Shocked and amazed! new 280SL soft top winding handle for £6.50

lardbucket5

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I have been looking for a replacement soft top winding handle for my SL, and had chased a few on e-bay which went for £40 - £60. I happened to be pestering my local MB dealer and checked the price.............3 days later a brand new handle arrives for £6.50! The last place I would routinely have checked for parts would have been a MD dealer - Does anybody know in general which other parts MB dealers are best value for?

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Ian
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Its always worth ask MB first,,some things are very cheap compared with Ebay,,no postage either
 

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Its always worth ask MB first,,some things are very cheap compared with Ebay,,no postage either

I haven't had to go for any parts yet for this car,but when we had an E300 TD,Mercedes York were cheaper than all the local motor factors for all the service parts,ie filters,disc pads etc.

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I once chased a cup holder on ebay. Managed to bid at the last second and got it for a song too - compared to what others had paid on ebay.
After it arrived, I got curious and rang the dealer. 50p more than I'd paid.
Always worth the call.....
 

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as a rule of thumb anything that you can get elsewhere will probably be reasonably priced from MB. the expense comes when its an MB only part.
 
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Thanks All - I will make a point of asking MB dealer first
Best wishes
Ian
 

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Please note that you should be able to get a minimum of 10% off all MB parts by mentioning that you are a member of the owners club or the other one. I generally get 20% off all parts at MB Manchester because the age of the my cars and cos I pester them.
 


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