What's the damage gonna be on this...

What's the damage gonna be on this...

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kern

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21 posts

164 months

Tuesday 16th November 2021
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Came Back to my car after work to find this, no note left, it's a 2013 c220 , I've just been quoted £1200 from a local garage, that about right??

R8Reece

1,257 posts

62 months

Tuesday 16th November 2021
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Seems a lot to me. I would've thought £500ish but the car brand may be pushing the price up!

AB

16,220 posts

168 months

Tuesday 16th November 2021
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Assume new rear light will be a chunk of that.

paintman

6,786 posts

163 months

Tuesday 16th November 2021
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Give your local dealer's parts dept a call & get a price for the rear light cluster.
The garage doing the work will probably get a max 10% trade discount.

Does the £1200 incl VAT as that is £200 of the bill & takes it down to £1000.
Deduct the price of the light & see what's left.

kern

Original Poster:

21 posts

164 months

Tuesday 16th November 2021
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I've been down to a scrap yard and hit gold and managed to get a near mint rear light cluster for 80 quid, I've now been quoted 900 for the bodywork repair

AB

16,220 posts

168 months

Tuesday 16th November 2021
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We've saved you a few £ already laugh

DodgyGeezer

29,444 posts

163 months

Wednesday 17th November 2021
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kern said:
I've been down to a scrap yard and hit gold and managed to get a near mint rear light cluster for 80 quid, I've now been quoted 900 for the bodywork repair
That's always assuming that it doesn't need to be programmed to the car....