Discount Apple Parts?
I was troubleshooting a customers system with Scannerz using its Diagnostics Mode and it started indicating that the logic board was faulting, so I suspect there's a problem with the I/O controller, which of course means the logic board needs to be replaced. When I informed the customer of this she said, "Oh, that won't be too expensive, we can just go down to such-and-such computer store and get a new one…that probably won't be any more than 80 bucks right?" I told her that we'd probably have to order it from Apple or one of the other online sources, and when I started showing her prices she went through the roof. Typically I order from iFixit, Powerbook Medic, OWC, or Apple (links below on all this stuff for anyone interested) and she started insisting I hadn't done my homework. I know there are other sources of parts but all that seem credible are all charging similar prices.
Is there such a thing as a "Discount Apple Parts Store?" I've seen "discount" parts on Amazon sometimes but I suspect they're really parts scavenged out of an older unit, and quite honestly the few times I've ordered from some of their vendors some of the stuff I've received has been pretty bad.
Scannerz Test Software: http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html
iFixit Webiste: https://www.ifixit.com
Power Book Medic Website: http://www.powerbookmedic.com
OWC Website: https://www.macsales.com