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      03-29-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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The Alpine Hi Fi Upgrade Group Buy 2011 (for cars built before March 2009)

Hello Everyone,

I am pleased to announce confirmed prices for the Alpine Hi Fi upgrade group buy for BMW 3 series built before March 2009.
These are the best prices that we can offer, please let us know if you are interested in participating.

Prices are as follows:

Saloon/Touring - 569.33 inc vat (Includes foam inserts)
Coupe/Convertible - 535.40 inc vat

Selected Dealerships:
Sytner Chigwell BMW
Sytner High Wycombe BMW
Sytner Newport BMW
Sytner Coventry BMW
Sytner Sheffield BMW
Sytner Oldbury BMW
Sytner Birmingham BMW


The Alpine Hi Fi Upgrade includes new front speakers and an amplifier to enhance the output, performance and quality of the standard stereo.
(Not for vehicles with Hi-Fi loudspeaker system or hi-fi system professional).

Can I purchase parts only?
Yes you can, parts only prices are;
Coupe/Convertible built before March 2009 - 295.30
Saloon/Touring built before March 2009 - 329.22

The kit consists of:
- 1 x Class D amplifier
- 2 x Front High-range door speakers
- 2 x Front Mid-range door speakers
- 2 x Frequency switch over units
- All Cables
- All Mouldings
- Foam Inserts for Saloon/Touring

Will you arrange delivery?
You are welcome to arrange your own insured courier to collect the goods, if you would like to use this facility we will require payment via Paypal.
Delivery can be arranged, the cost of which will be 20 insured courier to UK addresses.

I'd like to participate, how do I sign up?

1. Please PM me first with the last 7 digits of your chassis number or your original vehicle registration number and I will confirm if your vehicle meets the criteria for the upgrade.

2. Add your name to the list
We will need to know:

- Your name
- Which of our selected dealership (see above) you want to collect parts from/have the kit installed
- or whether you want to arrange your own courier
- if you have a Coupe/Saloon

The closing date to sign up as a participant is the 20th April 2011.
This group buy is currently limited to a maximum of 50 participants and a minimum of 15 participants.

Format:
Name - Dealer Location - Fit/Collect/Arrange own courier - Coupe/Saloon

Group Buy Participants

e.g. Anneka @ Sytner - Chigwell - Fit - Coupe
e.g. Darren Edwards @ Sytner - High Wycombe - Collect - Saloon
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(Post March 2009 Alpine Hi Fi Group Buy is coming soon )...
Link for post March 2009 cars:

Post March 2009 Alpine Hi Fi Group Buy

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      03-29-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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Time to persuade the missus this is a good idea (having bought too many new toys recently)...

Fantastic prices!
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      03-29-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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How long does fitting take (i.e. is it a while-you-wait job do-able on a Saturday)?
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Does this need programmed in to the car?
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No programming or coding is required.
We'd advise leaving the car with us for a day in case of trouble shooting. Saturday's won't be possible as most dealerships only run a half day strictly for routine servicing.
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No programming or coding is required.
We'd advise leaving the car with us for a day in case of trouble shooting. Saturday's won't be possible as most dealerships only run a half day strictly for routine servicing.
Folks, I had this installed by Barons in September 2009, they charged 500 IIRC. That was before VAT went up course. Some dealers were quoting 750 plus.
So I'd say this is a pretty good deal that Anneka's come up with.

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Yes, but unfortunately I think the emb*ggerance factor of getting to and from Chigwell (let alone any of the other dealerships) on anything other than a Saturday writes it off for me.

It was cheaper last year I note. And by more than 2.5%.
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It was cheaper last year I note. And by more than 2.5%.
Lol..I recall that too.
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The RRP of the upgrade has significantly increased (as has the price of most things, due to factors beyond my control). I have personally negotiated with BMW UK and as stated this is the best that I can offer. Please only post if you are genuinely interested.

We can only take weekday bookings and can organise a courtesy vehicle if required at an additional cost.
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The RRP of the upgrade has significantly increased (as has the price of most things, due to factors beyond my control). I have personally negotiated with BMW UK and as stated this is the best that I can offer. Please only post if you are genuinely interested.

We can only take weekday bookings and can organise a courtesy vehicle if required at an additional cost.
Fair enough. I was interested which was the reason for asking the question. Unfortunately, I can't get to any of the participating dealerships on a weekday so that rather kills it for me.
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My stereo says Professional on it, does that mean it's not suitable?
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Without sounding pedantic Anneka, I thought it was a fair question to be asking why the increase.
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My stereo says Professional on it, does that mean it's not suitable?
As above.Anneka,I remember you mentioning on a previous thread that this upgrade is not suitable for the professional system-any update and how would this differ from what Chris and I already have?
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Why is the price of the saloon more than for a coupe?
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As above.Anneka,I remember you mentioning on a previous thread that this upgrade is not suitable for the professional system-any update and how would this differ from what Chris and I already have?
The Proffessional head unit will be fine as that comes with the base sound system. Its the BMW Business upgrade or the Logic 7/HK upgrades that are
not compatible with the Alpine kit. To put it simply if your car has tweeters on the inside of the door mirrors then its already an upgraded system and it wont be eligable.
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Why is the price of the saloon more than for a coupe?
Because the coupe has frameless doors, meaning the housings where the tweeters live are just triangular panels in the very corner of the door.

On the saloon and estate models the tweeter housing is part of the whole door trim, meaning the while door trim requires replacement, which is more expensive than than coupe's corner housing.
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Mrs MOB has just bought a 1 series coupe, and wanted the Alpine upgrade fitted

They quoted £910 fitted
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Sytner Chigwell

Anyone had experience of Sytner Chigwell fitting these things in the past?

I'm really interested, though will I get a good job carried out there, is the work warranted?

I'm new to BMW and Sytner, so haven't got a clue!

Cheers for any advice.
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As above.Anneka,I remember you mentioning on a previous thread that this upgrade is not suitable for the professional system-any update and how would this differ from what Chris and I already have?
If you have professional radio, you can usually have the Alpine Hi Fi installed.
DAB tends to be a problem.

If you're unsure please send me your vehicle details (last 7 of vin, or original reg).

Thank you to those who have already enquired
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Anyone had experience of Sytner Chigwell fitting these things in the past?

I'm really interested, though will I get a good job carried out there, is the work warranted?

I'm new to BMW and Sytner, so haven't got a clue!

Cheers for any advice.
Hi Cyprio,

The retrofit will be warranted for 2 years on parts and labour, even if your car is out of warranty itself. The warranty is only on the installation itself and doesn't cover you for non related items.

Kind Regards,
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Anneka - Is there anyway of finding out the spec of the speakers and amp?
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