SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Engines > Diesel > Yanmar parts prices!
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Yanmar parts prices! Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
08-25-2014 08:48 AM
aa3jy
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

Bringing back this old thread... Paid approx. 38 bucks for a raw water impeller was bad enough last year..but now paid 45 bucks for the same part this year is getting ridiculous ..

Some one posted equivalent Yanmar parts,?Jeff H or Rich H?, a location. Can that individual repost that site again.
04-30-2013 08:39 PM
hangupndrive
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

One can find plenty of parts at reasonable prices if you just look. Yanmar does not make the alternator. Mitsubishi does. depending on your purpose, you can find perfectly suitable stuff on line. I bought an alternator from Spider Marine in Florida for around $150. The Yanmar branded is many times that. in fact, the guy at our local Yanmar place suggested i try OReillys for an Alt. Of course, if you need a high output like a Ballmar, an automotive alternator is not going to cut it. I needed to pull a stuck injector and found the tool on e-bay through a tractor supply place in TX. Starters can be found for a fraction of the price. Oil filters can be purcased at an auto supply place. I use a Baldwin 277 (i think) and it costs me $7.50.
04-26-2013 08:26 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

Diesel parts are pretty easy to acquire on the internet, if you're not in a rush. Prices vary widely. Shop around.

I try to support the local businesses too and will pay a bit more for things, but not blindly.
04-26-2013 08:18 AM
T37Chef
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

During my research for a repower, information I found like this was one of the primary factors in my choice to re-power with a Beta instead of a Yanmar which is a purpose built marine engine and therefore parts are more likely to be proprietary. I can buy a lot of parts at the local Kubota tractor dealer
04-25-2013 06:20 PM
FarCry
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

I always try to negotiate the price. That is sort of the standard way of doing business in this area. Some just refuse to play...
04-25-2013 10:38 AM
night0wl
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
I've found that sometimes it helps to just say flat out "You know, I want to keep my business local and I want to give you guys my business because (whatever) but I'm just tapped out and those other guys are way less. Can't you do something for me on the price, meet them part way at least?"

Often at least they can give you the "trade" discount.

*TRUTH*...you never get the discount you dont *ASK* for
04-24-2013 04:31 PM
hellosailor
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

I've found that sometimes it helps to just say flat out "You know, I want to keep my business local and I want to give you guys my business because (whatever) but I'm just tapped out and those other guys are way less. Can't you do something for me on the price, meet them part way at least?"

Often at least they can give you the "trade" discount.
04-24-2013 04:03 PM
FarCry
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

Quote:
Originally Posted by night0wl View Post
Call the dealer out on this ********. Say that the other dealer is charging way less and you're not going to take it. Many times, they'll match
Typically that would be a wise strategy. Unfortunately there is only one dealer here making it a convenient monopoly. This is their franchise district. To be fair, I have locally bought many small items like belts, zincs, filters etc. in exchange I frequently pick the brains of the techs and they have been generous in providing tips or suggestions. That was how I justified the higher prices to myself. True, I could head over to Tortola and bring stuff back from their saving a few dollars. My process has been to give the local guys first shot, if I don't feel raped or I do need the part immediately I buy from them. If the price just sounds ridiculous or I have lots of time, I look elsewhere. The times I've tried to suggest that the local prices are not in line with others they've not been interested in reducing the cost. If I had a monopoly I probably wouldn't be interested in negotiating either!! Regarding Yanmar pricing---the same starter in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area was $200 more than St Pete but still about $200 less than my local dealer. There seems to be a really odd pricing distribution system in place.
04-24-2013 02:00 AM
night0wl
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FarCry View Post
I got price quotes for a new starter from Mastry and from my local dealer...I could pay for a round trip flight, rental car and overnight hotel and still save a few bucks by flying to Florida to pick it up myself. NO I'm not kidding, I checked the numbers. I ended up, and will continue to pay a friend $50 for his time plus shipping to send me stuff. I don't have a problem with somebody turning a profit but more than %200 markup above Mastry is just crazy.

Call the dealer out on this ********. Say that the other dealer is charging way less and you're not going to take it. Many times, they'll match
04-23-2013 09:34 PM
eherlihy
Re: Yanmar parts prices!

Thanks to the Gods that I have a Universal / Kubota motor! I'd be happy with a Beta Marine for the same reason...
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.