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I've over time come to realize when pricing parts for my reatta where you buy them from is everything. On my hyundai or toyota truck, any import I can buy things on ebay for half the price at the auto stores or rockauto.com and i can get the same part brands and everything. But the reatta is backwards.. It seems ebay can stick "reatta" or "Riviera" on something and charge extra for it

examples:

Crankshaft kit (including bearings:

Ebay: $199-$225 free shipping

Autozone: $145 no freight charges

Flex plate:

Ebay:$55-$65 free shipping

rockauto.com: $35+12.95 shipping

Engine mount(front of engine bay):

Ebay: $135 free shipping

AdvanceAutoParts: $46.99 no freight charges

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That may depend on what the item is.

Generally, I almost never buy new parts on Evilbay unless everyone else is asking too much for something. Case in point: Reatta EGR's.....everyone (including Rockauto) wanted like $145-150 for my 90. I found one on Evilbay for less then $70.00 and the shipping/quality were very good. :)

Bottom line....it pays to shop around.

Kit

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I never have understood why there is such a wide variation in prices for anything automotive. Autozone may have one price, Pep Boyz may have one that is half that. For the next item it may be reversed.

Sometimes I do pay a little more for a part "made in the USA" but do not lose sleep if cannot find one. Are other countries that I avoid but again, is personal.

The Internet has made things a lot simpler, used to need to call around to find out current prices, now can just type and find reviews as well. Of course since anyone can post a review, sometimes they are less than helpful. However "tell me three times" is still effective.

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for the most part ive seen the auto stores in my town are all within a few $$ of each other but internet is usually cheaper. I'll pay extra for ACDelco parts for the reatta since theyre basically OEM

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when i went for an 02 sensor for my reatta average everywhere was $20 since it's not heated. Any vehicle 2000 and newer tho padgett i wouldnt recommend using aftermarket O2s but for reattas and the cars most of us on the site deal with theyre basically the same thing

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Exactly, a one wire O2 sensor is just a junction between two materials (forget what) and it either works (on/off) or it doesn't. Three wire is better because can go open loop quicker. I understand one do more than on/off but our computer would not have a clue what to do with that.

Earlier this year I could buy Delco AFS22s for $15, maybe inflation is finally hitting.

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