Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
I've only placed a few parts orders over the last few years, with both of them, and my observations are:
- tends to be a bit pricier on some things, but it may be a part from a different supplier (better brand?). Service was good.
- I had a bad shipping experience once with IAP (cross border) although I paid an upfront premium to avoid a surprise COD, I still got dinged extra at the door. To a degree they made good on it, but I really had to chase them as they initially gave me the impression that I should just move on.
- My biggest criticism of IAP has to be they never seemed to have everything I ever needed in stock that I could get everything in one shipment, and only get kicked in the nuts once.
Like Herb22 wrote - competition is always a good thing!
I recently came across a couple posts mentioning Alfissimo on the forum and just placed an order with them (Jason). Seems like a really nice guy, insists on only selling good quality parts and the prices are good-fair (as were the shipping charges). I believe he's a relatively new start up, so the order process may take a bit more as he is currently a one man shop and is still building his website (so all available parts and prices are not shown yet). Give him a chance?