Where is the cheapest place

to buy GM Parts? I need a electric window regulator for a 1991 Chevy pickup.
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Salvage yard

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I buy a lot of the higher priced GM stuff I need here http://www.gmpartsdirect.com /. They usually are a lot less that your local GM sources.
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The initial cost may be higher than a salvage yard, but Autozone does have that amazing lifetime warranty.
Not affiliated - just a satisfied customer with a '94 Astro that's been used as a newspaper delivery vehicle all of its life (as well as cross country to dog shows, etc.) -- oh yeah, I forgot. It's now up to 251,000 miles.
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I don't think you can get a new window regulator anywhere but the manufacturer of the vehicle.
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here's a link for one. 29.95
http://store.yahoo.com/dpstore/window-regulators-chevrolet-window-regulator.html
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He needs one for electric windows, but your right they do have a manual regulator.
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Depends on the vehical really. Some vehicals you can get after market replacement parts for, some you can't when it comes to stuff like window regulators. 73 to 87 C/K and 88 to 91 R/V trucks you can get made in tiawan window regulators, both manual, and power, for less then $30.
My self, I would rather get a decent used regulator then by a tiawan made part. Atleast I know the used one will fit right. Charles
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Auto Zone, and parts house of the like, are pleauge. 10 reasons not to shop at those places: #1. The kid working behind the counter tells you the part you need is "Not Availible" even thou there are 10 in stock. Because he/she can not use a paper catalog. #2. You like your parts made in America. #3. You might actually want some advice. #4. You just bought the same part from them last month, only to have them tell you it is a "Dealer or Junk Yard only Item". #5. Hearing them say "It's a Dealer or Junk Yard only item" gets you pissed off. Because the dealer stopped selling it 3 years ago, all the used ones are broke, and you know someone makes them. #6. You get sick of them giving you the wrong parts 8 out of 10 times. #7. At their 24 hour stores, the computers go down at 3 am every night. After hearing "sorry our computer is down" 50 times you want to open your own parts house right across from every autozone. #8. They have tried to push gasket sealer on you for the last time. #9. They never have enough people to asnwer their phones and help customers. #10. Why should they carry parts for your car, after all it's old.
I really do have a problem with places like Auto Zone. Every thing from the Idiots they hire, to the horid advice they give, to cheep tools and parts they push on you.
A good example is I went in to get a set of rear springs for a Late model Buick. Someone had cut the springs, and I was returning it to Stock for a used car dealer. I Asked about springs, and was told the car was "too new" This was the fall of 2003. The car was 6 years old. Then one of their bright empolyees, wering a parts specialist tag, came up and dared to suggest... That I use spring spacers/spring jacks. Telling me that did wonders for her car.
I went to a well known locally owned parts house, and got the springs there. In from the warehouse in less then an hour. When I told them of what an Auto Zone empolyee had suggested, we all had a goo laugh.
Another time I was at Auto Zone I went in to get a gasket. Knew the Fel-Pro part number, and what it looked like. I give the Fel-Pro number to the manager, who looks at me cross-eyed. Then makes me go thru the whole what is your car BS. After all of that he goes, looks at the number on the shelf, and just grabs a gasket out of the bin. As he hands it to me, he calls out "next". I turn to walk away, and remembered where I was. I looked down thru the clear celophane package and see a gasket for a jeep, not a Chevy 2.8 V6, but a AMC/Jeep 4.0L. I inform him that it is wrong, has the wrong part number, and doesn't even work on what I was repairing. It took 5 minutes to get him to look it up again. Then he walks back to the same bin, grabs one at random again and hands it to me. I was watching, he didn't even look to see if the part number on the package matched the part number on the bin, or the shelf.
Then their is the fact that people at Auto Zone have to push gasket sealer on you. You can be there buying Fel-Pro Perma-Dry gaskets and they will argue with you that you have to use gasket sealer.
Even with my Commerical Discounts I aviod Auto Zone and the like brand parts houses. I would perfer to lose a little money, and buy the majority of new parts at real Parts Houses.
Sure the lighting is usually not so good, the prices a bit higher, and the floors aint so clean. Some of them still allow you to smoke in them. But when you really need to speak to a pro, or want good service, those are the places to go. Charles I remember when a chevy dealer in town had a parts department that stayed open till midnight Monday thru Thursday.
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