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VS_Pete

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I guess it would be a good thing to be able to order Rare Spares parts through Repco. Hopefully Repco knows to leave well enough alone and don’t get into corporate rationalisation programs to cut the guts out of Rare Spares.
 

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could be the end of an era really. i doubt Repco understand Rare Spares business properly. I see the are currently only planning to make RS parts more widely available, hopefully that's all.
 

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American auto parts are formerly known now as rare spares and now is Repco? yep, the full circle.. Repco in the day did everything from panels to reco engine blocks ( I know as I have a Repco GoldStar 308) and was where you got your info from back then in the day.. now we get it from rare spares lets hope Repco doesn't forget about the boys with all the knowledge at rare spares that Repco has lost over the years and keep it running as-is and utilize the expertise they have acquired and not just the parts.
 

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They also bought Ashdown Ingram two years ago and turned them in NAPA.
 

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REPCO=Rip Every Poor Citizen Off..........hopefully not..hopefully we can pick up our rarespares from repco stores
 

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They also bought Ashdown Ingram two years ago and turned them in NAPA.
Are they now called NAPA because my local store is still called Ashdown.
 

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Are they now called NAPA because my local store is still called Ashdown.
I'm not 100% but they changed the one in Canberra now we buy all the Ashdowns stuff through NAPA.
But Cooldrive beat NAPA on price most of the time so we don't use NAPA much.
If the trend is the same I can see a price rise comming for Rare Spares.
Bursons, Autone, Imparts ect all beat Repco on price I don't know why anyone uses them.
 

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I'm not 100% but they changed the one in Canberra now we buy all the Ashdowns stuff through NAPA.
But Cooldrive beat NAPA on price most of the time so we don't use NAPA much.
If the trend is the same I can see a price rise comming for Rare Spares.
Bursons, Autone, Imparts ect all beat Repco on price I don't know why anyone uses them.
In the trade, Repco are cheaper to the trade than the rest....for the bloke off the street, stuff going to repco....I shop at sprints or autobarn, even though I can get parts cheaper through Repco...
 

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In the trade, Repco are cheaper to the trade than the rest....for the bloke off the street, stuff going to repco....I shop at sprints or autobarn, even though I can get parts cheaper through Repco...
I have a trade account with repco and the guy I work with gets parts cheaper out of Autone with out a trade account because they just give him trade price.
I'm not doing backyardies atm so I can't be bothered getting a trade account at autone.
 
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