Parts prices....again!

Steevo

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Location
Gloucestershire
Just priced up a 610 door key to fit a Massey. Most MF dealers were £20-24 + VAT.

Tried ebay but no luck.

Key place online....admittedly not a genuine RONIS key, but a cut key...£1.50. Be silly not to at less than a tenth of the price.
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Hope it fits.

Someone lost the keys to my Land Cruiser a few years ago. Had to have new ones cut on the yard along with the immobiliser chip installed. One immobiliser soon failed, rendering the key useless to start the car, so I ordered a genuine key from the Toyota dealer at Builth Wells. The key came from Toyota at a cost of something like £80, cut from the vehicle's serial number. The damned thing was fine one side but the other side was cut the wrong way round. There was no way they would accept that it wouldn't work and would not refund the money. I should have taken them to small claims Court but the sum wasn't quite worth doing so, but I resolved never to darken that dealer's door ever again.
So if anyone is thinking of buying a car from Toyota Builth Wells, just don't. There are plenty better dealers around.
 

DeeGee

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Location
North East Wales
I know that it is a rather dodgy subject, but just as there is rightly a thread for good service, so should there be one for cases where we have been well and truly sold down the river.

I appreciate that the moderators may well be reluctant to endorse such, but it is only by bringing to light bad service and shoddy dealings that the perpetrators of such may be exposed and potential customers forewarned of possibly being left out of pocket.
 

Dry Rot

Member
Livestock Farmer
Just bought a thermosensor for my quad. Imported from the USA who probably imported it from China -- and half the price of one in the UK.

The quad is otherwise going great after installing a new piston and cylinder kit from China costing £130 against £500+ from the UK.:rolleyes:
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
I know that it is a rather dodgy subject, but just as there is rightly a thread for good service, so should there be one for cases where we have been well and truly sold down the river.
The thing about good service....when someone receives it, they know it and appreciate it.

Bad service isn't always so clear cut. There's often two sides to the story.
 

Farma Parma

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
In the Dyke Back
Just priced up a 610 door key to fit a Massey. Most MF dealers were £20-24 + VAT.

Tried ebay but no luck.

Key place online....admittedly not a genuine RONIS key, but a cut key...£1.50. Be silly not to at less than a tenth of the price.
You can actually get them lock barrels changed to a diff pattern... then your massey cab will have tech a unique lock unlike everyone Else's being all the same.... & it doesn't cost much either
 

Dry Rot

Member
Livestock Farmer
Needed a new exhaust pipe (goes from turbo to silencer) for my 7610. Local NH dealer wanted £204, NH dealer 50mile away wanted £75. They hid it outside the yard so I could get it after hours. Well pleased with them (y)
Surprised at your location. I thought you might be a neighbour and the dealer up the road!

It's not so much the money, is it? "Cheat me once, shame on you. Cheat me twice, shame on ME!".
 

multi power

Member
Location
pembrokeshire
Hope it fits.

Someone lost the keys to my Land Cruiser a few years ago. Had to have new ones cut on the yard along with the immobiliser chip installed. One immobiliser soon failed, rendering the key useless to start the car, so I ordered a genuine key from the Toyota dealer at Builth Wells. The key came from Toyota at a cost of something like £80, cut from the vehicle's serial number. The damned thing was fine one side but the other side was cut the wrong way round. There was no way they would accept that it wouldn't work and would not refund the money. I should have taken them to small claims Court but the sum wasn't quite worth doing so, but I resolved never to darken that dealer's door ever again.
So if anyone is thinking of buying a car from Toyota Builth Wells, just don't. There are plenty better dealers around.
Interesting you say not to deal with them, lot of Toyota engines replaced long after warranty ended, but only if your dealer complained to Toyota, the dealer in builth being the best one to get it sorted, that information is from a mate who is a Toyota specialist
 

Thomas5060

Member
Livestock Farmer
Surprised at your location. I thought you might be a neighbour and the dealer up the road!

It's not so much the money, is it? "Cheat me once, shame on you. Cheat me twice, shame on ME!".
Could easily have paid the £204 for the pipe but why should I when I get the same part £130 cheaper. Cost me about £10 to go get it so saved £120. The local dealer wanted £450 for a rear window glass for a 4600 q cab, the one 50mile away was £45.....
 

Boohoo

Member
Location
Newtownabbey
Could easily have paid the £204 for the pipe but why should I when I get the same part £130 cheaper. Cost me about £10 to go get it so saved £120. The local dealer wanted £450 for a rear window glass for a 4600 q cab, the one 50mile away was £45.....
Have you tried your local Case dealer for parts? They're only 10 or 12 miles from you. I know of 3 men who run blue who go there for parts.
 

sleepy

Member
Location
Devon, UK
McHale bearings. Through McHale dealer - £80 quid each. Identical bearing, same RHP box and all from Bearing Boys - £30 quid each.
I needed 11 of them - £550 quid saving. £330 instead of £880.

Why don't the dealers just do a little work rather than buying from the manufacturers at hugely inflated prices?
 

YELROM

Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Why don't the dealers just do a little work rather than buying from the manufacturers at hugely inflated prices?
Our local case dealer will often give you 2 prices on parts
Had it recently where i needed some hub pivot bearings and they where just over £200 if i needed genuine and could have them there the next morning or he would get them off sparex for £98 if i could wait a couple of days
 

T C

Member
Location
Nr Kelso
I have found some Mchale parts to be very reasonable - pick up tines £3 ea. Put an endless chain on and it cost less than a half for similar one for a keenan feeder (£43). These are main dealer prices.
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Interesting you say not to deal with them, lot of Toyota engines replaced long after warranty ended, but only if your dealer complained to Toyota, the dealer in builth being the best one to get it sorted, that information is from a mate who is a Toyota specialist
It surely doesn't take much to put an out of warranty claim in. That people think this to be 'good service' says it all about the level of service expected of car main dealers doesn't it.
I speak as I find and they do me over once, they don't get a second chance. I gave the service manager a couple of chances to put it right and he wasn't interested.
I could have, and probably would have bought another Toyota a couple of months back, but I didn't even give them a chance. With the level of disinterested disservice they gave me, why the hell should I bother with them for a £60k car on a straight deal?!! Plenty more dealers and brands available.
 
Why don't the dealers just do a little work rather than buying from the manufacturers at hugely inflated prices?
There's nowhere to hide these days. We've all got internet access (and with time) it's possible to locate a good portion of parts at sensible prices.

My favourite one, ask dealer for price of spoon hitch to suit a Spearhead batwing. Price £1000. Cough, sorry how much!!?? Oh....hang on we can do it for £840. Sorry but youve got to be kidding - no, no it's a specially made hitch, etc etc.

So I find the actual hitch made for them by Scharmueller and ask the local importer for a price...£230.

We're not totally stupid are we!?
 

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