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      01-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #133
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I think they really ought to improve the tracking info on BMW's site. For example, "primer applied, awaiting first coat of paint" or "head of the line at the VDC."
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      01-07-2013, 01:00 PM   #134
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I'm at WG BMW just north of Philadelphia and they expect it there today. So close!!
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      01-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #135
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anyone else got they car? I been driving mine for few hour I love the way it look,This car is fast !!!! you guy will love ur new car
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      01-07-2013, 08:19 PM   #136
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Should have mine by tomorrow night since dealer wasn't in today. Will be taking some photos of it over the weekend when I go skiing.
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      01-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #137
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let me know if u guy got floor mat? I didn't get anything or any gift from them but a big c you next time n enjoy ur car lol
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      01-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #138
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Huh. So according to my CA even though website shows the car as being at the dealership, the car's actually STILL sitting in the port! WTF?! He says he'll definitely have it ready by Thursday.

He also said that the price might have gone up $500 or something cause of BMW credit changing? Which is bullshit cause I have a signed and dated order form with purchase price listed.

SMH nothing to ruin a day like a) car being delayed AND b) having to fight for 500 bucks.
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      01-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #139
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Huh. So according to my CA even though website shows the car as being at the dealership, the car's actually STILL sitting in the port! WTF?! He says he'll definitely have it ready by Thursday.

He also said that the price might have gone up $500 or something cause of BMW credit changing? Which is bullshit cause I have a signed and dated order form with purchase price listed.

SMH nothing to ruin a day like a) car being delayed AND b) having to fight for 500 bucks.
The delay sucks, but the price change would really bug me.

Take a careful look at the order form and make sure there are no contingencies that would allow a price increase. I've read in other threads that, in some cases, taking delivery after a particular date can cause the loss of certain incentives.

But it would seem to me if that sort of thing is not specified in the purchase order (and if there is no general clause that gives the dealer wiggle room), you ought to be in a good position to insist on the original price or walk and get your deposit fully refunded.

Either way, sorry to hear it's not going so smoothly.
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      01-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #140
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Wow, the price increase does not sound right at all? Make sure you ask about that. I guess my car has cleared customs/VPC and its waiting for a carrier/truck to drive it to Buffalo. the ETA to Buffalo is tomorrow, Wed. Jan. 9th which is my CA's day off so I have an appt Thursday afternoon 330 to pick up car. I will certainly post pics when I get her. I have not driven an f30 yet so it should be fun.
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      01-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #141
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Where is Swift Ace now?

All was going smoothly...finally arrived in NYC, progressed without issue to Baltimore, was heading full steam to Brunswick and then it fell out of range somewhere due southwest of Hilton Head. Hasn't been heard from in over a day since. What is the deal? It's not like those are the most treacherous waters or the busiest shipping lanes...so close yet so far.
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      01-08-2013, 10:30 AM   #142
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All was going smoothly...finally arrived in NYC, progressed without issue to Baltimore, was heading full steam to Brunswick and then it fell out of range somewhere due southwest of Hilton Head. Hasn't been heard from in over a day since. What is the deal? It's not like those are the most treacherous waters or the busiest shipping lanes...so close yet so far.
Not to worry. The system is very limited when ships get out in open water. My boat was invisible essentially the entire time it was on the high seas in the Atlantic. I did notice some sites where you could pay (lots of money--like several thousand dollars) for what appeared to be global tracking information. Those services were obviously geared toward business rather than impatient BMW purchasers like we are.

Edit: Sorry I got lost here. I forgot this was the thread for the Swift Ace, so you already know about the blackout during the crossing. Still, I think the info you can get for free is limited to areas pretty much immediately offshore of the U.S.

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      01-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #143
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Just got a call from the best CA ever, my f30 is at the dealer!
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      01-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #144
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Just got a call from the best CA ever, my f30 is at the dealer!
Congrats!

Just out of curiosity, what status do you show at the WW site?
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      01-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #145
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Dealer has given me an update, car will be ready for pickup tomorrow afternoon, with grilles installed.

WW still shows last status as loaded on ship on 12/19/2012 lol.

Will take a quick pic tomorrow with my phone, but will take better photos over weekend.
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Dealer has given me an update, car will be ready for pickup tomorrow afternoon, with grilles installed.

WW still shows last status as loaded on ship on 12/19/2012 lol.

Will take a quick pic tomorrow with my phone, but will take better photos over weekend.
Enjoy!

Thanks for info on WW site.
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Pacific?

