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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: 1,259
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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