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I thought this might be interesting to try.

I would like everyone to get a price from their favorite parts house. In this case it is a BMW part and comes from Germany.

I ordered this recently.

Center Grill.
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I received and all alum one with silver center. Not black.

List on invoice was $246.58
My price was $184.94

RealOEM list price is $447.43

Lets see what we can come up with?
Thanks,
Gary
 
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BMW E9 Parts

Hi Guys I have been importing BMW parts out of Germany for 10 years now, I would sell this at $245 US Ex Germany, But BMW Germany put out a new parts price list every month and a lot of the Coupe Parts are dropping in price, I was looking at World Upolstry this morning who sell Door rubbers for $1050 Per Side My selling Price $295 Per side. If anyone wants a price for anything Genuine just let me know!

Cheers Warren
 

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I have found getbmwparts and penskeparts online pricing to be up to date. As Chris pointed out realoem rarely, if ever, is.

Where did you order from and how long did it take to reach you? Shipping cost?
 

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This part was ordered from a BMW dealer.
I have a good relationship with the parts manager.

I don't remember the exact timing but 10 days to 2 weeks.
No shipping cost but 6% tax.


Here's another item.

The new clam shell tool cover/storage that has now been announced here on this site.
Some are saying it's not available through BMW NA.

Had my parts guy check.
Available and $282.47 +tax.

Just saying???
 

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"The Cs toolbox is blocked by BMW NA so we need to source it directly from Germany.
Cost will be $400 usd plus $15 shipping to you. So total $415 for a brand new box. Let me know if you are interested.

Maximillian Importing Company"

In addition to RealOEM I don't have much confidence in Maximillian either as you can see from the above.

Chris
 

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Gotcha,

I am a new coupe owner and sourcing parts is challenging and I've got a lot to learn.
Sometimes I get the feeling that when you start asking for parts for
an E9 they think you've got more money than brains.
I knew this was going to be expensive but I will not get ripped off.

Gary
 

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This part still available?
NLA. You want a new one or is yours missing? I have a spare all aluminum grille. It needs work. I’ll trade it for that e12 wheel that K have yet to pickup.
 

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I want a NICE black center one and can trade my nice aluminum one if anyone is interested. Just thought I'd jump in here since the thread was resurrected.
 
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