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    Best US online dealer? or alt src for seat foam?

    While my parents were snowbirding in FL we were thinking of getting some dealer-only parts which are a lot less expensive in the US like seat foam replacements.

    What's the best, flexible mail order dealer these days? We might be paying with a Canadian credit card and shipping to FL so a little flexibility in billing/shipping addresses would be required.

    Alternatively - does anyone happen to know of any places which sell OE quality replacement foam inserts in the US? I'm not sure I've seen them anywhere but the dealer.



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    I had very good experience with getbmwparts.com

    which is Tisher BMW in MD. Recently they went up on shipping prices, but they are very responsive when you send them e-mail. Evan and Jason (parts guys) are very helpful.
    Case in point: I got set of 18" bmw style 32 wheels for $1120 shipped.



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    Re: Best US online dealer? or alt src for seat foam?


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    Don't have seat foam...

    Otherwise they are my fav too.


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    blunttech.com

    I personally know the owner Steve. Everybody in the E30 and E10 world knows him. He used to be known as BluntHeadTrauma on roadfly e30 forums.
    Anyways he will BEAT or MATCH any price you can find on OEM and aftermarket BMW parts. Mention me I'm sure you will be surprised at his prices.
    Im not trying to plug his site i just want to share the resource for OEM parts at unbelievable prices. His reputation can be checked out on plenty of BMW forums.


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    Here's his direct email

    Send him the part # after 8am EST and he will get back to you with a price in 5 mins. He uses Google checkout so you shouldn't have a problem paying from Canada

    [email protected]

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    Gee thanks...

    He says I could have saved 10% more if I DIDN'T mention you - lol

    He is fast, that's for sure.

    Thanks,

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    nice! did he beat the prices u found already?



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    Re: nice! did he beat the prices u found already?

    He's got the best price, but I think he is at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to shipping these bulky items. Bavauto sells the parts for more (although less than any dealer) but the shipping is free if I order two of them. He's not sure what the shipping will be but guarantees that I'll pay actually shipping (which is really cool - I hate people who gouge on shipping). He thinks somewhere between 20-40 which, at the high end, would eat up his whole price advantage on the part price compared to bavauto with free shipping.

    Anyhow, we haven't made up our mind on whether we're getting one or two cushions and who we're buying through. He's got great prices and is really responsive - thanks for the pointer!


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