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Does anybody notice that as soona s you buy something from Worldpac, the price on that items seems to go up a bit? I'm starting to notice the trend, and it's annoying.  Had this happen on a particular coolant I use often in particular. It was typically $14-$16/gallon, then jumped to $20. Called my rep, he 'let' me buy 3 cases @ $16/gallon, and said the price was going up. Next time I looked in SpeedDial, the price was back down to around $16 again.  What gives? How can I combat this?

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Maybe or maybe not, but have you monitored the price of items you buy and watched their prices go up less than a week after you bought them, on a regular basis?  Their prices are fluctuating a lot, on a LOT of items. Not everything, but something is going on. Your statement makes me believe you've never really monitored your worldpac prices.

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I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I understand that WorldPac updates their database daily to make sure they have all catalog info as current as possible.  I image that part of that update includes pricing.

Scott

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On 4/30/2017 at 2:25 AM, Shoichi Kinouchi said:

World Pac changes your pricing according to how much you buy each month.  The more you buy, the bigger discount you get.

This is correct. The last time I checked, they base your pricing off of the previous 3 months of orders. The more you spend, the better the pricing. 

 

On 4/30/2017 at 10:23 AM, OTPAuto said:

Maybe or maybe not, but have you monitored the price of items you buy and watched their prices go up less than a week after you bought them, on a regular basis?  Their prices are fluctuating a lot, on a LOT of items. Not everything, but something is going on. Your statement makes me believe you've never really monitored your worldpac prices.

They do seem to update their pricing very frequently.  We are a specialty shop and buy the same items over and over and we have not noticed prices going up for us. Some prices go up, some down, overall the pricing stays reasonably the same.  I did notice a somewhat significant change is pricing when I didn't do much with them for a month or so.

If you are buying in bulk, they do have special "Stock Order" pricing which may help keep the pricing down on your coolant.

On 4/30/2017 at 7:33 PM, ScottSpec said:

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I understand that WorldPac updates their database daily to make sure they have all catalog info as current as possible.  I image that part of that update includes pricing.

Scott

That seems in line with what we see with them

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Teach your SA to call their assigned sales people and ask for discounts and match pricing. Sometimes I see a lower price on a competitor and tell them to match pricing, more likely than not they will price match. Or make your own and ask for that price, for example, if you want a 20% discount multiply their given price x .8, say $100 x .8 = $80. Chances are they will give you the 20 percent discount if they can.

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Price matching isn't the problem, they're more than willing to. I shouldn't have to call constantly for every item though - if so, whats the point of SpeedDial?  I think a lot of people responding are missing the point of the OP as well.  I've started tracking (with screenshots) the pricing of some items that I suspect will fluctuate in this manner. I know some items that have done this to me, but of course I have no proof. When I have better evidence, I'll post it as fact. 

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2 hours ago, OTPAuto said:

Price matching isn't the problem, they're more than willing to. I shouldn't have to call constantly for every item though - if so, whats the point of SpeedDial?  I think a lot of people responding are missing the point of the OP as well.  I've started tracking (with screenshots) the pricing of some items that I suspect will fluctuate in this manner. I know some items that have done this to me, but of course I have no proof. When I have better evidence, I'll post it as fact. 

I have suspected as much, but that's why I have my SA shop the best price/quality.

There are these guys https://www.partstech.com/

 

They were supposed to help get the best pricing/availability.

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