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BMW 15% parts discounts - through Costco?

Yup, pinch me.

Go here and tell me why you can't order BMW motorcycle parts through your friendly local BMW auto dealership parts counter - ESPECIALLY if you have the parts number already - and get a cool 15% discount. (Parts counter guys love it when you just give them the number instead of them having to look it up - and they'll probably think you're pretty damned clever too.)

Click on the parts and service button in the top toolbar of this link:

Costco Auto | Buy new, factory-certified pre-owned cars | Auto sales

The fine print on the coupon I printed out says the offer is good on any VEHICLE owned by a Costco member and that:

"This coupon is good for a 15% discount off new or factory re manufactured Parts, Service and Accessories at the participating Costco Auto Program dealership listed above."

Ya gotta print out the coupon first - and of course - be a member. I sure wouldn't mention the discount coupon until you pick up the parts in person and pay the nice lady.

While I don't think this program was ever intended for motorcycle parts I don't think they have much choice but to honor it - until such time as they put an explicit disclaimer in the fine print. ...and really, are they going to po a potential future customer for 15%?

So don't tell ANYONE!



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Re: BMW 15% parts discounts - through Costco?

OK, sounds interesting, but has anyone tried this. Wonder if car and bike parts come from the same distribution center? If not, can the car dealer actually order bike parts?


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Yup, pinch me.

Go here and tell me why you can't order BMW motorcycle parts through your friendly local BMW auto dealership parts counter - ESPECIALLY if you have the parts number already - and get a cool 15% discount. (Parts counter guys love it when you just give them the number instead of them having to look it up - and they'll probably think you're pretty damned clever too.)

Click on the parts and service button in the top toolbar of this link:

Costco Auto | Buy new, factory-certified pre-owned cars | Auto sales

The fine print on the coupon I printed out says the offer is good on any VEHICLE owned by a Costco member and that:

"This coupon is good for a 15% discount off new or factory re manufactured Parts, Service and Accessories at the participating Costco Auto Program dealership listed above."

Ya gotta print out the coupon first - and of course - be a member. I sure wouldn't mention the discount coupon until you pick up the parts in person and pay the nice lady.

While I don't think this program was ever intended for motorcycle parts I don't think they have much choice but to honor it - until such time as they put an explicit disclaimer in the fine print. ...and really, are they going to po a potential future customer for 15%?

So don't tell ANYONE!


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Re: BMW 15% parts discounts - through Costco?

Wonder if a Kontour seat would qualify??

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Off parts AND service at participating dealers.......

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OK, sounds interesting, but has anyone tried this. Wonder if car and bike parts come from the same distribution center? If not, can the car dealer actually order bike parts?
I just ordered a small part of the ignition switch for my 79' R80 through our local BMW auto dealer - it will be here next Monday.

Retail price is $10.59 plus tax and no shipping. 15% discount is $1.58, my price $9.01 plus tax.

Certainly not a lot of money, but if one would like to have a factory new LT final drive with a 2 year warranty as a spare (assuming they are available) that would be a $220.88 savings!

($1472.52 - 220.88 = $1251.64)


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Off parts AND service at participating dealers.......
I don't think a BMW auto dealer would be interested in servicing your bike - but your car - heck yeah!


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Re: BMW 15% parts discounts - through Costco?

I tried this last week, and it failed.

Went to the Costco page, filed out the form, got my coupon, and went to the recommended BMW auto dealer in Portland with a list of ~$2,000 in parts with BMW part numbers.

It confused the counter kid, who grabbed an older parts guy. He looked at my list, looked at the Costco paper, and told me:

1) They can't order motorcycle parts, period.

2) The Costco discount was only good for parts AND service done at that dealer, period.

He didn't budge after a brief rebuttal, so I realized that it wasn't worth arguing with him, and I left.

BTW, the Countryside Promo15 code still seems to work.

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Re: BMW 15% parts discounts - through Costco?

Sorry to hear that Ken, it worked just fine for me... I wonder if there is a parts number for a new K1600GT?


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