Originally Posted by Morten
The Bimmerspecialist site seems to be down at the moment, but autopartscanada looks like a good option. I'm just starting to look around, but I like to see stuff like 3 different manufactures of oil filter for example. Will see how extensive their catalog is, since they are not a bmw-only specialist.
When you used bavauto, can you recall how hefty the brokerage fee was ?
I was also looking at Pelicanparts in the US - they can ship via USPS - am I right to believe the brokerage fee will be less with the USPS/Post Canada ?
Morten (New to Canada, new to North America)
I buy from Pelican parts most of the time, some times I get the parts sent to my home via USPS (low brokerage fees and sometimes no taxes) and if I need the parts in a rush I have them sent to CanAm Mailbox rentals in Niagra Falls NY (drive down and pick em up). Example: Got a $192 rad for my 540 in 4 days.
For simple stuff online in Canada Autopartsway is great, over $75 free shipping.
Lately, before I order online I've been checking with one of the Max Sponsors... Maranello BMW
, send them a message they give out some good discounts on BMW parts in comparison to the other BMW dealers... even if the price is still higher than shopping in the US they are well worth considering and they have been good to our Max forum, that to me is worth something.