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Re: Ridiculous parts prices (almost no Q content)
>Man you guys are amazing. Parts prices aren't dependent on Dealers alone.
>Audi of America determines list price and dealer cost. most dealers simply
>charge list price and discount from there. Some of the other dealers charge
>whatever they want. Audi parts are expensive because of several reasons:
>Supply and demand a part that isn't in demand is going to be generally highe
pricing and supply are also affected by whether or not audi ag has licensed
a particular part to the aftermarket. for example, there is no
aftermarket source for the rear track control arm on a type 44q.
hence the list price on these things are close to $300 apiece. mine are
made by lemforder, the same manufacturer who made the (aftermarket)
front track control arms i used. however lemforder is not licensed to
sell the rears in the aftermarket, thereby insuring an inflated price.