Why are Napa brake pads/rotors more expensive then on rock auto?
Napa includes premium coated rotors and premium line brake pads.
How come such a big price difference? Are Napa that much better?
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Pretty much this is it. Napa is free to charge whatever it can get from the local market. It's more than just convenience to have Napa nearby if you have your vehicle up on a hoist with the wheels already off when you discover you need new brakes. I've been buying brakes through Rockauto for years because I plan ahead.
Aug 11th, 2021 5:01 pm
Both those 2 are online price shipped to me.
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My last Moog hub and bearing was ordered at Amazon Canada and shipped in 3-4 days to my door in southern Ontario from a Detroit warehouse. Price was exactly as expected. Probably a way for Amazon to bypass all the middlemen here putting on a 50% markup. Price was CDN $131 plus tax delivered compared to nearly $200 plus tax at Parts Source.sandalwood wrote: ↑ I use Hot Spot Auto for my parts if i need them asap. Great guys to deal with at my local store. Never have a restocking charge if something I buy needs to be returned because the part was not needed but purchased 'just incase' . I have bought from Amazon and Rock Auto if planning ahead. They usually are cheaper then any brick/mortar store.
Another local parts place in my area... I had the guy scream at me over the phone when asked why he was massively over priced on a AC Delco front wheel hub after I mentioned amazon and Rock Auto were way cheaper with shipping. I got the same one on Amazon for way way cheaper and shipped amazon prime in a few days. He lost his Sh*t when I offered to pay a little above what the others wanted to help a local guy out and buy from him. I had to hang up as I got a lecture on how Amazon is doing them in.
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You didn’t have to pay for duties/custom fees at the Border since it was being delivered from Detroit?notunknown wrote: ↑ My last Moog hub and bearing was ordered at Amazon Canada and shipped in 3-4 days to my door in southern Ontario from a Detroit warehouse. Price was exactly as expected. Probably a way for Amazon to bypass all the middlemen here putting on a 50% markup. Price was CDN $131 plus tax delivered compared to nearly $200 plus tax at Parts Source.
FYI, Canadian Tire matched an NTK sensor from Amazon which knocked it down to $51 from their regular of $74. Worth a shot checking CT. Parts Source would not match Amazon at all.
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Zero extra charge.
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Thanks for sharing his perspective.Canuck2fan wrote: ↑ A good friend of the family who has been in the auto parts business for 40 yrs... Summed it up well. In Canada we get charged what the manufacturers THINK we will PAY (he does too compared to what he knows American owners pay) Sadly since as a rule we meekly, PAY through the nose and do not complain. The manufacturers give us the privilege to pay lots and lots more than the U.S. customer will ever have to.
Some other things to consider are. The prices most people get from Napa and other similar parts suppliers is the walk in counter "retail" price. On any given day a "successful" parts supplier sales total would be much higher to garages and dealerships than from walk in. Like 85% to 15%. The garages and dealerships get the same parts/items at a "discount" which used to be 25 to 30%. Also to earn that business the parts house has to deliver the items meaning they need a fleet of vehicles and a number of drivers. They also have to carry the cost for up to 90 days. Assuming they have a deal for 30 days same as cash. Since they bill the dealer at the end of the month the garage/dealer usually waits until the end of the next month, finally looks at the invoice and then pays it sometime in the 3rd month if the parts house is lucky.
So when you realize that if the parts house was NOT making money off the "discount" price with all the extra over head attached to earning those sales. It does not take a genius to realize when they get the counter price they are KILLING it.
All this will be irrelevant in 10 yrs though because as the EV fans on here know they NEVER require parts or maintenance LOL.
Aug 14th, 2021 11:27 pm