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Anybody else notice crazy price differences between dealers?

So i am in NC and luckily I have one dealer 10 minutes away and 2 others within 30 minutes. I need a roof switch and am really surprised at the price difference. The closest one is of course the most expensive at $50. The other two both charge $36. Is it normal for one dealer to charge more than 25% more than others? They are all in metro areas.
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Depends who (franchise) owns the dealerships

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Yes . I call around but dealers who are different auto groups dictate different margins . I know which ones to avoid over the years plus some are better at my MBCA discount than others as well .
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The online price is only $24 plus $9 shipping but won't be here for the better part of a week. I'm impatient
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Well the good news is that the closer dealer beat the other dealers price by 95 cents and said he would do the same for any future orders! So i guess all future orders require two calls.
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Great! I'm glad I was able to call him for you and get you a better price!
Next time, just mention my name!


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Same problem here in Alberta. I had a friend who worked for eight years at one BMW dealership in Edmonton. It was their policy to mark up all parts 15% above the MSRP. The other dealer in the city had no similar mark up.

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Jbanks15...I knew it was too easy thanks for the help!
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