just got this from Drivethedeal - seems they are struggling to fulfill orders, just as my dealer advised they would. probably also a refection of the delays some people are facing
We are emailing as we are now struggling to place customer orders with BMW / MINI dealers at the discounts that they were readily prepared to quote for orders made by customers introduced by us a few days ago.
It appears that as market sentiment for new cars improves the supply of cars is drying up and dealers are reluctant to give as much discount to customers on future orders.
We may find we are unable to find dealers that are willing to quote you substantial discounts at all before long.
The purpose of this email is to let you know that if we have already provided you with a quote online you will need to place your order within 24 hours to ensure you can get the deal that the dealer was previously willing to offer customers.
After this time, we will need to re-ask the dealers what discount they can offer to you and we may well not be able to obtain quotes offering you nearly as much discount