Bonkers pricing

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Cuchilo, 10 Aug 2018.

  1. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    I needed a new windscreen wiper for my van so went online to have a look . German and Swedish had them at £26.99 each , Euro parts had them at £28.99 for two . The same brand the same thing .
    So i click on buy from europarts and there is a promotion on with discount of 50% . So now i am paying £15.94 instead of £53.98 for exactly the same thing :wacko:
     
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  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    I ordered one for the Rav the other week when they had the offer on before, came with free delivery from Germany, cost me 3.85
     
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  3. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    EuroParts are the Sports Direct of the car world. They always display a higher price but then have a 30% or 40% discount code somewhere on their site.

    If you want good honest prices, use 'CarPartsforLess'. This is the online-only division of EuroParts. Yeah, I know EuroParts have an online site, but their main business is via local branches.
     
  4. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    EACH ? a wiper blade £27 :eek:

    thats the type of bollox that could see my van written off
     
  5. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    R, windscreens are over-rated, save £15.94 and washer bottle additive in winter, and no ice scraping either... a plan without fault.
     
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  6. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Is this the same Euro Car Parts of the cheap usb powerbank fiasco?

    Quite a few of us on here ordered one a couple of years ago.

    Lots of non-delivery stories followed.

    I think I eventually got a different brand powerbank about three or four months - and a string of emails - later.
     
  7. Threevok

    Threevok Über Member

    Location:
    South Wales
  8. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Poundland do wipers for.... err... a pound.
     
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  9. Threevok

    Threevok Über Member

    Location:
    South Wales
    Noooo :laugh:

    We did that with Mrs V's old Fiat Uno. She turned on the wipers during a large downpour, it did two wipes and flew off into a field
     
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  10. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Her Fiat had wings?!
     
  11. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    My local 'motorparts' shop does them for a couple of quid
     
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  12. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    That could be to do with the Red Bull and vodka that you had while fitting it.
     
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  13. I was watching an old edition of 'Wheeler-Dealers' the other night, partly out of boredom

    The vehicle in question was a Mercedes-Benz, a 'W' series
    Whilst not liking modern M-Bs, I'd gladly have a 'W' estate, with the colour-coded hubcaps & chrome roof-rails

    Anyway, they wanted a new wing for it
    The factors they used (Europarts, or maybe 'GSF'???) sold one at circa £27.00!!

    Granted, it was a pattern, & needed Ed to do some fettling/dressing of it, but at that price!!!!



    It's the same with Land Rovers. there's some prices out there, for OEM, but own boxes that are unbelievable (or were, as I've been Land Rover-less for a few years now)
     
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  14. simonali

    simonali Guru

    I went in a ECP and stated to the guy behind the counter that their website showed the left and right wipers as being cheaper to buy singly than in a set. He then reduced the set pair by about 50%!
     
  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Land Rover especially take the wee wee. Britpart have co tract to manufacture parts for out of production Land Rovers. But a part from Britpart and it'll be half the price of the same item, made by Britpart, but sold at an LR dealer in an LR branded box.

    A double irony is that many beard chewing LR types slag off s***part for their perceived poor quality, and advise folk to go for the 'quality option'at the dealers...
     
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