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The shocking price of genuine parts

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03 May 2019 13:25 #207202 by CC Baxter
I still do it now, open a freshly delivered box of goodies and shout "how much?"
Of course while we all dislike paying good money for anything, genuine parts make a lot of sense. You can buy them on a part number knowing they were designed to fit, not just adapted. I am particularly impressed with the printed instructions that come with the official accessories now (this is new to me).
Remember you only pay once for the good stuff and as is human nature you quickly foget how much you paid anyway.
There's always an exception, l've just fitted some roof bars. I paid £65 for Thule as the Suzuki part (also Thule) retails at £275, result!:whistle:

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03 May 2019 16:21 #207206 by Soeley
I also got the Thule bars, I paid £69. I really don't get the massive mark-up. If they charged say £100 surely they would sell more and you wouldn't mind the mark-up so much to get the matching branding?

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03 May 2019 17:11 #207212 by Andy2640

CC Baxter wrote: I still do it now, open a freshly delivered box of goodies and shout "how much?"
Of course while we all dislike paying good money for anything, genuine parts make a lot of sense. You can buy them on a part number knowing they were designed to fit, not just adapted. I am particularly impressed with the printed instructions that come with the official accessories now (this is new to me).
Remember you only pay once for the good stuff and as is human nature you quickly foget how much you paid anyway.
There's always an exception, l've just fitted some roof bars. I paid £65 for Thule as the Suzuki part (also Thule) retails at £275, result!:whistle:



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03 May 2019 17:33 #207213 by Lambert
Except that in general Suzuki parts aren't that dear. It's not like Subaru or Mitsubishi or Mercedes Benz their part pricing is sacrilegious.

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03 May 2019 17:48 #207214 by Cremator1
Yes Mercedes are very expensive just had a B service £1035 don’t no where they get the prices from

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03 May 2019 17:51 #207215 by Lambert
Over a grand for a B service? Dear God! That's mental.

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03 May 2019 17:52 #207216 by Cremator1
Yes lol sorry miss read the thread thought we were talking about servicing

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03 May 2019 18:34 #207219 by Andy2640
A case in point. £132.00. Really like this, but canny justify that cost. Just no way.

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11 May 2019 21:04 #207735 by MadsV
We buy parts for all brands at work, over 500k £ a year. Suzuki is generally low cost, Mitsubishi is the at the top, i mean a grille for an outlander is 900£(+VAT)!!

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