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How many of you buy parts on Ebay? Poll

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Thunder, Jan 7, 2006.

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How many of you buy parts on Ebay?

  1. Yup! I buy parts on Ebay

    133 vote(s)
    76.0%
  2. No! Ebay is scary.

    8 vote(s)
    4.6%
  3. I get all the parts I need from my yard

    7 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. Mial order (Summit, Jegs ECT)

    25 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Midnight Auto Supply

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    Just wondering If any one uses Ebay a lot for parts. I didn't put Parts store/wrecking yard in the poll cuz that is a given. We all shop there.
    I was just looking at my Pay Pal bill and realised I may spend too much time on Ebay. I live in a small town with no good junk yards around. Local parts store is good, and give me a good discount but they have to order everything if you want performance stuff. So I spend a lot of money and time on Ebay buying parts. Usually get the things I need a lot less than if I had to buy from Summit or similar mail order. So far have always got good stuff. I think I have totally built my Mustang with parts from Ebay. Just got a new Aluminium radiator for $102.00 with free shipping.:thumb:
     
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  2. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I buy alot of NOS stuff you can't get anywhere else. eBay, worlds biggest garage sale. I bought my whole stereo system from eBay too. Saved about $300.
     
  3. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    I bought some gray OEM buckets for my K5 on ebay. The originals were stolen and I thought I would bever see a pair again. Ebay saved the day!
     
  4. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    I spend too much time and too much money on ebay. I love it.
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    ive bought a couple things on there, prefer to buy parts off ck5 tho. pretty much no matter what, its cheaper than the local junk yards
     
  6. 81jimmyslt

    81jimmyslt 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a new grant steering wheel on the way now. Not to mention cleaning out your garage by selling car parts on Ebay. ALWAYS check feedbacks!!!
     
  7. theperfectgarage

    theperfectgarage 1/2 ton status

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    I buy and sell on E - Bay, I bought a Painless wiring harness from summit 2 years ago, then checked E- bay. I could have saved a hundred bucks. New in box. Kicked myself for that one.
     
  8. SubYuman

    SubYuman 1/2 ton status

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    Ebay or...

    Rockauto.com
    I live about 20 miles from anything, so I have to buy a lot online.
    I was thinking, we all get emails from vendors and websites that offer a coupon code...why not start a forum listing them so we can ALL save a few bucks!!!
     
  9. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    I only buy straight bolt in parts. I don't buy specialty parts. I did win a D44 diff cover last week for a penny, but it cost me $8.05 for shipping. Nothing like shipping costing 800% more than the item cost! :haha: :haha:
    Rick
     
  10. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    i do a lil of everywhere. it doesnt seem like any one place has enough of anything...;)
     
  11. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    thats 8000% more not 800. that is a big diff huh?
     
  12. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I buy from time to time.. but mostly computer stuff I can sell At my store for about twice the price
     
  13. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have bought tons of parts for cars/trucks in eBay. Its great for smaller things that are hard to find.
     
  14. Janitorjim8

    Janitorjim8 1/2 ton status

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    ebays been great to me, just watch what your buying, ive bought racing seats, a dune buggy, dune buggy motor, 6 wheeler, and lots of various other things off ebay.
     
  15. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    I even bought my K5 on ebay (but the seller and truck were only a few miles from me, so I checked it out and drove it before I even bid). Other than that, just books and brochures, shop manual, that kind of thing.
     
  16. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    :doah: I never was good at figuring percentages and fractions. :D :eek1:
     
  17. chrisb420

    chrisb420 1/2 ton status

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    i spend half my life looking for parts on ebay, i spend the other half here:D
     
  18. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    buy from there all the time. I just check the sellers location and feedback to try and protect myself before buying
     
  19. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I get most auto parts from pick-n-pull, or the classifieds here. I do buy a lot of tooling for my lathe on ebay, there are great deals on lots of HSS tool bits, already ground to shape, at most they just need a few more passes on the grinder to sharpen them up.
     
  20. JSH

    JSH Registered Member

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    Buy and sell on Ebay, had good luck with both but shipping can be the deciding factor on heavier parts. Don't forget swap meets, my favorite place to find truck parts.
     

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