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    Posted: 17 Mar 2019 at 1:38pm
try AGCO if price is high anyway you can get AC DELCO or autolite or neven echlin
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Just bought a fuel filter, for one of my machines (nonAC) at Auto Plus, the closest local parts dealer, got it fer $17.87.  was near the local NAPA dealer, today same filter from them woulda been $19.07.  Likely not a dimes worth of difference between the 2, IMHO.  If I am close to NAPA, I buy there, close to home I buy at Auto Plus...Wink
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I like NAPA quality.  Have a pretty good one near me, and I get preferred customer pricing.  Also have Auto Zone and Advance near me.  If I want mechanical parts, I go to NAPA.  If I want to buy a cup holder, I go to one of the other ones. 
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NAPA most of the time is crazy high for thier parts. But for some things, like my dad's 1936 Lafayette they are the ONLY ones local (or even ebay) that has the parts. I usally buy 1 or 2 items a year to keep may name in the system but it is hard to beat the 25% discount off the online price I get at Advanced Auto. NAPA wouldn't give me a discount becuse I don't do enough business there, maybe with a discount I would do more businees there? I guess that doesn't make sense to them.
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i really dosnt matter what brand or what price to me ,its about quality service and trained personel because i have to be able to stand behind the product that use 
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Originally posted by Ky.Allis Ky.Allis wrote:

WOW***50% mark-up? Wish I could do that on the farm. I will agree NAPA seems to have good stuff most of the time but unless you are "Somebody" that matters to them you are going to get "Hose Banged".

You're probably getting at least that much if you figure only your seed and fertilizer. Now if you figure your time, your machinery costs, your fuel, the financing cost, on and on, you obviously aren't selling your crop with a 50% markup. By the same token those auto supply houses have their building cost, electricity, insurance, permits, wages, advertising, etc. It's an apples to oranges comparison here.
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Have a new one don't remember what it fits part number 74058876v-4 cap,Dist
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Originally posted by Greg (Hillsboro, OH) Greg (Hillsboro, OH) wrote:

It's a double edged sword.   We want the cheapest prices, so we go to the chain places and save a few bucks, but we complain about the know nothing people behind the counter.  
Those people work much cheaper than the knowledgeable guys behind the counter at NAPA or the local parts place, who have been there a long time or have a mechanical background.  The good places can only stay in business as long as we buy the parts for a little higher price as we are not only buying the part, but we are buying the guys knowledge and service.   

X2. That is why I try to buy local if I can and don't mind paying a bit more for good service.
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It's a double edged sword.   We want the cheapest prices, so we go to the chain places and save a few bucks, but we complain about the know nothing people behind the counter.  
Those people work much cheaper than the knowledgeable guys behind the counter at NAPA or the local parts place, who have been there a long time or have a mechanical background.  The good places can only stay in business as long as we buy the parts for a little higher price as we are not only buying the part, but we are buying the guys knowledge and service.   
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A little like asking why you part out good tractors .Good parts !
 
 I use good parts ignition parts on customers tractors ,saves everyone in the long run.
 
 When u have a account with them its better pricing .
 
  My price for same is  $23.69 for both cap & rotor


Edited by Fred in Pa - 15 Mar 2019 at 11:54am
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NAPA    !  My  1st  choice ..  7  miles  away..   If i  ever  have a problem , part is replaced   No questions  asked..   Find  prices  are  decent...   Lots  of  AG  parts.        Tony
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WOW***50% mark-up? Wish I could do that on the farm. I will agree NAPA seems to have good stuff most of the time but unless you are "Somebody" that matters to them you are going to get "Hose Banged".
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There are Napa stores, and Napa stores.  The one closest to me is in the city, very good if you can find it in their website before you go  there.  Otherwise, old tractors are a definite weakness.  The other one is a bit further but in a small rural town, and when I need something that fits, and only have a sample, that is where I go.  They are much better at looking at a part, and going off to the back to find a look alike.  The last one gets most of my business, whatever the cost.
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i use a napa dealer, store that will do every thing possible to get what you need even if they have to go find you out in a field somewere and afterhours , and will get you parts even if its oem dealer parts so if i get dinged on a few few items i am still getting the best deal,  service and knowlage is a big thing for me
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A 50% markup on a low-priced item isn't unusual. It's probably justified too. There's a fixed overhead cost on everything. A 50% markup on higher-priced items such as generators and starters might be a little steep. I've heard that NAPA filters are rebranded Wix filters. If you can buy a Wix filter for less elsewhere, go for it. The same goes for any other part. As others have said, usually you get what you pay for.

