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Duval Motorcars - New & Used Mercedes-Benz, Jeep Dealer Showroom at 3525 NW 97th Boulevard Gainesville, Florida (FL) 32606
I liked their low markup. The old links go to dead site. The new site is having several glitches and no parts catalog. Hope they will make it soon.
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I just spoke with them. They have different Internet prices and different over the phone. The difference is in the 40% range, so if you are not in hurry -place Internet inquiry, or ask about Internet price over the phone (if you get a person answering).
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All the more reason to check out the OE prices at Parts.com

FWIW, I have had several purchases that worked out great for me. Better prices than Duval!
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I always check at least 3 sites before buying. Just because one item is cheaper here, doesn't mean that the other item is not going to be cheaper somewhere else.
I just compared prices for temperature sensor for my diesel.
Duval $130,
oempartsdirect.com $141
parts.com $125
my local dealer (hold onto your seat) $210
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Yes, and you need to take into account shipping costs of 10% at one site and 15% at another. But with that being said Parts.com with 15%+$2.00 has ended up being less expensive than the rest.
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Duval is an MB dealer, not an aftermarket supplier, so you are always getting the real thing. Of course some parts are available only from a dealer. For a dealer their prices are terrific and often quite competitive with non-dealer internet suppliers. There must be many MB dealers very upset with them but I hope they can stick with it.
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Before the Duval Parts site went down they had a statement in there Notes section that they used Parts.com as there Internet supplier. That's how I found Parts.com in the first place. When my parts were delivered they actually came from a M-B dealership not Parts.com even though my order was placed with Parts.com. Go figure.

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Parts.com seems a bit amateurish. Their model lists are far from complete - e.g. missing E-class for 1994 and 1995, hardly a rare car. Or am I missing something?
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