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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 13:08 
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Hi All,
When you plan winter outboard maintenance don’t be surprised by price for basic spare parts.
Like $50 for genuine Yamaha 9.9 water impeller is a highway robbery.
After market is $6.50.
Price from manufacturer is $2.50.
It is recommended to change water impeller every time the outboard is serviced.
Friend from the early days did not believe in servicing his outboard (I do) and after 9 years the impeller gave up.
He only sails on Lakes like we do. So he saved himself $450 just on impeller.
I don’t like his ideas and rather spend money, but I don’t like to be robbed so bluntly.
I suggest establishing site for spare parts recommend outlets, mainly on line.
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How about $12 each for 4mm screws for a Ford roof rail? :evil:

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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 13:54 
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You want highway robbery?

I sold a small speedboat on ebay for $207.50.

They charged me a final value fee of $66.
That's a commission of 32%

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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 14:13 
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Frank Peters wrote:
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When you plan winter outboard maintenance don’t be surprised by price for basic spare parts.
Like $50 for genuine Yamaha 9.9 water impeller is a highway robbery.
After market is $6.50.
Price from manufacturer is $2.50.


What do you mean by the highlighted statement Frank. Is that Yamaha's recommended retail price?

Coops.

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Yamaha are renown for being expensive for spare parts and that was information from a Mercury/Yamaha dealer.

Stainless steel screws for a bracket on the Mercury (3/16 UNF x 3/4" if I remember), Mercury list price $4.00ea, Price from Dandy bolts 40 cents each

Plastic clips to hold a throttle rods on the Mercury - maybe .00001 cent in plastic and they are common on many of their motors so die cost would be well spread against the 10s of thousands they have made, Mercury list price $9.50ea BUT you have to buy them in a 2 pack, so $19.00

It sort of makes car dealer parts look value for money in comparison

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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 17:07 
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I'll sneak hear as Messers Google and Yahoo don't seem interested in Frank's post.

A mate took the door panel off his late model Mazda3 and broke two plastic clips in the process. $9.60 each.

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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 18:11 
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Hi All,

The competition in our advanced capitalist system does not bring prices down.
Government body like ACCC are short of money and people.
They are really busy with many rip offs.
Smart technology is used by big companies and there is no protection for normal working class people.
My Nissan Patrol oil filter is $40 in Repco, sell online for $6.50 and in Traralgon auto parts shop $13.
I hope to get more information where to get outboard parts from reliable source for reasonable price.
Regard Frank


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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 19:58 
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Water-Pump-I ... SwR29ZLlpA

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Impeller ... 0005.m1851

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Ok, question for the masses - how much would you want to be paid to sit in a store in Moe waiting to serve Frank , and then to sell him those parts?

Seriously, only $43.50 to cover the shops costs for selling Frank that part? Bargain!

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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 21:39 
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Pdandy, you are correct plus the need to warehouse all the stock that does not move.

Frank, its the same as car and truck spare parts, an alternator that costs $50 in the factory costs $2,000 as a spare part over the counter. That is an extreme example that I have dealt with in the past.

Buying from China has risks.

Get use to it.

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Ok, new starter motor for my Jeep quoted $650 from Jeep dealer and they didnt stock it, so they had to order it, so the dealer wasnt spending money keeping stock.

OEM between $450 and $500 at Repco etc.
OEM EBAY $250
None OEM $135

Needless too say I run a none OEM now, would of bought OEM off Ebay but timeline didnt permit

Long term practice is for retail to mark up 100% from their cost price, this covers all the overheads and wages, specialist stores normally work on a higher markup as its considered you will get better service and advice in a specialist store and their turnover is generally less

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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 22:55 
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Mike dealers don't hold much stock but the parent companies do hold stock in Australia and overseas, that costs money that needs to be recovered from the sale of the spare parts.

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:roll: You're both missing the point - some poor person has to work in Moe AND deal with Frank talking about air cooled motors not needing impellers

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PostPosted: Aug 21st, '17, 23:02 
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You had me at Moe.

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pdandy wrote:
:roll: You're both missing the point - some poor person has to work in Moe AND deal with Frank talking about air cooled motors not needing impellers


And have you seen the price of moccasins in Moe, high fashion is never cheap not to mention the psychologist bills after a visit by Frank :D

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PostPosted: Aug 22nd, '17, 12:07 
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Hi All,

Last week I did not want to wait 2 hours to see my doctor, so went to doctors on line, excellent service, and it is instant and free.
So spare parts on line have only one drawback.
It will close down uncompetitive businesses and we may have less millionaires.
Look how many shopping centers in USA closed down and it will come here too.
Regards Frank


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Frank Peters wrote:
Hi All,

Last week I did not want to wait 2 hours to see my doctor, so went to doctors on line, excellent service, and it is instant and free.
So spare parts on line have only one drawback.
It will close down uncompetitive businesses and we may have less millionaires.
Look how many shopping centers in USA closed down and it will come here too.
Regards Frank


Touche , although I guess if your health isn't worth a 2 hour wait / as much as an impeller and your relationship with your personal doc means so little to you...good luck when you REALLY need care.

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The sad news is Jerry Lewis has passed on. The good news is i can still get all the comedy i want reading posts like this
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I like the sound of doctors online, do they provide certificates as well.
Say aaahhh while sticking a webcam down your throat.
And think of the possibilities of painless online physio.

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I searched online doctors and got google adverts for online funerals.

Google are so smart.

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Do they have online dentists?

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I think a online proctologist would be a interesting thought :lol:

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I think I may have seen some websites about those. :shock:

Coops.

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Frank Peters wrote:
So spare parts on line have only one drawback.


3d printers will solve that drawback!

(Frank told me so over dinner in the Paynesville pub a couple of years ago)

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INMA wrote:
I searched online doctors and got google adverts for online funerals.

Google are so smart.


INMA you better hope that those online funeral adverts were there coincidently, not because google already has a copy of your medical history :|



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