My glowbar went out on my GE oven.
I called a guy to replace it: $160.
I called a parts store for the part: $80.
I asked the store: Where do you get your parts. I'll just go get it myself.
Ans: "Only sells wholesale."
I looked on line and found the same part# for $30.
Does anyone know where I can get GE or Generic parts in Austin TX without
the huge markup?
How would a local place be able to have the location in which to house
this for you while waiting for you to call on them at your convenience
to pick it up at a drop ship price?
Sheesh, what folks expect...
Check the guarantee- especially with those things as they are
Google the thread "Are all Bake igniters created equal?" from 2001.
I had just bought an igniter from repairclinic and it failed in 6
Dan O. reminded me of the warranty- and I posted this followup;
JE> Sure enough. I emailed them last weekend. www.repairclinic.com JE> Monday was a holiday. JE> Tuesday AM I got an email saying a new one was on the way. JE> JE> Thursday AM [MI to NY, via USPS] I have the new part in hand, and JE> didn't have to pay to return the old one. JE>
And BTW- the 8 year old one is still working.
I'll repeat my kudos to an outfit that has their business down pat.
Doesn't sound like a huge markup to me. That's about what I'd mark up a
part around that price when I had my own business. That's about middle
of the road for me. Higher priced items got a lower percentage mark up.
Cheaper items got a higher mark up. I recall 1/2 watt resistors that
cost me $0.007 each I sold for 25 to 50 cents. At 50 cents that's
7,142% markup. Had to pay for my time to buy, stock, and sell them.
Well...I found them online for $19.95. I can buy 4 online for that price.
Even if one is defective I've got three to replace it with. I can't see the
logic in paying $80.00 + 8.25% sales tax.
I bought 2 online and with shipping it came to $48.85. ~
I generally get my appliance parts at 1st Source at 2335 Kramer Lane,
832-0667. Their prices generally aren't as low as online, but they've
always had, or been able to quickly get, what I've needed, and their
prices haven't been too bad (at least in my judgment -- not having to
wait a few days for the part needed to fix the stove, e.g., is worth
something. BTW, they often have "generics" if the branded item is too
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