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Old 26 April 2004, 06:33   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Farnborough
Boat name: Eleven
Make: Arrow
Length: 8m +
Engine: 557cu, 700hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,255
I'm feeling sore...

..having just been ripped off by barrus again. Almost every time I buy a genuine part from them I get left feeling with a bitter resentment of the company.

Part No : 27-863724.
Mercury Parts express list price : $7.83
DollerOffshore list price (Genuine part) : $7.05
UK list price from Barrus, quoted through 2 different dealers : 21

That's about 400% more than the us price. If there are any Barrus employees here I'd be interested to hear how such an obscene mark up is justified. I firmly believe in everyone taking their cut, but this is unreal.

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Old 26 April 2004, 07:11   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Hamble
Length: 9m +
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According to my current price list, there is a 60% profit for the dealer on that part, and then they have the cheek to charge 40 an hour to fit it!!! Mind you, if they bulk buy them in 10's, they make nearly 200% profit.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!
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