US to UK exchange program? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old March 14th, 2009, 06:47 AM
tomaco1's Avatar
tomaco1
Status: Offline
T.mac
83 110
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 3,694
Registry
US to UK exchange program?

What about finding a site like the D90 Source in the Uk thats dedicated to a truck/car from the US? A little ""Quid pro Quo" (sp) If they need parts from a US dealer/junkyard/whatever we could help them, and if we need something from the UK they could help us.
I just love to Quote Hannibal Lecter!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old March 14th, 2009, 07:39 AM
discoinjapan's Avatar
discoinjapan
Status: Offline
Michael Bruzga
93 D1/ 94 D90 ST/96 D1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Yokosuka, Japan VIA PA
Posts: 149
What's the difference from ordering from a supplier over there?

Just saying

Actually it would cost more since they would have to pay VAT.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 14th, 2009, 08:31 AM
tomaco1's Avatar
tomaco1
Status: Offline
T.mac
83 110
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 3,694
Registry
I'm talking about 2nd hand, little stuff, ebayuk, craigslist, junkyard. Just an idea
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old March 14th, 2009, 09:42 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
Good idea!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 14th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,839
Registry
I have been able to buy trucks and parts where international bidders where blocked or the seller of a part won't ship it outside the Uk. There are a couple of guys on this board who will handle that for you as necessary- just another hurdle when dealing with some Brits.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 14th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Buyrovers's Avatar
Buyrovers
Status: Offline
Chuck Leimone
1984 Land Rover 110 Soft Top
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 501
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maryland 110
I have been able to buy trucks and parts where international bidders where blocked or the seller of a part won't ship it outside the Uk. There are a couple of guys on this board who will handle that for you as necessary- just another hurdle when dealing with some Brits.
x2.


C-
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 14th, 2009, 12:57 PM
61rover's Avatar
61rover
Status: Offline
John Crouse
'93 NAS D110 (#8) / '61 Series II
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,116
Registry
UK Parts

I've been on a UK parts binge. The exchange rate was at 1.38 this week. I remember when it was 2.4 and higher. This won't last forever.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old March 14th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Stmpede's Avatar
Stmpede
Status: Offline
Andrew Najarian
'93 NAS D110 #43
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 2,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by 61rover
I've been on a UK parts binge. The exchange rate was at 1.38 this week. I remember when it was 2.4 and higher. This won't last forever.
Yeah, me too! I bought my winch bumper and swing away tire carrier as well as a number of smaller items recently because the exchange rate was so favorable.
__________________
"I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me." - Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old March 14th, 2009, 10:27 PM
D90DRC
Status: Offline
D Cantrell
1997 D90SW
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Quasi Indigent
Posts: 553
Why is it such a problem for some of the Brits vendors to ship internationally?

I found George at Rover Down South can get you most any thing Land Rover... Id rather help out our US vendors... Besides 9 times out 10 the dam Brits wont return a call or email

Follow-up Post:

Quote:
Originally Posted by 61rover
I've been on a UK parts binge. The exchange rate was at 1.38 this week. I remember when it was 2.4 and higher. This won't last forever.
The rates are the best ive seen in many years, but the dam shipping charges kill any real value...
__________________
Still waiting for the Hope and Change to start
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old March 17th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Ren Ching's Avatar
Ren Ching
Status: Offline
Skinny Pete
'84 90 "Yamelo"/'88 RRC "Chewbacca"
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Downtown
Posts: 4,696
Registry
Sometimes. But that has not been the experience of myself and others.

Quote:
Originally Posted by D90DRC
The rates are the best ive seen in many years, but the dam shipping charges kill any real value...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old March 17th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,839
Registry
Ren Chings 90 would be a good example. International bidders blocked- got that handled. Then refuses to deliver it anywhere- got that handled as well. Shipping- especially vehicles is @ an record low level right now due to the global economy. The shipping companies are more than willing to wheel and deal in order to get the little business they can as we saw Wallenius drop their quote by over a 100gbp.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 17th, 2009, 10:27 AM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
I've always been nonplussed by UK vendors that don't return emails or phone calls. Seems if you can't drop by the shop, then they've got no use for you.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old March 17th, 2009, 10:37 AM
landrovered's Avatar
landrovered
Status: Offline
S. Smith
72 Series III 109 Diesel
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Under my truck!
Posts: 753
If I get one response out of ten from UK vendors then I am impressed. They have the worst customer relations, it can be very frustrating.
__________________
72 Series III 109 SW Diesel, 03 RR, 98 Porsche 986, 01 Porsche 986 3.6 L
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old March 17th, 2009, 10:48 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
Tell me about it. Waiting to hear back from a seller on ebay.co.uk but have low expectations...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old March 17th, 2009, 10:57 AM
Stmpede's Avatar
Stmpede
Status: Offline
Andrew Najarian
'93 NAS D110 #43
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 2,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by D90DRC
I found George at Rover Down South can get you most any thing Land Rover... Id rather help out our US vendors...

