12-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Join Date: May 2008
Mein Auto: 540i
Alright then. I see your very thorough in your posts, so im sure your doing the same in your phone calls to the dealer. Do you think it might be helpfull to do this in person though? Id even take in the part (wiper rubber) and show them exactly what you want.
Originally Posted by bluebee
I was very clear.
I gave both dealers both part numbers and they both quoted the prices I listed. Anyone can check my results and report back since I provided toll-free numbers for each (and even listed the guy's name who provided the quote). The second time I called, I even mentioned that all I wanted was the rubber inserts.
I even asked each BMW dealer what the difference was between the part numbers that were listed earlier on this thread from the realoem diagrams
(they didn't know so I gave up on asking them that as it was clear they didn't understand the wiper inserts the way we do).
What is clear is that two dealers quoted similar prices which boil down to
61-61-8-217-711 is ~= $50 & $54 out the door for the pair
61-61-0-154-441 is ~= $23 & $33 out the door for the pair
The results are trivial to verify so I stand by them; but it would be nice for a third person to confirm given the huge discrepancy in this thread. Maybe they don't like my voice.
BTW, Danny, I use the same inquisitive
enthusiasm for simple
parts & BMW repairs
as I do for more complex
BMW parts & repairs
, even extending to BMW tools
and to BMW fixes
. It's all interesting to me to learn from you how my blue bmw is built and how it works.