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  1. redlight066

    redlight066 Super OPE Member

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    IMG_2926.JPG Half a fuel line for a MS660 was $15.45 plus tax. Getting a 10% discount doesn't seem to matter nowadays. Now it does say "Hose" so I guess I got "Hosed". I know some of you may chime in and say that the Chinese ones are dirt cheap. And that is true. I have had a couple of them not seal or fold in half or......so I'm only using OEM. I've got to have confidence when I put on a part on for a customer, that it works right the first time. I've done this for a long time and occasionally I'm still shocked at how much somethings are. Discuss gentlemen
     
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    I’m with you am fuel lines have only given me headaches
     
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    What I got sticker shock on was when I am being forced to buy the Zama carburetor RB kits from the dealer now as I was buying them through my Zama distributor at about a 1/3 of the current cost back in 2017. Stihl has ordered Zama not to sell these kits directly anymore. which they can do since Stihl holds the reins of Zama now. Just now running out the kits that I had in stock. My dealer also took back the 10% discount on top of this too claiming the profit margin was too small on the parts.

    It doesn't help either that the dealer don't stock these kits so they need to order them and charge me an additional shc charge of $20.
     
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    I ordered some parts at my stihl dealer without asking prices for my 066 build - On the way home they call me to say oh only 1 ring is in stock, we can ship you the other ring from Texas for $10 shipping & I laugh & ask what do these rings cost - oh $30 a piece.... I don't want any but thanks
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    That was the same price I was quoted for a ms290 ring.
     
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    Stump Shot Old *pretty boy dipstick of Quality

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    Buy one of those green ones, you will think these are cheap!
     
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    I rarely buy anything from the dealer anymore. They are triple the price and they never have it in stock so there’s no convenience factor. My last inquiry was on 4 little orings for my298 oil pump 40$ and a 346 airfilter 30$. And it would take a week to get them.
     
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    One of the biggest things I love about Echo, I can get OEM parts cheap right to my door. Dolmar/Makita is pretty easy to get parts for too.
     
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    This was a while ago, stealer near me tried chargin me almost $30 for a stens 028 air filter. Lol, no thanks.
     
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    What I dont get is why one guy has a muffler for 65, and the next has it for 85 and says theres no room for movement in these parts.When clearly you are charging me an extra 20 for the air in the box.

    Id have bought two at the 65 price and its my go to supplier.
     
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    Stihl MS661 pull cord housing -- $110 plus $10 delivery plus 7% sales tax. Aftermarket is unavailable. You can buy an MS660 equivalent for about $30 delivered and maybe less. The dealer claims they have no voice on the issue, and that's probably true.
     
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    Not been gouged that I can remember. But haven't been to a stihl dealer either.
     
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    Parts start flying off the shelves to supplement the shortcomings of the clone kits... demand goes up while taking prices with it.
     
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    67L36Driver ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Depends on who is behind the counter at Jack Horner Machinery.

    Tyler gouged me $38 for an 036 intake boot. John or Shawn, it was $32 the last time.

    With the later two it’s “is this a cash sale, do you need a ticket”

    Answer no, and the price drops rounded off to the nearest 50 cents.

    Flippy caps are now $3.50. . They were $9.80.
     
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    I have noticed some husky dealers pass on the $10 handling freight whatever charge to each customer. Some split it up among the customers on the order. Adds up quick when you only need one part.
     
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    My dealer is very good to me on prices. I seen an ad to sell a h/o oiler for a 461 and he said his dealer charged him 100. So I called my dealer and a nib was 56.04 my cost. WIN_20190110_16_49_45_Pro.jpg
     
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    Last year I paid 49.95 for a ms200 manifold/intake boot. After I had Bought a bag full of boots from China and NONE of them would hold a seal at the intake. Before I left the dealership I had them double check and confirm the OEM price. Seriously tho my "go to dealer" has a great staff and he's a stand up guy. I did call a couple other dealers and they gave me the same price. A month later it was 35ish.

    I swear stihl keeps up on these forums and see what aftermarket parts suck and jack it up.
     
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    All parts coming from germany have a cost the dealer 30 percent more as of 01-01-2019. Dont ask how but i found out the hard way with an estimate made on 12-30-2018
     
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