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76'maro
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posted February 27, 2001 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 76'maro   Click Here to Email 76'maro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit 76'maro's Homepage!   View 76'maro's car!
Well said, Eic, and I couldn't agree more...

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1976 Type LT Restification (in progress)

1968 2 door sport coupe...wife's car!

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Daniel
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posted February 28, 2001 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel   Click Here to Email Daniel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Daniel's Homepage!   View Daniel's car!
I agree. Recently I have seen items for sale on this board grabbed up and resold on auction sites for a profit, causing people who truly need the stuff to either pay double what the item originally sold for, or be locked to their computer waiting for the item they need to show up so they can jump on it.

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Tank
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posted February 28, 2001 02:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tank   Click Here to Email Tank     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Tank's Homepage!   
I dont give a rats ass who makes a killer ton of money of selling parts. If they have alot of parts and try to make a killing then so be it.I see the point but when you see ppl like that just look somewhere else for your parts, or deal with ppl you know that will give you a good deal. There are some great ppl out there that will lend you a hand. I found many. I found a few that were really decent(ppl i dont even know) without even buying anything off them. I traded or talked about buying and then they just offered it for free. Then I found great deals by buying a item and they threw in some extras that we discussed while we threw the bull during our conversation. I agree some ppl are only out to make some major cabbage while others are really great ppl to deal with and sure they make a little money but they also give some stuff away with it. Which makes a sweet deal and even better you get to return the favor when they need something. I got burned alot of times with ebay and choose to stay away from that demon. LOL! Be careful on who you deal with and youll get what you need. just my 2 penny cents

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Evrgrnland
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posted February 28, 2001 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Evrgrnland   Click Here to Email Evrgrnland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
If someone is willing to pay for it.
Sell it.

I've gotten great deals on the parts I bought off this site.In turn I've given great deals.

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A.K.A Greg
1980 camaro TPI/5.7 roller motor/balanced,.30 over/forged pistons/flowed heads/ZZ9 cam,Steel crank,ARP rods and bolts,Rancho GT3 susp.Muncie 4-speed,3.08 posi,T-tops
Going to the great beyond


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Jimmy Z
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posted February 28, 2001 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jimmy Z   Click Here to Email Jimmy Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
I can usually tell when someone is ripping me off on a parts price, so the double billers are the ones who lose. If the swap meet topic is a problem with so many why not just do away with it? Problem solved. Of course you take away from those who are the good guys.

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patgizz
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posted February 28, 2001 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for patgizz   Click Here to Email patgizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit patgizz's Homepage!   View patgizz's car!
happyjo - you have 8 total posts. how do you know so much about "the delete mongers"

and since when did it fall upon deaf ears? i see many insightful replies here

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72RS/SS
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posted February 28, 2001 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 72RS/SS   Click Here to Email 72RS/SS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit 72RS/SS's Homepage!   http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=1744047&a=13424141&p=51203899&f=0" Target=_blank>View 72RS/SS's car!
i buy parts out of the swap meet section everytime i see a good deal, then I usually clean it up/restore it and sell it on EBAY. This is America afterall. I dont need the parts "FOR" my car, I need the parts to "PAY" for the resto of my car. There is nothing wrong with that, and if you dont like the swap meet section, dont go in it!!!

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72 RS/SS in Restoration

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patgizz
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posted February 28, 2001 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for patgizz   Click Here to Email patgizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit patgizz's Homepage!   View patgizz's car!
so are you saying you are a negative?

and youre right, when someone is being an a-hole i whack the post for the good of the site.

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Major Dad
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posted February 28, 2001 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Major Dad   Click Here to Email Major Dad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Major Dad's Homepage!   View Major Dad's car!
OK, after reading all of this, here's my opinion on the subject. I've bought a fair amount of stuff of of e-bay and this board whether I needed it for my 72 or not. If it was a good deal, I bought it. Now, if I spend the time to restore used parts, which I do, and if I choose to re-sell them ( which I have not yet, but I will someday ), then I think you should name a "fair" price and sell it to someone who needs it. I don't think we should be ripping each other off, but I do think that my time and money ( for materials )to restore a piece is worth something. As for the Swap Meet section on this board, name your price. It's not like someone is bound to a contract to buy it. If it's too high, offer the person a lower price. I do it all the time, hell I figure all they can say is No and I'm stil not out any money. Works the same way at swap meets or flea markets - I offer the person what I think it's worth, whether they think it is or not. I can always walk away and that is how we should treat the swap meet section on the board. Just leave it alone if you don't like the price.

The Art of Negotiation is a Science.

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72 Camaro in mid (sub) frame off total restoration.

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happyjo
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posted February 28, 2001 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for happyjo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      

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i dont want to spend a fortune on my camaro,do you?

