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    1. #76
      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      Schematic used for illustration purposes. The part number was provided by dealership using VIN lookup of my 2015 A4. But thanks for looking out for me.

      ECS has them for $24

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      No different to any other manufacturer-specific OEM part.

      Ever tried ordering windscreen washer pump from Honda ?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Smigelski View Post
      Well, have you priced the cost of Audi zip ties lately?
      Better sit down when you price a German hose clamp...
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      I usually order most of this stuff from ECS. (Thank goodness this site exists) Dealerships charge pretty much whatever they want to meet their quotas.

      Mercedes was going to charge my sister 800$ for new front brake pads. The OEM pads cost ~90$ on ECS, factor in and hour or two of labor, doesn't quite add up to 800...

    5. #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Triumph View Post
      Simple steel rim, nothing fancy about it.

      This sounds like a good opportunity to meet your friendly neighborhood sandblasting and powdercoating shop. I had 4 wheels and a header blasted and coated for $250.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CarLuvrSD View Post
      ECS has them for $24

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      No they don't. The correct OEM part for my car is $130 on ECS.
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    7. #82
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      Better sit down when you price a German hose clamp...
      In my case it was the actual hose.


    8. #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      I believe it has four 8mm bolts and a couple clips once you remove the inner hatch/door panel. It's been a while since I had done one.
      I finally did it yesterday. 2 8mm bolts. Pretty easy. I worked on my German car and my Japanese car yesterday, and the Japanese car was 100x easier.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gotcha640 View Post
      This sounds like a good opportunity to meet your friendly neighborhood sandblasting and powdercoating shop. I had 4 wheels and a header blasted and coated for $250.
      They were well past that point. But you can buy aftermarket rims all day long for 80-100 bucks.
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      It would be nice to see a comparison chart of part (actual cost) and selling price for different brands.
      I bet the Germans have a much higher markup on parts- which helps offset maybe a lower profit on new units.
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    11. #86
      He does have a 2015 so the prices are pretty high still but what I love is when I see people driving old Mercedes or Audis and I think to myself sure they got the car for cheap but they are gonna be in for a reality check when something breaks on it. Another thing I bang my head on is when everyone runs to the dealership for everything, is there no independent import repair shops in town?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      In my case it was the actual hose.

      At least they'll let you finance that hose...
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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      It would be nice to see a comparison chart of part (actual cost) and selling price for different brands.
      I bet the Germans have a much higher markup on parts- which helps offset maybe a lower profit on new units.
      In general, higher priced vehicles have much higher margins, so that wouldn't really make sense.
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      Why not buy one of those aftermarket towhook mounts?
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      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      No they don't. The correct OEM part for my car is $130 on ECS.
      Quote Originally Posted by CarLuvrSD View Post
      ECS has them for $24

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      The $24 referenced would be the shipping from ECS.
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      Quote Originally Posted by GTaye View Post
      The $24 referenced would be the shipping from ECS.

      i see what you did there...
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      I have thrown out at least 3 of those plate holders.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Why not buy one of those aftermarket towhook mounts?

      Leased car and I need to cover the holes in my bumper from the screws holding the original bracket.
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      Quote Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting View Post
      I have thrown out at least 3 of those plate holders.
      Throw your next one on Ebay and take the ole lady out to a nice seafood dinner courtesy of Audi's "a$$ r4pe" their customers policy.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KGilman View Post
      Here's where you should tell people about the tiered pricing for said parts. The manufacturer, Audi, sets the net price and after about three different levels of mark ups, i.e. What your service department pays, what someone from an independent auto repair shop pays, and then what you charge customers off the street....it gets to the 35-40% mark up over net that most parts departments shoot for.


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      I don't really see what that would add to the conversation I'm having with my customer at the time. Unless by people you mean TCL, but I don't think it's any surprise to anyone that wholesale accounts (indy shops, other dealerships) and internal dealership departments pay less than MSRP. Either way, while I am able to change prices for those accounts for different reasons, I'm simply not allowed to just because I feel bad for a particular customer - all that earns me is a fun talk with my manager where I'm in trouble and I'm told to quit it.
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      Dude, Im posting in TCL.. If I didn't know everything I wouldn't be here.
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