Date: 15 Jul 1998 18:27:38 -0700
Subject: Re: Get real! used parts

We can not guatanty used parts. When they are installed the customer is happy until they fail. Then they feel cheated... even though they knew they were used. AND... in many cases it is only a short term savings as the full labor is paid and usually half the cost of a new part. ALSO... liability is high on used parts.. a lawsuite could not be passed on to the manufacturer in the event of an injury. WE are a business and MUST make a SAFE profit to stay in business. Thanks for responding!! CHC... Mark of ScandiaTek In article , Guava says... > > wrote: >> >> More precise response requested. >> >> David... >> >> Please tell me exactly where I was wrong on my post. Your COMPLETE input is >> important to me. An insult means nothing and I do wonder where you drew the >> parallel anyway. >> >> As it turns out my shop has a VERY high satisfaction rating and is full ALL the >> time! The article was writen to stimulate responses more spicific and , I >> admit, to vent frustrations. > >Well, I've got a question about one of your points: > >> >> >> >> 7) Get real with a Saab >> >> You want low ownership cost... buy a Toyota. A Saab is a rare and >> >imported car >> >>and thus costs more to own. Own a used Saab?... repair costs are relative to >> >> the NEW price... NOT what you bought it for.... and that's expensive. >> >You saved >> >> on purchase costs but you will pay in repair costs. When a part >> >breaks.. stop >> >> whinning about how expensive it is.... thats not just the cost of the >> >part you >> >> paying for... but the cost of importing it from an expensive country, >> >the cost >> >>of low production numbers, the cost of storing it, transporting it across the >> >> USA, and the cost of putting it in your car. Toyota parts are relatively >> >> cheap... there is a great number of them and many differant manufacturers. >> >> Shops and Techs are few and far between. > >First, here in the northeast, Saab shops abound, but my question is why >don't dealers or other more reputable mechanics offer to replace parts >in used Saabs with used parts? I'm sure there are a lot of parts which >you just wouldn't want to do that with because old parts are problematic >as a simple function of age and wear, but there must be many which could >be obtained simply and cheaply and would work reasonably well. My car's >8 years old and has over 100k on it; I don't expect it to run perfectly >- but I do need it to run. Your thoughts? >

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