That's almost never the case though (from my experience anyway). Shipping is really fast, prices are very low so much that you may not even need to ship it back. Also, you know what brand you're getting. The local part store will get you the same part for a similar price, but from my personal experience, at that price point they've always been "value" (aka. crap) brands, so you're comparing apples to oranges. The faster pickup in person also doesn't apply to stores that are open 9-5 on weekdays only and people that don't have the time or means to go there during that time.BeapChastard wrote: ↑Jun 13th, 2017 1:29 pmRockauto is not worth it unless you're buying a ton of parts at once. I need some new brake calipers but when you consider the cost of shipping plus the cost of shipping the cores back to the US it's only marginally cheaper than just buying it from the local auto parts stores so may as well pay slightly more to get it locally and faster and pick it up in person.
However, everything you said is something anyone who needs to buy parts should carefully consider if they're looking to minimise cost.
What he said!Ramblings wrote: ↑Jun 13th, 2017 1:43 pmIt really depends - I've ordered brakes from them and even without returning cores it was worth it. I've made big and small orders since 2009 and I've saved well over $1000+ as a result. Express shipping is rarely ever worth it - go for ground and it still arrives pretty quickly. Pair that with a border shipping service like CrossBorderPickups and you save even more.
The main problem with them is when the parts you need are in different warehouses so you have to pay extra for shipping....