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post #22 of (permalink) Old 22nd October 2009
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I can understand a garage or bodyshops reluctance to use parts supplied by the customer even if there is proof the replacement parts are proven to be genuine. Should any of the components supplied fail they will be unable to give any warranty as they will have no contractural arrangement with the supplier.
Some years ago I fitted an exhaust which had a 12 month warranty that was supplied by a customer. When the exhaust rusted through before the 12 months was up he came complaining to me expecting me to do something about it. I did my best to act on his behalf towards the exhaust suppplier but they quite legally refused to deal with me in the situation.

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