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Snarky Mopar Dealer #2806184
08/07/20 02:54 PM
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Im needing a lower engine cover for a newer mopar, can get from a ebay mopar dealership for $239 to my door.

So I thought, hmmm maybe my local dealer can do better, so I called, $277 plus tax. He looked up the $239 deal and said hed match but more in tax.

I mentioned the online price to my door, and asked if he could give me a reason to buy his, like $20 cheaper then online since its 60 miles round trip to get it.

Old county boy blew up on me, "I cant sell parts and not make a F----n dime off them"

I was like, OK snarky dude, time for the ebay purchase. And I got told "I WAS THE PROBLEM" click.

Huh?


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806186
08/07/20 02:59 PM
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How dare you not pay more then you should for a part. Dealership doesn't want customers I guess. shruggy

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: stumpy] #2806191
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I just called two more, they cant even come close. Or wont try.

This dealer is also a ebay seller. GREAT prices vs others. (link below)

https://www.quirkchryslerdodgejeepram.com/

So, yea im still buying from a dealer, a dealer who wants to sell parts.

Im sorry if I feel I have the right to price shop and buy from who gives me the better deal on a equal part.

GRRRR>>>>>>>

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My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806202
08/07/20 03:39 PM
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Dealers are making a minimum 40% mark-up. Most use a dealer management software service like Reynolds and Reynolds. This allows them to double net what Mopar has on their pricing tapes!

And they wonder why we don't return to the dealership after the factory warranty expires.


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Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: RobG] #2806210
08/07/20 03:57 PM
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I have bought from Quirk parts before. No issues.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: mopars4ever] #2806211
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They seem to be the goto place on alot of oem mopar stuff.

I got three boxes from them today and just bought the $239 belly pan.


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806215
08/07/20 04:12 PM
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I tried to buy from a local dealer and they didn`t want to even offer a discount much less a matching price. Oh well.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: mopars4ever] #2806223
08/07/20 04:55 PM
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Two things about dealerships:
1. The "back end" - Parts, Service, Body Shop (if they have one) - basically support the New & Used Depts, which in most cases can't stand up on their own.
(Incentives, advertising, promotions, payroll)
2. Brick & mortar costs more than internet.

I'm not defending a 40% markup, but that's what's behind the price differences.
A smart dealership Parts Dept Manager will do both walk-in/account and internet business.
Heck, 20% is better than no sale.
But they don't all think that way.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: topside] #2806224
08/07/20 04:59 PM
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A good friend of mine is the service manager at a small dealership. He treats me very well. Most of the parts I get from him are cost + 10%.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806228
08/07/20 05:43 PM
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I had a friend who worked at the dealer here who gave me cost plus 10%. He is gone now and not even worth my trouble I buy online.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: 340SIX] #2806241
08/07/20 06:11 PM
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Cost plus 10 ? ... a business of any sort needs more than 10.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2806243
08/07/20 06:14 PM
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Did you pay cost plus 10 for your new SRT?


My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806245
08/07/20 06:23 PM
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Don’t honestly know ....

They had an advertised price of 33.8 ... I offered 33 with some pluses and minuses. .

Do you REALLY THINK you could get them to admit their true cost ?

I know they added a dealer fee of 995$.... and they claimed delivery fee of 1495... when they ordered TWO TRAILERS full of SRTs. This charge was part of the 33.

I say BULL JIVE to that !

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806280
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Originally Posted by Mr. Potatohead
Im needing a lower engine cover for a newer mopar, can get from a ebay mopar dealership for $239 to my door.

So I thought, hmmm maybe my local dealer can do better, so I called, $277 plus tax. He looked up the $239 deal and said hed match but more in tax.

I mentioned the online price to my door, and asked if he could give me a reason to buy his, like $20 cheaper then online since its 60 miles round trip to get it.

Old county boy blew up on me, "I cant sell parts and not make a F----n dime off them"

I was like, OK snarky dude, time for the ebay purchase. And I got told "I WAS THE PROBLEM" click.
eek
Huh?



That's "snarky"? eek

I'd say blunt, likely honest, and not what you wanted to hear.

Maybe you should have said in the beginning, "I don't care if you don't make a f..,,,n dime off my purchase"? eyes


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Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: jcc] #2806336
08/07/20 09:52 PM
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My dealer offers 20% discount to our Mopar club members, he also does well giving us money for my show every year. Guess I am one of the lucky ones who has a good dealer close by... up


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Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: jcc] #2806364
08/07/20 10:51 PM
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Well there Mr. Super Intelligent.....

If one mopar dealer can sell me the mopar part for X amount, the next one could to if he felt like it.

Im sure the MOPAR DEALER that sold it to me for $239 shipped is making something off it and shows hes a bit more together then my local guy is.






Originally Posted by jcc
Originally Posted by Mr. Potatohead
Im needing a lower engine cover for a newer mopar, can get from a ebay mopar dealership for $239 to my door.

So I thought, hmmm maybe my local dealer can do better, so I called, $277 plus tax. He looked up the $239 deal and said hed match but more in tax.

I mentioned the online price to my door, and asked if he could give me a reason to buy his, like $20 cheaper then online since its 60 miles round trip to get it.

Old county boy blew up on me, "I cant sell parts and not make a F----n dime off them"

I was like, OK snarky dude, time for the ebay purchase. And I got told "I WAS THE PROBLEM" click.
eek
Huh?



That's "snarky"? eek

I'd say blunt, likely honest, and not what you wanted to hear.

Maybe you should have said in the beginning, "I don't care if you don't make a f..,,,n dime off my purchase"? eyes



My family is a bunch of Fruits and Vegetables and many cant tell us apart. EAT ME!
Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806489
08/08/20 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Potatohead
I just called two more, they cant even come close. Or wont try.

This dealer is also a ebay seller. GREAT prices vs others. (link below)

https://www.quirkchryslerdodgejeepram.com/

So, yea im still buying from a dealer, a dealer who wants to sell parts.

Im sorry if I feel I have the right to price shop and buy from who gives me the better deal on a equal part.

GRRRR>>>>>>>


Who’s this dealer, make him famous.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: Mr. Potatohead] #2806492
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The guy was probably told by his boss how low he could sell for, and has probably had many others calling looking for similar discounts. Not defending the guy but he sounds more frustrated than snarky. Probably about to quit his job.

Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: ChryCoGuy] #2806498
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Re: Snarky Mopar Dealer [Re: mopars4ever] #2806515
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Looks good in theory, but in reality, how many would actually do that?

Been a long time since I've dealt with a parts dept for my own stuff, but when I did, I would try to go in with a valid, current part number since I knew it was something outside their norm. One dealership appreciated it, another chewed me a new butthole for 'trying to do their job'. rolleyes

Hate to say it, but the best dealership parts dept I have ever dealt with was the local Toyota dealer. Went in looking for (power) antenna parts for a 4Runner, parts guy asked me a few questions, then told me the part I actually needed and how to fix it. He didn't just take my order and brush me off. Ended up spending a lot less buying the part he recommended, and got it working much easier too..

Same deal with service depts. Recently tried to take the company van (ProMaster) in for repairs, it's REAL obvious what and where the problem is (rear shackle bushings). They wanted a minimum diagnostic time, and they insisted more than likely the entire rear end would have to be dropped out to 'properly' diagnosis it. The van is long out of warranty due to age, but there was a TSB on the problem, and there are a bunch of videos on YouTube regarding the problem. NOTHING shows having to drop the rear to diagnosis it.

Yeah, I'm still driving a broken van. rolleyes


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