I almost enjoy social commentary as much as technical. I should be apologizing to you for using your comments as a base for my commentary. Every once in a while I take advantage to express a technician's point of view. I don't do this to be contrary. I feel what I have to say has value to this community. It's never personal with me and I hope it isn't for those who have been so used. There is often lots to learn from discord.
I also don't wish to interfere with partsshop ability to gain some compensation for maintaining this site. They surely deserve it. I would be interested to see how they will handle this issue when they have their own shop and have customers bringing in parts they bought through the site. I doubt that they will do retail work and sell parts at internet prices.
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician