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Old 04-30-2003, 02:43 PM
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Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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Dealer costs

I too have priced many parts at the dealer...I usually use this little formula to figure out what the part will actually cost me:
a= dealer price
c= actual cost


Yep, 75% markup....thats what I usually see...

I went in and bought a map light bulb for my s class, thinking how much could they possibly mark up a bulb....

The bulb was 16.00!!!!!

I nearly hit the floor....a .59 cent bulb...

Oh well, i guess part of the mark up revolves around having each part blessed by Mercedes as it enters the part shop....Id love to see what they actually pay for this stuff.
1994 S320
131K miles

1998 ML 320
126K miles

1994 Blue C220
122K miles

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