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First, I feel like i am hogging the board...

 

I know parts store discount are based off of volume but when we set up with Autozone they gave us a flat %20 off non showroom parts then we signed up for the "Casper" program to lock that rate in. Advance Auto gave us the variable discount and again signed us up for the "top" tier till we got established. When ordering on their online sites it seems we are getting a deal. When we compare our discounted price to their website and store price the discounts are only a few bucks an no where near %20.

 

My questions would be; How normal is this? Are we getting played? or is the normal life goes on?

 

The dealer parts we get seem to have a legitimate discount over what they sell them for, not much but it doesn't appear there are games being played.

 

As always, thanks in advance for the insights.

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