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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:14 PM
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Point being. When you think you have found hen's teeth and it is on the other side of the world, with a $500 shipping charge, stop and ask for actual photos and clarification.

This was my whole basic point about NOS. For ANY NOS part, I would expect to see pictures of the actual part, even a $10 part. Just because it has not been used, does not mean it is in perfect condition and I would be asking questions about teh actual condition of the part.

If it sounds too good to be true.... The buyer was being very naive in this instance.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:18 PM
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My question to that is, "why?". If I contact a company and they assure me it's a genuine Land Rover NOS part, why should I ask for photos? It's not as though the condition was rough, it literally wasn't what was advertised.

When he asked for the 10" Series brake shoes, they assured him Genuine Land Rover. A photo of a bare brake shoe isn't going to tell him if it's genuine or not. When he installs it and it's squeaking or behaving poorly he'll know.

I agree you should be cautious, but the amount of people commenting with good reviews would leave you to believe they are a reputable company. If that is the case, should he have to ask for photos, or go by their stated word?
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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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Brake shoes, okay, but the exhaust for sure. He must of paid a huge amount for the exhaust with the shipping. He was doing it to get that perfect exhaust. Would anyone just assume that some exhaust that has been sitting around for 30 years has no damage, is not a pile of rust? AND when dealing with someone that they do not know?

You (and he) are way, way too trusting.
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When he asked for the 10" Series brake shoes, they assured him Genuine Land Rover. A photo of a bare brake shoe isn't going to tell him if it's genuine or not. When he installs it and it's squeaking or behaving poorly he'll know.
A 100K resto will be sitting in a climate controlled museum/garage.
Nobody will hear the brakes squeal...


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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:25 PM
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I would wager to bet 80% of the people on this website have ordered a part from the UK without asking for a photo of the specific item they are to receive, and 99% on here have done the same from a company in the US.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:26 PM
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I agree you should be cautious, but the amount of people commenting with good reviews would leave you to believe they are a reputable company. If that is the case, should he have to ask for photos, or go by their stated word?
I can find a dozen examples of companies that look wonderful on the internet and have been found out to be screwing 90% of their customers. Pretty much every second Rover parts or service supplier.
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A 100K rest will be sitting in a climate controlled museum/garage.
Nobody will hear the brakes squeal...


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Potentially true, but a lot of them do get driven.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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I would wager to bet 80% of the people on this website have ordered a part from the UK without asking for a photo of the specific item they are to receive, and 99% on here have done the same from a company in the US.
I'm not telling you what 80% of the people on here do. I'm telling you what I do for NOS parts. In reality, if an online company is selling NOS parts and does not have "real" pictures on their site, I would just walk away.

Regardless, THIS example is a special case. We are talking about a large and expensive purchase of something that does not exist. For that particular instance, you would be crazy not to put in the extra effort.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 01:49 PM
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That is your opinion, and it makes sense that you would take the caution. For the hundreds of NOS RRC parts I've sold, not one person has asked for a photo of its current condition.


What's the Tommy Boy quote... "I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it."
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This is starting to sound like a Seinfeld script.
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The guy finally sent me the photos. Seems like the condition proves his point beyond doubt.



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