time to de-list bad vendors

BriceW at webtv.net BriceW at webtv.net
Sun Sep 15 16:16:30 EDT 2002

In reply to Scotts posts.
Most of the Audi mechanics I have dealt with don't know where to find
parts at even a slightly reasonable price.
Sure a 20% markup is fine if the mechanic knows how to buy it reasonably
in the first place.
Try $700.00 for a hydraulic pump when I can get an OEM one for $300.00.
Or $500.00 for a radiator when I can get one for $250.00.
Or a $140.00 for a speedo sensor switch when I can get one for $75.00.
Any of you want to add to this list?
Most mechanics and shops are either ignorant of where to buy Audi parts
or lazy or are just gouging the hell out of Audi owners.
Sure a reasonable profit is fair on parts but generally it is so
ridiculously high that the average Audi owner cant afford to keep the
car. That is why may of us have had to learn to be our own mechanics in
the first place.
Also, a lot of times the mechanic is too lazy or dumb to keep up with
simple repairs. Like the jumping speedometer and OK check system which
is an easy fix with soldering. Oh you need a new cluster for $2,000.00

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