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Think before you buy.... I didn't

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Damnit, I bought a new lifter setup from Scoggin Dickey. They were $215 for 16 new lifters(rollers), new spider, and new guide plates. Problem is this, I just took the part number off the lifters and ran it through a random site that popped up when I searched for GM parts. $24 for 8!!!! I could have gotten myself 16 new lifters for $170 cheaper than I apid :mad: I guess the sheetmetal spider and guideplates are worth $170 :rolleyes:
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Are you sure about $24 for a full set of roller lifters? It would be hard to find a set of hydraulic lifters for that price...let alone rollers.
     
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    maybe they're missing a zero
     
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    I'm sorry, but I just don't see that price being right. If it is, holy cow, I'm amazed, I've never seen a GM part priced that reasonably.

    I kept watching GMPD for the SDPC Vortec TPI base, one day it actually popped up in their database for about $50. My friend and I both ordered one knowing it too good to be true, but hoping...he got *mudflaps* for a cavalier, my order was cancelled before I got it. Big goof up in the database, needless to say, we didn't get $50 Vortec bases.

    Can't you return them for a processing fee? The spider and retainers are "hard parts" IMO, and I'd get those from a wrecking yard. You'd still come out way ahead even with a return fee, no?

    I'd somehow clarify those are the right numbers though.
     
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    For that price you should buy a set, and then after you have them return the other ones you got to Scrogin/Dickey. Even if you have to pay a restocking fee, you will still come out ahead.
     
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    Go to "checkout" in your cart for the lifters. That's per lifter.

    They may come in packs of 8, but they are priced per lifter, not box.
     
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    per lifter...heh..fine print without the fine print eh? :)
     
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    hahaha your right, thanks :D I knew I searched per lifter for new ones.
     
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    I'd take credit for it, but my cavalier mudflap buddy just discovered that when I sent him the link. :)
     
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    does he still have the mudflaps? my 99 RS goes on the frame rack tomorrow :)
     
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    Cheer up, I decided that I didn't have time to do my own brake job because my truck is going on a 400 mile trip tomorrow so I took it to the local shop...$360 later everything is ok... :crazy:
     
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    Another thing to watch with gmpartsdirect is that if you find "cheap" parts they usually make up for it with shipping. I was going to by a set of the cool aluminum sbc bowtie valve covers from them until I got to the check out and saw $42.00 shipping.....
     
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    there is a big Corvette dealer just down the road, I'l gonna go see if I can get my valve covers from them cheap. Shall see.
     

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