Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I know characters who do it in USA and I would not consider him shady.
He knows where I live btw. Still with MBUSA policy, that has to be done under the table.
Anyway, it is all matter of cost and risk.
Last key I bought from dealer cost me $162 and I've got it in 2 days. Call around as having 6 dealers withing 50 miles radius, I was getting $390 quotes as well.
Now, even I "know right people" they don't live close and by the time I find good key on ebay and arrange programming, the $162 starts looking better.