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#1 rodomo

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:36 PM

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About Repco:

The USA's largest automotive parts distributor, Genuine Parts Company/NAPA have recognised Repco's rapid growth and dominant market position in Australia and New Zealand and have just completed a 100% purchase of the business,



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

They went to the pits years ago when they got right into consumer products, head units and exhaust tips etc.

 

Just like Dick Smiths, try walking into a Dick Smiths store and buying a resistor now days.

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

PffffTTT!!!!
They went to shit when they stopped building engines!

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:47 PM

Touche.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:02 PM

We all know what repco means don't we. I called them the other day for a price on a centre bearing that goes on the drive shaft for a VX commodore and they quoted me $ 275 said I'd  get back to them. Rang another auto shop called Parts for Cars and they quoted me $ 90, guess who got my business.

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:10 PM

A bearing service may of been cheaper still?



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:12 PM

I"ve found if your in Rip Every Poor Cunning Stunt Off and they give you the price, if you go "na mate no way" they tend to take 50% off in a big hurry.

 

Still not quiet on par with the smaller shops though, good to see its not just here.

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:20 PM

Bomber. Thankful that Jaycar has taken up the components with a concerted push.

Still most of them are resellers and dont carry a huge range. But order early enough and you can get it next day



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:42 PM

My local REPCO bloke behind the parts counter at least knows what he's talking about with old rides, disc brake conversions, suspension mods etc etc...

Dude loves his old cars and a yarn.


Compare that to the bullshit at Supershit and Autobarn...no comparison for mine    :D



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:43 PM

Can't get any worse! Might be a good thing

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

Bomber. Thankful that Jaycar has taken up the components with a concerted push.

Still most of them are resellers and dont carry a huge range. But order early enough and you can get it next day

 

Fully agree, i frequent Jaycar for my little geek type "needs". Also support them as much as possible by buying all my a/v cables and the like from them as opposed to the big companies. 

 

Trickey Dickeys used to be what Jaycar is now but more, now they are just another Harvey Normal/Good Guys/ETC

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

That actually happened months ago

If you didn't notice then I guess nothings changed yet

 

NAPA has owned 30% for years and completed the change over in May from memory.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:39 PM

Argh I hate repco, just like Coles/bunnings etc, they are taking over in all aspects of there industry pushing the little guy out with there fat wallets and buying power.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

Well it's funny about bombers bit about dick smiths and not selling resistors,

Only recently I called my local repco for a price on a holden v8 timing cover and after being on hold for 5 minutes they say "we don't stock anything of the sort"
Dumb founded.......
Bursons, walk in got 2 in stock

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:01 PM

Bingo Brother.

 

You know who to back.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:41 AM

Bursons for me due to their stock availability and seem to always give me a better price



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:57 AM

Bursons for me due to their stock availability and seem to always give me a better price

Me too. I have rang Bursons and Repco a few times for prices and everytime Bursons has been cheaper. I will only go to Repco or Supercheap if Bursons are out of stock.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

There were 5 major automotive suppliers in Mackay. Bursons have just bought 2 of them. 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:30 PM

Just went to Bursons in Melton to get some brake shoes, they didn't have any in stock so went to Repco and they didn't have any either. Rang Burson's in Hoppers and they didn't have any in stock either, they said they had a pair in Campbellfield and that a truck was going there and them coming to Hoppers this arvo. They said they could put them on the truck and have them here in Hoppers by 2.30pm today, hows that service for you.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:02 PM

Col i know they got Direct Auto but who is the second one.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:47 AM

Jeff Walsh auto parts in Chain St.


Edited by Statler, 23 October 2013 - 07:47 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

There were 5 major automotive suppliers in Mackay. Bursons have just bought 2 of them.

if you can't beat em buy em out

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:08 PM

Had to ring Supercheap today as they were the only place I could get some rear drum shoes. I spoke to an Indian on the phone and he asked me what type of car they were for and I said LH Torana. He said " is that a Nissan Torana". :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

i miss marlows malz just ain't the same :(

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

Supercheap bought out Marlows here in Vic.

Business strategy I reckon? Came here, opened a store or 2 hoping to be bought out? 


Edited by rodomo, 23 October 2013 - 09:26 PM.





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