BTDT, Dan.  Autohaus sells the OEM rear rotors for $51 but not the front.
Local dealer has a discounted price of $63.30 each, with a valid MB Club
card (mine has expired).  I asked for a better deal but he won't budge.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> The only way you can be sure to get good quality parts if you're worried
> about it is to get them from a dealer, period. The stuff you buy from
> AutohausAZ sits on the shelf with loads of URO brand parts. If they're
> willing to sell that garbage, they can't be motivated to sell you the
> highest quality parts - they're more interested in profits, which the
> cheapest and poorest quality will give them. Hence their motivation to push
> the cheap stuff.
>
> I know of several instances where people have confronted rapist dealers
> and in a couple of them the dealer backed down and sold for MB list, as
> opposed to "consumer list, i.e., the 4X markup you reference.
>
> There have got to be multiple dealers in your area, although I'm sure not
> all are close to you. If you confront them on pricing, tell them you'll
> just go to the other dealer. That won't sit well, as they are a competitor
> in this case.
>
> The alternative is to find a good dealer parts guy, explain your parts
> buying habits and tell them you would prefer to buy from them. Ask them to
> go to their boss for approval. You might be surprised.
>
> Dan
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Jun 11, 2015, at 11:40 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > That's why I said Jabba or FLAPS, or if you must dealer them, call the
> MBNorthlake in Charlotte and see what they will do -- it has been reported
> they do reasonable pricing for stealers.  At least you would have a comparo
> to take to your local stealer.
> >
> > --R
> >
> >
> >> On 6/11/15 11:25 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> >> My local dealer will happily charge 4X what I would pay at Autohaus AZ,
> >> less a 10 percent MB Club discount.  No thanks..
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 10:31 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Call Jabba or just go to the FLAPS and get some.  I think they are all
> >>> chinee now anyway, but I do seem to recall that Jabba got me some for
> the
> >>> SD he said were somehow better, they were in some branded box anyway.
> Who
> >>> knows They aren't hard to change, be sure to get a tube of bearing
> grease
> >>> while you're at it as you will need to clean and regrease the
> bearings.  Go
> >>> to HF and buy a cheepcheep gauge to test the bearing tightness.  You
> can
> >>> change both of them in an afternoon easy enough.  Get new pads too.
> >>>
> >>> --R
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> On 6/11/15 10:02 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> What brand should I stay away from?  It seems the pads last longer
> than my
> >>>> rotors...
> >>>>
> >>>> Andrew
> >>>> 1983 300TD squeals and leaks
> >>>> 1985 300TD garage queen
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