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      02-13-2012, 06:45 AM   #199
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Why have it on the floor if there aren't any more to sell?.... I have been reserved far, see what they say tomorrow...else the aggressive saffa in me will come out and will contact BMW AU
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      02-13-2012, 08:38 AM   #200
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Why have it on the floor if there aren't any more to sell?.... I have been reserved far, see what they say tomorrow...else the aggressive saffa in me will come out and will contact BMW AU
It generates interest in the dealership - a talking point. The proper way of doing it is ask the customer. I offered it to the dealership and they had it for two weeks. They offered me a M3 to drive around while the car is on the floor. They borrowed my car a couple of times for promotion as well. Unless you had special request like having the wheels coated it shouldn't take that long. Best to ask a please explain - it could have easily be short staffed or service is over booked.
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Why have it on the floor if there aren't any more to sell?.... I have been reserved far, see what they say tomorrow...else the aggressive saffa in me will come out and will contact BMW AU
As Sparoz said, it's all about the halo effect. A bright orange car with crazy flairs gets people excited and gives the sales people something to talk to them about. Something along the lines of 'that's all sold out, but 135i here is actually 99% the same car, in fact we have an optional PPK to get you that extra 1%'
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      02-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #202
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As Sparoz said, it's all about the halo effect. A bright orange car with crazy flairs gets people excited and gives the sales people something to talk to them about. Something along the lines of 'that's all sold out, but 135i here is actually 99% the same car, in fact we have an optional PPK to get you that extra 1%'
True, but if customer specifically asks for the car not to go on the showroom floor then I would think they have to oblige?
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      02-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #203
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True, but if customer specifically asks for the car not to go on the showroom floor then I would think they have to oblige?
It's your car, if you say you want it hidden in the darkest depth of the workshop - they should oblige. However dealers have done far worse things behind their customers backs.

Ultimately, dealers really screw themselves sometimes, if try had asked and offered you some incentive - you probably would have said yes. Mine sat at the Wollongong dealers showroom for several weeks before I could get around to picking it up - what an experience that was!

That said, there is most likely a innocent and reasonable explaination for it. I would call up the sales guy/manager and ask them for an explanation of why it is taking so long and tell them that all your friends cars were ready for delivery in a day or two. You don't seem the type to take too much crap anyway ianf!
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      02-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #204
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True, but if customer specifically asks for the car not to go on the showroom floor then I would think they have to oblige?
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It's your car, if you say you want it hidden in the darkest depth of the workshop - they should oblige. However dealers have done far worse things behind their customers backs.

Ultimately, dealers really screw themselves sometimes, if try had asked and offered you some incentive - you probably would have said yes. Mine sat at the Wollongong dealers showroom for several weeks before I could get around to picking it up - what an experience that was!

That said, there is most likely a innocent and reasonable explaination for it. I would call up the sales guy/manager and ask them for an explanation of why it is taking so long and tell them that all your friends cars were ready for delivery in a day or two. You don't seem the type to take too much crap anyway ianf!
If you specifically said so then they should obliged - it is you car, and doing anything else is just wrong. As alik01 said, could a simple explanation that their detailer's away, or the plague they are gong to give you takes longer than expected?
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      02-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #205
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They want it on their floor for a few days probably.
Ian, think of the swirl marks from all these randoms touching your car...or kids brushing past it...
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      02-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #206
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Definately check it out this weekend and check the kms on it, mine had 16, someone definately had a go before i got to it. however i forgot all that pretty quick once i got in it.

i think you should demand it now, the 24th is just torture, as the last few days are an unbearable wait,
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      02-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #207
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After chatting with the dealer last week, I have sent emails to the sales manager & salesman requesting it not to be in showroom and no km's put on the car (less than 3kms is acceptable).

Car arrives Wednesday at the dealer, so will call them then. I requested that I need the car this Saturday... if not then I'd need an explanation. I am happy to wait a week if there is a valid reason, but not if they just want to put it on show. I definitely plan a surprise visit if it is delayed for no reason.
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      02-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #208
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I personally do not have any issue with the car sitting in the showroom as long as it is locked up. Ok for them to show off the car but my concern would be other customers playing with the clutch and gears when dry.
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      02-17-2012, 03:54 AM   #209
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      02-17-2012, 03:59 AM   #210
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Thanks, really looking forward to it. I going with AW, but damn that VO looks hot!


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      02-17-2012, 06:01 AM   #211
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Next Friday for me hopefully!
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      02-17-2012, 07:33 AM   #212
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Very happy for you Ian, the excitement builds!
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      02-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #213
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Hey guys, I have a feeling my dealer is holding out on giving me my production date because he probably knows it's freaken ages away (i.e.. june) and I might lose interest and cancel my order. He says he will let me know as soon as BMW give any information, i am guaranteed an allocation though. My question is, how far in advance were you given your production date and expected delivery date? My Dealer is stringing me along by saying 'all production slots are full for april but you know your car will probably be getting built in may...'
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      02-23-2012, 09:39 PM   #214
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Hey guys, I have a feeling my dealer is holding out on giving me my production date because he probably knows it's freaken ages away (i.e.. june) and I might lose interest and cancel my order. He says he will let me know as soon as BMW give any information, i am guaranteed an allocation though. My question is, how far in advance were you given your production date and expected delivery date? My Dealer is stringing me along by saying 'all production slots are full for april but you know your car will probably be getting built in may...'
You have to have a prod date, else the order is not real, but rather hoping a slot becomes available. I got prod date at time of deposit/order. To put it simply, no prod number, no car!...you need an allocation/prod number. I stressed this when ordering and I got it. Call John Worthington BMW, they may have 1 slot left.
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      02-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #215
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Just tried worthingtons, John is out today but the stock controller is going to call me back. My dealer has been very adamant that i have a car but i am somewhat concerned that he won't give me any more details, Its been 6 months!
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Just tried worthingtons, John is out today but the stock controller is going to call me back. My dealer has been very adamant that i have a car but i am somewhat concerned that he won't give me any more details, Its been 6 months!
Who is your dealer?
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I am losing it it with Worthingtons! Car was meant to be delivered today, not!

I am going there tomorrow and rain down a f*cking firestorm...scorched earth mutherfcker!.... Car cleared customs on 13th!
Hehehehe sorry I'm still road testing it, there was a little rattle up front but it's sorted now, I'll get it to the detailers to clean and get it ready for you ...... How does next Wednesday sound?
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Ian they are a f*cking useless bunch lieing c0cksucking tools, that's all I can say about the matter.

Give em heaps Ian!
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Hehehehe sorry I'm still road testing it, there was a little rattle up front but it's sorted now, I'll get it to the detailers to clean and get it ready for you ...... How does next Wednesday sound?
Just stay stay in the 3 forum where u belong
Aw fawk looks like I'm getting sent to the naughty corner again.

Now dont sue me but isn't that the same dealer that sold a bodgy premium select (or whatever BMW call the second hand cars) and refused To fix it??????
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