From time to time, manufacturers and suppliers will change how they make a part, change what they call a part, or just change how they want to number a part. When this happens, they normally create a new part number and people trying to purchase the part by the old number are "re-directed" to the new "superseded" part number. When we supersede a part number to a new part number, it may be obvious (like the addition of letters or numbers to the beginning or end of the original part number) or it may not be (like the new part number could look nothing like the old one, as in when a part has become piece of a repair kit and the old part is no longer sold separately). If you ever have any questions about purchasing a superseded part please feel free to contact us. If the part is superseded by, we use "SB"
What does the term "discontinued" mean?
A discontinued part indicates that the manufacturer no longer manufactures equipment that use this part and in turn no longer manufactures the part. If we list the part as discontinued it means we no longer have stock of this part and cannot get it.
What does "not available" mean?
When the phrase "Not available" is shown instead of the part price, it can mean several things. However, most importantly it is a request for you to contact our Customer Service teams for help completing your purchase. For reference, this designation can mean: the part is no longer being manufactured, the part had been changed to now require a color designation so no direct supersede exists, the part has an error in our database, or some other reason that we can investigate for you. We use "NLA"
What does "aks for availability" mean?
When the phrase "Aks for availability" is shown instead of the part price, it can mean several things. However, most importantly it is a request for you to contact our Customer Service teams for help completing your purchase. For reference, this designation can mean: the part has been superseded to a new part number that has yet to be updated on our website, the part is now only available under a different brand name, the part has an error in our database, or some other reason that we will investigate after you alert us to the issue
What does "currently unavailable" mean?
When the phrase "Currently unavailable" is shown instead of the part price, it can mean several things. Generally, it means that the part cannot currently be ordered from the original equipment manufacturer, and we currently don't have any in stock. Occasionally, an OEM identifies a replacement product that this part can be superseded to, at which point we may be able to offer it for sale again. If you believe this part may be available again, please contact our Customer Service team for help in ordering this part.