NAGS Fall Calculator Released; 11 of Top 20 Prices Decline

The Fall 2013 National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS) International Benchmark Calculator, which goes into effect this week, shows a decrease from the Fall 2012 numbers for many parts.™ magazine analyzed a list of the current top 20 popular part numbers and found that the benchmark prices for 11 of 20 parts have decreased since the Fall 2012 calculator, while at least 10 of 20 have declined since Spring 2013.

Meanwhile, six of the most popular products have increased in benchmark price over 2012.

The steepest price decline occurred for part DW01256GBNN, which dropped 2.3 percent from $256.05 in Fall 2012 to $250.45 in Fall 2013. The part saw its sharpest decline from Spring 2013 to Fall 2013, noting a marked 3-percent drop.

Two notable price increases from Spring Fall 2012 to Fall 2013 occurred for parts DW01658GBYN and FW02351GBNN, which saw spikes of 1.5 percent and 2 percent, respectively, year over year.

Additionally, the total average price for the top 20 parts saw a decrease of 0.04 percent from 2012.

Parts DW01341GBYN, DW01317GBYN and DW01265GBNN saw no change from Fall 2012 to Fall 2013.

PartNumberSeptember2013May2013January2013September2012% Change from Spring ’13 to Fall `13% Change from Fall ’12 to Fall `13

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2 Responses to NAGS Fall Calculator Released; 11 of Top 20 Prices Decline

  1. There are many parts that are interchangeable that you have listed, an experienced installer/shop would find the best price on the interchange and use it to his or her advantage. Lowering the list price isn’t part of the equation when it’s an out of pocket, self paying customer. The job becomes cost plus whatever the market is at the time. It seems that lowering the list price is always a topic in the upcoming slow season, then to make the shop feel better the insurance company or network raises the discount to make it look like we are making more. So why are we subject to what NAGS states the list pricing of glass should be? Shouldn’t it be the auto dealer list price? NAGS doesn’t manufacture auto glass. Has it suddenly become cheaper to make and manufacture glass? Are the laborers working for less? We spend more and more time on the phone with glass networks getting approval for jobs when in some cases we get paid less billing through insurance.

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