It’s no wonder you get frustrated when trying to buy a cheap ford car key. We’ve been looking at all the options for you.
At the end of this post, we’re going to point you in the right direction, and looking at the keys available that you can buy. Hopefully we’ll find a few bargains for you.
As far as we can see, the choice on Amazon and eBay is vast, and the feedback on most varies from ‘5 stars Excellent’, all the way down to ‘one star avoid at all cost!’
We’re not talking about different products either! You can get these two different reviews on the same key! So we decided to buy a few of these and see for ourselves what they are like.
Ia a cheap Ford Car Key as good as genuine Ford key?
Hopefully you’ll agree that if you’re paying under £15-00 for a cheap ford car key from Amazon, it’s not going to be up to the standard of a Ford genuine part.
How much is a genuine Ford Remote flip key?
When we checked in April 2019, the cost of a flip key from our local dealer is as follows. The key splits into two parts.
The Flip Blade
The flip part has the correct transponder chip inside, along with the blank, uncut blade. The price from Ford is £37.87 + Vat = £45.44
The Flip Remote
The remote has a Ford badge and is designed to fit into the flip blade part of the key. The price from Ford is £90-40 +Vat = £108-48
So if you buy a genuine remote key from Ford, in April 2019, the total price for the real deal is £153.92
‘That’s a lot of money! I only want a car key’... So we understand why you are looking for a cheaper alternative.
So how can you save money when looking for a cheap Ford car key?
You have to compromise on quality and buy a copy key. The differences will be as follows.
- The two parts may not fit together correctly
- The electronics for the buttons may not be reliable
- The transponder chip ( that lets the car start) may not be the correct one for the car
- The blade may be too thick, and not fit into the lock correctly.
- You won’t get a Ford badge!
Under £10, instead of over £150
This is a really important point. The keys we’re looking at here are a fraction of the price of the real deal. So you need to be realistic about what you are going to get.
We see Ford car keys every day. We sell the genuine article, so we know how they should be. However, the aim of this article is to review what’s available and recommend the best out there for you.
Why are you telling everyone where to get a cheap Ford car key?
Let’s be honest, if you don’t want to pay the full price, ( and who can blame you), then you’re going to buy something out there. So we hope that we can point you in the right direction.
When customers come to us, we’re very clear that we’ll cut and code what they bring to us, as far as Ford is concerned.
Hopefully by following our recommendation, you’ll get a reasonable quality, cheap Ford car key.
A Case or a Key?
Before we look at what’s available, a word of caution. It’s very easy to buy a car key case, thinking that you are getting all the important electronics inside. We should know, because as you’ll read below, we made that mistake, and we’ve been doing it fifteen years!
So let’s look at Amazon and what’s available.
When do you want it?
The first problem we found was delivery time. If you want the cheapest keys available, you’ll need to wait while it gets shipped around the world from China. The low price reflects the fact that you may have a bit of a wait.
Lets look at the orders we put in on the 7th April 2019.
The first two, priced at around £6-00 and free delivery are due to arrive in 2-3 weeks.
The third, priced at around £10-00 is due within 7 days. So it may be worth paying the extra few pounds to get it quicker.
Ford Cheap Car key Review – Who are the sellers?
Ford Flip Key Amazon Seller number 1
Seller ID is Semoic and the price of the key is under £6 along with free shipping (2-3 weeks).
Good Points – It’s cheap.
Bad Points – There are no reviews. This doesn’t mean it’s bad, after all, there are no bad reviews! however we all like to buy things that have some reviews. To find out what we though of this item, click here.
Update. It’s May 12th and nothing has arrived!
14th May 2019 Update – Email today from the seller, interestingly called ‘Happy Lemon tea’.
To be fair it’s an update at least. The parcel should have been delivered by now and do I want a refund?
pic of email.
To be honest I just want the key. This is proving incredibly frustrating.
Ford Flip Key Amazon Seller number 2
Seller ID is Heart Horse and the price of the key is under £9-00 along with free shipping (7 days). The seller is Amazon’s choice and has twenty six reviews, many more than any other seller.
Good Points – Lots of 5 star reviews. Fast shipping by comparison
Bad Points – A few bad reviews.
To find out how this Ford Flip stood up to cutting and coding, click here to read more.
We received this key very quickly, within 2-3 days. Very simply packaged but arrived in excellent condition. BUT, something we didn’t spot, so there’s a chance you may not either.
This is a case, NOT a complete key. It does say this in the title but somehow we missed it! It wasn’t the Amazon sellers fault, but ours. With it being Amazon’s Choice, I didn’t look closely enough. We’re telling you this so you don’t make the same mistake.
The smaller images do show that there’s nothing inside.
So don’t buy this, (like we did), if you need a spare key. It won’t programme and the seller isn’t selling it as a key either. So no more updates for this item from us, let’s move on.
Ford Flip Key Amazon Seller number 3
Seller ID is XZANTE and the price of the key is under £6-00 along with free shipping (2-3 weeks). Looking at the images used, I expect this is the same as seller number one, or at least the item is the same. Nearly every detail is the same on the seller page.
We’re currently waiting for these keys to arrive, when they do we’ll make a short video review and let you know what we think.
Keep a look out and We’ll keep you updated.
Update. It’s May 12th and nothing has arrived!
Ford Flip Key Amazon Seller number 4
Seller ID is Autoschlussel-finder and this key is priced much higher at around £30 + delivery, which means your paying just under £35.
This was ordered on the April 7th 2019 and the expected delivery date is May 2nd 2019, a wait of nearly 4 weeks.
Four weeks later, nothing has arrived!
Today, May 12th, and three messages later to the supplier, nothing has arrived and no communication at all, which is frustrating. If I was a real customer, I would have cancelled by now. However, I am going to wait this out.
Ford Flip Key Amazon Seller number 5
Our last Amazon item was ordered some time after the others.
This was ordered on the 17th April 2019 and delivery was listed as 7 days. Look out for our review.
Amazing! An Amazon Car key order that actually arrives! and on time. This arrived very quickly, within 3 days so look out for the review.
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