Have you ever wondered how Ford/Chevy/Dodge can offer $10,000 off the price of a $40,000 pickup truck? That's seems to almost be a routine thing anymore.


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The fact they can sell their filters for half price shows just how much of a markup they have on filters and probably other parts as well.
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Yeah, if you are buying filters from NAPA,
 wait for their NAPA gold filter sale.
 I think it's twice a year,.. usually just before you go into the field and once in the fall..
 Some filters are half price or better.

 I buy most of my parts from them and work on other peoples stuff,
 so they throw me a good deal.
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In a pinch last fall, I tried to get an engine oil filter for the F2 (433) combine at O'Reiley's for $11-Baldwin if I recall. They were out of that part # so I went to a Napa store and got their GOLD filter for $18 Unhappy . Figured it might have been cheaper than driving the 18 miles one way to the Agco dealer but am still kicking my own ass for doing the deal especially after reading this topic. Live and learn I suppose
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When it comes to ignition parts I always have the best luck with Napa. Especially with a set of points, they seem to be better quality.
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Not here. Quality is great on NAPA parts and 90 % of the time parts are cheaper that O'Reilly's and American parts. I never buy rebuilt electrical from any place except NAPA. Their quality is far better than others.
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Napa always is high priced, we buy from Car Quest and them at work and Napa prices are crazy high!
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I have been driving newer trucks for years so I haven’t bought auto parts for some time. However I recently bought an 03 diesel and the alternator went out. My trusted mechanic told me to go to NAPA. Said it would be more expensive but would last longer.

I’m also working on an old Steiger. None of the lights and guages worked so I decided to replace all the bulbs in the dash. O Reilly’s had packs is 2 for $5. I bought what they had and headed to NAPA. They had a box of 10 for $10 like every store used to carry. Went back to o Reilly’s and got my money back.
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Quality can depend on the management. Our local NAPA does not stock NAPA batteries. His thoughts on the NAPA batteries is that they are junk. Said he had too many returns. He handles Interstate batteries. Less hassle for himself...less hassle for the customer. He basically stocks everything with the thought that the less returns with problems he has...the better it is for the customer.   Den
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I recently bought some pinion shaft oil seals from Napa to save a 2 hour round trip to the Agco dealer. Thought the seals might be less expensive too. The seals I got were not very good quality. After using one, I removed it and went to Agco to get a set. Much better quality and ended up $2 a piece cheaper.
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IMHO NAPA has knowledgeable people and they have what I need so that's where I go . I do buy oil and washer solvent etc at W Mart . I once carried a alt off my old Chevy to O'Reilly and set it on the counter . Kid asked if I needed a new starter . Kinda sad .

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System driven; if one location charges a premium price for an item, many companies have computer programs that populate the entire system with the highest price as standard in the system.
Nothing nicer than disputing a price that is far higher than what you paid at the same place 6 months earlier, then having the young fella turn the computer screen around and say "that's what it says in the system".
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You have to shop around on some stuff, even though it can get time consuming.

I don't bother chasing tune-up parts on price as NAPA still tends to have consistent quality, but I still save the older condensers just in case . . . . .
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The napa here used to be great many many years ago, Now days they have gone to the dogs! They don't know a starter from a generator and the creeps that work the place are so drugged up that they cant find the parts room. I quit going there a long time ago. also the machine shop they have here screws up heads and blocks! ----Different locations----different service----different prices. thanks; ac fleet
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Sometimes NAPA is a little higher than Advanced Auto or something, but when I leave the part almost always works and I can have an intelligent conversation with them.
If you have some foresight visit on their semi-annual filter/tool days for some pretty good filter and tool sales.
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