my local wrecking yard

Old 08-16-2007, 09:01 AM
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broke door handle on my blazer, racing sat and I called local auto wrecking yard, $26 they say,a new one is $19 from lmc. This has happened to me the last 5 times I need a simple cheap part, they want more then buying a new one, I will race with it broken and order new one, has this happened to anyone else or is it our small town wrecking yard SUCK!!!!
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:04 AM
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I wish we could sell our used parts and cars like that....... hey I got me some used roller rockers.....new is 300 bucks, but I can let you have these for $400.... :shock: :lol:
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:31 AM
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It happens to me all the time..it seems the large parts are cheap, but anything small I get shafted on...mirrors/handles/dash pads..funny thing it's parts for my blazer also...I started taking in the new part price and asking what they will charge. I think they just guess sometimes.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:00 AM
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You may not pass tech inspection without the handle.....just a thought. Maybe they know you need one more than you think. What if they cant get you out the car because there is no handle. I think the guy at your junkyard is a tech inspector.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:02 PM
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it still works, but one of the pivot points is broke, second handle that has broke on me, darn s10's, now you got me thinking it wont pass tech, 150 miles away, I will go give them my money
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:25 PM
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I think they were smilling when I gave them $27.00
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:43 PM
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Let us know what happens at the track. Good Luck :wink:
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by qtrmile2
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Let us know what happens at the track. Good Luck :wink:
thank you, it should run better then last time :lol:
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:50 PM
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Mark,

These guys figure they have you by the...well, anyway, I saw a guy go in a get a part and was charged over $100.00 by the guy running the yard.
The buyer said he could go through Summit for half of that, the yard guy told him to go order it...he knew this guy needed it then and he could reem him in the process.

And yes I am sure it has happened to me as well as all of us that have ever bought from a junk yard.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:51 PM
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Yeah those small town junkyards have people by the [email protected], literally.
Thankfully I live near a big city (memphis, Tn) and I can scour the yards and shop around for the best price. I got a seat belt assembly for my wifes explorer for $10 bucks< it was over $100 from the dealer, and get this I even found the exact color. Charles
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