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Uncle Fester
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Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:32 pm



I need to get brakes on Ol'Blue right away, on our last ride this weekend she started growling when braking, so I parked her until I can do the brakes so as not to damage the rotors or any thing else.
Locally I have found brakes at $28-$35 a set, this seller has ALL three sets for $32.98 & free shipping. Thoughts ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Rear-Brak ... 4f&vxp=mtr

Shipping is about 8-12 days from what the seller added as a note on the bottom of the
SHIPPING / PAYMENT page .


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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by MikeB » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:24 am

Uncle Fester wrote:

I need to get brakes on Ol'Blue right away,
If I wanted to get new brakes right away, I don't think I would use a seller that will take three weeks to get the parts to you, especially if it is from Hong Kong. There is no telling what the quality of the pads are.
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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by brettchallenger » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:00 am

Yes, agree with the above comment. Also, you might have to pay import duties/additional taxes on imports form Hong Kong.
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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by Ghostman » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:50 am

The other downside is if they arent correct what the cost of shipping them back will be. Their shipping costs to the US are a lot less and it would be cheaper to keep them if they dont fit than to ship them back for a refund.

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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by themainviking » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:52 am

And if you did ship them back, what are the chances that you would ever hear from the vendor again.... experience speaking here..... :(
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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by harvey01 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:56 am

I would check with Wing Stuff, or Shinopples, or Chrome World, or HDL and see what their prices are. At least they will know the correct product to send you.
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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:22 am

All very valid points, and I did think about those issues ( after posting this ) and decided to go with a local vender, purchased a set of front and the rears for $65.00 and have them in hand now.

The front (hand) break is working fine, no growling on usage, so I am just doing the linked brakes this week, and the other in two or three weeks.
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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by tandem54 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:09 pm

Now's the best time to "Flush" out the old brake fluid (clean it all up) and put in new! Doesn't take long and gives you "Peace of mind"!
I also do the Clutch at the same time! :mrgreen:
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Re: Has anyone used this seller ?

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:32 pm

Good idea....will do that too if time allows. Thanks


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