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Goodbye Rockauto :(

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by mr2tim, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. mr2tim

    mr2tim Member

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    Gentleman, you may have missed the point. Every single part in the timing belt order had a $tag of it's own, for a "total" of $50. RA sent their parts in >(1) one< lite-weight box for $50.
    Mr Valiant?, if a retired gent on social security wants to save money, is it really greed, really now??? I'm not running a markup business here, as you imply. This is my wife's car.
    Granted, RA can do good on single items and yea, shipping companies are worth a $study.
    Yur right Dave, I will "be careful" when I buy from RA, after I chill down some. :cool:
     
  2. 1999 White C5 Coupe

    1999 White C5 Coupe Member

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    I'm a little confused after reading your original post and all subsequent posts.

    If you did not agree with the $50 shipping charge - why did you place the order and pay for it?
     
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  3. Meester Beeg

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    I ordered brake drums, shoes and hardware for the Dakota and shipping was quite reasonable. IIRC it was around $15.
     
  4. MPE426HEMI

    MPE426HEMI Active Member

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    It really depends on what you are buying (size/weight) and shipping method chosen. (And of course, where you are on the planet). I've found that some items, even with shipping, are still cheaper than buying it local. Other items are however crazy with shipping charges. So, you have to check the total in the shopping cart before committing. RA has some great brand named parts and better quality parts then I've been able to find locally. Some at really great pricing too.
     
  5. mr2tim

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    Months later and nothings changed. Looked for a thermostat and new seal. Same crap different day.
    Thermostat and the seal for $9.80 (sure, that's a great price right?)
    but then, 2 each $2.99 shipping fee= $6

    I'm sorry fellas, but if you cannot see a problem with 66% of the selling price for shipping then your lost in the math.
     
  6. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather Level III Supporter

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    I don't care how much of the price is shipping. What I care about is the bottom line. I compare RockAuto, Amazon and local parts stores on line. Then I pick the best deal. Sometimes it's RockAuto, sometimes it's not. My last parts order is RockAuto, beating Amazon Prime's free shipping.
     
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  7. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES" Level 2 Supporter

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    Shipping cost has no relation to the price of the item. It's weight and volume. If you had had a box full of shredded paper shipped to you, the cost would be about the same.
     
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  8. 66coronet

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    I like using Rock auto for part numbers, then I go to Amazon. Some parts have 3 part numbers like head lights, and I try all 3 numbers and for the same product there seems to be a $60+ difference / range. Then Amazon has reviewers, while rock auto doesn't.
    Rock auto is good for finding stuff that is effective to your vehicle.
     
  9. MPE426HEMI

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    I've bought from RockAuto in the past. They give you a choice of quality on parts to choose from, which I like. As a matter of fact, I've got an order going to them pretty soon. You do have to pay attention to shipping. They usually give lots of shipping options and that's good business. I've always gotten parts from them and with shipping included, saved a lot over what I can get locally. I also used them for part numbers, when shopping around, but I almost always usually end up getting the items from RockAuto anyways. Aside from anything really heavy or really big/bulky, I can pay the same shipping charge for 1 item as I can for pretty much 10 items. Give or take a couple of bucks. You definitely have to pay attention to the shipping charges, but for the most part, I've had good service from them. And shipping is fast in my experience. If there's one important thing I do it's this; if I don't like the price or shipping charges, I don't purchase from them. There's a choice and if I don't like it I can shop elsewhere. :)
     
  10. geraldg

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    I bought a A/C condenser from them and the shipping wasn't bad but the part was wrong. By the time I would ship it back I took the old one and new one and had a shop in town put the two together to make it fit.
     
  11. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather Level III Supporter

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    I compared the prices between Rockauto and Amazon for my latest purchase. Rockauto was the cheapest with shipping this time and got my money.
     
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  12. MPE426HEMI

    MPE426HEMI Active Member

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    ........And that's how it's done folks. :)
     
  13. geraldg

    geraldg Active Member Ad-Free Member

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    A lot depends how fast you need the part. I buy locally a lot of parts and if I have a problem with them I just go to the store and get another one. Not having to wait with return and shipping new part.
     
  14. MPE426HEMI

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    Yes, if a part just fell off your car and you need it right away, you're not going to order from an online source, usually. The stuff I order is for planned future maintenance needs, for the most part.
     
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  15. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES" Level 2 Supporter

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    They always deliver faster than promised, usually 2-3 days, so even if I need a part "quickly", they're still a good option.
     
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