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olrusty

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I have a statement and a question.
I just ordered a waterpur filter housing from the company that makes them. ( mine froze and broke ) The housing was $30.00 and $11.50 shipping, the total was $41.50.
I called a local rv dealer parts department and they said they have them. Great! I said. How much I asked. 54 dollars and some change.
we have six in stock. I said thank you and hung up. My question is this, do I have stupid written on my forehead just because I have an RV? I'm still trying to figure out where they come up with the prices.
I'm sure wholesale price is less that what I pay.
Anyway, my point is shop around! It just peeves me to be taken advandage of.
I'm done now!


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could have got cheaper at home depot or lowes

olrusty

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I tried lowes and they didn't have it.

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I would love to support my local businesses but the only one looking out after me is me so there for I do alot of research online and save not only on the price but sometimes no tax and free shipping right to our door. If I do not have to drive into town the more the better


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One of the rv dealers here will match most things i find online for the business did you ask if they would match the price

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Many RV dealers are much like the corner grocery, in that their prices will always have to be higher. With a limited market, and the need for a large, expensive inventory, they have to make money somewhere to stay in business. I try to support the dealers as much as possible, but I also have to watch my budget. So, buying depends on what it is, where and if I can order it, and how long do I want to wait. Also, do I need any expert advise on how to install or use whatever I am getting. Try getting advise on how to install anything from Ebay or Amazon.


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This is the same place that "fixed" the a roof leak for me, Three Times!
I have to admit they finally got it.

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Our RV dealer gives a 10% discount if you bought the RV from them, comes close enough to leveling the playing field sometimes.


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Places like RV Wholesalers and Camping World have decent online prices. I have also had great luck using Amazon. I bought my Wineguard Carryout sat dish from Amazon for just under $600. My local RV dealership had them for around $900 and said they pay more for them than what I bought mine for. I'm sure volumn buying has a lot to do with what they can resale for.


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I quite often find parts online for less than I pay for them wholesale.


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