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Why do car dealerships mark up the parts over over 200% on items that are warrantied?

Anyone familiar with the allison transmission will tell you the biggest problem with them are the NSBU switches. If you push the issue, the part falls under the 5 year 100k emission warranty, but I am not eligable because its an 01 truck. I called a dealership and found out that the part would cost me 210 dollars for just the part, no labor. It was a true allison part, not an equivelant. I called allison and was told I could buy the part through them at 43 dollars but would have to wait three weeks to get it due to the holiday. Allison put me in touch with a local Allison dealer, who will get the part to me tomorrow for 60 dollars. Its the same part, same part number but 150 dollars higher from the dealer!!! Its not like ac/delco vs. china brand. Its the same part. Are they trying to make back the money the spent on warranty, through the people who didn't have a problem until the warranty expired? I think this should have been a recall, but who am I!!! Also if any dealer parts guys are on here, is this price mandated by GM or does the dealership itself set the price?

Asked By: Knuckles™ - 12/20/2007
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Dealers charge more for few reasons... More
Answered By: Helper - 12/20/2007
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um.......prolley to make more money........thats what im guessing............
Answered By: yeahiknow83 - 12/20/2007
 
where else where all that salary money come from to pay those over paid mechanics?
Answered By: LA High Rise - 12/20/2007
 
well to answer your first and main question, they do it because they can, and because they make money and because people like me, who cant work on cars, dont mind paying the extra money to have someone else fix it
Answered By: deautophile - 12/20/2007
 
Almighty dollar. Most dealerships are ripoffs.
Answered By: jeepsarecool - 12/20/2007
 
Adding in the dealer is just another middle man. Dealers also love huge profits and selling cars isn't where the money is made.
Answered By: emiller1998 - 12/21/2007
 
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