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#696996 - 27th May 2012 7:55pm Nutty prices!
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Someone stole five wheelnuts (alloy wheels) from my car the other day.

On phoning the Ford Agent to see if they had replacements (they did) I realised why they are such tempting items. The cost was 8.05 - per nut! There is nothing very remarkable about them except they are chrome plated, and they probably cost about 10p each in quantity to make.

I cant help feeling that this sort of profiteering is surely going to exacerbate thefts. 40 is a great deal of money if you are not very rich, and if someone has taken yours...

I bought replacements from the car breakers shop in Borough Rd for 1 each if person who stole them is reading this, wants more and is prepared to pay a more reasonable price for them. They checked they were the right nuts for me, and even lent me a brace to put them on. I doubt Ford would provide better service. Too busy charging well over the odds for easily stolen items.

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#697005 - 27th May 2012 8:46pm Re: Nutty prices! [Re: Excoriator]
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That's nuts.

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#697025 - 27th May 2012 10:41pm Re: Nutty prices! [Re: Chris_Peacock]
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They're good lads down there at Jimmys yard.
I needed an indicator relay.
Toyota main dealer wanted fifty quid for it.
They had a similar one in the box and let me take it to try for nought.

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