dlandaeta at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 11:10:58 PDT 2009
I agree with Wayne, I did the same cursory look and was pushed away by the
price. FWIW, I think that our 'little community' has kind of set reasonable
prices of most desirable UrS4/6 parts and patience will turn up the right
part and the right price. Difficult parts demand a modest premium, but
dealer exorbitant prices do not mean there is any additional value to the
used part. Face it, you'll pay a premium for Eibach springs or a HRSB,
(unobtanium) than you will for a sport steering wheel or '92 Springs. The
latter will show up eventually and probably will sell for about $200-275.
On the other side, many of us work in technology businesses, where
copyrights, patents, and other rights allow us to be successful. It is not
acceptable to use anyone else's copyrighted material without their consent -
that goes for ebay pictures as far as I know. I do not think this has
Let the free market determine the success of VWpartsforsale's business, but
don't infringe upon his right to operate that business and expect adherence
to common law practices regarding the use of his material - by permission
Speaking for myself, I won't use your pictures - it's not right. You should
not advertise on my friendly list - it's not right.
... back to our regularly scheduled ...
not a lawyer, but I've seen one on the Youtube.
On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Wayne Dohnal <wd42 at hevanet.com> wrote:
> I'm going to throw some honest comments into this. I looked at the eBay
> store following the original posting here in the urs4 list. My impressions
> were (1) I was impressed by the large number of parts available and the
> dismantling work, (2) I was impressed by the individual pictures, and (3) I
> was highly insulted by the listed prices. There is obviously a lot of work
> that has gone into these listings. I'm not going to do hours of research
> to prove the point, but I believe some of these parts could be had new from
> the dealer for less than the listed price + shipping. In general, I go
> with used parts only if it's at least a 50% savings over new. My bottom
> line impression was that this site wasn't even worth looking at.
> With this current thread started I took another look. I'm nowhere near
> being an eBay expert, but I'm no noobie either. I've never dealt with "Buy
> It Now or Best Offer", and based on its name it sounds open-ended to me,
> I'm not interested in that. Looking deeper I see that there's a 48 hour
> response deadline for the offers. So knowing this I might consider
> returning to the site if I have a future need, but the turn-off affect of
> the listed prices will make it my last choice.
> Wayne Dohnal
> 1994 S4
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