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Old 07-28-2020, 06:20 AM
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Vendor discounts (or not) during COVID-19

During the previous economic downturns, Summit and Jegs offered fairly substantial discounts. I recall as much as $20 on a >$100 purchase from Summit which was just too good to pass up. Can't remember what Jeg's offered during those times, but it was something similar, possibly a flat rate percentage discount depending on order size.

However, during this downturn my inbox is full of offers from Jeg's, but they are really lame. For example, $20 on $599 and $30 on $799, both of which are just over 3%. But they don't help my typical order of less than $150.
There is also $100 on $1599, which may be significant if you're in the market for a pair of heads, but still it's only 6%.

Haven't seen any discounts at Summit, but I did get tired of receiving at least one e-mail a day from them, so I unsubscribed a few months ago. I put some items in my Summit cart a few days ago, and I'm getting e-mails saying I left something in my cart, but with no offers of a discount.

Times are tough, and much worse for many of us than the past couple downturns, but unfortunately the big vendors haven't stepped up this time. I am getting 10% discount offers from a truck parts vendor, but their normal prices are typically 10% higher than their competitors, so what's the point?

Got any discount deals to tell us about?

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Old 08-01-2020, 02:05 PM
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In this particular situation, most businesses are getting hurt worse than we private citizens... and many mayors stood by and let thousands of small family businesses just get destroyed... and, of course, this also hurts the insurance companies for any of it covered... also, many businesses continued to pay some of their workers despite slow or no sales because this was supposed to be over by May 1st... so most businesses are in no position to offer discounts, they're already hurting like never before... and thousands won't ever re-open... Summit and Jegs prolly aren't even supposed to be open...
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Beats me; back after the 2008 recession the prices bottomed out of everything. This time around not so much. Maybe with the administration’s stance that this much ado about nothing, “it all be over soon folks”, sounds like your captain speaking setting up front in nose diving airliner.

I may be ahead of the curve, but my spending trend is curving downward. While I’m not in a position of loosing the garage over my tools, even I have to take a step back and consider what are the realities of no national plan beyond ‘it’ll all be over soon folks‘.

What money I am spending is focusing more on guns and ammo than car, truck, or motorcycle parts, and I’m not a big gun guy.

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Summit and Jegs are over priced even with discounts.
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Summit and Jegs are over priced even with discounts.
You must not remember the prices in all the other mailorder speed houses that used to be around...
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