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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:06 AM
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DIAS --Bill Dodge

Just got a little letter from Bill Dodge concerning the DIAS valve I bought from them last year during our group buy plan. I am wondering who ever bought the part is now expected to go back and pay them a little more because they didn't require at that time we pay them sales tax on the part. Anyone out there have this happen as of yet--recieve a letter on payment concening this?

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:30 AM
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I did receive the same letter. Wonder why we have to pay their state sale tax while out of state.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:29 AM
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So that was what that letter I just threw in the trash unopened was about.

I live in tax free NH but if they want a few dollars, I'd be willing to fork it over.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:19 AM
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I got the letter a few days ago, this only pertains to Maine residents, we can still purchase parts and not pay the Maine sales tax as long as the parts are not shipped to a Maine address.
The letter went out to everyone regardless of where they lived.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:38 PM
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I got the letter a few days ago, this only pertains to Maine residents, we can still purchase parts and not pay the Maine sales tax as long as the parts are not shipped to a Maine address.
The letter went out to everyone regardless of where they lived.
Jim, what are you doing with the DISA? Do you have spare M54 engine in the trunk?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:20 PM
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Jim, what are you doing with the DISA? Do you have spare M54 engine in the trunk?
Secret mod, don't tell anyone.
I've been buying some big ticket parts from them in the past, water cooled alternator, all the radiator hoses, rear main seal, tranny input seal, pilot shaft bearing, etc.
They have been 30-40% less than list on most parts.
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I received the same letter - but - interestingly - to my knowledge - I never ordered anything from them (although I did register for the DISA buy - I never bothered to buy it).

The letter implied they would charge our credit cards - but I also threw it away.

Anyone have the letter handy so we can see if it says we 'owe' them or whether it says they'll automatically charge our credit cards?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:05 AM
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They aren't going to charge you anything for past or future purchases.
This is only for people/businesses that are in Maine.
I spoke to Cheryl, she said throw the letter away if you don't live in Maine.

If you have never purchased anything from them you got the letter because you opened up an account with them.
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If you have never purchased anything from them you got the letter because you opened up an account with them.
Thanks. I guess it was a clerical error that sent out letters to us in California and elsewhere.
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