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      06-22-2021, 04:48 AM   #23
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you were able to put these charges on an amex without having to pay transaction fees? thats wild
Yes, every dealer that is in the American Express Auto Purchasing program (https://amexnetwork.truecar.com/) will allow you put a minimum of $2k on an AmEx. I will check on the transaction fees and get back to you.

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      06-22-2021, 04:50 AM   #24
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I was a general manager of a BMW dealership in the early 90s. Whenever I had a guy that wanted to use AMEX for the full amount I would say “sure, but I gotta bump the price 3%”… That usually ended that discussion.
Did you bump the amount they wanted to charge by 3% or the entire vehicle price by 3%?
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      06-22-2021, 04:51 AM   #25
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Our dealership has a $3,000 limit on credit card purchases but treats Amex no differently.
That’s good to know. Which dealership?
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      06-22-2021, 04:52 AM   #26
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That sucks. I have a few company cars that I have purchased in full with my 80k limit. I pay it off right away, and love the rewards. 3K is like a non-business personal down payment. Lame.
What dealership do you use?
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      06-22-2021, 07:26 AM   #27
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That’s good to know. Which dealership?
Any dealership in the Asbury group. Over 100 at last count.
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      06-22-2021, 12:02 PM   #28
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I paid my down payment and MSDs with my credit card at Open Road BMW in Edison and they had no problems taking it. I believe it was around $7500
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      06-22-2021, 12:34 PM   #29
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I have purchased my 3 bimmers with CCs up to allowed max($7k, $7k, $5k) for points. The last one also hit minimum spend for around $1200 of sign-on bonus.
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      06-22-2021, 01:07 PM   #30
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I bought from Niello BMW but in CA and they allowed to pay $5000 using a credit card. Small shops often ask for 3% fee if you use credit card.

When I bought from Autonation last year, I paid $10,000 using my debit card from foreign bank (with cashback as well).
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      06-22-2021, 01:31 PM   #31
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I put 10k on my car on a card. $5k for the deposit when I ordered it. Another $5k during the purchase just to get them Amazon points. The rest I presented a loan check. Didn’t even think about the merchant fees the dealership would have to pay. They never brought it up.
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My local BMW dealer won't allow for more than $500 to be placed on a credit card for a vehicle purchase. I bet I would have no problem using one in the service department for ten times that amount.
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My local BMW dealer won't allow for more than $500 to be placed on a credit card for a vehicle purchase. I bet I would have no problem using one in the service department for ten times that amount.
How do they know? Just use your card, say it is a debit)))
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      06-22-2021, 08:47 PM   #34
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20' M240 deposit via Amex $5k Max by dealer, no 3% fee, no issue but a big thank you and smile!
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      06-26-2021, 07:03 AM   #35
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I believe it varies by dealership, but expect there is more flexibility to pay with $$$$ than to put money on a credit card.
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