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Old 12-29-2008, 01:03 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Florida
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Door strikers

After reading every thread about hard door closing and worn strikers, I had the impression that strikers were no longer available. Some folks went to the junk yard to buy strikers from the back doors of certain models. Since I now knew the cure for those hard closing doors, I emailed several salvage yards and found one with several W123's. He priced the strikers at $25 each and $12 to pull and ship. Sounded fair to me so I stepped up to bat.
Then I went searching for suppliers of some other items and found "new" strikers are in fact available. Several vendors wanted $25 each for new strikers and would ship free if you ordered $50 or more in parts. Then I found a pair of new ones on ebay being sold by a foreign car parts on-line store at $42 for the pair plus $8 ship. So now I have a used set at $62 when I could have had new for $50.
Don't be too quick to assume that a part in no longer available and that you will have to settle for used from a salvage yard. I should have checked with Phil?? first. Lesson learned!
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:15 AM
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Location: Barrie, Ontario
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My rule is to start at the dealer first and work from there. Use the OEM price as a benchmark.
Most parts searchers would be surprised.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:49 PM
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You are florida and you do not first check the junkyards? On top of that you do not post a "looking for" in the parts section? Grasshopper, you have much to learn....
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