Even a blind sow finds an acorn now and then. (a/k/a Sometimes you just get lucky.)
I've been wanting to add airbags to my F-350 to smooth out the ride. When I'm hauling a load, the springs will beat you to death because that's what leaf springs do. When I'm empty it's even worse. Airbags stop all that and turn a bucking dually into a Cadillac ride.
I'd been putting off buying a set since I had to spend so much under the hood a few months ago, but I decided to look around for prices again the other night. The rear set runs $350 - $450 depending where you look. Sometimes you'll find them a few bucks cheaper, but shipping usually evens it out. After searching eleventybillion websites and online catalogues I finally stumbled across a set for $259! I knew I had to be overlooking something because even with shipping it was under $280. But I couldn't find any loopholes so I bit the bullet and ordered a set.
Today I went back to look at the parts again and check the shipping status. To my surprise the advertised price had jumped to $340. Apparently somebody was lax in updating their online pricing and I got their attention. There is still one place that has them for $302 if anyone is looking and that's the lowest online price I found. But my order has processed and is on the way at the $259 price.
Looks like I have a shop project this weekend!