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post #258 of Old 06-18-2013
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

If a yard has the time to order parts, they may be getting them from the same place. They are usually given a wholesale discount and still make a profit selling it to you for the same price you would have paid.

Everyone is happy.

Certainly, a yard could have a rogue supplier with a crazy price. More often, if there is no labor to make money on, the few dollars in parts markup may not pay for the yard to spend the time doing research for parts numbers, issuing the PO, placing the order, receiving and billing you. They may mark it up even further, as a result.

Given the large volume of work they are doing for you, I'm not surprised that parts costs are reasonable.

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