It is definitely worth shoping around

Submitted: Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:04
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It has been said before but it doesn't hurt to say it again.
I was considering getting a cargo barrier before going to Shark Bay, Coral Bay and Exmouth last month so I called all the Perth distributors of the Milford cargo barrier that I was interested in. Look at the results from most expensive to cheapest, for exactely the same product fitted to only one position (i.e. behind the second row seats):
ARB: $720.00
ORE: $630.00
Central 4WD: $589.00
TJM: $573.00
Auto Extra: $565.40
Wesbar Vanquip: $556.00
K & N 4WD: $510.00
TI Engineering: $488.00
Addabar: $480.00 (and that one actually include fitting to 2 position, one behind each row of seats).

Now I can't speak about the actual quality of the work any of those place would provide but that's showing a possible saving of $240!!!
In the end I decided not to get a barrier which saved me even more and proved to be the right decision because we manage to pack the car so no lose items could come flying from the back if I had to brake hard (which I did once).
But I know now that it is definitely worth having a good look around and most importantly that if it can be sourced from a shop not specialising in 4WD it is likely to get cheaper.
Cheers,

Sly.
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:31

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:31
If you own a 4wd any good salespaerson or mechanic has X ray vision...they xray your wallet !
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Follow Up By: John - Qld - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:35

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:35
here here...
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:55

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 17:55
BONZ-A-LOT Barriers: $0 (but a lot of head scratching and a bit of welding)

I have successfully reused my one out of a Falcon wagon in a GQ Patrol, Mq patrol and GU Patrol.
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 14:51

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 14:51
ahumm itsnt it sir-bonz-alot
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:00

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:00
My apo;s Diamond, this was before the knighthood hahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:10

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:10
Indeed Sly - re my barrier a few years back - the retailer actually gets a mobile subby to drop around and do the installation anyway (here in SA). Might be the same bloke who actually does it for all retailers here. Anyway, I got onto the installation bloke direct - did the job in my driveway in about 2 hours, paid and off he went - when washing the car about a week later, noticed he had gone too far with his drill bit from the inside, and had actually poked the metal skin of the car out into a pimple, with a crack in the duco ! The car being virtually new, had to get a quote from a pro painter and get a section of the car repainted - about $350 all up - passed on the cost ok to the installer - unfortunate - bugger of a job - glad he knew what to do - would have taken me weeks to figure out what mouldings needed to come off etc.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:11

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:11
I got mine of ebay for $51....then had to buy fitting kit $70...then had it fitted $100....total cost $221......bargain.
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