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Old 12-01-2008, 04:50 PM
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These prices are reasonable but still, absolutely not even close in terms of percentages (hundreds of percent off) from the prices you guys have been quoting.
I tried another BMW dealership, about 15 or 20 miles away.

PARTS GUY ALSO ANSWERS PHONE:
BMW of Mountain View 877-845-1713 http://www.bmwofmountainview.com

Likewise, this parts guy at BMW of Mountain View was also helpful. Neither of the parts guys knew anything about wipers, as they didn't even understand my basic questions, but, they both quoted the prices once I gave them the part numbers.

Here is what he told me about the BMW wiper blade inserts:
61-61-8-217-711 is $25 each + CA tax ~= $54 for the pair
61-61-0-154-441 is $15 each + CA tax ~= $33 for the pair

Based on these three dealers only, I'd say the following:
- The parts guys know next to nothing about the wiper blade inserts
- The price is vastly more than people are saying it is
- The "441" is the way to go and, even at inflated prices, is what I'll do
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