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Re: Dealer is a BIG TIME CROOK...(MORE) (archive)

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Posted by chris reeves on January 25, 2000 at 21:11:15:

In Reply to: Dealer is a BIG TIME CROOK...(MORE) posted by Alex Argyros on January 25, 2000 at 17:35:02:

Just curious Alex, but what aspect of the free market system do you not understand and/or agree with?

If you've ever taken economics 101, you hopefully remember the good old meeting point of the supply and demand curves. That's the price level, baby.

Why does a dealer have to sell at or below MSRP to be legitimate? I bet you'd have no problem if a dealer was willing to sell you a car BELOW MSRP (and please don't forget the word "suggested" in there). So what is the problem selling a car above MSRP if people are willing to pay it?

I'm not willing to pay 25K over msrp for an M5, but if someone else is, I have no problem with a dealer making money off that person. And frankly, I really can't understand why you do.

: Any legitimate dealer will sell it at retail price. If we as BMW enthusiasts want this
: type of thing to stop, we should put the dealer's
: name all over this board so that "the world" knows
: that he is ripping people off BIG TIME. Maybe
: we should get the IRS to check out how much
: he reports selling it for?

: Maybe the blame goes to the people who are willing
: to spend over retail price. As much as I really
: like the car, I would never ever give a dealer
: over retail price, even if I had Bill Gate's money.

: Alex
: '97 540iA with practically Dinan
: everything

: : While driving to a meeting today I passed an
: : exotic car dealer in Northeast Ohio and what would
: : they be displaying in their showroom window?
: : A Silver M5 !!! It appeared to be Titanium Silver,
: : black interior, and Dunlop's on the 18" wheels.

: : The MSRP for the car was $74,500 and get this, the
: : dealer had added a line called "market demand" and
: : added $25,000 to the MSRP.......Yes, you too could
: : have this M5 for a mere $99,500 !!!!

: : Impressions: Great looking car!, love the wheels,
: : rear spoiler is small and underplayed, very well done!
: : The front air intake on the other hand is 'huge' and
: : ready to eat anything in its path....

: : Would love to have one but will settle for my '00
: : 528i when it arrives in March.

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