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Old 03-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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This is very interesting. I trust that the dealer must honor the winning bid! Good luck to the buyer.....

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127993
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well it sure seems like the main guy at the dealer still does not know anything about it and the employees are trying to cover it up, only in time the cat will be out of the bag and that sales guy will be loosing his job.....I own a car dealership....i have some bad...real bad experience......
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I have been following this on m3post, very interesting.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Bokke' post='549589' date='Mar 23 2008, 04:28 PM
This is very interesting. I trust that the dealer must honor the winning bid! Good luck to the buyer.....

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127993
Thanks, really interesting. Though Im 100% on the bidders side on this, I'm not sure how strongly I feel about it.
The more interesting article was attached:

http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/artic...62/page001.html
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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Look at it this way. If you went to Barrett Jackson auction and won a car that met the reserve. But the seller wouldn't sell the car, that would never happen.

The guy should get the car at the auction price, its a contract.
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Some days you bite the bear ... other days the bear bites you.

I suppose the ebay lister would have been leaping for joy and happy to count the cash if the final bids climbed into the 6 figures territory.

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Old 03-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #7
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Oh this dealer doesn't know whats coming. This story is getting popular. Its on every bimmer forum I have seen.

Now its on Autoblog and Digg. Other M3post members are contacting media(TV, Mags, Newspapers)


http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/23/bmw-dea...nt-want-to-hon/

http://digg.com/autos/Dealer_auctions_new_...sn_t_honor_deal
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The Dealer itself has some sort of history of not customer friendly.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:06 PM   #9
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After 336,161 page views, and almost 1,000 replies.

BMW of Lincoln has finally agreed to sell him the car for the Ebay auction price of $60,000.

dooma350(Ken) most recent post:
"Sorry its taken so long to post a update. The site is very slow (understandably). This morning, BMW of Lincoln has agreed to sell me the car at a price of 60K, with certain conditions. I'll be going over the conditions with the dealership tommorow, and I hope to have everything finalized by tommorow afternoon.

But one thing that I would like to make everyone aware of is, BMW of Lincoln is proactively working to correct the situation that they screwed up. And yes, they screwed up big time, no doubt about that.They are trying to do right, so please don't harass the dealership right now. No phone calls, threats, emails or fake sales calls.

That said, I would just like to take a step back for a moment.
The past few days have been insane. Just thinking about what has transpired, leaves you speechless really. How did this thing go from a M3post.com rant to what it became today? In 3 days, the site amassed
650+ comments and 200,000 page views, with people posting from all around the world, lending their support and help. Thats people I dont even know! Amazing stuff, and probably the coolest thing I have ever
been part of, leveraging the internet in a way that I have never seen before. People I have never met, making calls on my behalf, contacting automotive sites, supplying information, just doing anything and everything possible to help out.

Lets do it again sometime, I hope to be there for someone when they are in need.

Thanks guys, there are good people in this world after all.
I'll post again tommorow.

Regards

Ken"

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http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127993
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exciting thread, went through all the posts last night and today an ending well worth it. i wonder what tomorrow brings, my guess is one condition he must follow is not to sell the vehicle.
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