Re: Does it make you mad when............. (2kjettaguy)
He has a point.... if he wants the one from Audi. That's his biz... any reseller of a current market product that eats up Audi's parts quota for this period is only going to have an advantage for a short while. Audi, and any other auto manufacture, produces parts at the calculated rate equal to normal demand for servicing etc... Autotech may have grabbed up what was on hand... but it will be replaced. and soon too. I would bet that Autotech would have ordered more from Audi through the usual channels... and therefore Audi would produce it's normal quota with additional units to meet orders. Just remember, Audi/VW makes very little revenue when selling cars... they build empires on selling parts.
If Autotech wants to put their stamp on it and charge a few bux for that plus ensuring its the right part... then that's up to them, on the other hand, they would get the part at a discount... and like ANY OTHER COMPEATING BUSINESS ... they should produce them at a discount. When was the last time you paid more for a Fram oil filter in relation to a VAG filter? ever try buying a 17" wheel right from VW? .. you will be looking up tirerack.com real fast. Why? that's the nature of the automotive business... if third party vendors didn't make their products cheaper than OEM... there wouldn't be any third party vendors would there?
Just wait.... be patient, they will show up.