The rates are the best ive seen in many years, but the dam shipping charges kill any real value...
Yeah, George is great, but he doesn't carry everything. If there is something I can't get from the dealer I generally call him because I'd also rather support him and Stephen than RN (plus they are usually a little cheaper), but they don't carry accessories like swing away tire carriers, winch bumpers etc.

Shipping used to be a deal breaker, but when the exchange rate dropped, US vendors didn't lower their prices to discourage importation. For example, AB still charges a bloody fortune for stainless hardware you can buy pretty inexpensively from Stig's and have shipped here.
__________________
"I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me." - Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old March 17th, 2009, 11:19 AM
landrovered's Avatar
landrovered
Status: Offline
S. Smith
72 Series III 109 Diesel
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Under my truck!
Posts: 753
George...

Boy that is a loaded subject. I enjoy paying to be cursed at, really I do.
__________________
72 Series III 109 SW Diesel, 03 RR, 98 Porsche 986, 01 Porsche 986 3.6 L
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old March 21st, 2009, 09:30 PM
D90DRC
Status: Offline
D Cantrell
1997 D90SW
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Quasi Indigent
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgalpin
Tell me about it. Waiting to hear back from a seller on ebay.co.uk but have low expectations...
eBay and the UK lately most of the sellers I aks will not ship to the US... I don't know what going on with that...

Follow-up Post:

Quote:
Originally Posted by landrovered
George...

Boy that is a loaded subject. I enjoy paying to be cursed at, really I do.
Ive never had a bad experience dealing with George. But if that happened to me that would be my last dime in his wallet. I don't give second chances to rude customer service, on the other hand I don't want your money if your a rude customer.....
__________________
Still waiting for the Hope and Change to start
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old March 21st, 2009, 09:38 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
The day George stops having fun running RDS is the day he closes the place. If you're being cursed at, then you're already a customer, and for all intents and purposes a friend.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:34 AM
diesel_jim's Avatar
diesel_jim
Status: Offline
Jamie Austin
1992 110 Td5 CSW & 1989 MB G-Wagen
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 1,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by D90DRC
Why is it such a problem for some of the Brits vendors to ship internationally?
Yeah, i wonder why that is too... they're losing out on lots of trade just because they're too f-kin idle to go to the post office or sort out a courier.

Whenever i sell stuff on ebay, i don't care where it gets sent to... the buyer pays the postage anyway, and i have to take it to the post office regardless of if it's going 10 miles down the road or to Australia.

If any of you guys have hassle getting stuff sent over from here (UK) then, as i've offered before, feel free to get items sent to my home/work address and i'll forward it on to you.(although posting a whole truck might need some planning...

Quote:
I've always been nonplussed by UK vendors that don't return emails or phone calls. Seems if you can't drop by the shop, then they've got no use for you.
I get the same problem when emailing UK companies here... why bother having a snazzy website or email address if you just ignore it. people say "well, just phone"... yeah, I could do that, but I choose to email, and obviously "they" are willing to accept emails so why not answer?

Although not all vendors are like that... Devon 4x4, Ashcrofts, Gigglepin and evans(Protection & performance), to name a few, are exceptional in getting back with in-depth replies... not one liners like "ring 01234 23223244!"
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old March 22nd, 2009, 10:47 AM
dave_lucas's Avatar
dave_lucas
Status: Offline
Dave Lucas
None
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: CO USA
Posts: 3,126
I had one person tell me the following.

Go take a piss you F%^&*

All I did was ask what the reg date was on a 110 that I was looking to buy
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Obama brother refused entry to UK Departing90 Misc. Chit-Chat 27 April 23rd, 2009 03:03 PM
Expedition Exchange shawnpalmer Misc. Chit-Chat 155 June 4th, 2007 10:56 AM
Take action before Feb. 1 !! dmarchand Trips, Trails and Events 0 January 23rd, 2004 03:30 PM
Convex Mirrors from Expedition Exchange chrisvonc Misc. Chit-Chat 13 December 6th, 2003 12:28 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Copyright