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#236668 - 10th Jun 2008 3:28pm UK Car part prices - RANT!
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Who the fook decides what price car parts should be sold for somad

Is it the indendant dealer - the manufacture - the UK Distributer????

I need a front Anti Roll Bar link arm (O/S) for the Honda. Its about 3-4inches long, has a ball joint on each end with some thread to go between the Anti Rollbar at one end, and the lower arm at the other.

Now 2 Mills - the Local Honda dealer want 51 - yeah, 51!!! Fooking EACH!!!!! For a little farty bit of metal!!!

What makes it even worse is that in the USA this part is $37 each - thats about 38 the pair - for the same part!!!

How the fook does that work?!?!?!

Im trying to get a pair from the States, as even with postage its over 50 cheaper, only problem is, a lot of the dealers wont ship outside the USA frown

...rant over......for now....



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#236675 - 10th Jun 2008 3:51pm Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: StuyMac]
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ahhh honda part prices, i know all about that 1! does it have to be genuine honda part?


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#236676 - 10th Jun 2008 3:54pm Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: exploding_penguin]
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Nope, but when motor factors say "Dealer Part" you dont get much choice frown
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#236677 - 10th Jun 2008 3:56pm Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: StuyMac]
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gutted,ebay uk no good either??
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#236678 - 10th Jun 2008 3:59pm Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: exploding_penguin]
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no

I did think about aftermarket Anti roll bars as they are cheaper than a pair of link arms, but after a bit of reading, I think they use the OEM link arms frown
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#236679 - 10th Jun 2008 4:06pm Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: StuyMac]
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click me........................

mite be worth asking this bloke think
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#236777 - 10th Jun 2008 11:27pm Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: StuyMac]
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You`ll prob have to pay tax on that aswell mate, from the states!
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#236798 - 11th Jun 2008 9:50am Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: hoseman]
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I know what you mean Stuy. Real pain in the wallet 'aint it!?

Starter motor for my last celica (genuine Denso one) 650! So i refurbed the old one instead.

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#236804 - 11th Jun 2008 11:03am Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: CustomIce]
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Well, after 2 days of searching Ive found somewhere in the US, with a very detailed catalogue smile

You even add the parts to your basket, and you can caluclate your shipping party

Link arms are $23 each, plus $37 delivery - $84 total delivered which is about 40 - cheaper than one in this country!!! omg

(Also for info, they have a Bosch starter for a Celica listed at $160 - or 80 grin )


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#236809 - 11th Jun 2008 11:37am Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: StuyMac]
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am i right to assume that car parts in the UK are high??

this whole country is out to make money....no surprise that so many people want to move abroad...cheaper living....
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#236814 - 11th Jun 2008 11:42am Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: Spritey_Nikki]
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...some part yes, some parts no... think

TBH Im not sure who actually sets the prices though, so Im not sure where all the extra money gets pocketed...
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#236815 - 11th Jun 2008 11:48am Re: UK Car part prices - RANT! [Re: StuyMac]
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erm....mp's probably...lol...

surely its up to the owners/shopkeepers discretion what price they want to sell it for...or do you mean in general??

see, so far i havent needed anything for me corsa, but i dont want to modify it or anything anyway...

but i did go through an episode about 4 months ago, where my back window got smashed, paintwork on back side panel scratched and dented...and it cost me 400 to get fixed and sorted, a bit more than i expected...however u cant really tell that anything was wrong with it....
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