December 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm #4947
How long do you hang onto outdated parts before you assign them to the dumpster. You know that part on the shelf waiting for an obsolete or little used application.December 30, 2011 at 1:25 am #10987
Dumpster?!!! Why not Ebay? We go through our parts about every other year and Ebay things that can not be returned and are not fast movers.December 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm #10989
Long time lurker here … if you go thru parts ‘every other year’
..then if here – that rules out it being a ‘fast mover’. If you
‘mark’ the part – say a red sticker …when you get 2 stickers – time
to throw out … hay I need to do that with some shirts I keep
telling myself I will wear, too.
Does it take long to be adequate in understanding eBay? Does the
‘net result’ do much more than make you feel better that you didn’t
file in the dumpster?
Sometimes it is good to ‘frame and hang a part on the wall’ to remind
myself of that great deal … sometimes that really backfires …damm.
GregJanuary 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm #10993
In addition to eBay many enthusiast sites have a classified area for parts. That may help with parts for a single brand or if you have a lot of off road or performance items.
If you have general service parts that are more than a little old, there are companies that specialize in clutch parts, in suspension parts, in pre-OBD emissions, etc. For example Rare Parts buys NOS suspension parts. There are others that are harder to find.December 15, 2016 at 9:37 pm #14789
Hello, I have a young person who ebays the stuff and takes a percentage. I`ve also loaded up with parts and other junk and taken a Sunday trip to the local flea market. Almost like free cash!
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