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      08-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #24
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Drives: 130i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: QLD, Australia

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ok, OEMbimmerparts can't do lower shipping as they "ship through bongo"

Turner send me a confusing email along the lines of 'that site offers OEM parts but we offer OE BMW parts' to which i replied they're the same (TRW) and same part numbers etc... i'm just assuming he means that they purchase their parts from BMW rather than straight from TRW, i think they're awake right now so a reply should be pretty speedy - he did say that they should be able to get them for the same price though, so fingers crossed
ED: so ECS has exactly the same parts for teh same price.. with the lower shipping they do? ooooooh

ED: Turner can't offer 'TRW' parts, none of their suppliers stock them, and they confirmed that the 'OE BMW' parts simply cost more as they're purchased from BMW with a markup.

he also said 'there may be differences between the two depending on what BMW requested' which as far as max @ OEM said and other forums/googling, is nothing at all. compare to - even the bushing is the same colour ffs lol

for me ECS has about $100 cheaper shipping.

Last edited by flinchy; 08-27-2012 at 06:22 PM.