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A little like asking why you part out good tractors .Good parts !
 
 I use good parts ignition parts on customers tractors ,saves everyone in the long run.
 
 When u have a account with them its better pricing .
 
  My price for same is  $23.69 for both cap & rotor


Edited by Fred in Pa - 15 Mar 2019 at 11:54am
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It's a double edged sword.   We want the cheapest prices, so we go to the chain places and save a few bucks, but we complain about the know nothing people behind the counter.  
Those people work much cheaper than the knowledgeable guys behind the counter at NAPA or the local parts place, who have been there a long time or have a mechanical background.  The good places can only stay in business as long as we buy the parts for a little higher price as we are not only buying the part, but we are buying the guys knowledge and service.   
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Originally posted by Greg (Hillsboro, OH) Greg (Hillsboro, OH) wrote:

It's a double edged sword.   We want the cheapest prices, so we go to the chain places and save a few bucks, but we complain about the know nothing people behind the counter.  
Those people work much cheaper than the knowledgeable guys behind the counter at NAPA or the local parts place, who have been there a long time or have a mechanical background.  The good places can only stay in business as long as we buy the parts for a little higher price as we are not only buying the part, but we are buying the guys knowledge and service.   

X2. That is why I try to buy local if I can and don't mind paying a bit more for good service.
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Have a new one don't remember what it fits part number 74058876v-4 cap,Dist
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Originally posted by Ky.Allis Ky.Allis wrote:

WOW***50% mark-up? Wish I could do that on the farm. I will agree NAPA seems to have good stuff most of the time but unless you are "Somebody" that matters to them you are going to get "Hose Banged".

You're probably getting at least that much if you figure only your seed and fertilizer. Now if you figure your time, your machinery costs, your fuel, the financing cost, on and on, you obviously aren't selling your crop with a 50% markup. By the same token those auto supply houses have their building cost, electricity, insurance, permits, wages, advertising, etc. It's an apples to oranges comparison here.
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i really dosnt matter what brand or what price to me ,its about quality service and trained personel because i have to be able to stand behind the product that use 
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NAPA most of the time is crazy high for thier parts. But for some things, like my dad's 1936 Lafayette they are the ONLY ones local (or even ebay) that has the parts. I usally buy 1 or 2 items a year to keep may name in the system but it is hard to beat the 25% discount off the online price I get at Advanced Auto. NAPA wouldn't give me a discount becuse I don't do enough business there, maybe with a discount I would do more businees there? I guess that doesn't make sense to them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alan-nj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2019 at 8:19am
I like NAPA quality.  Have a pretty good one near me, and I get preferred customer pricing.  Also have Auto Zone and Advance near me.  If I want mechanical parts, I go to NAPA.  If I want to buy a cup holder, I go to one of the other ones. 
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Just bought a fuel filter, for one of my machines (nonAC) at Auto Plus, the closest local parts dealer, got it fer $17.87.  was near the local NAPA dealer, today same filter from them woulda been $19.07.  Likely not a dimes worth of difference between the 2, IMHO.  If I am close to NAPA, I buy there, close to home I buy at Auto Plus...Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote polarbear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2019 at 1:38pm
try AGCO if price is high anyway you can get AC DELCO or autolite or neven echlin
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