Boycott Autozone!

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  1. junkyardZ28find

    junkyardZ28find Veteran Member

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    Hah....I just found out Autozone's commercial side of their stores drop ship parts to their commercial accounts from Rockauto after marking up the price! But they still say they don't match online prices for walk-in customers because Rockauto isn't "direct" competition! Wtf? So they still screw the DIY customers!
     
  2. stevenp3762

    stevenp3762 BANNED

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    They aren't screwing you. Drop shipping is done in every form of business. Also that brick and mortar store has many exspenses to cover. They are still cheaper than advance auto and orielys. That's why your shopping there. Get over it, they're more than fair....
     
  3. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    I rarely go into the local parts stores (o'rellies, autozone, advanced) anymore. If I do it's for a can of paint or a cheap part like a thermostat if I needed it then.

    Fore the larger stuff like alternators or radiators it's WAY cheaper to get it online. My last alternator for my DD pickup came from rock auto.
     
  4. loyal guardian

    loyal guardian Veteran Member

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    Orielys and autozone have the same supplier. Both stores have admitted that to me here. Im loyal to autozone so if i cant get it there i go online
     
  5. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I sold my old cars and have not been in a parts store or been on line in over 6 months and I can tell you I wish I would have sold off my old cars years ago. It is such a relief not to have junk to work on and I can save money to buy a good car.
     
  6. tskills10

    tskills10 Veteran Member

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    I've been using the new O'rielly's lately over Autozone, or Advanced auto. They match prices and MOST of the people there seem to have a better clue than the button pushers at the other stores. Plus they also give a military discount. I have started using Rock auto and A-M autoparts for some things.
     
  7. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I prefer NAPA over them all. My parts dept buys from them plus my neighbor works there so I get as good a deal as the others and get better parts.
     
  8. ls777z

    ls777z Veteran Member

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    I generally use the parts store I've been buying from since 1978. But if I need something small I have an Autozone and Pep Boys down the road.
     
  9. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I don't have an Autozone store in my area, but if I did, I'd go there. When I need an auto part, I want to fix it now, not next week when the parts arrive from some internet store. I'm a get-it-done person, and sitting and waiting for someone to ship me parts isn't happening unless I can't get it locally.
    My vehicles don't sit in the garage waiting for parts when those parts are in a store near me. My vehicles are expected to run every day of their lives.
     
  10. Mike N

    Mike N Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    News flash..... Most parts stores use Rock Auto as a supplier. This is nothing new.
     

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