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Old 07-23-2014, 10:48 AM   #11
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They are here and have the part you want. You pay for that luxury to have it now and not wait for things to ship. Who knows how long they will have to hold on to it before it sells? You also have to pay for the costs of doing business and it is a special business, Amazon sells everything, not just RV parts.. Maybe it's the small business man inside me speaking.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:29 PM   #12
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As an Amazon prime member and the fact that I live in a rural town away from every big store, I get most everything from Amazon. It sometimes amazes me what they stock. And you get 95% of it in 2 days right to your door.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:58 PM   #13
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I like the catalog.... it's good reference materials for the things I want and need. When I find something in it, then I shop online....my dealer has a pretty good stock on hand, but you're right the prices are almost double at least.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:48 PM   #14
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Closest RV dealer of any kind is 70+ miles away, so no dilemma here. I shop online...
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:51 PM   #15
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When I was shopping for my Honda EU6500is generator last year, I checked with every Honda dealer in the area. They all quoted me something close to MSRP, in the range of $4500.

I bought it from Max Tool in California for $3789, paid zero for shipping, and they saved me the sales tax. I simply couldn't ignore the $600+ difference in price, plus the nearly $400 in tax. I realize the local guys can't do anything about the sales tax, but they could have at least been competitive on the price. If Max Tool can sell it for $3789 and make a profit, then the local guys can, too. I would have eaten the tax if the prices had been similar.

And I don't want to hear about the overhead for the local guys. The online retailers all have similar overhead. I'll guarantee that Max Tool has a lot more overhead trying to run a business in California than any of the local guys do trying to run a business in Texas.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:06 PM   #16
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I find that some stuff is cheaper at the dealer. Some is more. Some is the same. I can go to my dealer and ask questions and get an answer right away. On the other hand some stuff is a no-brainer and cheaper on the 'Net.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:21 PM   #17
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What baffles me is going into an established RV dealer and asking about LED replacement bulbs for 921 bulbs. 921s are the basic standard bulb that comes with most TT, aren't they? All I've gotten so far are the blank stare, or We have these replacement LED light units for $80+ each. Jeez, all I want is the bulb!

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:06 AM   #18
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How about using our forum sponsor.... Tweetys??

They will give a 10% discount if you mention you're a JOF member!! Plus they do price matching as well.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:36 AM   #19
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As an Amazon prime member and the fact that I live in a rural town away from every big store, I get most everything from Amazon. It sometimes amazes me what they stock. And you get 95% of it in 2 days right to your door.
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I HATE not having access to shopping, but I LOVE that Amazon fills that void for me; it makes living in the country just that much easier.
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What turned me away from My buy local Campworld dealer was the 2 light fixtures that Campworld displays but not stocked in that store(Burlington ). They ordered it in from their main distribution center and had the audacity to charge me freight. Freight was $13.00 and shipped with their regular delivery. Do me once shame on you, do me twice shame on ME!
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