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Old 03-08-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
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Has anyone used a service such as Parcl.com? I am trying to buy something for my E82 that came as standard on Euro cars but ZERO US cars came with it. I can buy a brand new part for $350-400 or get a used part from eBay Germany for $130. None of the sellers ship to the USA, so I thought I'd use a forwarder. Good idea? Who has experience?
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:09 AM   #3
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Okay. PM me all of your account details so I can make the deposit.
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ia m going to germany to buy speccial m7 stickers very soon, very rare.
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will it fit in a suitcase?

ia m going to germany to buy speccial m7 stickers very soon, very rare.


Is the M7 a thing now? I thought I saw something about it.

Always wondered why there wasn't a direct competitor to the AMG 63's, etc.
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Always wondered why there wasn't a direct competitor to the AMG 63's, etc.


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Well I think I'm going to go through with it. One guy just quoted $60 all said and done for the service (DHL shipping + handling). Waiting on another quote from what looks like a cheaper person. Seems fairly secure. Let's see what happens.
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Forwarder has provided evidence that they purchased the item from eBay.de! This could work in my favor!
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Received my item late last week. It's exactly what I ordered! So this isn't a scam. At least that guy wasn't.
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Received my item late last week. It's exactly what I ordered! So this isn't a scam. At least that guy wasn't.
Nice. Grats on not getting scammed!
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so you basically give the guy in Germany $$$ up front for the part plus another $60. he then buys the part on ebay and agrees to ship you the part?

What's stopping him from just taking your money and disappear? I'm curious. What assurances do you have?
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so you basically give the guy in Germany $$$ up front for the part plus another $60. he then buys the part on ebay and agrees to ship you the part?

What's stopping him from just taking your money and disappear? I'm curious. What assurances do you have?


The website basically is a middle man that holds the money until the item is received.


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