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      11-30-2023, 02:00 PM   #23
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Pull out the Amex and they're going to love your tattoos. Just how the world works now.
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That's honestly strange they give you looks......they've never seen someone who's ink'd up before?
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Most others touched on the key point that the dealer trains their staff for the bottom line. SAs will hone in on scare tactics if need be. The best way to save money is to educate yourself on what your automobile truly needs and the most efficient way to get there.

Everyone gets the special treatment from the stealership. I will say that folks who are obviously oblivious get the red carpet treatment but they payfor it.
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      11-30-2023, 03:50 PM   #26
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I'm definitely proud of my tattoos and love showing them off. I'm just worried that since I have thousands of dollars worth of art on my arms, they might think I am made of money and will try to sell me stuff I don't need or apply ridiculous markups on the parts.
At worst they'll view you as having a high risk tolerance or iimpulsive and try to sell you a new car.
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      11-30-2023, 03:54 PM   #27
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So, I am somewhat heavily tattooed with two brightly colored half sleeves and some work on my forearms, as well as 2 finger tattoos.

I visited the BMW dealership for service and everyone seemed to stare at my arms as if I was some sort of alien.

I am worried that they are giving me a different level of service because of my appearance as I do stand out a lot. Should I be wearing long sleeves to my next service appointment?
Are you getting a Brazilian Wax service done there? Asking because if they are not servicing you, the way you look shouldn't matter to them.

Did they not treat you right? Or did they mess up your car? What happened?
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Are you getting a Brazilian Wax service done there?
They do that at BMW?!..
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They do that at BMW?!..
Wait, they don't!?
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Different level of service because of tattooed body…. This is not like it’s medieval times. You’re nothing extraordinary, just another tattooed individual. Soon there will be more tattooed people than those that don’t have one. Get over it and live your life the way you like.
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Wait, they don't!?
Well, I don't know... Do you have to have tattoos to get this service?..
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Are you getting a Brazilian Wax service done there? Asking because if they are not servicing you, the way you look shouldn't matter to them.

Did they not treat you right? Or did they mess up your car? What happened?
On the invoice one of the parts was billed at $320 when most BMW dealerships I found (that have online parts departments) sell it for $250.
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On the invoice one of the parts was billed at $320 when most BMW dealerships I found (that have online parts departments) sell it for $250.
My experience with dealers that have online shops is that they're usually pretty competitive with pricing (lower than normal).

I don't think you would get a discount by not having tattoos (sorry, just caught up with the thread comments). As a non-tattooed person, I don't think I ever thought a person with tattoos has money (quite the opposite)

One way to go about it is asking for a discount at the end (or even better, before the service gets done). Get an estimate for the service before it's done, say you are a BMW Club member or that you saw a competing dealer offer it for less, could they price match, etc. If you're pleasant, they'll work with you. It never hurts to discuss discounts if you think they're selling it for more.

But to answer your question with my personal opinion: no, I don't think they're charging you more because of your tattoos, and if you cover them up, they won't give you discounts. Build a relationship with them, be pleasant, ask for it. It'll happen.
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They do that at BMW?!..
They don't but McKenna BMW serves food.
https://www.mckennabmw.com/mckenna-bmw-grill.htm
Looks like an amazing value for your money too.
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I don't think you would get a discount by not having tattoos (sorry, just caught up with the thread comments).
I don't know... I usually get everything for free. Well, except for the Brazilian, but that's because they never offer it.
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They don't but McKenna BMW serves food.
https://www.mckennabmw.com/mckenna-bmw-grill.htm
Looks like an amazing value for your money too.
That's nice. One I go to has a bunch of snacks. Came in early in the morning — sure made up some of the money I spent on the car!
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I don't know... I usually get everything for free. Well, except for the Brazilian, but that's because they never offer it.
You have to ask for it!
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You have to ask for it!
Well NOW I know that!!! Just to think — latest oil change... missed opportunity.
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Well NOW I know that!!! Just to think — latest oil change... missed opportunity.
It's just a better feeling sliding back onto your seat after services are done. Car and you, running smooth.
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It's just a better feeling sliding back onto your seat after services are done. Car and you, running smooth.
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