You ask, why order from Rusty and not us?
First of all, price. BuyMBParts is generally 10-20% cheaper than Partsshop. This is important on big-ticket purchases. As an example. your price on ball studs for my 380SL was $26.64, and Rusty's was $21.82. That's about an $80 saving on a set of 16.
Rusty ships free on orders over $75.
Rusty does only Mercedes parts and he knows his stuff.
I think Rusty's web site is easier to use.
When I order parts, I always check FastLane, BuyMBParts, and Benzbin. I have always found Rusty's prices to be lower than Partsshop by at least 10%. I very occasionally find BenzBin to be lower than Rusty.
I am grateful to you for supporting this wonderful forum and I would be happy to pay a reasonable fee to subscribe. But I am not willing to pay several hundreds of dollars a year in added parts costs.
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe