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      06-09-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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Do you still buy parts from US?

Do you guys still shop on US sites for your parts? Needing to order quite a few things and wondering what is the best option. I like ECS but with the current exchange rate does it still make sense?

Note I'm not in Toronto either.
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      06-09-2015, 07:42 PM   #2
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depends how much cheaper it is in the us. I have coil packs on the way right now. I got all 6 shipped for the price of 2 locally even after the exchange, so it was an easy decision.
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      06-09-2015, 11:27 PM   #3
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Check out Exoparts. They're based in Toronto but can ship for a reasonable fee. Their parts are the lowest prices and they carry all OEM parts or aftermarket equivalents.
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      06-10-2015, 08:35 AM   #4
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depends how much cheaper it is in the us. I have coil packs on the way right now. I got all 6 shipped for the price of 2 locally even after the exchange, so it was an easy decision.
Where from?
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      06-10-2015, 09:03 AM   #5
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depends how much cheaper it is in the us. I have coil packs on the way right now. I got all 6 shipped for the price of 2 locally even after the exchange, so it was an easy decision.
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      06-10-2015, 07:50 PM   #6
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Ordered them from rockauto was $280 ish shipped (to bc) for all 6.
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      06-11-2015, 10:31 AM   #7
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I have yet to find a Canadian distributor that can match what ECS has in terms of website and complete inventory. I still order from them even with the exchange, now I don't pay for duties so that obviously helps!
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      06-12-2015, 04:31 PM   #8
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I have yet to find a Canadian distributor that can match what ECS has in terms of website and complete inventory. I still order from them even with the exchange, now I don't pay for duties so that obviously helps!
I love checking for parts using ecs but isn't it very expensive to ship something from them? Seems like a standard ~$30 fee even for a small cheap item.
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      06-13-2015, 02:10 PM   #9
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Love the ECS website, but I find prices on Turner Motorsports are generally better. Just ordered a bunch of stuff from there. I'm finding the online experience is a big part and I'm willing to pay a little more to not have to look up part numbers, check and double check. Also some of these other places don't carry OEM parts.
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      06-22-2015, 09:14 PM   #10
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I'm in Buffalo, if anyone wants something let me know and we can work it out.
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      06-23-2015, 05:27 PM   #11
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      06-24-2015, 12:38 PM   #12
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Hey guys if you want to PM me your areas I can get with my wholesale reps to find distributors in your areas that you can work with (to avoid some of the shipping fun).

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      06-26-2015, 09:33 AM   #13
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Hey james,

I know there are quite a few of us in the Toronto area looking for parts, if you could post a few distributors in this area that would be great.
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      06-26-2015, 10:23 AM   #14
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Hey james,

I know there are quite a few of us in the Toronto area looking for parts, if you could post a few distributors in this area that would be great.
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For the BMW goods in the Toronto area a lot of my guys reach out to the gents over at Active Stance in Oakville, which shouldn't be too far away for most of you.

Give them a call 289-489-8851 or shoot them an email info.activestance@gmail.com and they should be able to get you set up!

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Thanks James. What kind of stuff do they carry? Same parts that's available on the ECSTuning website? If so that'd be awesome!
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Thanks James. What kind of stuff do they carry? Same parts that's available on the ECSTuning website? If so that'd be awesome!
They have access to our full catalog.
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      06-26-2015, 11:28 AM   #18
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That's great James! For pricing information, do we need to get quotes from Active Stance directly?
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That's great James! For pricing information, do we need to get quotes from Active Stance directly?
Correct. Keep in mind they'll be dealing with all the import fees for you so pricing will most likely be different than on our site.

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Be wary of ordering from ECS. They're not too bright when it comes to shipping across borders.
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      06-26-2015, 03:30 PM   #22
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Be wary of ordering from ECS. They're not too bright when it comes to shipping across borders.
I was just about to order the koni orange for my e92 335i RWD although its a pretty decent price at 470 cdn I thought id go for it but I just don't know how their shipping works, some have border tax, and what not.
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