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Euphony

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My windscreen washer pump gave up the ghost on Wednesday so I looked online and I could get aftermarket replacement from £7 up to about £18, an OEM replacement part came in at £22 (all inclusive of vat) I then phoned a Fiat dealer locally and I was quoted £68 plus VAT............needless to say that the OEM part is on it’s way.
I find that just offensive.
 

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My windscreen washer pump gave up the ghost on Wednesday so I looked online and I could get aftermarket replacement from £7 up to about £18, an OEM replacement part came in at £22 (all inclusive of vat) I then phoned a Fiat dealer locally and I was quoted £68 plus VAT............needless to say that the OEM part is on it’s way.
I find that just offensive.
We got charged €70 for ONE wiper blade by Fiat Professional in Italy !!!
 
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I don't understand why they do charge so much unless it's to make you go elsewhere to save them from doing anything

OEM parts are ALWAYS around 50% cheaper and are usually identical just without the badge and most of the time from the same supplier
 
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The whole world is full of rip off merchants whichever way you turn. I saw a packet of bamboo toilet paper for £2.75 the other day. I bet Pandas don’t get charged that much for the stuff.

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Take a bag of walkers salt n vinegar crisps, add 'motorhome' to the brand name..... That'll be £3.75 please.


So True

When I worked (long time ago I know) I was instructed to buy a new patient hoist

the cheapest Manual patient hoist was £1500 - - BUT a physically identical Engine Hoist (just painted a different colour) was £400
Because it was ""Medical Equipment"" added £1100 onto to the price
 
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I don't understand why they do charge so much unless it's to make you go elsewhere to save them from doing anything

OEM parts are ALWAYS around 50% cheaper and are usually identical just without the badge and most of the time from the same supplier

They charge that much because they want to, if you don’t want to pay it you look elseware. The whole reason to be in business is to make a profit, not to charge as little as posible.

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On this subject I think it is about time for the MH Community to start some self-help on the price of replacement parts.

My suggestion would be the establishment of a Directory of the original manufacturers of a lot of the equipment that MH converters buy in and there contact addresses and numbers.

I do not know the best place for such a Directory - an existing forum? a club?(not international enough?) a new forum?

Crowd-funding a company? The dealers would want to buy it out and shut it down - could be profitable for the shareholders.

Any thoughts?

Geoff
 

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Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
On this subject I think it is about time for the MH Community to start some self-help on the price of replacement parts.

My suggestion would be the establishment of a Directory of the original manufacturers of a lot of the equipment that MH converters buy in and there contact addresses and numbers.

I do not know the best place for such a Directory - an existing forum? a club?(not international enough?) a new forum?

Crowd-funding a company? The dealers would want to buy it out and shut it down - could be profitable for the shareholders.

Any thoughts?

Geoff

Sound like you have some good idea's there.
My pet hate is being ripped off for vehicle parts. :mad:
 

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My pet hate is companies adding vat to their prices when they are invariably selling to the general public, who are never able to claim back the vat.
They're obliged to do so by Government legislation. Assuming they ain't fiddling their VAT returns they make no profit of it.
 
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My pet hate is companies adding vat to their prices when they are invariably selling to the general public, who are never able to claim back the vat.

They're obliged to do so by Government legislation. Assuming they ain't fiddling their VAT returns they make no profit of it.

But they are also obliged , by law, to state the price including vat when selling to the public only.
 

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They're obliged to do so by Government legislation. Assuming they ain't fiddling their VAT returns they make no profit of it.

I know that - but it always seems an easy / devious way of quoting prices at 20% less than they really are and adding then 20% to the bill.
 

Gellyneck

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But they are also obliged , by law, to state the price including vat when selling to the public only.
Agreed, however they have to be aware, when quoting, if it's a commercial or domestic sale hence the reason I always ask is that inclusive or exclusive of VAT. Only takes a couple of seconds to be sure.(y)
As an example, local timber merchants sell to both trade and diyer so when in buying material for new fence last week ..........

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3 years of weekending with the odd month here and there.
Just a quick update, the windscreen washer pump arrived last week but only had time to do it today. With a straight swap out done in 4 minutes, it's working perfectly. Job's a good'un!
 

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