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Cupra Splitter Price Increase?

cobraBLACK Feb 5, 2011

  1. cobraBLACK

    cobraBLACK Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

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    Has anyone else bought one recently?

    I phoned the local Seat dealer and they wanted £40 - it was only £21 before!

    I thought perhaps he was looking at the wrong one but he said there's only one type and the design has always been the same.
     
  2. deanski

    deanski wax on, wax off

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    have you got a part number? I was going to phone Hobins and get a price.
     
  3. deanski

    deanski wax on, wax off

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    cool sig by the way. my all time fave programme.
     
  4. indiemike

    indiemike ZoomZoom

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    I picked one up a few months ago. Sure it was either £27 or £30 with vat
     
  5. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    First one i bought in 2009 was £21 and the i called last week they said £30
     
  6. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    They realise they're getting a lot more popular, thieving foooks!
     
  7. cobraBLACK

    cobraBLACK Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

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    Someone from another thread said the part number is 1ML 805 903.
     
  8. tyrrelll

    tyrrelll Lukey.T

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    Yuppp i got one 2years ago for the 8L & it was about £20 ..... i went in today and they wanted £44!
     
  9. Point_Audi

    Point_Audi Vorsprung durch Technik VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi A5 Black Edition S-line owners group

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    I had heard recently that Seat have caught onto this popular mod and have therefore increased the price. I was lucky in the fact I picked up an new one on Gumtree for £15, bargain considering the cost now.
     
  10. xs2man

    xs2man Member

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    That may be an element of the price increase, however I suspect a bigger element would in fact be simply inflation coupled with exchange rate fluctuations. The exchange rates along could easily have added 50% to the price from a few years ago.
     
  11. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I suspect theres also some element of stock control.

    I've seen this happen with various saught after model specific items. For instance B5 RS4 front grilles were around 50quid, now they're up at £120ish, whereas the standard model grille is still much cheaper. Simple fact is Audi dont want to have to re-manufacture new parts for some 11 year old car, so they just increase the price as their stocks run down.
     
  12. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    electronic engine mounts used to be around 40 quid now over a ton! must be making a packet on these
     

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