The slightly greasy melamine or plexiglass counter. The smell of the oil and grease on the shelves. The stupid “I fix it” blister packs of hinge pin kits and trim clips, old window winders in yellowed packages. The Lukas oil display thingy with the gears and the little handle .... why do I always play with this stupid thing ? ...... every damn time ! The tool flyers . And if you find a good parts place the knowledgeable people behind the counter. I have a parts place I have been dealing with for years. And in the last two week bought a bunch of stuff for my merc. I know I could have saved a bit buying online from rock auto or other places. But I like dealing with people. Asking stupid questions, Being brought into the back to match. Up coolant hoses or go through the weather head bins looking for fittings or crush wagers or what ever. Asking if they have a “ thing with a tube that bends with a bracket?” Ain’t gonna use it for its intended use but for.... blah blah blah.... Being a real parts person is the same as getting into the trades,you gotta learn it and understand it. It’s no where near as simple as some cheese eating high school kid punching in “make, model and year please” I dunno I would much rather spend a few bucks more and go to a real parts house. And not the chain places but the old school “ mom n pop shops” anyways rant over. Wadda ya all think about this? Save a buck and get it on line Or be traditional and lean on that slightly greasy counter and ask for your whatsit in person?