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After recently reading the TachNation article, “Managing Reduction of Service Contracts” in the Feb.2014 issues I noticed numerous references to “Parts Contract”. During my discussions with manufactures and vendor reps over the years I’ve asked for bids for full service, first call/co-op and parts only contract pricing. Every single person told me there are NO parts only options. I have to specify I’m interested in Imaging equipment only, so maybe this make the difference. So……am I being lied to and if there are such animals out there, what is the typical cost difference between the Parts Only and First call/Co-op contract?
This probably won’t help much (I’m in Canada), but I do know of a hospital that has or at least did have a parts contract with Dräger Medical. I believe the deal was something like a yearly fee and PM kits were free and parts were discounted or it was just parts and kits discounted. I think the term was 5 years. So they do exist, but usually only with the manufactuer and not reseller/distributors. I don’t know the pricing.
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