I'm sure that's the case.

That's what Worldpac does. A lot of the online parts retailers are using a 
customized "front end" that utilizes Worldpac's system. When you order it just 
goes to Worldpac and they drop ship from one of their warehouses with the 
seller's information on the pack slip and shipping label.

Dan

> On Aug 26, 2015, at 12:51 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> I suspect Autohauz works out of inventories owned by other folks and "drop
> ships" some of what the list and sell, packed to appear it comes directly
> from them. That would easily explain the delays and "shipping lag".
> 
> It's a win / win / win all around because who ever has "dead inventory"
> gets it sold, Autohauz gets a cut for marketing it, and we get factory
> parts at cheap prices.
> 
> What do you think?
> 
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> Notwithstanding the lag time in delivery, Autohausaz.com is the cheapest
>> parts source I have come across.
>> 
>> On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 7:44 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Autohaus uses the stupid UPS/USPS arrangement for their cheap shipping.
>>> This is the equivalent of a slow boat to China. On a few occasions I've
>>> upgraded to UPS and things get to me promptly, albeit they still never
>> ship
>>> the same day I order them.  If you hit the threshold for free shipping I
>>> believe things go UPS as well.
>>> 
>>> I just try to plan accordingly when I order from them and not order
>>> something I'm in a hurry for, if possible.
>>> 
>>> Dan
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>> 
>>>>> On Aug 26, 2015, at 12:55 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> ‎Curly sez:
>>>> 
>>>>> You can always ask autohausAZ if >they can get lemforder
>>>> 
>>>> The thing I dislike about AhAZ is it takes forever to get parts.
>> Perhaps
>>> I am spoiled by Amazon Prime, but I don't like waiting 7-10 days for
>> stuff
>>> to show up. I'm going to give eeuroparts.com a try soon. I will report
>>> back on their performance.
>>>> 
>>>> ‎
>>>> Rick
>>>> Sent from my BlackBerry Z10‎
>>>> 
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