Thread: Why is it
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Why is it

A couple reasons.

Gotta make dough on spare parts and people will pay it.....

Legitimate stocking, handling, hassle, of spare parts - this is not minor. I've been on the procuring end - depending on the items, sometimes the distributor can negotiate from strength and get free spares - say 50 units worth of spare parts (or something) if they order 50,000 (or whatever).

Most companies will treat spare parts as a profit center, not a goodwill counter.

Now as for the dealers of bike parts....some like thatsdax look pretty OK. An entire carb? What? $22? That's like 0.000001 euros.
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