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Offline max lange

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2014, 08:51:09 am »
This is an Aprils fools joke isnt it...
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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2014, 09:00:34 am »
How will Donfords manage to run another agency?

As far as I know most of the old Atlantic staff have their feet on the ground again (fortunately). Do Donfords split up their staff or recruit new employees?
Donfords seem to be so bloody busy that they still have not returned my numerous calls and e-mails with regards to parts orders.
(Lynn Schroeder did btw, thanks, lightning fast, efficient and super reliable as I have come to know them over the last 14 years!!!)

Two single brand dealers of one make in CT - not sure if that's going to work long term.
This apparently was an issue for Droomers Yamaha in Bellville.
Suzuki & Kawasaki South is a multi make dealership also selling Aprilia & Guzzi, Hopkins has Triumph under their roof. Renegade gone.
Honda seems to have tied their bike business to the car branches (?) - Why the hell does BMW not do this? I remember some seemingly happy years when BMW cars and bikes were sold and serviced on the same premises (downstairs and upstairs) in Dock Road.

Lecap that happens all over, I am still waiting on a reply from you for 2 weeks now!

Be glad you did not order progressive fork springs
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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2014, 09:08:43 am »
Baie geluk Donford en ek weet hulle sal 'n sukses van dit maak  :thumleft:  :thumleft:  :thumleft:

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2014, 09:24:27 am »
Go to Donfords, see how busy they are then you would realize it could make perfect sense for them.


Would have been nice if it was a competitor rather than just another branch, but will be great to have a dealership in town nonetheless.  Stellenbosch is a bit far for a lot of Cape Town owners.

Time will tell how well it will work, I wish them all the best  :thumleft:
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2014, 09:33:34 am »
How will Donfords manage to run another agency?

As far as I know most of the old Atlantic staff have their feet on the ground again (fortunately). Do Donfords split up their staff or recruit new employees?
Donfords seem to be so bloody busy that they still have not returned my numerous calls and e-mails with regards to parts orders.
(Lynn Schroeder did btw, thanks, lightning fast, efficient and super reliable as I have come to know them over the last 14 years!!!)

Two single brand dealers of one make in CT - not sure if that's going to work long term.
This apparently was an issue for Droomers Yamaha in Bellville.
Suzuki & Kawasaki South is a multi make dealership also selling Aprilia & Guzzi, Hopkins has Triumph under their roof. Renegade gone.
Honda seems to have tied their bike business to the car branches (?) - Why the hell does BMW not do this? I remember some seemingly happy years when BMW cars and bikes were sold and serviced on the same premises (downstairs and upstairs) in Dock Road.

Lecap that happens all over, I am still waiting on a reply from you for 2 weeks now!

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2014, 10:11:35 am »
Just don't serve muffins, or put muffins on display, don't even mention muffins.  ::)
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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2014, 01:21:42 pm »
Hammans in Tygervalley closed becuse thier attitude and service was shocking. My mates and I where treated so bad that we never put a foot in thier dealership after that and have been using Donford ever since for all our needs. From what I hear this happend to 99% of people we spoke to. So thier closeing to me was self inflicted. Auto Atlantic, not sure what happened there. I do not believe that we need three dealers in Cape Town but two yes and one no. Donford loose the servicing apsect for loacal Cape Town guys being in Stellies especially bikes older than 2 years. Not sure if you guys agree!
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2014, 01:36:35 pm »
How will Donfords manage to run another agency?

As far as I know most of the old Atlantic staff have their feet on the ground again (fortunately). Do Donfords split up their staff or recruit new employees?
Donfords seem to be so bloody busy that they still have not returned my numerous calls and e-mails with regards to parts orders.
(Lynn Schroeder did btw, thanks, lightning fast, efficient and super reliable as I have come to know them over the last 14 years!!!)

Two single brand dealers of one make in CT - not sure if that's going to work long term.
This apparently was an issue for Droomers Yamaha in Bellville.
Suzuki & Kawasaki South is a multi make dealership also selling Aprilia & Guzzi, Hopkins has Triumph under their roof. Renegade gone.
Honda seems to have tied their bike business to the car branches (?) - Why the hell does BMW not do this? I remember some seemingly happy years when BMW cars and bikes were sold and serviced on the same premises (downstairs and upstairs) in Dock Road.

Lecap that happens all over, I am still waiting on a reply from you for 2 weeks now!

Be glad you did not order progressive fork springs
Glass houses and people living in them😩

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2014, 01:40:11 pm »
How will Donfords manage to run another agency?

