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PoisonFush Posted 1 week 1 day ago
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Hi GE gang!

I would like to get some replacement socks as mine are looking a little tired in places from some cat-related mishaps.

I am in New Zealand and my dealer has quoted me NZ$475 (US$290) for replacements.

This seems kinda outrageous to me and I don't know if this is mostly due to distributer mark up (my dealer is usually pretty sharp on pricing) or whether they really are this expensive now!

I was wondering if there were any vendors elsewhere in the world that could supply and ship for a more reasonable price?

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GDHAL Posted 1 week 1 day ago
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Hi PoisonFush.

I cannot answer your question with any degree of certainty, but I can offer my opinion.

The price as you've stated doesn't seem outrageous. Individual parts for any product are always disproportionate to the product in it's entirety. You're certainly doing the right thing to check for a better deal though.

Thing is, even if you get a better deal and do the replacement, wouldn't you be subject to the same (in your case cat) problem?

Point is perhaps look to fix the cause rather than the symptom.

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Hal
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PoisonFush Posted 1 week 18 hours ago
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Hi Hal! The cat issue is (mostly) resolved and they don't show much interest now, hence my desire to get some pristine new socks in hand for installation at some point in the future.

I seem to recall seeing other posts on the web where people were getting socks for around US$75ea which seems much more reasonable...

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Moderator Posted 1 week 18 hours ago
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Hi PoisonFush, Unfortunately, it's quite expense to ship parts (via FED EX International Economy or FED EX International Priority) from the US to New Zealand. I suspect a good amount of the cost for these replacement parts is due to the high cost of shipping these parts.

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GDHAL Posted 1 week 17 hours ago
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Hi PoisonFush.

Glad to understand you've got the cat issue under control. :)

So given what the Moderator is stating about shipping cost, what you're stating you've seen on the internet (75, and not knowing if that is "new" and a reliable source) and what your dealer is quoting (290), perhaps try and negotiate with your dealer. For instance, does the 290 (US) include installation? Also, is what you've seen 150 for the pair, versus 290 for the pair?

It may be worth it, especially if new and installation is included.

Another bartering route idea might be to "show cash" to the dealer (less of course than what the dealer is asking).

Hope it works out for you.

Best.

Hal

EDIT: yet another barter idea is that if it's a dealer you've done business with a few times already and are likely to use that dealer again, perhaps buy something else you might otherwise be thinking about getting and have the dealer give you a "package deal" so to speak.
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