Originally Posted by Eric_R
I ordered mine about that same time. Got 'em in 6 weeks. You better give them a call.
Man, even 6 weeks seems long to me, but for Chicago BMW, that seems to be "fast"... I have heard that for a great price you can't beat Chicago BMW, but I won't bite on a deal like that just to save a few bucks.
Sounds like the old mail order deals where you'd wait "6-8 weeks for delivery". Here's what happens; they get your money, put it in their (often interest bearing) account. They wait
a few weeks to get your merchandise ordered from their distributor (while your money is sitting in their account, or used elsewhere); merchandise is received by the re-seller a few weeks after that. Invoice from their distributor is due in 30 days.
They used your money
to make money elsewhere, and then finally get around to shipping you your goods. It's like an interest-free 3 month loan.
They end up using your cash to make a few extra points, and over the term of a fiscal year (including all mail order or internet customers), probably adds a lot of money to their bottom line.
FWIW - you'll love the new throttle cables!