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      07-07-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Just ordered...

2012 AW BMW 135i
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MSRP: $39,150
Invoice: $38,485
Sale: $38,875
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Total: $37,875 (after a $1000 sign and drive certificate)

I think I got a pretty good deal, I did get a lower price at another dealer ($38,553), however they are located an hour or so away as opposed to this dealer which is 5 min away. I felt that for the convenience and the fact that I would be servicing the car where I buy it from (preferential treatment) it was worth the price difference (~$350 after dealer fees)

I am in a pretty good position though because I only need to wait a month, then I am going to China on business for 24 days. So by the time I get back I should be fully prepared to take delivery.

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July 7, 2011 - Deal Made/Order Placed
July 11, 2011 - Dealer Deposit Taken
September 23, 2011 - BMW Accepted Order, received Production #
October 11, 2011 - Status Changed to 112
November 1, 2011 - Production Started - Status 150 - Received VIN #
November 11, 2011 - Production Completed
November 23, 2011 - Boarded the TOPEKA, en route to the US ETA 12/7/11
December 7, 2011 - TOPEKA Arrived at the port in NYC
December 14, 2011 - Scheduled Delivery Data
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      07-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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congrats! I will probably see you around CT near the train station or Norwalk or nyc !
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      07-07-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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definitely! the car will come in perfect time also because ill be heading to china for work in august through early sept so ill be excited to get back and take delivery
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      07-08-2011, 02:58 AM   #4
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I have almost the exact same car on order, and I'm also expecting to get it in September.

Can. Not. Wait.
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      07-08-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
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definitely man, if you dont mind me asking, what other options did you get and how much did the dealer end up going down on price?

base price 38775+dealer conveyance fee ($275) im looking at $39050 out the door (excluding tax which depends on what i trade my car in for)

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      07-11-2011, 04:03 AM   #6
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well, i'm overseas and i get the military discount... so there's actually no negotiation involved. base price is set, and you add the options you want on top of that to get the final price. simple and stress free.

base price plus options / delivery came to $39215... and it's tax free, which is awesome.

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      07-12-2011, 01:15 PM   #7
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well, i'm overseas and i get the military discount... so there's actually no negotiation involved. base price is set, and you add the options you want on top of that to get the final price. simple and stress free.

base price plus options / delivery came to $39215... and it's tax free, which is awesome.

2012 AW 135i (6MT)
Black Leatherette
M Sport Pkg
Convenience Pkg
Heated Seats
BMW Assist w/ Bluetooth System
Harmon Kardon Sound
nice man thats a pretty damn good deal, i literally cannot wait to grab my production number, etc
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      07-12-2011, 01:59 PM   #8
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nice man thats a pretty damn good deal
+1, that's an awesome price for all of the options you're getting!
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      07-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #9
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updated thread with some new info, let me know if you all think I got a good deal...first time negotiating a new car deal (only 23yrs old) so I think I did pretty good haha
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      07-13-2011, 09:42 AM   #10
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congrats! I will probably see you around CT near the train station or Norwalk or nyc !
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do you work in CT or NYC? and once i take delivery lets definitely meet up at some point i want to find a good group of 1er guys around here
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      08-23-2011, 12:45 AM   #11
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still waiting on my production number...its been 1 month and a half already

BUT

the upside is that ill be getting a september production which equals standard bluetooth and ambiance lighting

i just really want the car now
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      08-23-2011, 01:53 AM   #12
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I couldn't really see doing a 1 without the Premium package, but it is rather expensive at almost $2400. That bundling issue is something that I became seriously annoyed about this time around the car-buying experience; enough so that I almost threw in the towel on the whole idea (was pondering getting a used pickup truck, lol). But all the manufacturers seem to be doing it, and in the end it's only money, so I finally just shrugged and got what I wanted.

Anyway, according to Edmunds you're getting your car for less than invoice, which, with your options, is $40,830. I paid almost a thou over invoice (though still thousands below MSRP). Looks like a pretty sweet deal to me. (Maybe you don't have to pay the $875 destination fee?)

Looked at another way, you're getting a BMW for under $40,000. I'd put on a hat and an overcoat and hope nobody notices you driving off. ;-)
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      08-23-2011, 07:43 PM   #13
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i got my vin number today and its in route.

2012 AW 135i (7spd DCT)
terracota boston leather
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41500 out the door. w/o tax
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      08-28-2011, 10:39 AM   #14
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i got my vin number today and its in route.

2012 AW 135i (7spd DCT)
terracota boston leather
M Sport Pkg
Convenience Pkg
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navi
premium pkg

41500 out the door. w/o tax
how did u do that? thats thousands below invoice
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military sales station in oversea.
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      09-08-2011, 11:44 AM   #16
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New guy here.
So, for a regular Joe, who's not affiliated with the military and not wanting to do ED, what would be a reasonable increment over invoice to offer on a 2012 135i, paid in full transaction?
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New guy here.
So, for a regular Joe, who's not affiliated with the military and not wanting to do ED, what would be a reasonable increment over invoice to offer on a 2012 135i, paid in full transaction?
500 over invoice.
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      09-08-2011, 01:16 PM   #18
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500 over invoice.

Is that what you offered and were you successful?
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      09-08-2011, 08:18 PM   #19
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I got 300 over invoice...

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500 over invoice.

Is that what you offered and were you successful?
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I got 300 over invoice...
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Impressive.
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Is that what you offered and were you successful?
1 series is not a volume sell car. So easy to negotiate
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Impressive.
thanks man, still waiting for a prod number though...
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