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#1 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 09:05 PM
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I don't know if these are any good, but here is the cargo net I ordered tonight for my 540. At $37.95 and free shipping, it is about half what you'd have to pay BavAuto ($63 + shipping) or some other sources (Crevier @ $55 for example).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:MEWA:IT

I'll post back after I've received it and will et you know whether I think it's adequate...

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Originally posted by Eric S.@Feb 2 2005, 10:05 PM
I don't know if these are any good, but here is the cargo net I ordered tonight for my 540. At $37.95 and free shipping, it is about half what you'd have to pay BavAuto ($63 + shipping) or some other sources (Crevier @ $55 for example).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:MEWA:IT

I'll post back after I've received it and will et you know whether I think it's adequate...
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OK, I promised a report out, so here it is.

Good news - The net is of apparent good quality, was shipped fast, the little clips at the 4 corners work well

Bad news - It is a generic size that "fits" too loosely, but is better than any of the other non-OEM alternatives I've seen. I was able to remove most of the slack with some plastic tie-wraps to bunch up the elastic outer band in a couple of places so that it is under slight tension when all is flat. n

In use - very easy to use, just undo the closest two clips, put your groceries in the middle, pull the net over it all, and then re-clip the net to the trunk.

Recommended? Wellll...yeah, I think so if you are cheap like me. I'm happy with it. Most people on these forums are fanatics and so I would expect that only the OEM for $63 will do for most folks reading this. On the other hand, I've never seen the OEM net, so they may be no better than this one.

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Originally posted by Eric S.+Feb 11 2005, 03:53 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Eric S. @ Feb 11 2005, 03:53 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Eric S.@Feb 2 2005, 10:05 PM
I don't know if these are any good, but here is the cargo net I ordered tonight for my 540. At $37.95 and free shipping, it is about half what you'd have to pay BavAuto ($63 + shipping) or some other sources (Crevier @ $55 for example).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:MEWA:IT

I'll post back after I've received it and will et you know whether I think it's adequate...
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OK, I promised a report out, so here it is.

Good news - The net is of apparent good quality, was shipped fast, the little clips at the 4 corners work well

Bad news - It is a generic size that "fits" too loosely, but is better than any of the other non-OEM alternatives I've seen. I was able to remove most of the slack with some plastic tie-wraps to bunch up the elastic outer band in a couple of places so that it is under slight tension when all is flat. n

In use - very easy to use, just undo the closest two clips, put your groceries in the middle, pull the net over it all, and then re-clip the net to the trunk.

Recommended? Wellll...yeah, I think so if you are cheap like me. I'm happy with it. Most people on these forums are fanatics and so I would expect that only the OEM for $63 will do for most folks reading this. On the other hand, I've never seen the OEM net, so they may be no better than this one.
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Not all of us eric - from my earlier posts I thought you would have noticed, with me - if it does the job it does the job - why pay beamer prices if you can get the job done to the same standard for less? Congrats on your net, I am after one for myself (among other things), so will see if your guy mails to the UK. Have a nice weekend.

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UPDATE: The e-Bay seller saw my neutral feedback regarding the poor fit of the trunk cargo net I bought from him. He responded via e-mail noting that he must have sent me the wagon (Touring) net instead of one made for the E39 sedan (saloon).

He immediately sent me the correct net, postage-paid, and included a postage-paid mailer for me to return the 1st net to him.

Wow, that's pretty impressive service. And best of all, the new net is a much better fit. Not "perfect", but pretty darn close, and it's very high quality too. I am definitely happy with this net!

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