RockAuto.....What happened???????

DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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I don't use Amazon much anymore. The prices are not as competetive, shipping is high, tax is collected. I refuse to pay for "free" shipping with Prime. What a racket.
Prime makes sense if you use Amazon a lot. We do, like probably 3-4 deliveries per week. So, yes, it costs money to get the "free" shipping. But over the course of a year the shipping savings ads up.
 
TURNA

TURNA

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Keep in mind that the post office raised their rates a couple weeks ago. This may be part of the increase that you are seeing.

They are a mail order company that farms out the sales to different warehouses or vendors

Im pretty sure the return labels dont say RockAuto

post office isnt my problem when others offer it cheaper or free ship.

Just because they ship from different locations isnt my problem either

The need to step up there game or increase that BS 5% off
 
Ribbedroof

Ribbedroof

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TURNA

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JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

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olds307 and 403

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Buy one part at a time.... :)

I mentioned this in another thread, I think it was the O'reilly parts quality thread. Don't recall.

Rockauto can be awesome, but only if the entire shipment is coming out of one warehouse. Always double check before you order crap from them.
That might be the way to go but it will depend on what you are buying. I found the Olds diesel pan gasket and intake gaskets on clearance for half of what summit is selling them for but both come from warehouse D, maybe the clearance warehouse? They are considerably cheaper than Summit and carry more brands for rebuilder parts.
 
JAMCAR223

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Prime makes sense if you use Amazon a lot. We do, like probably 3-4 deliveries per week. So, yes, it costs money to get the "free" shipping. But over the course of a year the shipping savings ads up.
I run every part# through Amazon, for comparison. If it's STOCKED and SHIPPED through Amazon, it's almost always cheaper than the competition. Here's the deal... You, and Me, can sell on Amazon, as 3rd party sellers. My price on VR1 oil, is NOT going to be as cheap as Amazon's, and MY oil will not qualify for Prime's " free shipping ", because I'm a 3rd party seller. So any item that is STOCKED and SHIPPED through Amazon will qualify for Prime's free shipping. Almost guaranteed to be cheapest option. I am a Prime member. Now, add in my Amazon Employee discount, and I got the upper hand on ALOT of purchases. I'm also a huge JEGS supporter. They carry items that Amazon does not. They send me MANY discount offers. They also " price match ", and offer free shipping over $99. So, I wait until I have $99 worth of stuff in " My Cart " and then use my discount offer, and as most of you know... That's how I do it. So as stated above, in a previous post, do the math, Google your part #'s, and you may be surprised how far you can stretch that dollar. I'll end this on a Positive note for Rock Auto... they sell Mopar parts. So that water pump I needed for my Hemi Ram, was $220 at the dealer. NOT!! I started looking around... the same Mopar part # on Rock Auto was $140 = SOLD. :giggle:
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

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Starting when? I just made an order and no tax.
I've been buying off RA for about 14 years & they always took Pa's 6% extortion fee but nothing is ever shipped from Pa.
 
Ribbedroof

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It's like everything else in life....if you don't do your homework and take the easy/lazy way out, it's going to cost you.

Like others, I always look at alternatives if there's going to be more than one warehouse involved. Usually, there is a way to get the good brands with a little selective part management.

Very occasionally, i find O'Reilly to be cost competitive. Bought a trans cable for a few cents more than Rock's price this week

Jegs and Summit are OK, but 3 days from Arlington TX to OKC for an in-stock item? Orders are picked fast and ready for shipment, but seems like their pickups take longer than others
 
ssn696

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I don't pay for cable...my family finds enough 'free' entertainment on Amazon Prime using a FireStick. Kinda offsets the cost of the 'fee' shipping.
 

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