Whats the best way to replace rear shocks on a 96 Camry on 1996 Toyota Camry

I've looked into purchasing the parts myself and getting a mechanic to do the work. That seems that cheapest way to do it. Is it better to buy genuine Toyota parts? Are there cheaper alternative parts that will do an as good or better job?

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Your Camry has struts in the rear and they are available at Napa Auto Parts but you better find a shop that will install your struts before you purchase these as some shops will only install certain brands