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    Chicago BMW Closing?



    Did I miss the memo? Just went to their site and they are closing the doors.

    http://www.chicagobmwmotorcycle.com/index.html
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    Holy Cow! I have ordered from them before, a little slow on the shipping but I knew they would be and with the awesome price it didn't bother me a bit.

    Sorry to hear this.
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    Writing was on the wall when they opened Countryside BMW. Most of the employees from Chicago left to work at Countryside. Only been to both places once but as soon as I saw the new place I knew they were sunk.

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    I heard that yesterday as well from a pretty reliable source. Since Countryside opened I have been getting my service work done there because its now alot closer than Chicago.
    I feel sorry for all the people who lost their jobs.
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    yup

    just went to their website and it said goodbye and gave numbers to call for further info.
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

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    Wheres the parts discount for the "average joe" now ?

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    I found that if you go to one shop and are a good customer, pointing this out to them, asking for the discount on parts usually works.

    Of course, having local competition helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    Wheres the parts discount for the "average joe" now ?
    This is where I get all my parts. I don't shop around, I'm just used to Milan getting what I need. Hope it helps.

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    From What I have heard the owner of Chicago BMW wanted it to fail. Looks like he got his wish after all. And so happy that Mike is working for Countryside. Nicest salesman you could ever meet!

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    I only had negative experiences with Chicago BMW. If others feel the same way I do, it is no surprise that they've failed.

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    I bought my first (and probably last) BMW from them last summer. I was not impressed with the dealership but my salesperson Mike Abt is a great guy. I continue to see and talk to him at Countryside where I get my service work done. Countryside seems to be a much better dealership in every way.
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    I rode to the store on my old R1100gs last year, spent 30 mins there, was the only customer and no-one even acknowledged my presence.
    I'm with 83503 above, Milan and his crew offer excellent service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirbster919 View Post
    I only had negative experiences with Chicago BMW. If others feel the same way I do, it is no surprise that they've failed.
    You got that one right.....an understatement to say the least.
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