Would take a shop with enough money flow to order a whole whack at a time. So that gets rid of ~95% of the shops.
They'd probably have to just get one product scu/part too, so anyone that want's something special can get fucked.
Then they'd have to be able to turn all that stuff over in a year.
Basically if the average shop could actually do this, the cost of distribution in Canada would go way down anyway.
All true of course. I wonder how buddy from TBS is doing it. I would guess he's got a contact in Asia (or other foreign market) that is supplying him with OEM or grey market parts. But I would guess that he is not ordering 10,000 units of one sku.
I wish I was smart enough to get parts for that cheap.