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      10-11-2019, 07:08 AM   #19
E30 Racer
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Drives: '11 1M, '09 335i M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (2)

The local dealer wanted $5k over. Found an allocation at another about an hour away, and was ecstatic. I committed to the purchase, signed the forms, exchanged the emails, and they took my deposit over the phone.

45 min later I get a call saying another salesman had already committed the allocation to someone else, they just hadn't signed anything yet. I strongly suspect BS, and am pretty sure the used my commitment to squeeze a "market adjustment" from the other buyer.

I ended up calling 62 dealerships before finding my allocation. Ended up buying the car from a Idaho Falls at MSRP (I live in OH), picked it up at the Performance Delivery Center (highly recommended), and drove it home.

Still have the car today, and doubt I'll ever sell it.

A roller coaster ride for sure!