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Old 05-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #31
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Is it just me or can you not read?

What terms? Where did I ever say that I believe they owe me something? Where are you getting this shit from?

My OP was due to the fact that someone was trying to sell me a 1999 M52 short block for $950. WTF does anything you said have to do with anything here?
it's probably just you. if you don't like their price, go somewhere else. they're not taking anything away from you so why are you bitching?
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:57 PM   #32
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^^ Cause he feels bad for others getting ripped off...
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #33
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What if someone recommends a shop that you had a bad experiance at? you cant post that?
subjective to objective, you make no sense!
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #34
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it's probably just you. if you don't like their price, go somewhere else. they're not taking anything away from you so why are you bitching?
What do you think I did? I emailed the guy from the company, told him his prices were absurd and went else where.

That doesn't mean I shouldn't let people know that a company is trying to sell something far above market value.

ESPECIALLY after getting a reply stating that people seem to buy overpriced crap from them all the time.

This isn't a very difficult thing to understand. I'm not even sure what you're trying to get at with the "they're not taking anything away from you"

What is that even supposed to mean? It has nothing to do with what is going on here.

Maybe you're confused and need to re-read the thread?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:14 PM   #35
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subjective to objective, you make no sense!
all 3 of you're posts in this thread make no sense
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #36
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it's probably just you. if you don't like their price, go somewhere else. they're not taking anything away from you so why are you bitching?
They are. They're wasting people's time.

But I think it goes deeper. For those of you who came on the scene with Eurostyle and others already around, I can see how this reaction may seem excessive. But some of us were around when the only place you could get used BMW parts were Shantaram (well Chuck [the seller OP dealt with] too but he was more in the business of putting used shit into customer cars and charging new than a parts business). He knew it, and unless you were prepared to go to the mattresses with him, you were going to take it up the corn hole. I developed a strategy where I'd come in several times with coffee breaks in between and usually by the 3rd or 4th visit, I'd get a decent price (with the first offer often being higher than new from the dealer). And like the ad in the OP, he would also never tell you the price upfront, knowing that if you take the time to come down then you'd be more likely to stretch your asshole more than usual.

So you can play righteous advocate all you like but the bottom line is that people like this are vultures and it's a great service to the owners community to expose them for what they are.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #37
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They are. They're wasting people's time.

But I think it goes deeper. For those of you who came on the scene with Eurostyle and others already around, I can see how this reaction may seem excessive. But some of us were around when the only place you could get used BMW parts were Shantaram (well Chuck [the seller OP dealt with] too but he was more in the business of putting used shit into customer cars and charging new than a parts business). He knew it, and unless you were prepared to go to the mattresses with him, you were going to take it up the corn hole. I developed a strategy where I'd come in several times with coffee breaks in between and usually by the 3rd or 4th visit, I'd get a decent price (with the first offer often being higher than new from the dealer). And like the ad in the OP, he would also never tell you the price upfront, knowing that if you take the time to come down then you'd be more likely to stretch your asshole more than usual.

So you can play righteous advocate all you like but the bottom line is that people like this are vultures and it's a great service to the owners community to expose them for what they are.
then go to the source and support the brand!
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:06 PM   #38
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then go to the source and support the brand!
That's a perfectly logical conclusion to what I said, I'll get right on that.
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^^^ your sig cracks me up every time... and somehow it's very fitting to the direction of this thread

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then go to the source and support the brand!
make that all 4 posts
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #40
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^^^ your sig cracks me up every time... and somehow it's very fitting to the direction of this thread



make that all 4 posts
maybe if you keep on telling yourself that you'll get a better price
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #41
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^^^ your sig cracks me up every time... and somehow it's very fitting to the direction of this thread
lol it helps keep Max in perspective

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make that all 4 posts
At least he can spell and write without fifty periods and emoticons. Maybe the quality of our fruitcake contingent is improving.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:09 PM   #42
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I love it! I did my whole M50NV swap for less than $950, nevermind a short block alone. That is quite ridiculous.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #43
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Wow, wtf happened to this thread? Someone informing people that $950 for a block is ludacris, gets flamed for it? Wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf is wrong with you people?
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:06 AM   #44
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Wow, wtf happened to this thread? Someone informing people that $950 for a block is ludacris, gets flamed for it? Wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf is wrong with you people?
NOT that "ludacris"...Just because you can buy it off some guys back yard, does not mean this is "going rate"; if you do a quick seach at local recyclers you would find some funny things...for example

Dominion Auto, 233K Km $980 267K $980
Auto Enterprises $1200
Modern Auto parts $900
Miller Auto, $800 For parts
Jays Auto $850....

So just beause Chuck's is not the best price around, does not make him crazy or trying to "rip you off". If that was the case, someone call the cops beacause Auto Enterprises are asking $1200 for a motor, they must be criminals!!!!

Bottom line is, you go to his shop wanting to buy something. He did NOT come to your house trying to get you to buy anything. IF you like it, you buy, if not there are many other places out there. I dont get why people are SO upset and personal if you dont have the price they want.

Unless you are a non profit organization, any business is about making $$$, and unless you are a scam or do bad work, nothing wrong about it!!! Lets not be hypocritical about it, if i make a post right now about "Wanted to buy; M52 motor for $2000" I would have 1000 people offering me one! Are they wrong? Am i wrong for not shopping around? Who knows, but this is exactly what will happen.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #45
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NOT that "ludacris"...Just because you can buy it off some guys back yard, does not mean this is "going rate"; if you do a quick seach at local recyclers you would find some funny things...for example

Dominion Auto, 233K Km $980 267K $980
Auto Enterprises $1200
Modern Auto parts $900
Miller Auto, $800 For parts
Jays Auto $850....

So just beause Chuck's is not the best price around, does not make him crazy or trying to "rip you off". If that was the case, someone call the cops beacause Auto Enterprises are asking $1200 for a motor, they must be criminals!!!!

Bottom line is, you go to his shop wanting to buy something. He did NOT come to your house trying to get you to buy anything. IF you like it, you buy, if not there are many other places out there. I dont get why people are SO upset and personal if you dont have the price they want.

Unless you are a non profit organization, any business is about making $$$, and unless you are a scam or do bad work, nothing wrong about it!!! Lets not be hypocritical about it, if i make a post right now about "Wanted to buy; M52 motor for $2000" I would have 1000 people offering me one! Are they wrong? Am i wrong for not shopping around? Who knows, but this is exactly what will happen.
Well you saved me having to say it this morning.

Fact is when someone has something you want and its priced over what you can afford or are willing to pay there is no need to flame the business or person because you didn't get what you want. this is where the adult will walk away and drop it, or the child will try and ruin the person or business because they did not get their way.

Yes you maybe able to get it cheaper somewhere else, but if you could, why do you care then if its priced higher then you think is right, there is no scam, if they have people who pay that regularly and were not rude about it this whole complaint is just a hissy fit.

I have given prices to people for a part and received page long essay's why I should give it to them for less, sometimes with examples, I just kindly say sorry, but if you can get it somewhere else for a better price then you should get it from them, anyone selling something isn't holding a gun to your head to buy it, seller sets the price, buyer pays or offers what they want to spend, and seller decides what they will sell it for. Its pretty simple the whole thing, some people just don't like hearing no and not getting their way.

oh and Phill next time I see you I owe you about $0.50 for your $0.01 per unit sold even when I did sponsor for a year !!!!

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