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Old 05-18-2005, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Overcharging for performance stuff.

I stopped off at the local speed shop yesterday to see what was going on, I havent been in there awhile. Was looking at diesel stuff their carrying now, could not beleive the prices on some of it. They wanted $940 for an Edge juice/attitude & like $450 for a hypertech. I was just shocked at the prices. I inquired about gauges, Autometer cobalts-60psi boost, 2000 deg egt& 30 psi fuel pressure- rough price $600-$700. I don't see how they stay in business.

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Old 05-18-2005, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah thats a little high, get that stuff off of the internet you can get a much better deal

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I know it's high, I just figured I'd post it. I'll only buy from vendors here.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol...yeah theres a "shop" down the street from me. They charge like 2 times what other places charge. Wanted 275 to tint my windows, and like 1200 for a magnaflow exhaust. YEA RIGHT
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I guess there really is stupid people in this world, otherwise those places would not exist.
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There is a local speedshop that is the same. Everything is about 1-1/2 times the price as the vendors on here.
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These places are for those who can't turn the wrenches, or they are too busy to learn about their options, search the Web, etc.
A fellow around the corner from me has a H2 all tricked out, but does not know what engine is in that thing............... His idea of a tool set is the kind you get at the drug store.
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Up here, you're better off using a shop for some stuff. We would have been paying out the a$$ for shipping on the exhaust, while they got a deal on shipping. There also are a few vendors on here that do not give a shipping total for us at the time of order. They have to calculate it and "let you know". This means I most likely won't be buying from them.

Guess I'm just stupid though for wanting to save money on things. The shops here get better shipping prices, but I guess I should just eat it and order on-line?
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Old 05-22-2005, 02:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Open a business for yourself, figure out about personal property tax, leases, etc and you will see why a brick and mortar business needs to charge more than someone oeprating out of his barn.

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