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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-02-2005, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile dealer cheaper then ebay!! The world is gonna end!

I ordered a new key for my e30 from the dealer. Ebay prices for a key were anywhere from 10 to 15 bucks and thats not counting shiping and getting it cut. The dealer price when I picked it up ...$13.97! While they were retrieving the key I was looking in thier case of all little jackets and hats and stuff and I saw the keychain my wife wanted. It's just a chrome 3 with a little bmw roundel. I see them on ebay for 20.99 plus like 7.00 shipping. The dealer wanted 19.99! Wtf is going on ebay..seriously I've noticed alot of things lately that not only I wouldn't consider cheap enough to waste my time with but down right more expensive. Be carefull what your buying ....You might just be better getting it from bavarian who you know is a reputable dealer.
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes that is weird! i also called the stealer and they said a spare key was 5.40. while on ebay they are 10.95 plus shipping. and the lighted one on ebay is 34.95 but at the stealer it is 19.95
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the stealer is good for some parts but for most who knows?i rather not go there
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yes that is weird! i also called the stealer and they said a spare key was 5.40. while on ebay they are 10.95 plus shipping. and the lighted one on ebay is 34.95 but at the stealer it is 19.95
Damn! I didn't know their was a lighted one..I wish they would have offered it. If you buy a key on ebay where do you get it cut? Every one seems to be using those automatic key cuting machines now. Are thier any old fashioned key cutters left?
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why?does the bmw key need a manual cutting

it can't be cutted on an automatic key machine.why not. that's weird.
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not saying it can't ..but your average place isn't gonna have the cartridge to put into a key maching for an e30.
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