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      11-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Any incentives based on order date?

I'm looking to get a new 3 Series in March or April, but would move up my order date to the end of this year, if there were any incentives to ordering by the end of the year. From what I can see, the dealer doesn't really "make" the sale until the order has arrived, and you settle on final price, so I'm guessing there really is no incentive to order in late December 2012 vs. late January 2013.

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      11-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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I'm looking to get a new 3 Series in March or April, but would move up my order date to the end of this year, if there were any incentives to ordering by the end of the year. From what I can see, the dealer doesn't really "make" the sale until the order has arrived, and you settle on final price, so I'm guessing there really is no incentive to order in late December 2012 vs. late January 2013.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

John
The current offer members here are taking advantage of is the holiday cash $1000 rebate. As long as you put in the order before 1/2/12 my ca says you can "lock in" the rebate up to 90 days from ordering, so you could realistically take delivery in march and still be fine. But double check with your ca and make sure he doesn't pull a fast one on you
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Holiday incentives now through 1/2/2013. Beyond that is anyone's guess.

Car must be enroute, with VIN assigned and locked in at BMWFS prior to 1/2 in order to receive incentive after 1/2/2013. Check with your dealer or call BMWFS for details. Every incentive program comes with some different terms.

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...end_event.aspx
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The current offer members here are taking advantage of is the holiday cash $1000 rebate. As long as you put in the order before 1/2/12 my ca says you can "lock in" the rebate up to 90 days from ordering, so you could realistically take delivery in march and still be fine. But double check with your ca and make sure he doesn't pull a fast one on you
And I've been told the VIN must be assigned to lock it in. See, you ask 10 people, you'll get 10 different answers.
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you can get 750 + 1000 + 300 for the app before 2013
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And I've been told the VIN must be assigned to lock it in. See, you ask 10 people, you'll get 10 different answers.
Sigh - yeah, that's the thing. And while I might be able to push the order up to 12/31 if the savings were worth it, I think if I was at the point of having a VIN assigned, that might be having the car arrive in the dead of a Minnesota winter which I don't want to have happen again.

Also, I was not planning on financing through BMW as their rates don't seem all that great, but I might do it if I can pay it off without early penalties (like, within first six months).

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Sigh - yeah, that's the thing. And while I might be able to push the order up to 12/31 if the savings were worth it, I think if I was at the point of having a VIN assigned, that might be having the car arrive in the dead of a Minnesota winter which I don't want to have happen again.

Also, I was not planning on financing through BMW as their rates don't seem all that great, but I might do it if I can pay it off without early penalties (like, within first six months).

John
You can run the payment numbers through any of the online calculators, but they $1000 Holiday Cash + $750 Loyalty are only available if you use the 3.29% rate via BMW FS. Worked out better for me, than using my credit union's rates. The $300 app credit is only valid if you're a current BMWFS customer.
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Sigh - yeah, that's the thing. And while I might be able to push the order up to 12/31 if the savings were worth it, I think if I was at the point of having a VIN assigned, that might be having the car arrive in the dead of a Minnesota winter which I don't want to have happen again.

Also, I was not planning on financing through BMW as their rates don't seem all that great, but I might do it if I can pay it off without early penalties (like, within first six months).

John
you can refinance before your first payment if you really want to. as far as i understand it, the only requirement is to originally go with bmwfs.....obviously their intent is not to have you refinance right away but i dont think there is anything against it.
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My mailbox had -four- pieces of mail from BMW today, three of which were discussing end of year incentives -- all requiring financing (purchase or lease) from BMW. At this stage, I'll probably just sit tight until the last week of January before I start the ordering process.
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