As far as I know most of the old Atlantic staff have their feet on the ground again (fortunately). Do Donfords split up their staff or recruit new employees?
Donfords seem to be so bloody busy that they still have not returned my numerous calls and e-mails with regards to parts orders.
(Lynn Schroeder did btw, thanks, lightning fast, efficient and super reliable as I have come to know them over the last 14 years!!!)

Two single brand dealers of one make in CT - not sure if that's going to work long term.
This apparently was an issue for Droomers Yamaha in Bellville.
Suzuki & Kawasaki South is a multi make dealership also selling Aprilia & Guzzi, Hopkins has Triumph under their roof. Renegade gone.
Honda seems to have tied their bike business to the car branches (?) - Why the hell does BMW not do this? I remember some seemingly happy years when BMW cars and bikes were sold and serviced on the same premises (downstairs and upstairs) in Dock Road.

Lecap that happens all over, I am still waiting on a reply from you for 2 weeks now!

Be glad you did not order progressive fork springs
Glass houses and people living in them😩

I won't say anything in case I get called a miserably failing shit stirrer again ...

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2014, 01:45:33 pm »
Thanks for letting us know. Now I know where not to go buy a BMW....


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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2014, 02:02:04 pm »
Should have been in Century City or close by....that location in CT attracts the highest rentals in the CBD....?

Which is happily passed on to the client. Fok weet, eers kon die kerke een nie grander as die ander wees nie, nou se dae is dit bike shops. Dit maak dinge duur.

Is a black man allowed to have some water here? :peepwall:


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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2014, 02:54:10 pm »
I e-mailed Leon re this and he came back to me to say it is official. They are only starting the planning now and he could not tell me more. I assume it will be a fully run branch of the Stellenboisch operation. Servicing to me is where a dealer makes their money and that have a large catchment area for this being based in Cape Town. For me I work in Woodstock and service my bike in Stellenbosch, huge plus for me! Well done yo Leon and hos guys. I wonder if John Carr will come to this branch as it is closer for him to home!
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2014, 03:23:02 pm »
Does any body know when the new dealer in cape town is opening. My dad has his eye on a R1200 RT and has been looking for a dealer for some time now. Will appreciate it very much.
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2014, 04:21:34 pm »
Does any body know when the new dealer in cape town is opening. My dad has his eye on a R1200 RT and has been looking for a dealer for some time now. Will appreciate it very much.

It is estimated "within 3 months"
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2014, 05:34:53 pm »
Should have been in Century City or close by....that location in CT attracts the highest rentals in the CBD....?

Which is happily passed on to the client. Fok weet, eers kon die kerke een nie grander as die ander wees nie, nou se dae is dit bike shops. Dit maak dinge duur.

Is a black man allowed to have some water here? :peepwall:


Of course, race and BMW is not normally associated with each other. :peepwall:
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2014, 09:02:35 pm »
Dammit, dit help veel.

So hulle het nog altyd die hef in die hand... :pot:

Hulle diens was nog altyd baie goed... so great en well done Donford.

Ja daars niks fout met die diens nie, maar het hulle genoeg mense en om dieselfde diens te lewer as by Stellies???
Daar's niks fout met 'n bietjie kompetisie in die mark nie.  In hierdie geval sal dit nie gebeur nie. 

Daar's net een keuse en dit is kak en betaal...  :pot: :pot:
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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2014, 08:29:25 am »
Should have been in Century City or close by....that location in CT attracts the highest rentals in the CBD....?

Which is happily passed on to the client. Fok weet, eers kon die kerke een nie grander as die ander wees nie, nou se dae is dit bike shops. Dit maak dinge duur.

Is a black man allowed to have some water here? :peepwall:


Of course, race and BMW is not normally associated with each other. :peepwall:

I know that its not the ready to race  brand, please pay attention daantjie
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2014, 10:15:08 am »
Yip, Marco Melandri could tell you that too  ;D
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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2014, 11:34:21 am »
Honda seems to have tied their bike business to the car branches (?) - Why the hell does BMW not do this? I remember some seemingly happy years when BMW cars and bikes were sold and serviced on the same premises (downstairs and upstairs) in Dock Road.

Like Donford BMW?
 

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Re: New BMW Dealer in Cape Town
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2014, 12:31:23 pm »
Honda seems to have tied their bike business to the car branches (?) - Why the hell does BMW not do this? I remember some seemingly happy years when BMW cars and bikes were sold and serviced on the same premises (downstairs and upstairs) in Dock Road.

Like Donford BMW?

LKM I dont think Le Cap has been to Donfords😴