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Getting Bargins at the Wreckers

How do you guys do it?

Do you know a friend of a friend that works there?
Just in the right place at the right time?
Pull the items off the cars yourself?
Use mind control on the salesmen?

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I use the Yuri Mind control on the dude at the wreckers! lol (Nerd joke)

Naa just some places you have to be there at the right time and also if you are able to get a good repore with the owner of the place by returning again and again to buy bits, you find some places will treat you better.

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Re: Getting Bargins at the Wreckers

Yep, i agree... if they know u go there lots, they will pretty much give the parts too you. Also when they ask "what did they quote you" - they leave emselves wide open :D

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Re: Getting Bargins at the Wreckers

Stuff it in your pockets!! Or a false floor in your tool box!! Just jokes

Um right place at the right time, or like InitialD said, just become a regular.


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Re: Getting Bargins at the Wreckers

lukes got it right

wear a big jacket to a self serve wreckers and "borrow" stuff LOL jokin'!

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Re: Getting Bargins at the Wreckers

Fit parts in other parts.. :)
I have found a few workers don't have a clue what some parts are so you just don't tell them.
centre console was supposed to be $27.50..
yesterday i got that, air con/ trip computer surround, 4 door rubbers, 4 inner door handles, 4 door lock clips & a glove box front.
Went to pay and said I've got a centre console and some other plastic and rubber bits. he just said. Ah $27.50...
deal.

Another FF user (pazza) got a lip spoiler for $11 cos they had no idea what it was.

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Good ole U-pullit, they dont know SHIT

Ive been described as a vault of usless random knowledge.

Ill take it as a complement i think.............
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lol ahh but they are starting to get cluey about some stuff, and expencive!

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-10-04, 05:31 AM
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not true, i know a wreckers that charges over half price of ford RRP for new parts, these guys know there stuff

its abit of luk sometimes, look for lebo looking wreckers they dont care how much they sell shit and u get a blarrddddy BARGain!! :)

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I think it's just pot luck.
I'd try to haggle (don;t be to pushy though), that always seems to work for me.

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