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      11-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
monkey_wrench
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BMW parts pricing.

What's the deal with the price structure on BMW parts?

I went to the BMW dealer in town yesterday because I needed it yesterday, and they seem to charge up to 50% over Realoem and Tischer's selling price.
What's the deal?

For instance, I bought Belt Tensioner 11287530314, RealOEM shows $101.95, Tischer shows MSRP of $123.98
BMW of Sarasota charged me $148.78

Thoughts?

I understand ordering parts is cheaper, but sometimes you just need something right away.

Ironically, the invoice I got with the parts says "competitive parts pricing!"
When I asked them who they are competitive with, he couldn't tell me.