BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-19-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
King Tut
NASA SpecE30 Racer
King Tut's Avatar
United_States
34
Rep
1,310
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 Honda S2000 TT3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gulf Breeze, FL

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via AIM to King Tut
Question BMW "Shop Supplies" Charges Discussion

I wanted to see if everyone's dealer charges a "Shop Supplies" fee for non free maintenance work. I got a $89.99 coupon for an alignment at my local BMW dealer so I got that done today. I get my bill and I see the alignment cost and a $8.99 charge for "Shop Supplies". I have had previous alignments done there, and I know about that charge. I argued last time and their BS excuse was it covers rags and things like that and that it wasn't negotiable. I love how they don't mention it either. She just says the alignment was $89.99 and after tax the total is $106.35 so I immediately do the math in my head knowing $16 in taxes doesn't work out. Then you look down and see it on the print out. I was wondering do other dealers do this and if so how much do they charge? The alignment also took 3 hours. I asked what was taking so long at 1.5 hours and they said they were having trouble getting the steering wheel straight. Next time I am getting a damn loaner instead of waiting for a "simple" alignment.
__________________
King Tut
2012 BMW M3 Individual: Sold lsb.ridedomain.com
1987 BMW 325is SpecE30: spece30.ridedomain.com
2009 BMW M3 Coupe: Sold e92.ridedomain.com
Appreciate 0
      06-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
elp_jc
Brigadier General
United_States
80
Rep
4,910
Posts

 
Drives: .
Join Date: May 2008
Location: .

iTrader: (0)

Those BS charges really piss me off, and it's not the money but how it's done. What's next: manager's bonus, utility charges, shop equipment depreciation? Geez. If they want to charge extra for that crap I don't have a problem, as long as they just build it into the price, so when customers call they get the actual charge and can shop around. Take care.
Appreciate 0
      06-22-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
John@BMW
I can't belive this car is a 4 door family sedan.
John@BMW's Avatar
17
Rep
385
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 M3 sedan, '96 M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (1)

at the dealer i used to work for, they got a lot of flack for that. What they did was get rid of the shop supplies and up the labor price a dollar per hour.

All the dealers know this is a BS charge and will (should) gladly zero out that charge if you bring it to their attention-
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bmw, charges, discussion, shop, supplies

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST