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Money down, cashed, no real info... (archive)

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Posted by CKS on March 08, 2001 at 13:19:50:

In Reply to: Heard Mar/Apr SOP, June/July posted by acao on March 08, 2001 at 10:43:01:

I'm in the same boat as Glen. I made my deposit months ago, it's been cashed, I'm #1 on the list at Weatherford BMW, and haven't got any firm information about production or delivery.

I'm not real miffed, since the car's just something I want rather than something I need. I just get peeved when dealers tell people things and they have no idea themselves--they're completely blowing smoke.

Weatherford's been pretty straight-up--they have never pretended to know anything. Most of what I've got is "I wish I could tell you, but BMW hasn't been saying anything to us either". At least I appreciate that they haven't made things up to tease me.

I'm just kickin' back and waiting for the call.


In a conversation at the end of Feb, my sales rep (grain of salt), said SOP of Mar./Apr., w/delivery approx 60 days following. When I put my deposit down this Monday, he was nudging me toward Apr/May SOP w/delivery approx 60 days following. Who on this board has a deposit down? Is the deposit even cashed? What's your # on alloc list?
I suppose its all the same to me, the longer the wait, the bigger down payment I'll have.
Its important to remember that BMW and their dealers have an interest in keeping our anticipation high with "around the corner" type news. Its also important to remember that at the most, we've seen a brochure. I have seen no posts with anybody actually spec'ing their order or any other hard news associated w/SOP. BMW knows, if they build it, we will come.
Andy, Houston.

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