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Old 12-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Ask for pics before buying stuff on here

I bought a hurst shirt throw shifter on here from Rhino79 a little over a month ago. When I received it, it was clearly beaten with a hammer, and obviously installed backwards on a previous vehicle. He said it was from his friends car, and when I told him it was beat up and installed backwards, he said his friend had it on his car when he bought it. It's tough to be patient and ask for a picture when a product pops up and the price is good, but now I've learned a tough lesson. It took much longer to install because of the warped condition, next time I'll likely get my products new.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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cause it needed to be said.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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That's why I always buy new...
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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I have had Good experiences with second hand items on other car/bike forums I wouldn't let one bad experience ruin it for you.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words.........

Sorry to hear of this. I know I've been "had" before too...it sucks.

Good luck to all in the future!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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This is why you pay with a Credit Card through PayPal and have your CCC do a charge back and send it back with a tracking number.. This has worked for me a couple of times..

I have sold many things on the Internet and before I spend their money I always make sure they receive the product and are happy with their purchase.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #8
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I try to catch scams and spammers all the time. Camaro5 should be a safe place to do business, but it is up to you to ensure that you're verifying your purchase. In order to stay safe, do the following:
  • get pictures
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:30 PM   #9
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I was at home when you were about to buy my buddies shifter. I showed you a pic of what shifter he had. I didnt have access to it to get a pic because it was at the shop. You bought it. I sent it. Yes it was missing the 2 small screws for the bottom side. You had the shifter for 3, yes 3 weeks before trying to tell me it was installed backwards on his car. How is that even possible and it function? Then you said it had been hit with a hammer or something to that effect. That could have been shipping damage.

You bought a used part for half of what new is. Yes it was used and you knew that. If it was in such bad shape, how are you using the shifter? It is installed and functioning, correct?

I am not a scammer at all, I didnt have access at the time you bought it to send a pic of the shifter. I frequent this forum and have no intentions of shafting anyone.

SO why did it take 3 weeks for all this to come to light?

If the shifter is so damaged, how can you be using it?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #10
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I do not feel as if I lied to you at all. Did you get pics of said damage before install?

Its a used shifter as advertised. Please post pics if you got any.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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Better than an episode of Jerry Springer...
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #12
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
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LOL, I was 30 miles away from it when he bought it, but it was in working order when removed. And obviously it works still because he installed it. Not to mention he recieved it 3 weeks ago and just now messaged me yesterday about it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #15
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LOL, I was 30 miles away from it when he bought it, but it was in working order when removed. And obviously it works still because he installed it. Not to mention he recieved it 3 weeks ago and just now messaged me yesterday about it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #16
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They were plastidipped, I went back stock.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #17
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Agreed, three weeks is to long to have a item and then complain about its condition. Should have looked at it as soon as it was received.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:32 PM   #18
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I am not mechanically inclined, noticed it was a little on the beat up side when I got it, but have never bought a transmission part before so I figured all was well. Taking 3 weeks to instal it is not that noteworthy, it took you over a week to ship it. When my buddies got their hands on it the day of instal they pointed out to me multiple hammer marks, the fact that it was missing a very important couple of screws, and that the ring those screw went into was hammered to the point where is was bent. It clearly states in the instructions that the grooved side of the stick goes against the grooved side of the shifter unit, but it had marks on the opposite side from being installed backwards. My buddy has photos on his phone, I will post them here. In the end, after much hammering and struggle to get te part to fit, it went in and stayed in an functioned, but next time I would pay pull price. Especially since I asked if the stock shifter adapter stick was included and all he did was send me a link to hurst, which, under installation PDF, shows that both sticks are included, but just the shiny hurst stick came with it. I've learned my lesson, and don't want any of you guys to have to deal with this same headache.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #19
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Agreed, three weeks is to long to have a item and then complain about its condition. Should have looked at it as soon as it was received.
I'm not in a position of enough knowledge to complain without consulting, and it was the holiday season so I happened to have bigger fish to fry. Sorry my close inspection took to long, I never asked for a refund or anything, I'm just noting that he sent me a part in crap condition.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #20
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I'm not in a position of enough knowledge to complain without consulting, and it was the holiday season so I happened to have bigger fish to fry. Sorry my close inspection took to long, I never asked for a refund or anything, I'm just noting that he sent me a part in crap condition.
then why even start this thread! you should have sent him a message first vs blasting him on a thread and you didnt even post a picture of what you got.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #21
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then why even start this thread! you should have sent him a message first vs blasting him on a thread and you didnt even post a picture of what you got.
I did message him first, he said that the item was installed on his friends car when he bought it. That would be a nice disclaimer to add in when selling something that you don't know what kind of idiot installed the part the first time around.
This section is labeled seller feedback/review/experiences. I'm pretty sure I'm Sharing experiences.
I will get the pictures from my buddy and post them here.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #22
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:38 AM   #23
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Alright the intent of this thread is to serve as a warning to others to get pictures before buying used. As for pictures in this thread they will be up tomorrow. For those of you that don't know I was the friend that did the installation. Bottom line this part beat to all hell. If I had seen pictures of it ahead of time I would have advised him to find another one. Also there is no reason for the screws to be missing. They are hurst shifter specific.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #24
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It is pretty sad. A lot of times I don't post pictures unless requested.

It is a good thing to check individuals iTrader feedback. If they don't have any feedback yet, take all of the precautions you can.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #25
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I'm selling my used bridge on craigslist. It's in the SF area. A bit worn, but in pretty good shape for its age. It's an eye catcher and has been featured in MANY travel magazines. You can't build one for the money you can buy this for. Trust me, I'm selling this for half of what you can buy new. Sorry, no delivery, must pick up. (Shipping charges would be killer.) Oh, and I take Paypal.

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