Posted by Dan Masucci on August 12, 1998 at 15:53:15:
In Reply to: AutoAdvantage (Va) very Arrogant posted by Mike Seningen on August 12, 1998 at 15:35:39:
Try Christopher Anderson at Cove Motoring in Newport Beach, CA; 714-650-5915; Their BMW's are the best in the available west coast market. I bought my car there and Chris was great to work with. They sell BMW's exclusively. No, I'm not getting paid for this referral . . .
: I'm in Texas, they're in Va. Had my brother
: inspect vehicle and Fed-Ex pics.
: Tried to purchase a 95 540 from them today.
: I had faxed an offer stating my price range
: and why I though it was reasonable. Presented
: them a certificate of credit, offered to place
: a deposit via credit card. I also asked them to
: answer a couple questions and give me a selling
: price. I grabbed my prices from Edmunds, KBB,
: and Dallas/Houston prices I had seen. I had asked
: questions about Nikasil Engine, maintenance history,
: in service date. I felt I presented my self as a
: legitimate buyer.
: Too make a long story short. The sales representative
: Shawn Russo?? called back a few hours later and asked to cut to the chase. Jumped right to the price issue. He quoted their "fixed" price, non-negotiable. "They must get a lot less for their cars in Texas." "We sell everything we get here for what we ask." "You should find something a little closer to home." "We don't need your business."
: I said I was sorry they (he) had such an attitude.
: He stated that "If that sounds a bit arrogant its
: because we are the number one reseller of BMWs in
: NA, and we can be........"
: Sorry I wasted his time..............
: Caveat Emptor with dealing with AutoAdvantage.
: Mike Seningen