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    Max BMW

    i will copy & paste part of an e-mail i received today. this comes from someone very respected and i trust it to be completely true:

    George, I thought you'd be interested in this part of Jake's email today:

    The big new's from Steve and Greg was twofold: Penske (Penske Racing, suspension, Detroit Diesel, etc.) has purchased a half interest in the MAX BMW business. Now they're poised to take over Cliff's, down your way. According to Steve and Greg it will be an exclusive BMW dealership - no Aprillia, Guzzi, Ducati, etc. This week MAX will be interviewing personnel.
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    For those of us who don't know George, Jake, Steve, Greg, and Cliff..

    I hope the online fiche stays.


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    Will I still get M&Ms?

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    Who is George and why is he displeased with the personnel?
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    i am George and the part about me being displeased with Max is a mistake........i had problems with Cliff's not Max. the author of the original e-mail made a mistake about who i had trouble with.

    Steve and Greg are two employees at Max BMW. the author of the original e-mail (Jake) is good friends with most of the employees at Max and he sent the original e-mail to a friend of mine, who in turn forwarded part of that e-mail to me, which i posted here.


    i wanted to post this as general info that Max is being taken over and from what i gather Cliff's BMW in CT might be bought out as well.


    So I quess the question about your screw over is now transparent........it was the Cliffs dealership...............and someone is taking out the trash.
    i am not sure i understand what you mean by this, please explain?
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    Penske Auto Group and Max BMW have been 50-50 partners for a few years, What is news worthy if true is PAG buying Cliffs. I don't have any information on the potential purchase of Cliffs, but the Max info is in the PAG 10-K.
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    Penske Auto Group and Max BMW have been 50-50 partners for a few years
    i did not know this and if true then you are 100% correct, the big news here is PAG partnering with Cliff's.

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    I guess that I'm feeling a bit out of the loop with most of the posts in this thread. My experience with MAX BMW has been from using the excellent on-line parts fiche and in receiving prompt and accurately filled orders (with the bag of m's).

    I'm sorry that I didn't take advantage of the opportunity to stop by MAX's place in NY last summer as I was heading to the RA Rally in VT. We rode right by MAX's, but we were anxious to get registered and establish our campsite.

    I don't know anything about Cliff's.

    I hope, as I imagine do all of MAX's customers, that the excellent service will continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post

    I hope the online fiche stays.

    Time to start screen capturing

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    Time to start screen capturing
    MAX isn't the only one using those fische.

    http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated_....aspx?id=51885

    But it may be time to capture Rusty....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob T View Post
    Will I still get M&Ms?
    yea, best part of shopping at Max's

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    I just placed an order with MAX. Spoke with a lovely young lady named Rose. What a delight.
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    They'd have to be crazy to eliminate the online fiche. According to Drew and Rusty it generates a huge part of their parts business.

    And, yes, Rose is a wonder. Like everyone in that department, she is incredibly helpful. She is also a fountain of knowledge concerning gear and apparel. I sent my daughter over there alone with explicit instructions to deal with Rose and no one else to get outfitted with a quality helmet and a safe jacket. There isn't anyone else in the business I'd have done that with. I knew I could rest assured that, not only would she get safe gear, but also that it would fit properly.

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    i'm pretty sure that the buyout

    of Cliff's was announced 3 or 4 weeks ago.

    I read it at ADVrider...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moondog View Post
    yea, best part of shopping at Max's
    Nope, that would be Rusty...
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