Best place for most parts is a Mercedes Dealer.
They are quite often no more expensive than aftermarket parts, especially
after paying for shipping, duty, brokerage etc.
I have bought parts through local distributor of Altrom : They have price
list on http://www.altrom.com/cadDefault.aspx
Another source, is http://www.netcomparts.com/MBspecials.htm
If anyone knows of others, please post!
Those are both US based companies. The first one should be www.mbz.com, I
would think. If this is Rusty, be sure he WILL ship to Canada and find out
how much it will be. Same with other one.
Many US based companies insist on shipping UPS - UPS charge very high
brokerage charges and other fees, especially on small orders.
Be careful before ordering from USA. Best is to have items shipped to UPS
Store near border, if you are close to a crossing.
I've got to second an earlier recomendation to buy from a Mercedes Dealer.
I do believe their prices are not excessive. I've been buying parts for
two aging cars (190 and 300) over the last few years. Besides, the mechanics
there are usually a fountain of knowledge .... at least if you can figure
out which one of them is the nice one :-) In my dealership (Kitchener, ON)
they've got a retired service advisor on staff who knows these cars inside
out and who has been very helpful to a novice 'wrencher' like myself with
Thom - This gets you to Rusty - Here is a direct quotation from his site:
To calculate freight we need the zip code of your shipping address and
desired method of shipment.
Zip, Country, and Ship method must be entered
We only ship to the USA and do not support APO/FPO or International orders "
So, this site is not of much help to the person who asked where to buy parts
True, but he asked for Canadian or American, not indicating his country
of orgin. Also, is Canada considered International? Since he needs to
know the COUNTRY, then he should ship to something other than a US
address, otherwise, why ask the country?
..... ahem, indeed we 'are' considering dumping the queen and seperate
from 'canada' along with west east and maritimes ..... :-)
At the moment though, we have a lovely lady as the Queens rep (Michaelle Jean)
who will no doubt help promote the monarchy for the time being ....
and keep us all together and happy
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