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Unread 11-01-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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Junk Yard Prices?

So I went to a junkyard around here for some odd and end parts, and to maybe just see what I could find. I was orinigally looking for a new Auto-Dim inside mirror because I think one of the sensors is bad on mine, and also the rear wiper / OD module thing because it doesn't light up anymore for whatever reason...

He told me he wanted $35 for the mirror, and $15 for the module... I also came accross a set of Limited doors panels I liked because they have the woodgrain, and he said he wanted $125 for all 4 and thats without the power window and lock buttons....then he said he accepts cash only....

So I walked away not only because the one-tooth smoke filled man was starting to creep me out, but also because I had a feeling he was trying to rip me off... and thoughts on this? Was I just being over paraniod? Are they good prices?

Oh and also FYI, the condition of the parts was only fair... the ground was sand, so all the cars were real dirty and dusty... If I got the parts, I'd have to really clean them up....

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Unread 11-01-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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I'd say those prices are pretty fair. Many more sofisticated junkyard will set prices based on what teh new part retails for and most of those parts if available are probably not very cheap. Most junkyards I have been to are dirt lots so its the same no matter where you go. Those that have indoor storage and are good about pulling out good seats and the like are the exception but even their yards will be dirt.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 12:42 PM   #3
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What no chained-up three legged junk yard dog, drooling to sink his teeth into your throat Junk yards are fun. I usually open the door of a car that is infested with bees.

Most yards are connected to the world wide web. They can hook up with more sales and it seems the price has gone up since it is easier for them to unload their junk.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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The key to junkyards is to find one you like and stick with it. Because whoever is at the counter sets the prices you are much more likely to get a good price if the person knows you and knows you will be back. The yard I go to will usually just give me the little odds and ends I need, because they know that when I need anything bigger I go to them first. In other words it pays for them to keep me happy, and it pays for me to give them my business. Win win.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 03:36 PM   #5
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yeah yard prices can be rediculous, I have overpayed for a lot of odds and ends. fortunately i'm a pretty good acquaintance with the dealership mechanic and he has a '93 for parts that he lets me strip off of...has balanced me out a little.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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What no chained-up three legged junk yard dog, drooling to sink his teeth into your throat Junk yards are fun. I usually open the door of a car that is infested with bees.

Most yards are connected to the world wide web. They can hook up with more sales and it seems the price has gone up since it is easier for them to unload their junk.

haha funny you mention that, I was walking back to my car and I passed the dog and he barked really loud at me... it scared me at first because I didn't see him walking in. It was a big rautwiler. Anyway, Yeah, I guess I thought they were high because I was finding similar prices on e-bay for the same parts, and expected the junk yard to be dirt cheap for some reason...

I guess the mirror and wiper thing are ok priced... but $125 for 4 door panels without any switches?? Oh well, maybe i'll try to find another one around here somewhere and go from there... and if that doesn't work, stick with e-bay
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Unread 11-04-2006, 10:54 PM   #8
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Unread 11-05-2006, 08:33 AM   #9
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That isn't bad, only 31.25 per door even if you did have to clean them up. You could probably talk them into throwing the switches in.
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