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Old April 2nd, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Post Positive/Negative Feedback from Sellers Here.

This post is intended to provide potential buyers and/or sellers with both positive/negative feedback on experiences they have had with dealing with selling or purchasing items from LR Community Members.



Use if you choose, ignore if you disagree with this approach.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:23 PM
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I had a good experience buying a headliner and overhead console for Brett (usadventureracing).

Good experience buying from Crown(Joel), Will Tillery, PT Schram, Pedro, Goose, and probably 20 others over the years lol.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:29 PM
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I know Todd was feeling self conscious about all the car salesmen bad press, so I would like to just say that after buying my first 90 from him and having such a great experience I have gone a little crazy.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:53 PM
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Not a seller as he provides a service

2 thumbs up to Doug Crowther
http://www.dividingcreekroverimports.com/

He assisted me with the import of my 1984 90” and everything was smooth and hassle free. Will use him again and highly recommend him.

Another not a purchase more of a service but Julian from Global land rovers stored my 90 for almost a year while I waited for it to be old enough to import another smooth transaction with no issues.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:40 PM
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I have had a good experience with (All are A+ on this list):

(in alphabetical order)



Work on cars/Buy cars/Check out cars:

Trevor Griffiths in Elizabethtown, PA (formerly RoverLab, now British 4x4 Specialists)
forum name = roverlab
-rrc lwb work
-d2 PPI and initial overhaul.... (pre-purchase inspection, what everyone should do .....my 2c)
-took what I thought would be a 500$ problem and fixed it for 2$...that kind of person


Dale Knepp in Marshville, NC (formerly Rover Barn, now RVR Barn)
forum name = rovertrader
-restoring a NAS truck for me using either NAS donor parts OR OEM parts, while in there, anything found that was unexpected was documented and fixed...lots and lots of mitigation - done the right way for long term problem avoidance..fresh wires..etc. (fully taken apart to paint) - not a low cost project and on the higher end of things...found rust when apart no one would have ever found and fixed it on his dime because he felt it was the right thing to do
-highly recommended by multiple people I know that are of the highest integrity
-services the Camel Trophy/Trek (LRSV) community of collectors internationally



Honorable mention to PT Schram. I have not worked with him yet but upon calling him he was very giving of his time and advice.




Parts:



Rovers North (Les, Art, Greg, Steve, Rob...all of them have been super nice)
-honest and really know their stuff, have the small things - and big things...now
-when issues have ever popped up, they took care of me
-gave me what I needed and not more (not chasing my money)
-used them for prior rover too....
-cool stuff and their Rovers magazine had me dreaming of defenders when in the rrc then the d2....darn them to heck
-ships fast

Lucky 8 (Justin)
-lots of armor and such and very willing to help when complex, large mixtures of parts were needed, called me back on my schedule and talked me through nearly all aspects of a major build in terms of making a truck "awesome" for my needs....really what was going on it, what worked with what, etc....sometimes pushing the right parts not the most expensive...not sure how to say that right
-did my prior rover with him too....
-cool stuff that is unique
-ships fast

Urban Land Rovers (Dave)
-smart and very detail oriented
-willing to work with Dale on my build and on my timeline
-eclectic and their "odd stuff" is kept in stock....MudUK stuff can be hard to get....
-ships fast
-did some custom parts modifications for me

BP of Utah

Atlantic British

Expedition Outfitters
-really unique things




Some users to mention:

Many D90 members (thanks!)
-thanks for light guards front and rear
-cross member tire supported carrier (not body attachement at all...superb)
-keys
-data on things/advice
-don't remember all of them but thumbs up to
Rosproline157 (some (not all of them) light guards)
Helobubba (keys)
budzny (sold me a hitch he never used and when it was not available due to something out of his control paypal'ed my funds back in seconds)
Others with advice. Some with humor.









(these are people or stores that I have worked with over and over and over and over and over....not just once or twice)





My sincere advice to anyone reading this: if you are not an expert already, either find a person like these guys to build/buy a truck from OR pay them to go look at your truck and evaluate it. They value their reputation and will charge for their time, but it is money well spent. These cars have so many ways to hide costs that I think it is worth doing...anyway, if you cannot afford to "invest 300 or so in a PPI, can you really afford these trucks at all?....just a thought. Even if you are an expert, these are emotional purchases and having someone be removed from that set of emotions is a good way to protect your money.

PS: None of the people above knew ahead of time I was posting this.


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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Lucky 8
-lots of armor and such and very willing to help when complex, large mixtures of parts were needed
-ship fast
100% backing on this statement. Great to talk to. Organizes a fun event at RC and will help you get the things that you need. Justin is awesome.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:09 PM
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Trevor at Rovahfarm is the #1 go-to guy on my list of vendors. If only all parts houses were like him. Well, they aren't. #best.
I will also give an honorable mention to Craddocks. They have always treated me right, got me my stuff in a week or so, and saved my hundreds and hundreds of dollars. They ship cheaper than many domestic sources.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Might I suggest adding their forum name if they are a Source member so that the new guys who really could use this list know who the heck you all are referring to instead of "Bill, Mike, and Bob?" .
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:43 PM
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Everyone knows what vendors are good, it would be nice if we could track the private individuals like myself that buy and sale stuff. I've bought white a bit from members on the board and have always had good luck. I can't think of all the people on here I've bought from.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:03 PM
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I can't believe I forgot Justin at Lucky8, always had top notch service from him.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Everyone knows what vendors are good, it would be nice if we could track the private individuals like myself that buy and sale stuff. I've bought white a bit from members on the board and have always had good luck. I can't think of all the people on here I've bought from.
Agree. It is the regular guys (and Ducati and Teri) peddling stuff back and forth that is fun and defines these forums. Who doesn't like heading home, finding a nondescript box waiting, and not having a clue what you just purchased other than it must be Defender related.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 11:03 PM
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At the risk of adding to a stale thread, I'd like to share my positive experiences working with Trevor at Roverlab (British 4x4s).

When I was recently in the market for a Series truck, he objectively answered questions and gave advice on trucks that he wasn't representing. Once I purchased a '65 109 SW, he thoroughly reviewed the truck, evaluated/repaired/updated it, and worked with me to find solutions to get it to suit my needs (and charged me fairly).

Great communication, honest, and truly recommended.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Dave Lucas (dave_lucas) was really great to deal with. Fast shipping and excellent care in packaging and protection of the goods. Good communication. Many thanks!

I also have had really good luck with Trevor at RovahFarm, he's kind of a household name.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Andrew and Jeff, thanks for the kind words! Always a pleasure....
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Old June 6th, 2013, 01:43 PM
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Andrew at UK Motors in Felton, PA is great, honest and reasonable.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 05:44 PM
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This thread needs to be STICKY and needs to have the bs deleted and the positive and negative feedback for everyone to review

Ive never been stuck in nearly 11 years of messing around on the forums. I know I have been a PITA to deal with but this is a great community.
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