now I usually buy gaskets in bulk packs, and mostly for GM and MOPAR engines because thats what I generally build and work on, and when you build and work on LOTS of cars you get a general idea as to prices, comon part numbers, and cures and causes of comon problems.
I was assembling a 496 BBC for a friend and his valve cover gaskets need replacing on the valve covers he has, I checked stock and I was out!
I was going to do some (HONEY DO!) stuff and I stopped by a local speed shop, I picked up a set of valve cover gaskets and walk over to the counter and ask the price....
without blinking he says $106 a pair, I looked at him and said...no not the VALVE COVERS.. JUST the gaskets! he repeated $106, ........I told him, well I can see why theres darn few customers and walked out
look heres a sellection, most are under $25 all are UNDER $50 a set, am I the only one that thinks the guys insanely gready, and deals with jerks like this??
" IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"
The sad part is not everyone knows the difference so they buck up and curse about why the hobby is so damn expensive.
Its rarely that I cannot wait the 1 or 2 day shipping that I get from Summit for speed parts; I deal with a local mom and pop auto parts store for most other items and they treat me quite well.