In Reply to: Re: Dealer is a BIG TIME CROOK...(MORE) posted by chris reeves on January 25, 2000 at 21:11:15:
Sorry, I correct myself...the dealer is
a "LEGAL CROOK".
The bottom line is that Ralley Motors
in Roslyn, New York has a policy of selling
M5s at retail price. You will have to go on
a waiting list for about 12-18 months.
Why is this dealer in Ohio charging 25,000 more? Because he knows that people who really don't
know better will pay for it. I guarantee you
that if you go in that dealer and give him
a bank check for retail price that you will get
an M5. You might have to wait for it for a while,
but you will get it.
I never said anything derogatory about a free market economy. I never said that a HOT car like the M5 should sell BELOW retail. IF ANYONE
ELSE SEES THIS IN MY MESSAGE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Maybe I'm nuts?!
Chris, please let me know where you and your salespeople buy your lunch so that I could call the restaurant and ask them to charge you double because lunch is a HOT ITEM.
Thank You...Have a nice day. I love FREEDOM
: 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.