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Trade Parts Specialist (TPS)

Danny-boy Mar 19, 2013

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Made my first ever attempt to buy a part from TPS earlier this week, and they were as helpful as I could possibly hope for. Agreed over the phone to sell to me, took the part order, told me it would be in the following morning, and emailed me to say it was ready. The price was 20% below dealer price.
     
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  3. autolatry

    autolatry Active Member

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    Bradford tps in shelf wouldn't even let me in the building!
     
  4. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team V8 Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group S tronic

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    You need to show that you are in the trade as they dont do walk in customers........coz theyre not about that.
     
  5. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S tronic S-line owners group

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    Strange, I've been into a couple of TPS branches local to me and they have served me without any isssues. Been using them for a couple of years now.
     
  6. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    Its all luck of the draw, some will serve and some wont.
     
  7. Gary_808

    Gary_808 Member

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    Only been too tps twice, and going to the audi dealer was cheaper both times :/
    Tps wanted £170 something for a lateral sensor, audi was £140.
     
  8. Anthony566

    Anthony566 Active Member

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    Use TPS all the time ....
     
  9. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    I think I know why this is. I've just had an email from my local TPS, and the email address is not "@tps.co.uk" or anything like that. It's the name of the umbrella company that owns two local Audi dealers. That leads me to conclude that TPS isn't a single nationwide business, but more like a franchise where inidividual local businesses operate their own operation under the same brand.
     
  10. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    That would make sense, hence why some do and some dont, its all about business.
     
  11. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    Looks like tps slough no longer sell to the public.
     
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  13. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    I've either not had the brass neck to try using them as I know that they are set up to supply trade only, neither have I tried using Dingbro who are a large Scottish only I think, car spares independent - though I did in the past use my local branch before it was "Dingbro'd"! (who thinks up a name like Dingbro?)
     
  14. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    Ah, now I can answer my own question:- Dingbro = Dingwall Brothers, initially based in Fraserburgh!
     
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  15. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S tronic S-line owners group

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    Teesside now have a sign up stating trade only on the door, that went up a few months ago, but I've been in there a few time and not seen anyone turned away.
     
  16. Just Rob.

    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Brilliant Black Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    TPS in Guildford are not dealing with joe public now either, trade or nothing.
     
  17. joinerman

    joinerman Well-Known Member

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    The one in Slough is the same.
     
  18. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    I’ll always ask. After all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get.
     
  19. Just Rob.

    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Brilliant Black Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group Manual

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    I did ask and they just said unless I was trade they would not sell to me..
     
  20. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S tronic S-line owners group

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    Bet the Audi dealers complain they are losing money on part sales....
     
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  21. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Yup, when they can only charge £700 plus VAT for an OEM alloy wheel......
     
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  22. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    Hi,
    Have you asked as of April 2019. Believe it’s now countrywide
     
  23. Anthony566

    Anthony566 Active Member

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    I was at Teesside TPS today and was served without any issues.
     
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  24. Toonsoldier91

    Toonsoldier91 Well-Known Member

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    I was also served at the one in the tyne tunnel industrial estate a few weeks back.
     
  25. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    The 2 Manchester ones have refused me a few times now saying since March 1st it’s trade only
     

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