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Best place to get Genuine gearknob

Im looking for a Genuine gearknob for a '02 147. Where is the best place to look, I dont mind either online or dealer, as long as its not a fortune!
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Ebay is usually a good spot
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Ive been keeping an eye on ebay alright, but nothing genuine (or thats not too tacky)...
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To get a genuine exact replacement your probably having to go to a dealers and get ripped off.

Check these out though..

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Im looking for a Genuine gearknob for a '02 147. Where is the best place to look, I dont mind either online or dealer, as long as its not a fortune!
another 147.... email [email protected] He's got around 40 147's in various states of disrepair in his yard and is happy to supply bit and bobs.

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[QUOTE=Alfa_Daryl;3091802]To get a genuine exact replacement your probably having to go to a dealers and get ripped off.

I have an opinion that you only get ripped off when you think you know more than you do and accept crap over quality.

I suggest try a dealer and ask for a deal or try a specialist who will get genuine from a large dealer anyway
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There is a lot of alfas in the crash repairs yards around Long Mile Road/Ballymount area. I often see them you should try there. However its often hard to beat ebay for deals. Remember also the dealerships are under big presure with no sales so you should be able to get a good deal now
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There are several different gearknobs listed for the various variants of 147. If it were me I'd go to a Dealership with the chassis number, get a price, then you'll know the price.
Second hand can have its downsides, as trying to remove on old knob can render it useless to refit. Some versions have a 'one way' thread to ensure proper fitting, so as not to loosen during use.
While I agree that some Dealer prices can be more expensive, its unfair to target them as 'rip offs'. Dealer prices are set by the Distributor, as an example the pure profit on one type of 147 gear lever knob is 3.36 Euro. If we did not have the part in stock, it would be ordered overnight, it would then be transported by plane or sea, and road. The costs of which hardly make it worth providing the service in the first place.
 
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