Apparently this ship transported itself to the North Pacific. At least according to Marine Traffic. WTF!
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      01-09-2013, 12:50 AM   #148
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He also said that the price might have gone up $500 or something cause of BMW credit changing? Which is bullshit cause I have a signed and dated order form with purchase price listed.
Let us know how you do with the price. My CA keeps assuring me that I'm locked in. In fact, he ran a new credit app for me on 1/2 to keep the holiday credit, since my credit approval expired 12/31. My VIR has the 2012 pricing, says nothing about prices subject to change, but BMWUSA website shows the $350 increase in base price for 2013. Interested to see if they don't give you the December rates and credits, and if they add that $350 in there.
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C'Mon Already!

The ship was supposed to be in Georgia port on Monday morning (left Baltimore on Saturday)...it's now Wednesday and no sign of the ship. I'm telling you that if I lose the holiday savings, if they try to rework my trade in (which they said I could keep driving until delivery) or if my price changes one penny as a result of this slow ship from Africa...I'm walking. Their issue not mine. Love the car but not loving the perks of ownership thus far. Sheesh.
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if my price changes one penny as a result of this slow ship from Africa...I'm walking. Their issue not mine.
+1. You negotiate a deal, it should not change due to slow ship, production delays, etc. CA should know to renew credit app and lock in rates and the 2013 price increase shouldn't affect anyone that negotiated a deal under 2012 pricing. Dealer can/should always take it out of their end if BMW doesn't uphold original pricing. $350 isn't a lot of money (maybe 5 bucks a month after residual), but it's the principle.
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Let us know how you do with the price. My CA keeps assuring me that I'm locked in. In fact, he ran a new credit app for me on 1/2 to keep the holiday credit, since my credit approval expired 12/31. My VIR has the 2012 pricing, says nothing about prices subject to change, but BMWUSA website shows the $350 increase in base price for 2013. Interested to see if they don't give you the December rates and credits, and if they add that $350 in there.

So yeah turns out pricing change isn't due to any changes in incentive or increase in base MSRP, my dealer just fucked up badly when he first gave me a price quote. I'm essentially getting wholesale/invoice corporate fleet pricing through my bank, and the price was supposed to be $**,645 after all the incentives, but when he first wrote it on the order form he wrote $**,465.

This was compounded by a further mixup where BMWNA was originally offering $3,000 credit for corporate fleet sales, but that changed to $2,500 back in March 2012, but my bank apparently never bothered to update that on their site, and insisted the $3,000 was still in effect even though BMWNA has provided me with their internal memo stating the change in March.

I'm currently dropping the whole typo on the dealers end thing (It adds up to about $200 diff after tax, and though technically I can insist on the original price due to the signed contract, I'm not gonna bust his balls and potentially delay my delivery for it), and going after my bank for the $500 diff in incentive cause they failed to update their site to match actual BMWNA numbers.
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So yeah turns out pricing change isn't due to any changes in incentive or increase in base MSRP, my dealer just fucked up badly when he first gave me a price quote. I'm essentially getting wholesale/invoice corporate fleet pricing through my bank, and the price was supposed to be $**,645 after all the incentives, but when he first wrote it on the order form he wrote $**,465.

This was compounded by a further mixup where BMWNA was originally offering $3,000 credit for corporate fleet sales, but that changed to $2,500 back in March 2012, but my bank apparently never bothered to update that on their site, and insisted the $3,000 was still in effect even though BMWNA has provided me with their internal memo stating the change in March.

I'm currently dropping the whole typo on the dealers end thing (It adds up to about $200 diff after tax, and though technically I can insist on the original price due to the signed contract, I'm not gonna bust his balls and potentially delay my delivery for it), and going after my bank for the $500 diff in incentive cause they failed to update their site to match actual BMWNA numbers.
That's probably what I would do too.
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      01-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #153
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My car is at the dealer. They are coding the ASS and I will have the car Friday.

Was beginning to wonder if the car had been damaged, given that many of your cars were already at the dealer or even delivered. I'm going to ask for the vehicle history report anyway.
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My car is at the dealer. They are coding the ASS and I will have the car Friday.

Was beginning to wonder if the car had been damaged, given that many of your cars were already at the dealer or even delivered. I'm going to ask for the vehicle history report anyway.
Doubt there was any issue with your car. From what I can tell, our cars were unloaded last Wedn, and I believe the majority cleared VPC Sunday night/early Monday. some of ones that cleared Sunday were shipped out then to dealerships, arriving there early Monday (only 1 person so far has said they took delivery on Monday). The rest that cleared Sunday/Monday were then shipped out according to the shipping schedules for each dealership. Mine arrived at the Manhattan dealership early Tuesday. Yours probably took a bit longer to leave the port, waiting for the truck.
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