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went to pick up my 335i and it was sold??

DJPlayer2010-08-18 19:21:04 +0000 #1
Just vented my frustration.. 2 days ago I drove 200 miles away to pick up a CPO 2007 BMW 335i w/ approx 22k miles ($26k) from a BMW dealership in NJ. I negotiated most of everything via email and phone.. I asked about filling the paper work for financing out on a Friday and the salesman said "don't worry about since you'll be in when we open tomorrow".

So Saturday morning I go to get my new car.. I get there and the salesman is literally hiding from me. I then find out.. that someone put a deposit down in the late the night before.. So I'm like..

Argued and argued and argued.. they tried to find me another ride.. but they kept showing me other 335i's that were WAY overpriced. I wasted 6hrs of my time, approx 400 miles of driving and came home w/ nothing.. now the search continues for a 335i at a killer price (getting very close).

Oh.. I did place a complaint in w/ BMW corporate this morning about the whole ridiculous escapade.
nmulax2010-08-18 19:23:05 +0000 #2
That really does suck; but you should have put a deposit down with a credit card.
icyhot e922010-08-18 19:55:40 +0000 #3
You never left a deposit from your end? Any faxed papers to sign and whatnot?
x5lover77772010-08-18 20:02:04 +0000 #4
which dealer?
DJPlayer2010-08-18 20:43:40 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by x5lover7777

which dealer?

Roxbury BMW in NJ. I specifically asked the salesman if there was anything I needed to fill out etc.. etc.. he told me that since I was coming in the very next morning not to worry about it.

I made the assumption "don't worry about it", meant he had placed the car on hold. I agreed to buy it for the price we negotiated.

Strangest thing was that I didn't see the car on the lot anywhere.. Granted it could have been in garage being cleaned for the person who supposedly bought it. But CPO cars are usually already prepared to be driven right off the lot.

car is still on their website too? They did technically only have Saturday and Monday to remove it though.. I'm curious whether they're just trying to bait people into their dealership..
DJPlayer2010-08-18 19:44:10 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by x5lover7777

which dealer?

I've had no luck w/ your local dealerships whatsoever.. I think they're a little more overpriced because of being so close to philly. Had the same problem went I got close to the Washington D.C area..
blacknbean2010-08-18 20:42:06 +0000 #7
thats a good price. dealer prolly got a buyer to offer more and took that.
Roffle Waffle2010-08-18 21:43:25 +0000 #8
if you didn't place a deposit.....
DJPlayer2010-08-18 20:42:19 +0000 #9
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Originally Posted by blacknbean

thats a good price. dealer prolly got a buyer to offer more and took that.

Yeah definitely a killer price. They were actually taking a loss on the car b/c they had it for so long. They owned the car for 26.8k or so. As for a deposit I definitely would've made one if they would've asked. When I was told not to worry about paperwork etc., until I arrived the next morning, I was under the impression the car was being "held" for me for the next 5 business hours or so.
DJPlayer2010-08-18 19:56:12 +0000 #10
I'm fighting right now for a CPO 08 335i w/ 20k miles for 28.5 or so. They're still $800 or so off.. I think I can get them to hit that price next week (could be gone then though).
VinnieAces2010-08-18 23:33:08 +0000 #11
sucks you had to drive that far man, just take it as a sign that the car was only gonna be trouble lol
ibeclueless2010-08-19 00:55:19 +0000 #12
that sucks...

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