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      01-29-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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You won't believe this...

Hey

My 2010 E90 325i Sports has the fine brushed aluminium trim on the doors and the driver's side seat belt buckle has placed a few dents and scratches in the trim over the past years. I was at the Stealers last weekend getting the Start/Stop button replaced under warranty so I thought I would ask Parts how much the replacement aluminium trim piece would cost...a cool $295 plus 3 weeks wait as it has to come from Germany.

I did a bit of research on the web and most Suppliers overseas were selling it for between $50 and $90 so I dug deeper and found one BMW Supplier who would sell it to me for US$52 plus $30 shipping. I could not believe that I saved myself over $200 for exactly the same part that will come from the same factory in Germany that the Stealer would get it from.

Who said you canít save by shopping on-line....the days of the Stealer's Parts department are numbered with that degree of mark-up.

I guess the proof in the pudding for me is when it arrives and in what condition Ė be about 3 weeks so fingers crossed.
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      01-29-2013, 04:35 AM   #2
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Awesome WIN!!

Mind linking the supplier?

I'm looking into the full replacement trim.
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      01-29-2013, 06:58 AM   #3
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Another retailer trying to rip us Aussies off
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      01-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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No offence dude but you must be the sweet innocent type to even ask for a price from a dealer here

I cant stand when people who don't know any different just cough up the crazy prices the dealers charge for servicing/parts/acessories!
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      01-29-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Who said you canít save by shopping on-line....
Actually I don't think anyone said that... ever
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Actually I don't think anyone said that... ever
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      01-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Could you please share the supplier details
Great find and awesome savings
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      01-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #8
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Awesome WIN!!

Mind linking the supplier?

I'm looking into the full replacement trim.
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      01-30-2013, 12:56 AM   #9
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mate,i bought an ipod cable from hong kong for $13 which works perfectly fine. BMW's price for the same cable practically, $130.
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It gives me the S#its when i hear the retailers crapping on about putting GST on online purchases , when are these fools going to realise placing GST on online shopping from O/S will not stop online shopping , retailers in Aust price gouge !

ill happily pay gst and still be 40-50% better off than buying locally

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It gives me the S#its when i hear the retailers crapping on about putting GST on online purchases , when are these fools going to realise placing GST on online shopping from O/S will not stop online shopping , retailers in Aust price gouge !

ill happily pay gst and still be 40-50% better off than buying locally

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      01-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #13
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Think of Mr Harvey!!!
I do... everytime I buy online... I think - fuck him!!
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I think he has lost the plot
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Thats why they are called stealers
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Awesome WIN!!

Mind linking the supplier?

I'm looking into the full replacement trim.
Hi

It was Schmiedmann and you can find tham at:

http://www.schmiedmann.com/

Hope that helps
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mate,i bought an ipod cable from hong kong for $13 which works perfectly fine. BMW's price for the same cable practically, $130.
me to i got the same cable from hong kong its great after seeing the one at stealer for $130 i was very happy with myself
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      02-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #18
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Awesome work!
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Way to go! I buy online stuff all the time & sometimes I cannot believe the savings.
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Hi

It was Schmiedmann and you can find tham at:

http://www.schmiedmann.com/

Hope that helps
can you share the link for the trim? can't find it, is it me or is this site super difficult to navigate
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can you share the link for the trim? can't find it, is it me or is this site super difficult to navigate
Hi

What I did was contact my Stealer with the car's VIN number and asked them to quote on supplying the parts. In doing so, they give you the part numbers in the quote and then use that information to search prices at Schmiedmann. Alternatively, email Schmiedmann with your car's VIN and they may provide you the information.

It worked for me...
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Hi

What I did was contact my Stealer with the car's VIN number and asked them to quote on supplying the parts. In doing so, they give you the part numbers in the quote and then use that information to search prices at Schmiedmann. Alternatively, email Schmiedmann with your car's VIN and they may provide you the information.

It worked for me...
Thanks, are they based in germany?
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