OEM Parts Source (Western CONUS)?

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  1. M^Cubed

    M^Cubed Member

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    I have a list of factory items I need to purchase that I don't want to bother with the local dealership for. Any good sponsors or vendors that offer MA discounts for OE parts and would be a good choice for shipping on the west coast?

    I normally use Pelican, but their prices have been a little high lately.
     
  2. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    I've bought parts from Penskeparts.com. I think the one dealer from Ohio that used to give NAM discounts still does.
     
  3. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Not a MA sponsor (unfortunately), but I'm using ECSTuning a lot lately. Excellent prices, online ordering, reasonable shipping. Just need to get the part number from RealOEM and you're GTG.

    I used to use Pelican, but found ECS after Pelican's prices went up.
     
  4. Metalman

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    Have you checked with IMBMparts.com?
    I've used them quite a bit with no problems.

    #1 They are a sponsor.
    #2 They seem to have the best prices around for OEM parts.
     
  5. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    WOW

    Did a spot check of a few prices with IMBM vs. ECStuning... IMBM pricing is fantastic!

    I had no idea.

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  6. 05r50

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    Agree with all the above. The nice thing bout MA is you will find out who to do biz with based on how they treat customers.

    I have used PenskeParts.com and love the them. Good prices. Maybe not the cheapest depending on the part, but their website works, they ship quickly, and they have stuff in stock.
     
  7. M^Cubed

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    Thank you to everyone - IMBM does look like it is a winner. Not as nice as Penske or Pelican, but gets the job done if they have the parts in stock. We'll see how it goes!
     
  8. Nathan

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    Please let us know how it goes. I always like to hear feedback about site sponsors.
     
  9. BThayer23

    BThayer23 Well-Known Member

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    I like Pelican, because they show you which manufacturer's making the parts. I'll have to cross-check IMBM next time.
     
  10. M^Cubed

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    so-far so-good. They triple check everything before you can finally place the order which is nice and a pain at the same time. Shipping prices seem about normal, not gouged and seems to fit with the weight/size of items ordered. I placed the order about 9:30 in the AM and I believe I got shipping confirmation around 3 PM. I'll see how everything is packed and give my final thoughts when it gets here.
     
  11. Way Motor Works

    Way Motor Works New Member

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    For the future we sell every OEM part MINI makes, just can't list them all on our site. Your always welcome to email us a list of what you want and we'll get you a quote.
    We don't offer discount codes, or coupons as those are just gimmicks and would result in have a higher retail price to offer the discount. Our prices are always competitive or better, but we also offer free tech support.
     
  12. M^Cubed

    M^Cubed Member

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    Everything arrived yesterday. Very quick considering they are in CT and I'm on the other side. Everything was OE and packed well. I wouldn't hesitate dealing with them.

    The convenience of bottom line pricing and shipping listed upfront and at the click of a button makes it an easy choice for me.
     
  13. Nathan

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    I'm confused, I thought you went with IMBM. If so they are in California. if was eMINIparts they are in New Hampshire. The other Dealer supported M/A sponsor is Sewell in Texas.

    Which did you go with?
     
  14. M^Cubed

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    It was from IMBM - My initial package tracking said the package started in Connecticut.
     
  15. M^Cubed

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    Looking at the tracking now - it says California. Not sure if it was a system mixup or a wrong number entered on my part.
     

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