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Old 04-25-2011, 09:28 AM
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if its the same part, how do you say you get what you pay for. And people on Ebay do the same thing with shipping.
If you buying a spark plug or a pair of socks maybe, depending on what seller your buying from and there feedback something like possibly a gauge, or a depth finder where you need some technical assistance with wiring & how to help theres always someone at Livorsi,Teague, or C.P. your ebay idear is always emailing back and forth with seller and NO PHONE #s ....and depending on who your dealing with a place like Teague has boatloads on the shelf and surely dont need to call in your order and drop ship [email protected] they got more CMI heaaders on the shelf then the factory ....carry on
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I agree with you man and Ebay isnt always the best price and you have to be careful who you buy from. And like you said if you need assistance then probably go with somebody thats reputable. Tottally agree. But EBAY is a nice tool if you know what you want and have researched the product out. Like I said there is no point in paying double for a part just because Don arrow store sells it or Reggie Fountains store is selling it.

Great example i needed an impeller the other day. Well looked at Mercruiser parts online and one these websites listed in this thread. Both wanted over 30 bucks shipped for the impeller. Well I got on ebay and got the part shipped for 15 bucks. Got a genuine merc part in hand, half the price and what expertise do I need for this?

But again if im going to spend 500 bucks on a prop or something than yeah maybe somebody listed above is the way to go.
paying double i'm sure those places wish they had a 100% markup no expertise needed on a impeller i guess better go read the fontain/[email protected] thread with the impeller replacement & sunkin boat ..

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47-59362T1 --IMPELLER (USE W/O KEY) (click here) 47-593621 $25.42

Im not going to sit here and argue. Here is the part it was something like 33 shipped. I paid 16 I think shipped for the same part. I dont know what mark up is for each store simple ecomonics, same product cheaper somewhere else= no brainer. Now the points you listed were for actual service not the parts themselves. and it looks like shrogren jacked it up anyways. The OP asked for good places to buy parts not get them installed. So I gave him options. Ebay or the internety might not be for you or him. Maybe you like to spend money blindly or have an unlimited pocket book. I do not and have to spend a little extra time shopping around.
Dude not arguing just a lil CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISM when you go to the bar do you worry about what the place is making $$ on your bottles of beer or a tray of jello shots ??? or just keep a flask in your jacket ?? everyone is in biz to make $$$ and SERVICE is worth its weight in GOLD carry on
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I use Ebay too. I will shop websites and get answers and research then get the part numbers and check Ebay. Ebay is always the cheapest.
Kinda like asking for a free estimate when you want work done on your house. Let the contractor do all the research and put in the effort so you don't have to.

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Kinda like asking for a free estimate when you want work done on your house. Let the contractor do all the research and put in the effort so you don't have to.

Just sayin'.
I hear ya BIG Daddy and usually give the work to the first guy who shows up and willing to pay a lil xtra and pop for food & drink while the job is in progress if they can start right away and not get put on schedule 3 weeks down the road

i hate nothing worse then guys using free estimates to show to other contractors and cheapen there bids show up with a fair price for a good job and leave with 50% and GET R DUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Estimates are free for a reason, and if you dont want to do them dont do it. or in this case dont have a phone.
When free estimates only require a few minutes, it's no big deal, but when they require extended travel and multiple hours of work time it's something else altogether.

Unfortunately, in my business, someone once conceived of the notion of free estimates to generate business, but now the majority of the public seems to think its their given right to get one and many even believe the idea our time isn't worth as much as their own.

Do me a favor, next time you want a free estimate, give me a call so I can hang up on you. I'd rather talk to a realistic "prospective" client.

Sorry for the rant...didn't mean to side track the thread.
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Happens to me all the time RL. I check a car for a noise or vibration. Use on avage of 1.5 to 2 hours and they say well X will do it for this. Im like you already know the issue and now you want to comepare pricing really???
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