Partstown is by far the best company I've ever used for parts. I used their website for pricing, manuals etc. for a couple of years and one day I couldn't find anybody that had a part I needed so I called them up and set up an account. If you order enough parts they will give you great discounts and benefits. Their website is great, you can search for parts via model number or description, it will tell you how many they have in stock, it will tell you what models a part will fit on the part description page and their customer service is excellent. Allpoints sells generic parts that work fine at huge discounts but I only use them for certain parts. (griddle elements, filter machine motors and pumps, some Frymaster parts).
Yep, same here, we buy a lot of our parts from Partstown as well. We get a better discount then most because we do a lot with them so if you can't get a good price either check out our website Please pay for your advertising., call us, or live chat us.
Don't forget to ask if the part is generic or OEM because we purchase both.
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Parts aren't necessarily proprietary. I think there's a conflicting interest here with vendors wanting their share of the pie and referrals. Check eBay for completed items to gauge prices. Sometimes shady supply houses are fishing DIYers with exorbitant prices, but often times good deals are there.
If you're after high value parts, get quotes from three vendors. Don't volunteer competitor name and prices just yet. Get the pricing from them first. If they are selling for quite a bit less, they might raise it up half way in between. Make sure the value is of such that its worth your time doing this.