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    Default PSA to sell spare parts on the Internet

    PSA is negotiating to buy Mister Auto, one of France's retail/trade parts sellers on the Net
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    which it sees as an important future strategy.

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    What effect would this have on pricing - both to Mister Auto (and others), and the manufacturer sponsored and maintained $tealership$ ? There seems to be a conflict here, at least from an Australian viewpoint. In Australia the company is even anal retentive about computer data to diagnostic device makers, let alone the parts rip-off that subsidises official dealers.

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    Well, you may see prices go up gradually at Mister Auto.

    Gee this starts to sound like Cadbury and their chocolate bar increase!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnut1 View Post
    Well, you may see prices go up gradually at Mister Auto.

    Gee this starts to sound like Cadbury and their chocolate bar increase!
    Two squares of chocolate less, same or higher price re Cadbury's, Orderly availability of spares through Mr Auto could potentially also lower prices of genuine (O.E.M.) spare as they would be competing with the growing after-market look-alike spares, But I also share your concerns if it is just buying up a segment to maintain a higher pricing structure.

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    one company isnt a 'segment'.
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    I think he meant segment of chocolate : )

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    A segment in French is a piston ring. Perhaps that is what he meant.
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    perhaps. ken is certainly well known for his subtle wit.

    gerry, it does seem like an odd move by PSA. what do you think they are trying to achieve?
    is it, perhaps, to save the learning curve involved in developing an electronic trade distribution system?

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    I have no idea. The article about Toyota's supply chain changes suggests a merging of spares sourcing with independent suppliers. PSA are fighting for profit margin and the add-ons have much greater gross profit than the cars themselves.
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    But thats been the case for decades... I suspect its just an easy way in... and relatively inexpensive in the scheme of things...



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    You can be sure there IS an agenda, probably a good opportunity to understand your market competition and explore ways to gain a marketing advantage while running a dealer spares network as well. Reasonable strategy, might lose money in the learning process of course, depending on how they treat suppliers and customers.

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    I wonder how many individuals will purchase incorrect parts on-line and then try and return them? Sounds like fun....
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Peugeot veut contrer Oscaro sur le marché des pièces de rechange, Automobile
    This article provides a plausible reasoning. Apparently Oscaro
    Oscaro - N°1 des pièces détachées auto
    whom I use for my parts supply for modern cars has been an enormous success and has reached a scale where it is threatening the parts volumes and profits of the constuctors. Their turnover is 250 million euros, well ahead of Mister Auto. Parts return is no hassle but their catalogue on line is so detailed it is hard to make a mistake. Unlike PSA they often give you a range of prices from OEM suppliers or third part copiers. I had no idea they had grown so rapidly, the service is like that of a small family business, friendly, helpful and extremely quick order turnaround, usually next morning delivery.
    This purchase will get PSA back in the game and is more likely to result in a reduction of parts pricing as they try to compete.
    PSA have already combined their Citroën and Peugeot parts supply services in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    A segment in French is a piston ring. Perhaps that is what he meant.
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    it is also that part of a circle enclosed between an arc and a chord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Peugeot veut contrer Oscaro sur le marché des pièces de rechange, Automobile
    This article provides a plausible reasoning. Apparently Oscaro
    Oscaro - N°1 des pièces détachées auto
    whom I use for my parts supply for modern cars has been an enormous success and has reached a scale where it is threatening the parts volumes and profits of the constuctors. Their turnover is 250 million euros, well ahead of Mister Auto. Parts return is no hassle but their catalogue on line is so detailed it is hard to make a mistake. Unlike PSA they often give you a range of prices from OEM suppliers or third part copiers. I had no idea they had grown so rapidly, the service is like that of a small family business, friendly, helpful and extremely quick order turnaround, usually next morning delivery.
    This purchase will get PSA back in the game and is more likely to result in a reduction of parts pricing as they try to compete.
    PSA have already combined their Citroën and Peugeot parts supply services in France.
    G'day,
    lots of bits. Do they have an English version of their site, or have I missed it ?
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    [QUOTE=pugnut1;1325018]Well, you may see prices go up gradually at Mister Auto.]

    They are allready up there, way past some competitors, so more of the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    lots of bits. Do they have an English version of their site, or have I missed it ?
    No they don't and they are reluctant to export. They are a good reference point to identify and price spares though. It can't do any harm to learn the French names for the parts if you are servicing a French car.
    I can't suggest the same for Japanese cars.
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    Since you asked Gerry - How To: Say Car Part Names in Japanese | Brickhouse Products LLC

    They are mostly English-words-modified-into-Japanese, and spelled in Katakana (Katakana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

    I agree, if you run a French car in Australia, a little French is très useful.

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