I've seen them advertised on Ebay but surely when you put down the deposit they also take your name and address.
How can someone then sell it? I wouldn't think BMW Dealerships would allow such a thing. Your putting down the deposit so if you then choose not to buy the car, you loose that deposit and the slot goes to the next person on the list.
Its probably a scam, like a lot of things on ebay. But about the deposit, you don't lose it, at least at my dealer you don't. They can sell them so readily that even when the car is delivered if you don't want it they'll give you your deposit back and sell the car.
They prob just change the name and address to the new person who won the bid and have the bidder pay them the deposit that the seller gave to the dealer... people on e-bay made soooooooo much money like this when the M3s came out it was really annoying seeing it cuz those who were serious and really wanted the car were pushed back by people who didnt want the car but got on the wiat list and sold their spots. Amazingly BMW dealers allowed this cuz what can they really do?
If a persons circumstances change for what ever reason(other than profit) why should'nt they be allowed to sell there build slot. or do you think it would be better for that person to lose there deposit.
This happens with a lot of manufacturers....There are companies whose sole operating purpose is by selling very new car slots (Aston Martins/Bentleys etc). They advertise the price as "£5000 over list" etc. My dad has just bought a new bentley at "£10,000 over list" so it is possible. Its all about demand and supply people!
Well yes and no really......Yes true if he had put himself on the list a few years ago when they first were announced along with all other serious buyers then the queues may be shorter but it gave him the option to want one and recieve it within a few weeks by paying a premium.
Come to think of it, my first MCS was a cancelled order and the dealer just took my deposit and paid it back to who ever it was who originally placed the order. It may be a possibility that dealers dont mind these goings-on as in their view, the longer the waiting list the better. It gives the car more of a premium image! And they restrict supply anyway to create waiting lists....!! As I said...better image!
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