Please visit one of the specific Bimmerpost sites above  

Go Back   BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #23
Rickster311
Second Lieutenant
 
Rickster311's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

For comparison sake Volkswagen group donated 500,000. People need to stop whining about BMW only donating "1 million". They probably have so many other local contributions that aren't publicized. Plus let's say 1 million is only 1% of their income... Avg BMW owner probably makes annual household income of 100k? How many people complaining donated $1000? Or 1% of your income? SMH!
Rickster311 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 08:54 PM   #24
Forster
Private First Class
 
Forster's Avatar
 
Drives: X5M, S54 Mcoupe
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NJ

Posts: 167
iTrader: (0)

Every bit counts! Thank you BMWNA
__________________
11' BMW X5 M
01' BMW M Coupe
Forster is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #25
Spaceman Spiff
Captain
 
Drives: '03 2.5i Z4
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 644
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
For comparison sake Volkswagen group donated 500,000. People need to stop whining about BMW only donating "1 million". They probably have so many other local contributions that aren't publicized. Plus let's say 1 million is only 1% of their income... Avg BMW owner probably makes annual household income of 100k? How many people complaining donated $1000? Or 1% of your income? SMH!
Their 2011 Net Profit was 4.881 billion, which is roughly $6.260 billion. $1MM is about 0.016% of their income not 1%. That would be the equivalent of someone with $100K annual income (net after taxes) donating $16, not $1,000. How is that for a comparison?

Also, shame on VW too.
Spaceman Spiff is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #26
bnekic
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 328i xDrive Sport Line
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cleveland, OH

Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)

bnekic is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #27
wdeerfield
A family of bimmers
 
Drives: 2009 e90 2011 f10
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Clifton Park, NY

Posts: 3,201
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 宝马.e90 View Post
In before someone says "Only $1 million? Come on BMW, you overprice your cars, you can give more than that!"

Nice, every bit counts!
its better than what the yankees donated. or any of us for that matter.
__________________

2009 MBM 328| ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | CA | 6FL | NAV | XENONS | 18x8.5 VB3s ET30/25
2011 Jet Black 535i xdrive | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square
wdeerfield is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #28
Ky1M
First Lieutenant
 
Ky1M's Avatar
 
Drives: Black Z3-M///Coupe ,AW1M
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 378
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeyBananaz18
Hey, a donation is a donation. The point of one is that they aren't obligated to give anything at all. When word of this gets out, people are going to be scratching their heads. It probably never even dawned on anyone that BMWNA is located in a hurricane ravaged state. I think this is great news and am very happy to support a brand that pulls off a class act like this. Great job!
Plus 2 on that bro
Ky1M is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #29
gds52
Major
 
Drives: BMW 328i Convertible
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NJ

Posts: 1,421
iTrader: (0)

I'm pretty sure all these ppl bashing BMW didn't even donate $1 !!!
Nice gesture by BMW.
Even if some1 donates $1, tht counts.
gds52 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #30
Teemo Panda
*Bimmerpost Plasti Dip Guru*
 
Teemo Panda's Avatar
 
Drives: E53, E46-M3, E70, F25-X3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Jersey (NJ)

Posts: 1,178
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW X3  [2.83]
How about loaning some x5's abd x3's to the relief along with the 1m?
I would think this would be acceptable to all, dont you guys think so?
Teemo Panda is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #31
cSurf
Captain
 
cSurf's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New England

Posts: 954
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubajay
Well just for comparison, Dwyane Wade is donating his salary from tonight's game to the relief effort. He makes $210,000 a game. I think for a big time athlete like him, he could've easily donated $1mil, but $210,000 is pretty generous from one person, contrary to other celebrity donations. However, how can a company as big as BMW "only" donate $1mil? That's a cheap publicity gesture. The BMW brand gets more support from public, and they don't even see a dent in the wallet. I'm not saying they HAVE to see a dent in their wallet because at the end of the day they are donating, but how much can $1mil honestly do? SMH
This is insane.

DW is an individual who can do what he pleases with his income.

BMW is a corporation with shareholders. If BMW has gobs of cash lying around that it can't invest above it's cost of capital, then it should return that cash to its shareholders who can then make the personal decision as to to spend (or donate) it.

IMHO, BMW should be helpful, eg. offer employee donation matching, loan modification through BMWFS for affected clients, etc. But BMW shouldn't be in the business of taking shareholder money and giving it away - no matter how worthy the cause. If shareholders wanted BMW to donate their money to charity, they should just sell the stock and donate themselves.

In the meantime, I suggest you laud both BMW and DW (or really anyone) for being charitable... Not criticizing the size of the donation.
cSurf is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 12:28 AM   #32
nick3753
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 e92 M3 DCT ZCP
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fresno,CA

Posts: 528
iTrader: (0)

Any amount is appreciated, however won't they sell more new cars since so many were destroyed by flooding, assuming people in those situations can afford them?
nick3753 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #33
rjd598
Brigadier General
 
rjd598's Avatar
 
Drives: 10' M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego,CA

Posts: 4,596
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [4.50]
1999 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick3753 View Post
Any amount is appreciated, however won't they sell more new cars since so many were destroyed by flooding, assuming people in those situations can afford them?
This. It's all part of a plan BMW has worked out. They do this and people think wow look at that high end car company that donates to help our country. On top of that people who had a BMW but got it destroyed will have their faith in the company reassured with this act. At the end of the day whatever they give helps regardless of their intentions
__________________
rjd598 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 02:14 AM   #34
Majdnoon
Welek Ya Kelb
 
