Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Its a lose for the customer if you needed the part fast... -Curt From: G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: G Mann g2ma...@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:51 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN I

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Not much room for a markup if they work with a third party AND offer free shipping. On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 2:01 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: G Mann Sez: I suspect Autohauz works out of inventories owned by other folks and drop ships some of what the list and

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
G Mann Sez: 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. What do you think? If I run the tracking number, it tracks back to

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
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

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
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,

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
astrasfo...@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:10 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN 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

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
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,

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:10 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN Notwithstanding the lag time in delivery, Autohausaz.com is the cheapest parts source I have come across. On Wed, Aug 26

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
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

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Notwithstanding the lag time in delivery, Autohausaz.com is the cheapest parts source I have come across. Makes no difference where i order from. It takes a week to get anything unless i can buy from FLAPS. once in a while it is less, but I figure that is a bonus. If I try to anticipate

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Clarification: OEM part. I will give Autohaus credit for sourcing lots of little bits that are stupid expensive at the dealer, even with a discount. A good example of this is the O rings for the oiler tubes on the M119 engine. From MB they're like $2/each. Something like $0.35/each from

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
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

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I have ordered from Autohaus on occasion when I’m not in a hurry and I need an OE part that’s far cheaper in the aftermarket, like a thermostat. The thing I find amusing is that they state quite clearly that they ship the “same day - or the next” and nothing I have ordered has ever shipped the

Re: [MBZ] 126 Rubber WUZ: ADMIN

2015-08-26 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Grant wrote: I suspect Autohauz works out of inventories owned by other folks and drop ships some of what the list and sell... An UBER of used MB parts - nice. UBER is even used for quick massage needs - legitimate physical massage. mao ___