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Old 11-10-2003, 12:59 PM
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You seem to be assuming that Mercedes dealers can purchase parts for the same price that independent distributers can -- and they cannot. They are bound by contract to purchase parts from MBUSA, who is bound to purchase from Daimler Chrysler, who purchases from the local suppliers in Germany. Independent distributers can purchase direct from German suppliers, eliminating some middlemen and lowering the price.

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