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Old 10-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Parts pricing inconsistency

Has anyone else called around for parts at different dealerships and been quoted different (sometimes radically) pricing? I called around for TPMS quotes for my 2012 Focus (locally, I'm in Canada) and was given the following prices from the different dealerships.

Coastal: $89.90, "But we'll sell it to you for $76.42"
Key West: $77.97
Cam Clark: $71.92
Brown Bros: $60
Metro Motors $59.93


Unfortunately, the two that gave me quotes are the farthest from me (at least 45 minutes' drive away). Is there anything I can do to get consistent pricing, or at least what I would call "proper" pricing for the parts I'm looking for? Is there some kind of corporate pricing sheet I could compare against, or someone I can talk to at Corporate?


I left the dealership names in just because I copy/pasted, if mods want to remove the names, feel free, I'm not sure what policy is. Also, if this is in the wrong section or inappropriate I apologize, I'm just kind of fuming at the moment, since had I not called around I'd've spent an extra hundred bucks plus tax for these things.

I'm working myself up to writing a letter to Corporate to see what their policy is and what I can do to protect myself from stuff like this in the future without having to call five different dealerships to get quotes.


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Each dealership is independently owned and therefore dictate their own prices on parts and vehicles. The MSRP is only what Ford Corporate says to sell a car for and that's why that price is negotiable. The same goes with parts.

If you've already purchased something go back to them and let them now that if they want your continued business to refund the difference and price match all future purchases.

The difference in prices encourages competitiveness and is what makes America great. *EDIT: (AND Canada!)
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Each dealership is independently owned and therefore dictate their own prices on parts and vehicles. The MSRP is only what Ford Corporate says to sell car for and that's why that price is negotiable. The same goes with parts.

If you've already purchased something go back to them and let them now that if they want your continued business to refund the difference and price match all future purchases.
Good advice, I may just do that.

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I called around for TPMS quotes for my 2012 Focus (locally, I'm in Canada)
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