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    • BimmerBoost visits Modbargains.com - Pictures and impressions

      BimmerBoost visited ModBargains located in La Habra, California last month after the whole BimmerPost/Modbargains debacle. Mike Brown from ModBargains was nice enough to invite me down to tour the facility and see their operations for myself. I came away impressed with what I saw as well as the size of the business. For whatever reason early on when reading on BMW forums when I saw the name bargains I associated it with value parts which is clearly not the case.

      First, here is a picture of the facilities. ModBargains has a very nice and spacious building with considerable office and storage space. The storage space being why they are able to keep so much inventory in stock and why they are able to offer such competitive pricing. The "Bargain" is not the in the quality of parts but due to the volume they order. VMR wheels in particular were everywhere, it seems like ModBargains literally has every VMR wheel in stock (my apologies on the one blurry photo):








      In addition to having a very large inventory mostly catering to BMW's they are able to do installs. I specifically asked if it was just cosmetic items and was politely rebuked with the information that they are capable of installing basically anything. They have a lift, mechanics, and are able to accommodate whatever a customer needs:


      We started discussing shipping and ModBargains ships out a large amount of parts but what struck was the care they took in the packaging. As you can see, very well packaged, wrapped, and insulated so the parts arrive perfectly:


      And here is something I found important and offering insight as to the power forums have. This rim is destroyed as you can see. The customer "claimed" it essentially bent on its own due to a defect. It appears to BimmerBoost someone hit a significant dip at pretty high speed damaging the rim severely. The customer essentially said replace it or I'll give you a bad review on the forums. ModBargains whom BimmerPost chastised for customer service and specifically deleted all good review but left negative ones replaced the rim even though we all know what really happened here. Yes, people really make these kinds of demands and use the forums as weapons to save money on their own mistakes. A shame:




      BimmerBoost was happy to learn ModBargains is expanding and what you see here is a sneak peak at MBR Tuning which will be a new tuning brand located directly next door. ModBargains purchased the warehouse next to them and as you can see, it's huge. They will have considerable space and right now it is being used to store excess inventory. Expect more on this to come soon, but just a sneak peak:








      After I took my tour Mike and I went to lunch (excellent Mexican food place by the way). Mike was nice enough to pay for lunch as I, and I'm not joking, did not have my cards as the bank was sending me replacements due to a fraud claim. So I showed up without any cash for lunch and Mike behaved liked a complete class act. Next Lunch on is on BimmerBoost.

      The reason for this article is so that people understand there is more to companies than they read on forums. What someone might say is a review designed to get them something or free parts. The people working at ModBargains are just normal car guys who love what they do. And as you can see, they do it quite well and have considerable business. It is important to keep in mind there is a real person on the other side of the monitor and in many cases the person there is doing their job well and just trying to make a living. So when a forum uses its power to attempt to crush a business, it hurts, and has real ramifications.

      It is best to simply go down to any of these vendors and tuners to see for oneself. For those who can't, BimmerBoost made the trip and the impressions are posted as you see. Mike and I had a nice long discussion and I was very happy to see he is just as passionate about cars as I am. We discussed a mutually beneficial relationship and my goal is simply to work my ass my off to increase this Network's volume to help make up for the lost revenue of BimmerPost specifically targeting ModBargains likely over SoCal vendor politics and backdoor vendor deals.

      I was very happy to see Mike fully understood what BimmerBoost is doing and supports it. With positive relationships like this working toward each other's mutual benefit everyone wins. No choosing one vendor over another, no shakedowns for more vendor money to delete/ban the competition, just honest hard work from guys who love what they do. And that my friends is exactly how it should be.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: BimmerBoost visits Modbargains.com - Pictures and impressions started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 33 Comments
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        I have always had wonderful customer service from modbargains. Def one of my favorite vendors.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        I have always had wonderful customer service from modbargains. Def one of my favorite vendors.
        People need to go take a look for themselves. Did you see that stuff about the customer demanding a new rim he bent? People...
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        The bent rim thing doesn't surprise me at all.

        A good friend of mine just moved from here to Cali and stopped by Modbargains. Had nothing but wonderful things to say about them and their shop.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        People need to go take a look for themselves. Did you see that stuff about the customer demanding a new rim he bent? People...
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Modbargains is a great company. I have ordered several products from them in the past, and have never had any problems. Parts arrive fast and in perfect condition. If there is a hiccup, they will call you right away to let the customer know. Good business indeed.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Nice review Sticky, looks like a solid business. I hope that douchebag who bent his rim reads this...what an $#@!.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Nice review Sticky, looks like a solid business. I hope that douchebag who bent his rim reads this...what an $#@!.
        Thanks, it is a solid business and definitely fairly large business.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Ive ordered multiple parts from modbargains, both for the 335, and the M3. I was contemplating a new set of wheels from them as well.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        I do trade with Mod Bargains and they are great. Click here to enlarge
      1. Ammonia's Avatar
        Ammonia -
        Excellent article. Curious though, why do you refer to yourself as Bimmerboost lol. "I" would suffice, no? We all know who you are lol
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Place looks great!
      1. StinkyM's Avatar
        StinkyM -
        Mod bargains just got my business. Really just needed a closer look. Love the prices but as sticky said, the word bargain is what three me off.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ammonia Click here to enlarge
        Excellent article. Curious though, why do you refer to yourself as Bimmerboost lol. "I" would suffice, no? We all know who you are lol
        I am bimmerboost.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I've ordered several items from these guys, they run a great business and I have no complaints. I bought my arkym carbon front lip from them and it was packaged very very well, took me 20 min to cut off all the bubble wrap lol.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        I like the fact the first pics has a CTS V in it Click here to enlarge
      1. amclint's Avatar
        amclint -
        I will be ordering from these guys, stupid bimmerpost goobers...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        I like the fact the first pics has a CTS V in it Click here to enlarge
        Went for a ride in it. I have to say, lovely car inside and out.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by amclint Click here to enlarge
        I will be ordering from these guys, stupid bimmerpost goobers...
        No kidding...
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Modbargains would definitely get my business! Never knew they did installs as well
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        Never knew they did installs as well
        Neither did I.
      1. IHCrusader's Avatar
        IHCrusader -
        I bought my AP Racing BBK, Fabspeed catted section 1, Supersprint resonated X-pipe, and Supersprint Race muffler from them. It was awesome working with Jurrian at Modbargains and getting taken care of. One of the better vendors when it came to ordering parts or finding me parts similar to what I was originally looking for at a better price.