While I've never been a big fan of "maintenance kits" in general, I have on occasion purchased a maintenance kit for my X500 garden tractor. The last time I compared the price of the individual components to the price of the kit the savings on the kit was less than $1.00.
So I'm getting ready to do the 300 hr service and debating on whether to order the kit or just buy the individual parts. So I look up all the parts included in the kit and compare the price of the parts to the price of the kit from my dealer and GFP. The results were quite surprising.
The kit consists of an oil filter, fuel filter, inner air filter element, outer air filter element, (2) spark plugs and (2) quarts of oil. The cost of the individual parts were:
The cost of the LG265 maintenance kit was:
GFP: $48.44 (currently on sale for $41.17)
So as you can see, other than the current sale at GFP it actually costs MORE to buy the "maintenance kit". To make the deal even less sweet, GFP appears to long longer apply the GTT discount to any items that are on sale.
So needless to say I bought the individual components instead of the kit AND was able to get the GTT discount since none of the items were on sale.