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AutoZone and O’Reilly’s are capitalism and competition at its purest

AutoZone and O’Reilly’s are capitalism and competition at its purest

Need a new headlight.

$159 for a single headlight.

Check AutoZone. $159 on the website. O’Reilly’s. $139. They also have a $25 off Father’ Day promotion if you have it shipped to your house. I check stock. O’Reilly’s has it in-stock at the shop.

Drive up. Ask for the part number. It’s pulled from the back.

“Will you honor this coupon’s pricing?”

“Nope; you’ll need to order that online.”

“Cool.”

Drive across the street to AutoZone.

“Will you price-match the coupon?”

“Sure can.”

Took me longer to write this up in the parking lot than to get it done. AutoZone list price: $159.99. Purchase price: $109.99.

This is how capitalism is supposed to work.

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