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Old 09-20-2017, 08:19 PM   #1
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OEM Parts

Besides by Camaro I also have a 96 Impala SS that I have very discreetly modified, including a six speed. During the early years the Impala boys had one Chevrolet parts manager named "Del" that would sell us all any OEM parts for 10% over cost. This huge savings went out the window when he retired.

Now that I also own a Camaro I am toying with a few modifications that will also include OEM parts.

My question is, 'is there any dealerships that caters to the Camaro owners by offering parts at 10% over cost?

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Old 09-20-2017, 08:33 PM   #2
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when you find one let us know!
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:40 PM   #3
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when you find one let us know!
As I said, in the day when "Del" would give all of us our parts for 10% he had a super thriving business. Besides he was one of the most knowledgeable guys when it came to our 94-96 Impala SS cars.

I would have thought for sure a dealership would have jumped onto this forum, great for business!

Let's hope we can start something!
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6pct over dealer cost.
Find a code and get 5pct off from there.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:20 PM   #5
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Those prices look great at generalmotorspartsonline, but prepare yourself for the shipping costs.

I looked up a part I was needing to check price, and they want $51 to ship a piece of weather stripping?

Subtotal Amount: $102.93
Estimated Shipping to Mckinney, TX: $51.22

I have had decent luck getting the part number and using ebay. I am also lucky enough to have a good dealer with lots of discounted parts local to me.

GMPartsClub.com is friendly chevy in Dallas TX. Good prices, and only 3 dollar charge to pick up local
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:21 PM   #6
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My question is, 'is there any dealerships that caters to the Camaro owners by offering parts at 10% over cost?
There are a bunch of GM parts sites online that do this, the thing is once you figure in shipping and handling fees, it actually costs more then what it cost to drive down to your local dealer and buy the part at full price from them. When I first bought my car and was buying stuff for it, most of the time I found it was cheaper to pay MSRP at my dealer cause of shipping and handling.
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Try online price matching with your local dealer. Some Chevy dealers will do that so it will save you a ton on shipping.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:59 AM   #8
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Try online price matching with your local dealer. Some Chevy dealers will do that so it will save you a ton on shipping.
Not that far from my home I have two GM dealerships, one Chevrolet and the other a GMC dealership. I wouldn't take a fur lined piss pot to the Chevrolet dealership, however, the GMC dealership has been extremely reliable.

I think I will go to GM direct get prices on my parts and then see if they will match them? Might be the best I can do.

Great ideal.
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:09 PM   #9
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Went to my local GM dealership this morning. Getting ready to do an upgrade to the brake system so I needed to order new "torque to yield" bolts for front and back. Talked by tail off but the best they would do is cost plus 40%, no shipping of course.

Found 2 other dealerships that would not budge! What a markup in OEM parts!
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:16 PM   #10
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They showed you what their actual cost was? I normally just see the retail price, then they discount it some, but never see the actual price they paid
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Those prices look great at generalmotorspartsonline, but prepare yourself for the shipping costs.

I looked up a part I was needing to check price, and they want $51 to ship a piece of weather stripping?

Subtotal Amount: $102.93
Estimated Shipping to Mckinney, TX: $51.22

I have had decent luck getting the part number and using ebay. I am also lucky enough to have a good dealer with lots of discounted parts local to me.

GMPartsClub.com is friendly chevy in Dallas TX. Good prices, and only 3 dollar charge to pick up local
Ya. Shipping can do it to you. But ive used them for stuff, when you need multiple parts... as shipping is incremental. But one piece at a time is more
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Weatherstripping....$50 shipping LMAO talk about an injection minus the lube. Part weights what? A few ounces? That's utterly ridiculous.

If you know someone who works at a dealership, they get it at cost. Just ask them to order it for you and give em 10% more?
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:20 AM   #13
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I am one of those that can get parts at 10% over cost. Just got a z/28 diffuser for a steal. Going to go broke as fast as i make money. Just gotta sell more cars
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Become good friends with the parts manager, get parts at cost
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