correct there have only been 35 cars allocated to the US since production started. If you are correct that seems very low? If you tally just the guys that have production numbers or are scheduled for delivery on this forum alone I think you would easily be in the double digits if not close to 20-30 1M's. My point being I believe there more 1M's in the pipeline than what you are saying.
If we're going by what folks are reporting here, just a handful of people have received production numbers in the US. Extrapolate out for the people not visiting the forum, along with information from our members who call around to their area dealers and are told "no we don't have any production", etc., and I still think US allocation (so far) is still under 50 cars.

If we use ~600 as total US allocation through the end of the year, a likely distribution scenario could be:

March-April: <50
May: 75
June: 75
July: 75
August:75
Sept:75
Oct:75
Nov: 75
Dec: 50

So for any one dealer to get 6 out of 75 for the month, it just seems a bit of a stretch. I do hope you are successful!

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      04-26-2011, 01:11 PM   #10
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I have a 1m at VPC Brunswick. My dealership,Braman Miami,has two built cars. The GM told me one hour ago that he has 8 deposits on the 1m but does not have any allocations. Braman is the biggest single point dealership in the US.
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I understand your point and am not trying to a blind fool but I am just stating what they have said to me. Like I said before they are the only BMW dealership in charlotte which a fairly large city (700,000 pop. with over 1,000,000 in surrounding area). I think this is a pretty rare situation for a dealership? My point being, they have good amount of pull with BMWNA. But like I said in my original post, only time will tell? I'll keep you posted.
Good luck. It remains to be seen how much pull they have. From what I understand, the ED dept will not confirm a delivery date until you have a production number. I got my production number on March 10th and the earliest ED available was about 90 days away.
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      04-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #12
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I have a friend who contacted a number of dealers and got 3 dealers with allocations still available for production dates this month or next. Either the dealer is bs ing and trying to get as many people locked in with a deposit as possible or it's just available. We will find out once he puts in the order.
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      04-26-2011, 10:22 PM   #13
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If we're going by what folks are reporting here, just a handful of people have received production numbers in the US. Extrapolate out for the people not visiting the forum, along with information from our members who call around to their area dealers and are told "no we don't have any production", etc., and I still think US allocation (so far) is still under 50 cars.

If we use ~600 as total US allocation through the end of the year, a likely distribution scenario could be:

March-April: <50
May: 75
June: 75
July: 75
August:75
Sept:75
Oct:75
Nov: 75
Dec: 50

So for any one dealer to get 6 out of 75 for the month, it just seems a bit of a stretch. I do hope you are successful!



Yep.

A dealer rep I spoke with three weeks ago said 56 cars have been sold. I think your numbers look pretty good. I can't see many dealers getting 6 for the year... let alone in a couple of months... with roughly 350 dealers around the country, and each getting one car, that means the next 250 get spread pretty thin... Even if only 50 of the 350 are "power dealers"... then that would mean that each of those 50 would get 5 additional cars...
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I recently went to a dealership in NJ, just asking when they'd get a 1M just to look at.

First thing the salesman said was "they're sold out" and i asked, for good? they're all spoken for? and he said yes...? I asked when they'll be in just to see (my original question), and he said in a few weeks.. seems like he's misinformed
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I had a deposit down here in Tel-Aviv since the car was soft-launched. I was told the car would be built in May and delivered in June.

Last week I got a phone call saying they couldn't get an allocation slot - the first time they've ever seen it happen. They said there was a good chance I wouldn't get a car.

After a lot of back scratching, they finally got one allocated - build June, delivery July. In their words: "There definitely won't be another one in Israel."
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just recieved my allocation!

I just got a voice mail from my sa and he said that I just received an allocation with my name on it!
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Hey!
I just wanted to let you all know my dealership did come through with the ED date I requested! I have a production number and delivery date! My sa said i was the 4th allocation they received. They had 2 allocations in April and just received 2 for May. If you all are having difficulty getting an allocation from your dealership I recommend giving them a call. They have come through with everything they promised. They are honoring the ED price and will honor the msrp if you do not do ED. The dealership is Hendrick BMW of Charlotte
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I have a car waiting in NJ. xxx13 built 3/8/11. It will be released whenever. I have a 4 broken bones in my foot and a cham walker (removed when I drive) so on both counts I just have to be patient.
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I have a car waiting in NJ. xxx13 built 3/8/11. It will be released whenever. I have a 4 broken bones in my foot and a cham walker (removed when I drive) so on both counts I just have to be patient.
Ouch! I had a single broken bone in my left foot and couldn't push the clutch pedal for 2 months. I hope you heal before your car arrives!
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I put $$ down in February, I was told yesterday my deposit is being refunded because my dealer cannot get an increase in allocation.
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I put $$ down in February, I was told yesterday my deposit is being refunded because my dealer cannot get an increase in allocation.
Try getting in touch with BMWBlog, they may be able to put you onto a dealer with an available allocation

http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/04/29/lo...w-dealerships/
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