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General Forum : Got an email from Mobile Tradition yesterday

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      - Got an email from Mobile Tradition yesterday
Bill in MN   Posted Tuesday, Jan 9th 3:54pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 72

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I was getting pissed about the huge jump in the prices for a lot of e21 parts so I gave MT a bit of my mind (tactfully, of course ).

Their response was pretty much expected. You,know..... Thank you for your mail, yes, prices have gone up but it's a freemarket society and global demand is on the increase. Yada X 3. All BS in my mind but what do I know?

To make a long story short, I was able to find everything at Walloth for a fraction of the price MT was charging, even with shipping thrown in.

FWIW, dashboards did go up globally, however the early model dashboards are still plentiful and not nearly as expensive.


svn2002s   Posted Tuesday, Jan 9th 10:17pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 19

Walnut Creek, CA
79 323i, 69 2002,71 2002, 03 330i
Who sells early dashes 'not expensive'.

sunbeam***   Posted Tuesday, Jan 9th 10:21pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 228
   
wirral UK
1982 323i
Why not e-mail MT a link to the W&N website and tell them as it's a freemarket society they could stick their global price increases up their a*se

jdench   Posted Tuesday, Jan 9th 11:21pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 136

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
yay freemarkets!

chupchup   Posted Wednesday, Jan 10th 12:51pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 133
   
Singapore
320m20
Well I have been getting most my parts from the local BMW dealer and the prices are cheaper then W&N.

jdench   Posted Wednesday, Jan 10th 8:06pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 139

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
I use www.motormec.co.uk for all my spares, they don't list the e21 on their site, but if you speak to Darren he is very good and it is all proper BMW stuff, not OEM! I got a new ignition barrel from him for 22 including postage (it came with two brand new BMW keys as well!)

velocewest   Posted Wednesday, Jan 10th 10:51pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 557
   
Oregon USA
e9, e12x2, no E21?
Er, OEM -- Original Equipment Manufacturer -- is proper BMW stuff. It's from the supplier BMW used for the original parts used to assemble the car, or their designated spares supplier.

Tony

jdench   Posted Thursday, Jan 11th 1:23pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 141

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
Sorry, momentary lapse there, I meant pattern parts, not OEM


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