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Old 10-10-2019, 02:03 PM
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Looking at purchasing an X5 diesel out of Dallas Texas. I live in NC. Need a mobile company who can do a PPI for me. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:09 PM
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A PPI must be done by someone you know and trust. Otherwise ...

Otherwise your anonymous contractor shows up at the sales lot, "I have a $100 contract to do a PPI on VIN XYZ12345678. Please bring it around." "Sorry, we will not allow it off premises. Here's $5 to give it an up check." "Aww right! Cummon, lets go have a beer."
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:18 PM
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True but how is this done from out of state. Cant know every shop

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A PPI must be done by someone you know and trust. Otherwise ...

Otherwise your anonymous contractor shows up at the sales lot, "I have a $100 contract to do a PPI on VIN XYZ12345678. Please bring it around." "Sorry, we will not allow it off premises. Here's $5 to give it an up check." "Aww right! Cummon, lets go have a beer."
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:24 PM
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True but how is this done from out of state. Cant know every shop
Then what is your protection from fraud?
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:27 AM
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Go to www.bimrs.org to find a reputable indie shop that specializes in bimmers in the carís location. Check yelp and other similar sites for reviews. Call the shop and explain your situation. Also, tell the carís owner that the shop will perform a PPI before youíll buy it. If the owner refuses move on.
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