I appreciate the info that jchip offered. But I also value the information on this site.
I think each of us would be foolish consumers if we didn't "shop around" for parts. But when you make your final purchasing decision, just be sure price isn't the only factor you consider.
How much is this site (and the FREE information it provides) worth to you. The answer is different for each of us, but for me it's worth a whole lot.
I have occasionally bought parts elsewhere in the past, and will do so in the future. But I'll continue to give the vast majority of my business to MercedesShop based on price, service, and most importantly because they make this incredible forum possible.
(Can I get an Amen???)
Seriously, if it weren't for this forum (and Phil, MBDoc, Benzmac, et all) I wouldn't even be able to afford to own a Benz. THANKS GUYS!
'92 Mercedes 190E/2.3 (247K miles/my daily driver)
'93 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon (263K miles/a family truckster with spunk)
'99 Kawasaki Concours
'85 Jeep CJ-7 w/ Fisher plow (226K miles)'93 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon
'53 Willys-Overland Pickup
'85 Honda 750F Interceptor
'93 Nissan Quest
'89 Toyota Camry Wagon
'89 Dodge Raider
'81 Honda CB 750F Super Sport
'88 Toyota Celica
'95 Toyota Tacoma
'74 Honda CB 550F