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      09-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Carlos_Danger View Post
Can anyone enlighten me into how do dealerships profit from allocations on ED, since you're literally buying directly of the factory?
You are buying from the dealer not the factory. I've done multiple EDs and as far as I understand BMW can export the car as a used car when you do ED which brings down their costs and some of the savings find it's way to the dealer and on to the buyer. The dealers profit is likely the same or larger than an on the lot car. Since it's often on top their usual allocation they can also make more money in a shorter time on hot cars since their total possible volume goes up with ED cars.