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Old 01-23-2020, 03:55 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by gagi View Post
I do wonder if the lifetime replacement business plan will implode the company in the long term. How will they stay in business even if small percentage of customers return higher price consumable items like MAF, struts/shocks, pumps .. etc.
Their prices are low, but not always the lowest. I'm sure they have bean counters there who figure out where the line is that they'll still make a good profit because they have happy repeat customers who occasionally return things.

I've returned not-small-ticket items (alternator that was bad out of the box, brake rotors and control arms that failed prematurely). No problems at all.

I always go to FCP first when I shopping for my BMW and Audi. I compare their pricing to others online (Pelican, ECS, RockAuto are the usual suspects), and I have no problem paying a bit extra with FCP knowing that they stand behind their stuff.
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