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Old 07-22-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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Local stealership smokes crack!

Just thought I would share this with the rest of you. One of the rubber hood latches on my TJ broke so I swung by the local dealership to pick one up thinking it was a cheap part that would cost $20 max. The worker said he had one in stock and brought it out for me. I asked how much I owed and he said $67 and some change. I think I may have actually laughed out loud then said thanks anyways as I walked out the door. Anyways, I have already ordered one off fleabay for $20 shipped.

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Old 07-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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I also called today to ask about the rubber floor plugs for my yj. I found them on line for $.99 so I thought I would just get local if they are so cheap.
Well the dealer wants $6.75 a piece I guess I will be putting in an order on line.

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Old 07-22-2010, 03:29 PM   #3
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Crack isn't cheap you know..
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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One thing to keep in mind about dealer parts departments is they are there to charge as much as they think they can get away with. Many people walk in there thinking it's like buying from the grocery store where the prices are fixed. If you push them for a discount after doing a good impression of a theatrical hysterical laugh after hearing their first price, they'll usually get more reasonable.

After several trips into my local Jeep parts department and going out of my way to become friendly/friends with everyone from the parts manager on down, they started giving me wholesale prices without me even having to ask for a discount after a while. I always sat down to BS with them for a while which they liked. Ask for discounts, all they can do is say no if they are complete jerks.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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my friend's mom found out i had a jeep and thats all she ever talks about now. she's the mall crawler type, I am trying to convert her. Anyways this weekend we were talking about her jeep (4 door JK) and she told me she got a hard top and she was all exited because she got a good deal. So I ask her how much she payed for it...She goes, all exited, $4275 at the Jeep dealership. I was outraged for her...same EXACT Mopar 3 piece top is avalible from Quadratec for $2250. Is it normal for dealers to be scam artists?
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:22 PM   #6
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All dealerships will rape you...and get away with it as long as you keep coming back. They especially smile when they see a "chick" walk in. Silly, silly fools.

Craigslist, ebay, local junkyards, other Jeepers with "parts" in their garage....all my best friends. :>
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:26 PM   #7
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All dealerships will rape you...and get away with it as long as you keep coming back. They especially smile when they see a "chick" walk in. Silly, silly fools.

Craigslist, ebay, local junkyards, other Jeepers with "parts" in their garage....all my best friends. :>
yes ma'am. i will never even think of going to a dealership for parts.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:27 PM   #8
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That sounds like my wife. And after she does something like that she says oh well to late now. It really drives me nuts. But ya that sounds really sketchy to me.
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My hubby is like your wife, Fredo. He doesn't care. He just wants it now, now, now! Tells me the hunt is not worth the savings. Oh well. I would rather hunt and save the extra money for MORE mods!!!!!!!!!!
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I think i like hunting for stuff more than i like buying stuff.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:46 PM   #11
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Yeah, "window shopping" is more than half the fun. Imagining, "will this item make my Jeep look phat?" tee hee! My teen boys would just roll their eyes if they saw that....
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i was window shopping a year before i bought my jeep. i am a 16 y.o. male
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Crack isn't cheap you know..
Cheaper than cigarettes!
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I will NEVER buy a car at a STEALERSHIP! They are all rip off artists. I have many times laughed in the face of a dealership parts/sales guy. And always loud enough for anyone in the vicinity to hear.Goes over well on the show room floor. LOL
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i was window shopping a year before i bought my jeep. i am a 16 y.o. male

Now I feel old.

Especially after re-reading your comment about "your friend's mom" up above. Now I feel like that "mom".

Cut her some slack and embrace her Jeepness. Like I tell my boys, "I was cool once. Before I had you." She is probably dying to climb out of her mom shell.

Anyway, lucky dog! I drooled over a CJ when I was 16. But, my dad said--NO JEEP FOR YOU! Thought I would flip it. Probably a wise move on his part....

Now for the mom lecture--drive careful!!
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apparently people buy from them so they can keep on charging what they want. They are still in business and remodeling as I post. There must be a bunch of spenders out there to fill their coffers. Amazing isn't it being what our economy is.

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