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View Poll Results: Would you be interested in this custom trim?
Yes, I this Josh's labor is worth $180 39 21.08%
Yes, but I would pay a maximum of $150 86 46.49%
No, this is overpriced and unnecessary. 60 32.43%
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Feeler: Who wants a custom touch screen trim in their car, that RETAINS OEM CD PLAYER

Hey there guys.
LAFENGAS, local genious, has asked if I would be interested in retailing a product he makes.
Here is a picture:


As you see, it retains all the OEM components, and just replaces the empty compartment and the ashtray, which you shouldn't be using anyways

This would require no modification to the car, and you'd be able to customize it upon reciept. There would be some minimal labor involved, but for the most part, it would just clip in.

I believe we could get them in CF weave as well as OEM plastic color/texture.

I'm looking to meet the $180 and UNDER price point

Please give honest opinions, as I'm sure Josh doesn't want to being making these only to discover that they are not demanded.

Thanks all!
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
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This is for just the trim? We'd have to find our own touchscreen units? There's nothing you can set up where you get touchscreen units in bulk for a lower price?
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:22 AM   #4
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Please vote guys!
I'll see if Josh wants to try and sell a completed system - I have a funny feeling I'd be able to work something out.

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Old 01-21-2005, 01:49 AM   #5
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I applaud that you are trying to offer this trim piece because I have seen touch screens installed similarly to this and they are very cool. A clean installation is hard to do with something like this, but $180 seems expensive for a piece of trim. I don't know if anyone else offers it, and recognize the molding etc. is expensive. I just think you might have a hard time selling it without some type of screen included.

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Old 01-21-2005, 02:19 AM   #6
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I just think you might have a hard time selling it without some type of screen included.

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I agree. Is there a possibility these trim peices could come in a variety of sizes so as to accomadate different screen sizes i.e 5.6", 6", 6.5", 7". Otherwise it looks like a very well done and clean job but I hate to sound like the typical american consumer and request this be given at a lower price. $180
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This is for just the trim? We'd have to find our own touchscreen units? There's nothing you can set up where you get touchscreen units in bulk for a lower price?
Nice quality touchscreens for overpriced dash trim.

http://www.plasma.com/xenarc/700ts.htm
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$180 for plastic trim?
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FYI youre also removing the ashtray and Cigarette lighter which many of us use to power our gadgets.
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FYI youre also removing the ashtray and Cigarette lighter which many of us use to power our gadgets.
Get a ac adapter for the glove box

I've been looking to put a trim like that in my car for a while now. I'd be definitely interested in a CF one for that price.
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:42 AM   #12
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$180 for plastic trim?
... that does seem a bit high
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i might be interested if it included a screen
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Nice quality touchscreens for overpriced dash trim.

http://www.plasma.com/xenarc/700ts.htm
Could this be bought, along with the trim piece and then run a ps2 slim from the glovebox to the back of the tv and use the ps2 as a game system and dvd player?
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i would love one.....150 seems decent, but for a little more i would like to hav JUST a screen that comes with it...leave it to everyone else to get the dvd player or whatever they want to hook up to it. Ive seen screens go for $150-200
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Could this be bought, along with the trim piece and then run a ps2 slim from the glovebox to the back of the tv and use the ps2 as a game system and dvd player?
Could I get some input?
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Chase - yes. The screen will have an auxiliary, or 2, or even 3.

What do you guys think of the idea of a touch screen? The screen is right near the shifter and the other buttons, it seems very logical to me...

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This is for just the trim? We'd have to find our own touchscreen units? There's nothing you can set up where you get touchscreen units in bulk for a lower price?
I think 180 for just the trim is way too expensive, it needs to be lowered. But setting up the with the touchscreen units included as well as stated above for a lower price, I'll be interested. How much does a touchscreen costs in the market today?
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Everyone is complaining about $180 but I bet you'y pay over $300 at any car audio store to have something like this made. Considering the mass produced BMW part is $180, I think that this is a pretty good deal.

If I had a desire to put a screen in my car, I'd jump at this For $180.

And Bavarian Autoworks was charging $50 for some stupid speakers rings to mount 5.25 speakers to, people apparently bought that.

Srcstc was selling his touchscreen trim for $350 and people bought that.

Jon, $180 is a great deal.
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