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Old 02-25-2004, 10:36 AM
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You can book a flight to Africa, but beware, you'll usually have to connect through western Europe to get there. When you get off the plane, hail a taxi, and have them drive you to Capetown. When you get to Capetown, flag down a pedestrian, and ask for directions to the nearest Audi dealer (they all know where it is, because people come from all over the world to get their OEM Audi parts). Tell the dealer what you need, and they will either have it, or will be able to get it in a few days. While you're waiting, enjoy the sights to see in Capetown. It's a lovely place.

What? You want the same part cheaper? Well, lucky for you, there are dealers that sells parts over the internet. Do a search for <a href="http://www.clairparts.com/">Clairparts</a>, <a href="http://www.e-partssales.com/">Suncoast</a>, or any number of other dealers that have an online presence.

What? You want new OEM or OEM type parts even cheaper? Well, try <a href="http://www.vwparts.com/">http://www.vwparts.com/</a>, or <a href="http://www.europartsdirect.com/">http://www.europartsdirect.com/</a>.

What? You want the same part even cheaper, and you're willing to buy a used part? Well, <a href="http://www.car-part.com">http://www.car-part.com</a> seems to be a popular choice for used audi parts, as does <a href="http://www.dadsauto.com">http://www.dadsauto.com</a> (they specialize in Audi parts).

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<a href="http://www.shokan.com/">Shokan</a> - another source for new and used Audi parts.
<a href="http://www.blauparts.com/">BLAUfergnugen</a> - New Parts (they have a <a href="http://www.blauparts.com/about_us/MissionStatement.shtml">mission statement</a>).
<a href="http://www.importpartsauthority.com">Import Parts Authority</a> - New Parts (they will price match).
<a href="http://www.ecstuning.com/">ECS Tuning</a> - New parts (OEM, OEM substitutes, and aftermarket wares). There have been many reports of poor packing practices with ECS Tuning. If you're ordering a fragile item, or ordering delicate items like gaskets with heavy items like brake rotors, you've been warned!
<a href="http://www.germanautoparts.com/">Adirondack Auto Brokers</a> - New parts (OEM and OEM substitutes).
<a href="http://www.autohausaz.com/">Autohaus Arizona</a> - New parts (OEM and OEM substitutes).
<a href="http://www.thepartsbin.com/">ThePartsBin.com</a> - New parts (OEM and OEM substitutes). Free shipping over $50.
<a href="http://www.performancepartsstore.com">Performance Parts Store</a> - New parts (OEM substitutes).
<a href="http://www.purems.com">Pure Motorsports</a> - New parts (OEM and OEM substitutes).
<b>Note: Many retailers of car parts may maintain an online parts database, but those databases are notoriously inaccurate. What does this mean to you? If you don't see the part you want...pick up the phone and call them. Odds are they can get the part, even if it's not listed online.</b>

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Stocking the search database. excellent.
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the n00bs think you're asking a question, just like them.
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Raj, what's the best place to get thing-a-ma-bobs, do-hickies or watch-a-ma-call-its?
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of all the places why capetown?
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what if I want a cheaper used part? can I negotiate with the salvage yard?
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