Thread: Price Disparity
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Old 06-22-2001, 03:42 AM
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My starter went out on my 84 ford f-150 this winter. Called a friend to give me a ride. O'reiley's had an aftermarket for $12 less than the rebuilt motorcraft, both had the lifetime warranty. I got the cheaper one, got back and could not get it to fit, the grove on the block and raised ring cast into the starter motor were of a slightly different diameter. Mind you I was Christmas shopping and it was about 15 degrees with a hefty north wind. I was in the parking lot of a store with my 13 yr old daughter (Who learned some interesting new technical terms from the experience) I went back and got the OEM part and was on my way in 15 minutes. I guess the moral of this story is "you get what you pay for" and "a true friend will leave his nice warm home to help you out"
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