Where are fair prices for quality Honda parts

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Frank, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Frank

    Frank Guest

    Looking for a set of lockable lug nuts for the Civic and the local parts
    house doesn't fit right ($12 for the set) and the dealer wanted a bit much
    for it ($55 for the set). So where do you guys shop for good quality parts
    at a fair price?
    Frank, Feb 28, 2008
  2. Frank

    Elle Guest

    In the last couple of years, many dealer parts departments
    have joined the very competitive online OEM parts business.
    Google for all the Honda dealers in your area and see which
    has the prices online. If they're cool, they'll let you have
    the internet price with no charge for shipping or handling.
    I notice they do like to charge a lot for "handling" when
    they ship. I figure the handling charge is part of their
    bread and butter.

    In the alternative, try either www.slhondaparts.com or
    www.bkhondaparts.com .

    What year Civic?
    Elle, Feb 28, 2008
  3. Frank

    howard Guest

    Call 1-888-551-9109. This is a Honda dealer with fair prices and realistic
    shipping. Ask for Howard. Give it a try!
    Paypal is the only accepted form of payment.
    howard, Feb 29, 2008
  4. Frank

    Frank Guest

    2007 Si
    Frank, Feb 29, 2008
  5. Not sure there is such a beast i.e.' fair price for quality parts'. I
    just paid $70 (£35.00) for a flasher relay for a Civic, from a Dealer.
    There are apparently 3 different flasher relays fitted to Civics (2002
    model) and getting the correct one according to the DEaler is vital.
    Why they are not interchangeable I don't know as I assume (perhaps
    wrongly) that the plug configuration are the same.

    Incidentally the flasher relay for 2002 Civics is in the fuse box
    under the 'dash'. When you take the cover off it is not obvious but
    it is the 'black' plastic box adjacent to the fuses.
    Edward W. Thompson, Feb 29, 2008
  6. Frank

    Art Guest

    Lockable lug nuts will not stop a determined thief for a minute. Save your
    money. Also you will not be able to find the fitting when you have a flat
    Art, Mar 1, 2008
  7. Frank

    ident Guest

    How are the shipping & handling charges for these two places? Are they
    anything like Majestic Honda?

    This was my bill from Majestic in 2004 for an air filter and spark
    subtotal 18.82
    handling fee 4.95
    freight 7.27
    total 31.04

    S&H accounted for 39% of the total and it pushed the total above the
    cost from a local dealer.
    ident, Mar 4, 2008
  8. Frank

    Elle Guest

    Practice among folks who regularly use online OEM Honda
    dealers (who are not local) is to wait until they have a
    large order. Then s/h charges are a much smaller fraction of
    the total.

    From a check in the last month or so, my general impression
    is that shipping is way up for all online OEM Honda dealers
    (and no doubt anyone who ships). Gas prices and all. I think
    "Handling" fees are often gravy for the online store, and
    they can vary.

    In just the last year or so, my googling suggests there has
    been a huge increase in Honda dealers offering prices online
    at the same or very similar discount rates as the older
    online parts stores like Majestic. I stumbled onto a dealer
    near me recently while googling. Parts were all listed
    online for Ol' Faithful (my beloved 91 Civic). I called them
    up and said, "Must I buy online to get the online price? Or
    can I order over the phone then come down and pay and pack
    up my parts, so I save myself the shipping and handling?
    They were happy to let me order over the phone and save the
    s/h charges. I pay sales tax, but that's well less than the
    s/h charges. And, for the hopelessly ethical among us, one
    is supposed to pay sales tax on internet sales anyway.

    Once, the parts department did hiccup at me. I had stopped
    by on the spur of the moment to buy a part, asking for the
    online price. They rudely refused, which I thought annoying.
    Just tell me the damn policy and I will conform. I went home
    and the next day called on the phone leaving a message
    asking what the official policy is for online prices but
    local payment and pickup. No one called back. I placed the
    order online (they have an option where you do not have to
    pay) and went back, saying I'd ordered the part, may I have
    the online price? They were much more cooperative. I reckon
    they just haven't got their ducks in order on all this.
    Maybe they count on the handling charge to make this
    profitable and hesitate to deal with folks like me?
    Elle, Mar 4, 2008
  9. Frank

    z Guest


    was about to order a bumper cover from an online dealer for an
    unbeatable price, like $30 or something, when I noticed the shipping
    was $120.
    z, Mar 4, 2008
  10. Frank

    z Guest

    offtopic, but why don't the parts houses sell lockables with round
    bottoms for honda wheels? it's all the same manufacturer who makes
    them for honda to sell, for godsake. the only reason i can think of is
    that honda has some agreement with them to keep the business to
    themselves, and that's a paranoid thought.
    z, Mar 4, 2008
  11. Frank

    ident Guest

    Online dealers would get more repeat business if they reduce S&H.
    After my experience with Majestic, I've reverted back to buying

    All 6 local dealers here have an online parts order form. However, I
    think the order form is for pick up only. I filled one out yesterday
    inquiring about prices but have not yet recieved a reply. Actual
    online orders are done through estore.honda.com. Prices are also
    sharply higher via eStore.
    ident, Mar 5, 2008
  12. Frank

    Elle Guest

    I too saw that estore.honda.com connection the dealers have,
    and that estore itself has higher prices. My local dealer's
    prices are very close to Majestic's pre-s/h charges prices
    though. (Not sure you meant that.)
    Elle, Mar 5, 2008
  13. Frank

    Frank Guest

    offtopic, but why don't the parts houses sell lockables with round
    bottoms for honda wheels? it's all the same manufacturer who makes
    them for honda to sell, for godsake. the only reason i can think of is
    that honda has some agreement with them to keep the business to
    themselves, and that's a paranoid thought.

    I did find another local parts house with the round bottom for a more
    reasonable price of $30. Will need to verify if it fits and uses the same
    size lug wrench.
    Frank, Mar 8, 2008
  14. Frank

    Frank Guest

    Z, you were right, I was not able to find the round bottom ones. The one I
    referred to above was not round but tapered and the local parts guy refused
    to sell it to me even though it would fit but he said I should not take a
    chance on an expensive set of wheels. Bit the bullet, went to the local
    Honda dealer and paid $60 out the door for the set of nuts!
    Frank, Mar 20, 2008
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