When I was first notified, I checked the fastlane catalogue and didn't find the part. I am also torn between this website and my local mechanic. I feel an obligation to let him supply the part versus me bringing it in, but not if it is going to take 7+ days per repair. This is just not acceptable IMO. He also checked with World Pac and they did not have the part.
I'm not sure what my options are at this point, but I will not support, nor help perpetuate, a business that feels this is an acceptable business practice. Is it the dealer dragging their feet because it is a local shop, and not a MB dealer?
In the world of overnight couriers I'm trading with a dinosaur. Steve, your method would seem to be the market norm. Why is this the case?