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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2013, 08:01:41 AM »
... Part#W10403041 it is a tiny little circuit board with 3 buttons on it to control the vent fan and hood lights
... Every parts supplier out there charges between $40-$60
... Sears........$690! 
AppliancePartsPros $ 718
SALE $ 604 (save $ 114)
 
PartStore $ 28
 
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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2013, 08:19:09 AM »
... Part#W10403041 it is a tiny little circuit board with 3 buttons on it to control the vent fan and hood lights
... Every parts supplier out there charges between $40-$60
... Sears........$690! 
AppliancePartsPros $ 718
SALE $ 604 (save $ 114)
 
PartStore $ 28
 

That is strange. I pointed it out to Roman at APP. Maybe he can help explain what is going on.

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2013, 06:26:34 PM »
... Part#W10403041 it is a tiny little circuit board with 3 buttons on it to control the vent fan and hood lights
... Every parts supplier out there charges between $40-$60
... Sears........$690! 
AppliancePartsPros $ 718
SALE $ 604 (save $ 114)
 
PartStore $ 28
 

The price at AppliancePartsPros for part # W10403041 has been corrected and is now only $39.95

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-cntrl-elec-w10403041-ap5319034.html

Don't think there is anything we can do about the Sears price, lol... ;)

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 04:15:07 PM »
Do you have experience with PartsStore?  I called them a couple of times, and they swore they had NLA parts, bt the reviews indicate that they don't.  they ship wrong part and give you the run around.  This is not personal experience, with reviews like that I'd not order from them.  I just think that their prices might not be realistic.


Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 02:14:11 AM »
Update on the Parts store (aka Sears Parts) - Ordered an LG refrigerator board.    Cheaper than I could have got it somewhere else.     Guess what - should have been here already,   now 3 weeks and still waiting.  They told me it should only be a week.    This is my last order from them.    Can't trust them when they tell you something.    They just want to get your money,  then let you wait forever for the part.   I have already got the from my local supplier and installed it.     I ordered the board from both on the same day.   If it ever comes,  I'll keep it in stock.   Common board. 
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Offline nolazach

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 10:25:21 PM »
Just did a estimate on a timer for a Sears washer . My parts house $123.10 cost 160.83 retail. Sears retail $66.03 half my cost?

Look into Amazon for parts, many times you can get two day shipping, and Amazon is a company I trust.  Sears does have shipping issues.  I have a Marconne account, but they are just to high on most items

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2013, 08:35:09 AM »
My Marcone store will match Sears price if I bring it to their attention.
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Offline ApplianceGuru

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013, 01:06:20 PM »
I throughly research expensive parts on every call now.  Have been doing this for a couple years.  I used to just price it at my main supplier but then Whirlpool started upping circuit board prices.

I don't mind the price hikes  but they aren't upping the price of the new appliances, which makes it hard to impossible to sell the job.  So basically it looks like their new business model is to take money out of the pockets of the repair man.
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Offline ApplianceGuru

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Re: Explain this price difference...
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2013, 01:18:03 PM »
Howdy boys...


I worked on a refrigerator today that needs an ADC pt # W10135901 . That part at Marcone costs me $133.90 and retails for $233. Same part on sears website cost  $58.74...WTH?


Parts and labor made this repair over $420, which now the customer is going to buy new despite my best efforts to sell the job. This is a sellable job at the Sears website cost, but their unreliability to ship parts on time led me away from them.


Your thought?

Oh, just so you know, Sears has now "fixed" the price on that ADC board.

The W10135901 is now going for $109, and the W10135900 is going for $119.

This is good news for Whirlpool!

My guess is the part is no longer made in Japan, but is now manufacturered on the USA.  That tsunami that hit Japan a couple years ago completely wiped out Whirlpool's circuit board manufacturer, and they never went back into business.  That's when all the circuit board price hikes and rebuilding kicked in.  Core Centric rebuilds Whirlpool's boards.  Also you couldn't get some boards, and other parts for a while, such as a certain ice maker, but now you can.
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