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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 11:29:56 PM »
Lots of luck getting JRA to do anything!  :o

Jaguar Rover Australia hasn't existed since the 1990s,  ;D

Now if you're talking about Jaguar Land Rover Australia, thats a whole other matter.  8)
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2014, 09:53:59 AM »

Maybe, you could get JLRA to make available to REMLR the PDF's of the spare parts catalogs so we could easily find and order the parts with their part numbers.

Mick,  Isn't that info already available in the RPS located in the Library on the REMLR site?   Or am I barking up the wrong tree, as usual?


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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2014, 11:50:49 AM »
I was in a specialist repairer/parts supplier today asking about key barrels for 48-852.  The spare parts manager suggested that they too have been having problems with Perentie parts.

According to this bloke, LRA previously maintained a database of the ARN linked to parts on the particular vehicle, so when the repairer wanted to acquire a part for a vehicle they merely punched in the ARN and the could identify the correct part.  Apparently since the disposals commenced the database has been closed so its back to the original microfiche and hopefully identify the correct part.  It seems to ba a case of Not Happy Jan at least for this parts manager.
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2014, 12:19:49 PM »
It seems to ba a case of Not Happy Jan at least for this parts manager.

I reckon I know exactly who you're talking about; I got a kick out of watching the old microfiche at work though. I got quite a good look at it too, by the time we'd found what we needed.

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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2014, 01:48:30 PM »
I just called Solitaire Land rover in Adelaide and got a really nice guy on the phone. I quoted him HYG4063, which is the red/clear transfer sticker, and was told there are 66 in stock in head office, and the price is $4.63. Its just one quick enquiry, but absolutely no worries with it. I only used the sticker as I found it on ebay and it had a part number on it, so can't comment on other bits
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2014, 02:09:57 PM »
Hi All
If you get the RPS off the RRMLR site and find the part you want and take the part number to your friendly Land Rover Dealer and ask them for a price or availability for the part they can through the miracles of modern science and engineering look up the LR data base and tell you what quantity are in stock and the cost the parts are. And guess what if you decide to purchase the parts you enquired about you will have them delivered to you within a week. No smoke and mirror are used. This is how the eBay sellers are doing it and making a tidy profit as well, so after you try this you will all realise the markup of the eBay sellers.
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2014, 09:03:52 PM »
Hi All
If you get the RPS off the RRMLR site and find the part you want and take the part number to your friendly Land Rover Dealer and ask them for a price or availability for the part they can through the miracles of modern science and engineering look up the LR data base and tell you what quantity are in stock and the cost the parts are. And guess what if you decide to purchase the parts you enquired about you will have them delivered to you within a week. No smoke and mirror are used. This is how the eBay sellers are doing it and making a tidy profit as well, so after you try this you will all realise the markup of the eBay sellers.
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Amen; Got a HYG1735 Shipping Plate for $16.20 @ my local  :D

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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2014, 01:02:45 PM »
I submitted quite a long list of part numbers for decals/stickers etc to Solitaire in Adelaide last night and got an email with all the prices this morning. Spoke to the parts guy and he is genuinely enthusiastic about supplying them (and at a lower price than those on fleabay).
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2014, 09:48:21 PM »
Wow, what a great bunch of prices!
502951 $6.28, MRC7253 $15.74, AYG9855 $13.60, AYG9788 $6.72, HYG493 $6.39, HYG2050 $34.97, HYG1764 $13.90, PRC8252 $8.80, MXC6401 $32.14, HYJ0122 $13.90.
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Re: Gobsmacked with Land Rover Australia parts prices
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2014, 11:22:39 AM »
Am gobsmaked today.

Ordered in the interior light switch for 48-852 because the one fitted is almost impossible to turn off.  Didn't check the prices because I have found over the years that getting second hand switches are usually false economy.

Checked the RPS on the REMLR website  Land Rover Part No RRC4865, two days later my Land Rover specialist calls to tell me the parts are in (there were a few other perentie items as well).  All the parts had to be ordered in from LRA.

RRC4865 SWITCH Suggested list: $231.44 My price (trade) $212.30 

- Unbelievable its a plastic switch, there is no paladium inserts, no diamond chips, no titanium housing, just plastic, a bit of brass and probably a spring.  Would be popped out of a repetition moulding machine by the thousands at a few cents each.

How can Land Rover justify that price!
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2014, 11:39:54 AM »
Diana,
Rimmer Bros in UK have that genuine LR switch listed at $112, still a bit stiff though.
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2014, 11:51:43 AM »
The Ozzie dollar is dropping back to new lows against the Pound so it makes UK purchases more expensive, also I recently purchased parts (Genuine Defender mudflaps) from Rimmer Bros and it was the worst online transaction experience I have encountered in many years.  Then they double billed me (different prices for the same transaction).

As for the switch in my hand, I have been a customer of this Land Rover specialist since 1986 and they had to purchase it in from LRA for me, if I returned it they would be lumped with a part they may never sell.  I won't do that to them as they have been good to me over many years.
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2014, 01:35:25 PM »
i got one of those switches at a local LR wrecker for $5  :-[
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2014, 02:02:07 PM »
i got one of those switches at a local LR wrecker for $5  :-[
Yes you may have, and you may get years of service out of it.

On the other hand, over the years, I have found second hand switches off modern Land Rovers and Range Rovers are frequently worn out already.  Add to that the time and inconvenience of refitting several times, I came to the decision and have been only using new genuine (when available) switches over the last decade (my current RRc is 30 years old and in my hands since new).

With the cost of this one I may have to reconsider.

IMHO, the retail cost should reflect the cost of manufacture and a surcharge for shipping and storage so a price around $20 to $30 would seem reasonable, prices above that to around $50 or $60 would be gouging but it would not stop me buying, however over $200 for a plastic switch is extortion!  >:(
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Re: Jaguar Land Rover Australia Statement with regard to reproduction items
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2014, 04:25:00 PM »
The other thing to remember though is that it is a part that is very old as well, how many dealers of any type have switches and parts for vehicles manufactured in the late 80's / early 90's ??  Probably not too many. 

I know replacing the indicator stalk in my discovery is a $270 odd dollar job if I get it from the wrong place, or a $80 from the right place for a lucas one instead of land rover, but that is a balance I am happy to make, our tastes and opinion's (and wallets) all differ.

Although if your guy bout it from land rover, he would have a margin on it, as would the dealer, as would Rover, as would the manufacturer (if it isn't land rover).  So there are a few margins there.
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