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Old 12-01-2008, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rivercity View Post
I decided to call BMW of Mountain View, they answered right away and they have the re-fill blades in stock for the price of $8 each, which is a bit high.....(650) 943-1000
Hmmm.... At the same time you were posting, I was also calling BMW of Mountain View. The parts guy answered right away, as you said, but, when I specifically asked about the part numbers, he definitely gave me a price twice as high as what you were quoted.

I just called your local parts number (I had used the toll-free number of 877-845-1713. Michelle answered; she passed me to Jesus; Jesus confirmed the price is $15 each for the "441" ($33 for the E39 wiper insert set, with tax) and said it covers my 2002 525i. I'm not sure how you got $8 but I asked Jesus and he said, kind of matter of factly, "this part pretty much covers all BMWs and it's definitely $15 for each rubber insert".

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

Last edited by bluebee; 12-01-2008 at 05:19 PM.
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