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Mercmad
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Parts are now expensive.

Post by Mercmad » Fri 04 May, 2018 11:04 am

Now that MB spares no longer sells bits ,the prices of the most mundane parts has exploded....https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-BREMSSCH ... SwGGlaoBT8 :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by T-Modell » Fri 04 May, 2018 2:23 pm

:laughing6: :laughing6: ... you should know sources ... I got a set of four for the R107 for 130 Euros...
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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by Mercmad » Sat 05 May, 2018 9:19 am

I get them made locally for around $80 set. I was looking on line for bargains to help a guy out here, his W111 has rotten hoses ,the newest dated at 1987, the others appear to be off a ford ,used, and were held in place with lots of zip ties. Thats how those brake places can get your car on the road so quickly.....

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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by John Green » Sat 05 May, 2018 3:51 pm

Mercmad wrote:
Fri 04 May, 2018 11:04 am
Now that MB spares no longer sells bits ,the prices of the most mundane parts has exploded....https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-BREMSSCH ... SwGGlaoBT8 :laughing6: :laughing6:
See my prices were cheap... :dance: :dance:
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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by T-Modell » Sat 05 May, 2018 3:57 pm

The old saying is still valid ... everyday a stupid one gets up, you just have to find 'em. Here on Ebay there's sellers who sell original MB parts for a high price and claim that they're not available any more. You go to the MB dealer and get them for cheap ...

When Giles asked me to get a part for his R107 he send me a link to a dutch parts dealer ... I went to my MB dealer and it was cheaper ...
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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by Mercmad » Sun 06 May, 2018 10:42 am

The Dutch have been trading for 500 years so you must always be careful... :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 08 May, 2018 12:12 pm

Truth,

The Dutch are box-shifters. No risk, Receive a box from overseas, just put a percentage on top and keep it at the quayside for a few days - then ship it to the hinterland of Europe.

As an Engineer I was sick of that attitude; Engineers in NL are paid a lot less then bloody salesmen.

Hence I came to Australia.


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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by Pete49 » Tue 08 May, 2018 1:18 pm

John Green wrote:
Sat 05 May, 2018 3:51 pm
Mercmad wrote:
Fri 04 May, 2018 11:04 am
Now that MB spares no longer sells bits ,the prices of the most mundane parts has exploded....https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-BREMSSCH ... SwGGlaoBT8 :laughing6: :laughing6:
See my prices were cheap... :dance: :dance:
Always said that to my friends and why I bought my parts from you and pretty much overnight to country SA too.
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Re: Parts are now expensive.

Post by aleks001 » Wed 09 May, 2018 2:46 pm

You're welcome:
https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/1234280535/
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products?utf8=% ... 1234280535

The secret is to not buy anything in Australia or ebay :)

This is part number: 1234280535 which is listed on the site you provided. FCPEURO is amazing and shipping rates are very good. Eitherway shopmate.com.au is your alternative , they also have great shipping rates.

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