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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #15 on: 22 July 2021, 18:58:11 »

I guess it doesn't help the Firstline is essentially shopping local given the proximity of their shed :-\

Presumably there isn't a viable alternative beyond main deal for him to get parts?
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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #16 on: 22 July 2021, 19:06:47 »

I guess it doesn't help the Firstline is essentially shopping local given the proximity of their shed :-\

Presumably there isn't a viable alternative beyond main deal for him to get parts?
For any garage, there is little choice but eurtoshite (or their associated companies like AP and CAF).  TPS are obviously viable for VAG parts, and Trade Club was viable for Vauxhall.  But when you need delivery within an hour or 2 for any car, you are tied to companies in the euroshite group
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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #17 on: 30 July 2021, 08:46:47 »

After reading the article my immediate thoughts were that it is simple protectionism aimed at reducing the ability to use non EU branded parts thus quietly excluding non EU manufacturers./sources from the ring fenced market .

Charge the end user more / keep the cheap suppliers out ..........win ,win for the EU .
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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #18 on: 30 July 2021, 09:08:54 »

I guess it doesn't help the Firstline is essentially shopping local given the proximity of their shed :-\

Presumably there isn't a viable alternative beyond main deal for him to get parts?
For any garage, there is little choice but eurtoshite (or their associated companies like AP and CAF).  TPS are obviously viable for VAG parts, and Trade Club was viable for Vauxhall.  But when you need delivery within an hour or 2 for any car, you are tied to companies in the euroshite group


Not every part you need is available from a main dealer. Nor does every part supplied by ECP(or any other factor) have an unacceptable life.


And then you need to factor in the customer: you can, and probably would insist on fitting a 70 genuine crank sensor over a 35 generic one, to the point of refusing to do the job. Now consider something like an Omega wishbone, and the ridiculous price of a genuine compared to the others that are available - It's highly likely that nobody would agree to pay for the genuine one.
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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #19 on: 30 July 2021, 10:51:42 »

I guess it doesn't help the Firstline is essentially shopping local given the proximity of their shed :-\

Presumably there isn't a viable alternative beyond main deal for him to get parts?
For any garage, there is little choice but eurtoshite (or their associated companies like AP and CAF).  TPS are obviously viable for VAG parts, and Trade Club was viable for Vauxhall.  But when you need delivery within an hour or 2 for any car, you are tied to companies in the euroshite group


Not every part you need is available from a main dealer. Nor does every part supplied by ECP(or any other factor) have an unacceptable life.


And then you need to factor in the customer: you can, and probably would insist on fitting a 70 genuine crank sensor over a 35 generic one, to the point of refusing to do the job. Now consider something like an Omega wishbone, and the ridiculous price of a genuine compared to the others that are available - It's highly likely that nobody would agree to pay for the genuine one.
They would have no choice if only genuine was available.
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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #20 on: 30 July 2021, 14:06:02 »

Yes which takes you back to Don's point.

After reading the article my immediate thoughts were that it is simple protectionism aimed at reducing the ability to use non EU branded parts thus quietly excluding non EU manufacturers./sources from the ring fenced market .

Charge the end user more / keep the cheap suppliers out ..........win ,win for the EU .
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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #21 on: 30 July 2021, 14:28:31 »

I guess it doesn't help the Firstline is essentially shopping local given the proximity of their shed :-\

Presumably there isn't a viable alternative beyond main deal for him to get parts?
For any garage, there is little choice but eurtoshite (or their associated companies like AP and CAF).  TPS are obviously viable for VAG parts, and Trade Club was viable for Vauxhall.  But when you need delivery within an hour or 2 for any car, you are tied to companies in the euroshite group


Not every part you need is available from a main dealer. Nor does every part supplied by ECP(or any other factor) have an unacceptable life.


And then you need to factor in the customer: you can, and probably would insist on fitting a 70 genuine crank sensor over a 35 generic one, to the point of refusing to do the job. Now consider something like an Omega wishbone, and the ridiculous price of a genuine compared to the others that are available - It's highly likely that nobody would agree to pay for the genuine one.

Hmm, I once made the mistake of fitting aftermarket Delphi which lasted 5 minutes. Well the bushes did. They were OK once decent bushes were fitted.
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Re: Does anyone smell bullshit?
« Reply #22 on: 30 July 2021, 14:44:52 »

There was an acknowledged fault with a batch of the Delphi ones. But as you say, easily sorted with decent bushes ;)
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