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post #1 of 12 Old Dec 9th, 2011, 3:03 pm Thread Starter
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BMW Oklahoma City - Closes

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December 8, 2011

Dear Customers,

We would like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to visit us over the past ten years. However, we have made the decision to close the store and explore other ventures. As I write this, my only regret is that I made my days too busy with business and didn't stop and talk to you, our customer, on the showroom floor more often. The friendships that I have made in my time at the dealership are some of the most meaningful in my life. It has been the greatest honor, and the most fun thing in my life, to be able to represent the Ducati brand. Ducati has been, and always will be, a true love in my heart. Having gotten to meet the people who work at every level of the company, my passion has grown even more. I would like to thank each of them for the opportunity they gave me with this dealership.

I have also been fortunate to work with people I truly believe are world class salespeople, parts gurus, and technicians, and I only wish I would have learned more from them. I truly feel that the employees at the shop are my family and we will always continue that friendship. Thanks to you all for your hard work these past ten years - our dream was your dream too, and we could not thank you more.

This truly is a time of fantastic change, as Jenn and I are expecting our first child in the Spring. We are both excitedly awaiting this new adventure! Careerwise, it seems uncertain. But lately I have been asked, "What did you always want to do when you were a kid?" So I'm sorry Mr. Hamilton, but today I begin my unbridled efforts to become McLaren's top Formula 1 driver!


Sincerely yours,


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post #2 of 12 Old Dec 9th, 2011, 4:26 pm
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That's too bad... Ron was mostly always nice to me...

But, For me, They never had anything I wanted in stock, So if it had to be ordered anyway, Ordering online was MUCH less expensive...Alas, They didn't get much business from me..

I did buy my BMW keychain there....

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Hmmmmm....the post is entitled "BMW Oklahoma City-Closes" yet I see no mention of BMW in the closure notice only Ducati. I gather there was some problem there.

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Do you suppose that was effective immediately? I notice their website has been taken down. Funny - I was thinking just today about dropping by there.


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Hmm, I was thinking just today about running by there. Looks like their website has been taken down too. I didn't do a great lot of business with them but still hate to see them go.


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post #6 of 12 Old Dec 9th, 2011, 11:54 pm
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Why not sell the dealership to someone more interested in making a go of it? Hard to believe that he just had to walk away from the dealership. I know times are hard but come on, there has got to be a demand in OKC and surrounding areas.......what happened to the inventory etc.,? Oh well.
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And John,
That is part of reason he is no longer there. Folks, support your local dealer. Profit is not a dirty word. Gouging is however. There is a fine line. We love our local dealer in Charlotte, NC>

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You are fortunate to have a local dealer you love.

I like good service and support that. For me it's MAX BMW.,

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There are a few stories floating around about this closing! I heard that BMW sent a large van, as in 18 wheeler, to pick up all the inventory. Why didn't they, the Tupps, notify all of their customers having motorcycles being serviced to come and pick up their bikes? They never notified me!! Parts were always hard to get ordered and received not sure why this was the case. I'm pretty sure the service and sales staff were just as surprised as the customers.
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You are fortunate to have a local dealer you love.

I like good service and support that. For me it's MAX BMW.,

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Closure makes the local news here.
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post #12 of 12 Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:47 am
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After watching the local news coverage of the closing, it looks to me like the customers who did "support their local dealer" got screwed.

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