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Old 05-21-2014, 01:50 PM
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Glove Box Latch/Handle $$$$$$$

Are you kidding me?!?! the cheapest one I found online was $99. OEM new is $250....
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:16 PM
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I have owned more than 30 cars and I have never understood the pricing of replacement parts. It's a $1.00 item, I'm sure that someone at BMW truly believes that this is what the retail price should be but I just can't get my head around it.

In business school I was taught that retail price of an item should be 5x its fully burdened manufacturing cost. I just can't imagine that it costs $50 to make that part, if it does there is something seriously wrong with BMW manufacturing process.

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:44 PM
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I have owned more than 30 cars and I have never understood the pricing of replacement parts. It's a $1.00 item, I'm sure that someone at BMW truly believes that this is what the retail price should be but I just can't get my head around it.

In business school I was taught that retail price of an item should be 5x its fully burdened manufacturing cost. I just can't imagine that it costs $50 to make that part, if it does there is something seriously wrong with BMW manufacturing process.

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Jeff you made my day, thanks for being a part of my pity party

Who else wants to complain about overpriced BMW interior trim parts?
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