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Old 10-16-2014, 07:41 PM
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I am curious, how you paid less than sticker as they are not available for sale until December.
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I am curious, how you paid less than sticker as they are not available for sale until December.
S63 coupe is available from sale in US - Oct 15

S65 will be released in December

My S63 coupe arrived at Brunswick VPC yesterday and it should be at the dealership next week.
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You are quoting the sticker price without the Edition 1 package which is $10,800. The dealers here are already quoting $20-$30,000 over sticker Mark up. I am also trying to recover our sales tax and license.
Afaik, the sticker including the edition 1 package is $138k. I drove the car but didn't see the window sticker. If you have a pic of it please post it.
Re. $180k, you'll have to find a real sucker to pay that. Edition 1 cars don't fetch any premium and it's not difficult to find, at least in short order.

Good luck though...
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Afaik, the sticker including the edition 1 package is $138k. I drove the car but didn't see the window sticker. If you have a pic of it please post it.
Re. $180k, you'll have to find a real sucker to pay that. Edition 1 cars don't fetch any premium and it's not difficult to find, at least in short order.

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+1 If my wife disliked the color that much I'd just let the dealer keep my deposit and reorder. Drive the car off the lot and edition 1 probably sells in the 90's
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BevHills mkt (and perhaps NewptBch) are unique animals re: just-released, perceived-to-be-cool, hard-to-get cars, at least for first 6-8wks....

Ironically (or perhaps not), vastly more wealth lives/works on SF Peninsula/SiliconValley than in BH/NB (or anywhere else on planet) yet same new 550 launch sells @MSRP at best in SV...and used 550 likely sells at some material disct

Have a SV colleague who is getting two of first S65 Coupes at both local dealer on SF Peninsula and in BevHills; he's taking 550 launch ed from his SV dealer, shipping it down to his LA wkend house to drive for a mth or so until his LA 65 arrives....and likely gets back MSRP on his used 550 from LA dealer which can flip it to some sucker who will pay above MSRP for a used 550

As absurd as it sounds, the market is the market....whether used cars or used houses or private schools, etc....lots of suckers out there from both US and ThirdWorld w/some money to burn and such rich global suckers tend to congregate in places like BevHills or Manhattan or Miami or London

Ferrari has played this sucker game w/used cars for many yrs in US....and even AMG in early '00s had this game going....recall the '02 SL55 sold for ?$50K premia for many mths post-launch...and there was a ~$20Kish NYC vs CA arbitrage on new AMGs in early '00s that persisted for some 1-2yrs on any new AMG CL/SL/S55....and even for lowly E55 in '99-'00...incredibly cheap new cars for those who could astutely play the arb-flip games of that era.....kinda like any market where clever traders profitably understand fundamental value vs technical stupidity/cyclicality of human behavior re: cars, houses, stocks, any luxury goods, opportunity cost, etc
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This is interesting and confirms what my dealer told me yesterday when I took a test drive of their Edition 1 demo. Apparently these are being released only as demonstrators and not for regular sale. Very odd....
Saw Edition 1 few days ago but didn't get to drive it. Perfect color. Gorgeous inside and out and 4matic too. Red designo leather color and quality felt good, but I thought there was something missing. I sat in an S63 sedan afterward for comparison, and I immediately noticed a richer smell of leather and 'new" car smell that the coupe did not have. To me it feels like a symptom of the coupe being a demo.. so I'm looking forward to seeing a new Edition 1 for sale.
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Here are a couple of pictures of the S550 Coupe Edition 1 in the showroom with it sticker at $149.571. and the market sale price in the window of $179,571. Ours is still for sale if anyone is interested.
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Here are a couple of pictures of the S550 Coupe Edition 1 in the showroom with it sticker at $149.571. and the market sale price in the window of $179,571. Ours is still for sale if anyone is interested.
At $179,000 I suspect it might be for sale for a while... but one never knows. Frankly, I'd be uncomfortable with a dealer that worked in this manner, but to each his own. I'd find it hard to think I ever got a fair deal on any car I purchased.
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At $179,000 I suspect it might be for sale for a while... but one never knows. Frankly, I'd be uncomfortable with a dealer that worked in this manner, but to each his own. I'd find it hard to think I ever got a fair deal on any car I purchased.
Agreed. Our dealer will not sell a car for more than MSRP and that's how it should be. Aftermarket it's another story.

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Here are a couple of pictures of the S550 Coupe Edition 1 in the showroom with it sticker at $149.571. and the market sale price in the window of $179,571. Ours is still for sale if anyone is interested.
To me this is ridiculous and kind of a joke when you can get an edition 1 easily at MSRP.
This car is almost the same price as my loaded S 63 coupe. S63 coupe sticker is $183K.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:59 AM
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To me this is ridiculous and kind of a joke when you can get an edition 1 easily at MSRP.
This car is almost the same price as my loaded S 63 coupe. S63 coupe sticker is $183K.
I think it will be impossible to find someone that is dumb enough to pay that price and also has the money to do so.
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:34 PM
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To me this is ridiculous and kind of a joke when you can get an edition 1 easily at MSRP.
This car is almost the same price as my loaded S 63 coupe. S63 coupe sticker is $183K.
Just curious how much under sticker you paid for your S63 coupe. I am about to place an order for one with a sticker right around $190K.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:06 PM
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Just curious how much under sticker you paid for your S63 coupe. I am about to place an order for one with a sticker right around $190K.
Not much - $3K under. There is no fleet discount for the coupe otherwise it could have been more.
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what did you pay under sticker on s63....
I am due to pick mine up this week and was just wondering?
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Sam, what did you pay under sticker on s63.... I am due to pick mine up this week and was just wondering?
3K under MSRP
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would you mind share which dealer it is ? cuz i am about to order 1 too. thank you...
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would you mind share which dealer it is ? cuz i am about to order 1 too. thank you...
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would you mind share which dealer it is ? cuz i am about to order 1 too. thank you...
Depending on where you live and whether or not you are willing to deal with an out-of-state dealership, give MB of Fort Mitchell a try. Iím an extremely picky and demanding customer, and these guys managed to tick all boxes across the board in my MB customer experience. I would be surprised if you donít get a good deal with them.
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$180k for an S550 Edition 1? This guy is def smoking the good stuff. Recovering tax is the worst way to justify the $40k markup! This is your problem.

Sure, you'll always have a sucker who doesn't care how much anything costs and can plunk down the over sticker. And you get plenty of these kinds of people in the luxury market from Bentley to Ferrari and MBZ, especially here in Southern California (think filthy rich foreigners with massive trust accounts where money is no object).

Every dealership in LA has the Edition 1 - MSRP $138k. Some dealers are saying "first one is going for $10k sticker" but we'll see how long this lasts. I guarantee the Edition 1 sells for MSRP the moment they can actually sell it in December.
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I bought my 550 edition 1 for 149k sticker price. Less then 20 miles from the dealership that's asking for 179k on that photo in San francisco.
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I bought my 550 edition 1 for 149k sticker price. Less then 20 miles from the dealership that's asking for 179k on that photo in San francisco.
Congrats on the Edition 1. Happy driving.

Also, I don't think the second set of 2 pictures is also from San Francisco. When I was there and the first one came in, it was not being marked up.

Also, if you look at the floor in the 2nd two pictures it is different then the first set of pictures. I wonder where that dealership was?
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