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Author Topic: over 100% profit, that's pretty good.  (Read 2334 times)

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over 100% profit, that's pretty good.
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I took my daughter's car to a shop (to remain anonymous) in St. Robert.  I will say it was not Steve's and it was not Walmart.  It needed a idle pulley.  When I went in to pay, my key was laying on the receipt for the part, where the shop had purchased it, @$19.99.  The ticket they gave me said parts=$42.34.  So I asked them why that ticket said it was $19.99 and I was told "we have to make money somehow."  I understand that, but over %100 percent mark up is pretty high.    What do you think?  He said they got the part at a discount and if I went in to purchase it myself it would cost $42.34.  I'm gonna check that out.
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Re: over 100% profit, that's pretty good.
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 10:03:02 PM »
Sounds like a rip off to me. Most places have a parts cost, which is usually around 10% more than their cost, as the bulk of their cost is the actual labor.
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Re: over 100% profit, that's pretty good.
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 11:23:10 PM »
That's what I was thinking, a 10 - 20 % markup would be fair.  I went to Auto Zone just a few minutes ago to price a idler pulley.  They told me $20.99.    I was ripped off and I'm not happy. Don't know if I can put the name of the business on here or not but if they ripped me off that much they will probably do the same to other people.
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Re: over 100% profit, that's pretty good.
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 11:43:57 PM »
I for one, would like to know where this was.  We are needing some work done soon and don't want to be ripped off.
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Re: over 100% profit, that's pretty good.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 12:36:53 AM »
This isn't really that rare unfortunately, I used to work at a local car repair facility that charged about 150 percent markup on parts. However, part of that is your warranty from the car shop (part fails, they replace it for free...) Most car shops will install customer purchased parts, if you're willing to forgo the warranty (part breaks, you pay).

I was recently quoted parts on a job from a local tire shop (has a "large" O in the name) and the parts where marked up from 90 dollars to over 200. I know this because I called the same guy (a few minutes later) they called to check the price on the parts and he said "Didn't you just call about that car?" lol......

It's not unusual. Steve's has a pretty minimal markup and does good work (and warranties the work).

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Re: over 100% profit, that's pretty good.
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 04:28:32 AM »
I use to work at a local repair shop and if the part cost 50 we charged 100. That was 4-5 years ago. We did stand by our work. If installed wrong we fixed it. If the part was bad the coustomer was sent to the parts house to work that out.
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Re: over 100% profit, that's pretty good.
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 01:15:35 PM »
There is usually ALWAYS a 100% markup on parts. They pay wholesale, and you pay retail. This is business as usual, and nothing nefarious. This is why it always pays to do your own minor repairs if posible.
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