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Yep, $431.36 is apparently the cost of the "R/H/F DOOR MOULD" after some muppet reversed into me on Sat night. The evaluator even checked with two separate dealerships to confirm both what the item was and the cost of it. All he could get is that the mould was the correct price.



Can anyone tell me what the "R/H/F DOOR MOULD" (other than a Right Hand Front Door Mould!!) actually is, and why what appears to be a piece of 2” wide by the length of the front door piece of plastic should cost $431?



 

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Genuine spare part

First rule of spare parts, dont think of it in terms of what it actually cost in materials.
 

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Genuine spare part

First rule of spare parts, dont think of it in terms of what it actually cost in materials.
Second rule of spare parts, if you do decide to think of the cost of the materials, multiply it by 100 for the over the counter cost.
 

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clutch booster, 1 moving part. . . made of mild steel, and the size of a cricket ball. . . $1,370!
Front diff housing bare $1100 last time I asked.
 

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Expensive,,,,Hell yeah!
Ridiculous,,,,Hell yeah!
Unusual in spare parts (not just Nissan) NOPE! Unless you are driving something aussie or Korean most door moulds are anywhere from $100-$600.

Think yourself lucky it is not a TOJO. Firstly it would be $900 and secondly you would be driving a crapheap. :)
On the plus side for that money I presume it is a painted one. To get a mould painted these days is the best part of $100 so there is a quarter of the price right there.
Sounds like some muppets insurance is paying for it. Assuming that is the case who gives a rats if it is $4k.
 

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what bout left rear on the passengers door? how much?
 

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So the plastic costs 1/2 a cent in materials
Labour works out at 5 cents an hour
Then the ridiculous tooling/R + D costs

Then the killer costs,handling costs
Manufacturer,importer,warehouse,import tax,handling fee,stocking fee,did i mention handling fees
Then the slight "Genuine"parts extra charges
Then if its an insurance claim,whack a bit more on cause ya can
 

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Thats not really too bad considering the weight and size of it.
thats what I mean, its not always "ROBBERY"...

I've found several items over time cheapr at Nissan than repco/Bursons/Super****/Autobarn etc too.
 

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thats what I mean, its not always "ROBBERY"...

I've found several items over time cheapr at Nissan than repco/Bursons/Super****/Autobarn etc too.
Agreed, & thats why it pays to shop around.....
 

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I must admit, Im shocked nobody has taken these up in Fiberglass as a $100 cheap replacement option... they would literally sell fawkin 100's... most people would remove the plastic ones and fit these, and refit plastic when selling the car!
 

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Was in the bike shop the other day and a guy handed over $118 for a spark plug for a KTM. Notice I said "a" plug, not 6 or 8 of them. Cars are bad, but bike parts are insane.
 

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Was in the bike shop the other day and a guy handed over $118 for a spark plug for a KTM. Notice I said "a" plug, not 6 or 8 of them. Cars are bad, but bike parts are insane.
Did he have to supply his own Vaseline as well?
 
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