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To Chris Reeves, THE CAR DEALER...(MORE) (archive)

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Posted by Alex Argyros on January 26, 2000 at 15:49:25:

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

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
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.

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