Sunday, May 14, 2006

The wild world of online pricing

Barbeque season is upon us.

Problem: rusted grate (grill) on the four-year-old Char-Broil gas grill

Solution: replacement parts available online

Paradox: online replacement parts pricing

The first site I checked wanted a hefty $41 for the larger of the two grill grates we need to replace. Ouch.

I was quite relieved to find a second site that wanted just $28.

Relief changed to delight when I checked a third site, in Florida. Not only was it the easiest site to search by model number and part number, but it wanted only $10 for the same grill grate. Got both grill grates and splurged on new grease clip for $2. Very reasonable shipping price, too, considering that these grills are hardly lightweight items.

(Keywords: Replacement parts for gas grill)

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