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WillZ28-6spd
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posted March 01, 2001 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WillZ28-6spd   Click Here to Email WillZ28-6spd     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
I have made a few dollars here.Actual profit?Very small.When i started building 70-73 camaros for myself i remember how i hated not having a good source for parts.Most were and still are caught up in the whole 67-69 hoopla.I figure by the time i drive 50-100 miles, around the backroads,looking for mainly 70-73 camaros,and then going back a few times to catch the owner at home,AND THEN maybe work out a deal,AND THEN put all 4 tires on the car cause the ones on it are flat, fight of the bugs and rats,dig it out of the ground where its sat so long,fight with the brakes which are rusted and the damn thing wont roll, AND THEN pull or drive that car to the shop(my gas money),use my time to strip it,or time and money to fix it up,AND THEN first offering it here for sale(cause they aint easy to find and they quit making them 28 years ago),and hoping i get enough so i aint in the hole and MAYBE basically get the stuff i wanted off the car for free,and hoping i help someone get theirs back on the road or make it nicer,then gee,if i make a few bucks in the process to actually buy some neat shit for my cars,i am happy as a cat in a sandbox.make what you want of that,cause alot of you can relate to it.As far as ebay goes, i do make decent money there selling stuff.i have never bought a part here and put it on ebay.wouldn`t feel right about that.I have a good rep in west georgia and east alabama as a source for 70-73 parts at very good prices.An example? i sold a complete r/s front ,(i mean everything,down to the last bracket and even the radiator support,all of it was rust free) to a guy in north georgia for 450.Now go price that on ebay or anywhere else.You`ll get torn a new one, especially for a clean urethane nose. It was offered here first.Did i make money off of it? Yes, but not alot and i helped save someone several hundred dollars i expect.And i feel damn good about it.

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71 SS with 388 and tremec 5 spd

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Ryan 79
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posted March 01, 2001 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan 79   Click Here to Email Ryan 79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
IMHO, y'all are making a big deal out of nothing.
I've never sold or bought anything on the board, nobody would buy what I had for sale.
I've still got it all.
I'm scared to sell anything on the board.
I would be as honest as I could about what I'm selling, but I don't want to get a bad name because someone isn't satisified with what they got from me. Believe me, if they got it from me I was as honest as I could be
about what they were getting.
As far as guys buying what's on the board and reselling it on ebay, it's a dog eat dog world out there. If someone misses out on a deal on parts, I'm sorry to say it, but that's too bad. I've missed out on a ton of good parts deals. My loss.
I also go to auctions and buy cars and resell them for about three times what I paid for them. But on the other hand, I don't get to test drive them before I buy them, just start them(if they even start). The last car I bought, I paid 225 for. I ended up giving it away because it was junk(it ran good until I got home). This was my gamble, and I lost on this one. But I would not sell these cars for what I pay for them, why would I bother?
If anyone can turn a profit, why shouldn't they?
I will say that I will help anyone out whenever I can. I helped MikeD cut the t-top roof off that 80 camaro. I like to help other people out. I'd do it again. I'll also try and sell any parts I have on our board before I go anywhere else.
But I will also tell you that I'm 23 years old, my Camaro hasn't run since April of 99, and it won't be running this year. And I'm also betting that I'm on the lower end of yearly salary for people on this board. If I can make spare money, I'm going to make it. If that means buying and selling cars, working overtime, or marking up parts to ungodly prices to do it, so be it. It might slow someone else's resto down a little, but it also might make mine go a little faster.
Everything that goes around comes around. And if you see a guy who's out there buying parts on our board and reselling them on ebay and it pisses you off, don't sell him anything. That'll take care of the problem.
I'd hate to see this ruin the swapmeet section, or the site in general. This is a great website, with a ton of good people and a ton of good knowledge. But I know of at least two Camaro clubs that were ruined for smaller stuff than this, and I left one of them. Let's not lose sight of what this website's about, and that's having fun.

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ericj205
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posted March 01, 2001 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ericj205   Click Here to Email ericj205     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit ericj205's Homepage!   View ericj205's car!
Hey, ryan might be onto something if you're trying to help out the others on the swapmeet, then don't sell it to anyone who is just going to turn it around and make a buck on it!

The guy who sold me my 71 rs/ss, here in AL, said he would sell it as long as I kept it a street car, which I did. There's nothing wrong with that.

IMO thats the intent of this website, to help our fellow 2nd genr's. I too would never buy anything here with the intention of reselling w/ a big markup. I think its unethical and defeating the purpose of the swapmeet.

But, its a free world and people are going to do want they want. Just avoid them and do what you believe is right.

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'71 RS/SS w/ vortec heads in progress
'73 LT parts car
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Bob R
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posted March 01, 2001 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob R   Click Here to Email Bob R     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Bob R's Homepage!   View Bob R's car!
How to make a Million Dollar's selling used Camaro Parts! First start off with 2 Million Dollars. Next, then go out of business when you get down to 1 Million.

Bob R

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1973 Z28 Original Owner 6 Year Frame Off Restoration
1971 RS Z28 Frame Off Restoration in Progress
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MikeD
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posted March 01, 2001 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MikeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
Ryan 79 is as honest as they come and it's a damn shame he feels like he has to be afraid of getting a bad name from selling something on the site. I've given away more than I've sold and don't really have a problem here although I'd be pissed if I gave something to one of the members for their personal use and I found out they really didn't need it and it ended up on EBay. That's BS. But if they paid what I was asking and then shopped it up. No skin off my nose. I got what I was looking for and they are taking the risk after that. Just don't BS me and I'm fine.

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MikeD
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Dad's '73 RS/Z28 beats the
Son's '74 Type LT
Father & Son Projects
Father works on 'em / Son drives 'em
(Hey, hey...son's working on them tooo!) :)
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