Alright, this may be totally untrue but my cousin (of the M3 brand) just went to the dealer to finally order his clutch kit. I priced an OEM kit at $312.00 from Pelican and told him to order it there because that would be the cheapest price.
Now, he's lazy and hasn't ordered it yet, until yesterday when he breaks down and goes to West County BMW, a huge dealer in town. Anyway, the price is $230!!!! For the whole freakin' kit!
The mechanic there tells him that BMW dealers are having to lower the prices that they charge for parts because no one is buying them.
Is there any other proof to this?