I am told by people in the know
that my way of business is no longer relevant online, that i
need to join the slick and glossy set foisting high margin worthless
Chinese products on the unsuspecting masses who now make up the
bulk of the internet public. Sadly, while I fear they might
be right from a business standpoint, it was not what I set out to do as
one of the pioneer online parts vendors and it is not something I plan
to do now or never. Should I go up in flames for this stupidly
and stubbornness, it will at least have been for something I believe in.
The reality is that my way of doing business is more relevant today
than it has ever been since I've been in business. When I started
BuyMBparts.com, you really couldn't go wrong with any of the products
being sold online as your choices were either really high quality OEM
that was equivalent to what the dealer was selling for many times the
price or quality European aftermarket parts at even greater discount.
Today is a whole other matter as the parts market has been
flooded with cheap aftermarket parts that I wouldn't put in my trunk,
let alone on my car. Without experienced guidance, the typical
consumer today shopping at one of the big corporate parts vendors on
the internet ends up buying useless and dangerous junk. The worst
part is, he thinks he ends up getting a "bargain" by paying the lowest
price for the "same part" when he in fact is getting the worst value of
all of his choices.
It's just the way things are, I suppose. The American public has
voted and resoundingly have chosen: Walmart over Main Street;
corporations over farmers; quantity over quality; price over
value. Despite the strong conviction that many of us might have
as to the error of these ways, there is no going back. However ,
for those who think they and their cars deserve better, I am here for
you and will remain here for you as long as you want me to be.
I offer the following promise to those who choose to order through
I will personally review any and all
orders for correctness and optimal value
I will personally make sure that all orders placed before 3PM Eastern
on a business day will ship that day
I will personally review my catalog and remove products that I would not
willingly put on my own cars
I will personally track all returns to ensure speedy credit
I am personally here for you and your
car. order online. message me. As the great Al
Cosentino would say "call me boss to boss." I have no employees.
No partners. No corporate call center selling you BMW parts
and then selling fish tanks to the next caller. Just me and you
-- I am here for you.
Hallandale Beach, FL