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Old 01-13-2002, 12:31 PM
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MBCA Mercedes Parts Discount

Hello

Can anybody tell me if Canadian dealerships (particularly Edmonton) offer discounts to MBCA members. If so how much?

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Old 01-13-2002, 05:11 PM
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I read a post today in the tech section about receiving a 20%-30% on parts if you are a member of the Mercedes Club of America. Is this true?
How much does it cost to be a member of this club?
How do you join?
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Old 01-13-2002, 09:08 PM
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MBCA Membership

You can check out the membership process and benefits by calling MBCA at 800-637-2360 or at their website:

www.mbca.org

Membership is $45 for one year and includes a six issue subscription to "The Star". In my opinion, the benefits of membership are enhanced if you have an active local section and attend their events. I have heard that some dealers offer a discount to MBCA members. Personally, I have never had a dealership offer me a discount, but I guess some do.
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Old 01-13-2002, 09:39 PM
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Check prices through partsshop or fastlane here. you will see most are a great deal.

To me the MBCA membership isn't worth it yet. Most get it just for the star magazine.

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Old 01-14-2002, 12:55 PM
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I am a member pretty much just for the subscription to The Star.
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Old 01-14-2002, 01:07 PM
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Lightbulb You're Already A Member...

A member of MercedesShop, that is. And membership has it's privileges. For no annual fee you get:

Discounted Import Auto Parts For All Makes

Personalized Friendly Service

Free Parts Locator Service

Convenient Online Shopping

24-7 Technical Support (via the forums)

Specialized Assistance On Almost Any Problem

Access To A Vast Library Of Archived Information

AND

An Opportunity To Exchange Ideas With Others Who Actually Own The Same Make & Model Car You Do


Now that's what I call a bargain, and it's environmentally safe, because no trees are destroyed to make paper to print it on...
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Old 01-18-2002, 12:33 AM
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The MBCA membership gets you only a 10% discount at dealers. At least at 2 of my local dealers. Like Ashman and Longston mentioned, the prices here at Fastlane are still much better. There may still be some parts that are only available through a dealer and then it's nice to get any discount you can. I bought the passenger side power window switch for my SD, at a local dealer, and it cost only $23 with my MBCA discount. I thought that wasn't too bad considering it was a style of switch that MB stopped using in 1980.
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Old 01-18-2002, 10:25 PM
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Dealers are not obligated to give discounts to MBCA members. You need to contact your local dealer.
A little known fact is that MBCA is NOT sponsored by or affiliated with MB. MB does recognize the club.
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Old 02-25-2002, 10:14 AM
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Dealers are not obligated to give discounts to MBCA members. You need to contact your local dealer.
A little known fact is that MBCA is NOT sponsored by or affiliated with MB. MB does recognize the club.
I don't know what your definition of "sponsored by" is, but MBCA does receive monies from Mercedes-Benz in the form of an "MBCA grant", at least they used to (FY 1999).
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Old 02-25-2002, 10:39 AM
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The dealership in Victoria does offer a 10% discount to members. Three Point Motors also offers a location in Nanaimo, BC which may give a discount, but I don't know. Of course, Three Point has never had any parts that I needed except an oil filter and a wiper blade but they can get anything given enough time.
Fastlane on Mercedesshop still won't deliver to Canada but Partsshop will. They have to use a customs broker, (usually?), which can add a lot to the bill.
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Old 02-25-2002, 04:06 PM
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Call Calibre Mercedes 1-800-252-6877. 25% off.

Heres an example: the grill for my car lists for $500, Calibre was $295 and I had the next day for $10 shipping!!

All the way from Cal to Mass.

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Old 02-25-2002, 05:07 PM
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I don't know what your definition of "sponsored by" is, but MBCA does receive monies from Mercedes-Benz in the form of an "MBCA grant", at least they used to (FY 1999).
Our local dealer (Michigan) gives no discount at all to MBCA members.
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Old 02-25-2002, 06:07 PM
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Dweller,

My comment was questioning whether an MBCA Grant was considered "sponsorship"....


Longston said it best:


"A member of MercedesShop, that is. And membership has it's privileges. For no annual fee you get:

Discounted Import Auto Parts For All Makes

Personalized Friendly Service

Free Parts Locator Service

Convenient Online Shopping

24-7 Technical Support (via the forums)

Specialized Assistance On Almost Any Problem

Access To A Vast Library Of Archived Information

AND

An Opportunity To Exchange Ideas With Others Who Actually Own The Same Make & Model Car You Do

Now that's what I call a bargain, and it's environmentally safe, because no trees are destroyed to make paper to print it on..."


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Old 02-25-2002, 06:23 PM
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