Majdnoon's Avatar
 
Drives: 1998 E36 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SoCal

Posts: 134
iTrader: (0)

You gotta love the internet....
"BMWNA Donates $1,000,000 to hurricane relief"

"RAAAAAHH BMW Y U NO DONATE MOAR NYAHHH"
Majdnoon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 03:07 AM   #35
red-sauerkraut
.
 
red-sauerkraut's Avatar
 
Drives: x-car/m-car
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern hemisphere

Posts: 3,747
iTrader: (0)

Good Lord... Maybe you need to teach tax classes /

Quote:
Originally Posted by jphughan View Post
red-sauerkraut is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 03:16 AM   #36
535DMSport
Private First Class
 
Drives: F10 535D M-Sport & E39 M5
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Netherlands

Posts: 192
iTrader: (0)

Thumbs up to BMW! A donation is a donation. The people who are complaining about it not being enough, have YOU donated?

Just be positive better like you learned in school and appreciate the fact that they give something to help. Every bit helps, whether its $100 or 1 million.


535DMSport is offline   Netherlands
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 05:15 AM   #37
v1p3r
Private First Class
 
Drives: E46 330i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Posts: 188
iTrader: (0)

Shaking my head at people saying it's not enough. They could have given nothing, like you.
__________________


2000 E46 330i STEPTRONIC |Titanium Silver|
v1p3r is offline   South Africa
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 06:23 AM   #38
Grizzles
First Lieutenant
 
Grizzles's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 550XI MSPORT
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NNJ

Posts: 376
iTrader: (0)

I wonder how much Trump is donating? 5 Mil?
Grizzles is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 07:19 AM   #39
Rickster311
Second Lieutenant
 
Rickster311's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

It's truly a disappointment to see so many members here unhappy with a million dollar donation. While damage is in the billions, it's incredible that BMW and MB donated a million each to the RED CROSS.

another thing to take into consideration, a million wont bring a building back that was ruined, but that child, mother, and father that now have clean water and food which that "only one million" donation funded, will appreciate EACH AND EVERY PENNY.

Before we point the finger saying "they could have done more" ask yourself, "did I do anything to help those affected by Sandy?"
Rickster311 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 08:04 AM   #40
BMWBoss
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 474
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
I think it's pathetic and frankly disgusting that so many members thing $1 MM "isn't enough". Are you kidding me?? You guys all sound so ungrateful. I live in NJ and see first hand the damage the hurricane caused, and I can truly say $1MM will go an incredibly long way. BMW didn't have to give anything, and the fact they did is truly generous (regardless whether it lowers their taxable income and gives them positive publicity). All the people in the forum bashing BMW's donation, I'd like to know how many of you donated?

As a NJ resident I'd like to say THANK YOU BMW!! The money will certainly go a long way, and help us get back to normal.
BMWBoss is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 08:14 AM   #41
Jricci
New Member
 
Drives: 330xi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)

Good to hear!!!
Jricci is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #42
Frosty
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Frosty's Avatar
 
Drives: Ordered my E92 (7/10/06)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern NJ

Posts: 1,908
iTrader: (0)

^^^ TYPO in headline
__________________
.................................................. ....................
335i Coupe (6MT) (2007: 9/06 build, pre ordered, only owner): Space Grey / Black Leatherette / Grey Poplar trim / ZCW / ZSP / BMW assist w/ bluetooth / power rear shade / navi with iDrive / comfort access keyless entry /+homelink mirror/ 154,885+miles (Nov-12-2013)
.................................................. ......................
Frosty is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #43
TheBingoBalls
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: E90 325i, R56 MINI Cooper
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posts: 1,751
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
It's truly a disappointment to see so many members here unhappy with a million dollar donation. While damage is in the billions, it's incredible that BMW and MB donated a million each to the RED CROSS.

another thing to take into consideration, a million wont bring a building back that was ruined, but that child, mother, and father that now have clean water and food which that "only one million" donation funded, will appreciate EACH AND EVERY PENNY.

Before we point the finger saying "they could have done more" ask yourself, "did I do anything to help those affected by Sandy?"
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWBoss View Post
I think it's pathetic and frankly disgusting that so many members thing $1 MM "isn't enough". Are you kidding me?? You guys all sound so ungrateful. I live in NJ and see first hand the damage the hurricane caused, and I can truly say $1MM will go an incredibly long way. BMW didn't have to give anything, and the fact they did is truly generous (regardless whether it lowers their taxable income and gives them positive publicity). All the people in the forum bashing BMW's donation, I'd like to know how many of you donated?

As a NJ resident I'd like to say THANK YOU BMW!! The money will certainly go a long way, and help us get back to normal.
For some reason, people seem to think that companies, corporations or individuals have the responsibility to donate a large sum of their profit or worth.

If you look at the overall damage that Sandy did, yes, $1 million is nothing but it's what the $1 million is going to do for the people - that's what's important and that sum is going to do a lot for a many people so I don't know why people are saying "only 1 million?".
TheBingoBalls is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      11-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #44
M ETT
Private First Class
 
M ETT's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M VO, F30 EBII
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern Europe (Next door to Santa)

Posts: 123
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster311 View Post
It's truly a disappointment to see so many members here unhappy with a million dollar donation. While damage is in the billions, it's incredible that BMW and MB donated a million each to the RED CROSS.

another thing to take into consideration, a million wont bring a building back that was ruined, but that child, mother, and father that now have clean water and food which that "only one million" donation funded, will appreciate EACH AND EVERY PENNY.

Before we point the finger saying "they could have done more" ask yourself, "did I do anything to help those affected by Sandy?"
^this
M ETT is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST