I was in an accident about a month ago and I'm trying to figure out a good way to repair the damage (I'm a college student and the car has no collision on it, so having it fixed is gonna be tight on my wallet). I brought it to one place and they wanted like $4500 to fix it. I brought it to Maaco today, I'll see what they come up with on Monday, but if I had to guess I'd say they'll do it for $3500.
Anyway, the first guy want to charge me $800 for the bumper(OEM), $350 for a hood(Aftermarket), $500 for the radiator support(OEM), and $260 for the grille. When all is said and done, the price of parts came out to $2500 (I left some others out), then add about $2000 for labor, paint, and tax.
I found an identical car (albeit different color) on craigslist that's being parted out. I gave him a call and he said he'd give me all the aforementioned parts for $250. Now the thing is, that seems like a no-brainer to me as long as the parts are in good, working condition. I'm just not sure if any body shops will entertain me buying the parts seperately. It's kind of like bringing your own food to a restaurant I guess.
Here are some pictures of the damage if you're curious. I'm having problems with the image uploading tool, so I'm just gonna post the direct links. It's a 2001 Audi A4, 2.8L engine, AWD.