In Reply to: Scott: Do you really think your dealer would..... posted by Fred Meloan on April 02, 1999 at 10:35:22:
No, Fred, I'm not expecting anything at all from the dealer. I'm also not implying that they knew about the invoice increase when I signed the buy order. All in all, this is a great dealership...very open and honest. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. As for the dealer adjusting the price to their favor no matter what, here in Illinois a signed Buyer's order precludes that unless explicitely stated otherwise...which isn't the case here.
All I'm saying is that I had a choice of going either invoice up, or MSRP down, in the face of unknown final pricing information...and I chose what I believed would be the safer route. I forgot to take into account the possibility that BMW could chose to screw both the dealer AND the consumer...silly me, I thought they'd just pick one to screw.
Oh, well. Live and learn.
'00 M-Roadster silver/red/black May Production (if I come up with another grand!)
: have taken the $1,000 hit and not said anything to you about it? I bet not. I would believe that your dealer would have told you to give him the additional cost as the fine print in the contract probably says that any price is subject to revision due to unknown increases in cost. What I am saying is that I think BMW got you either way. The dealers were not notified of the price increases until late in the afternoon on March 31 so you could hardly say the dealer knew what was coming from BMW. I would suspect that your dealer is just as upset as you are.
: Hope this helps.
: Fred Meloan