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Old 03-23-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MakeTrack=true

this is store in miami, you think its a good deal??? 150bucks isnt bad at all! hope its good i wanna go get one


*EDIT* i emailed them to see if they have one for the bonnie.. ill let you guys know!
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Good deal if they come with a good warranty.
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It'll fit, ours are the CS-130 and 130D. CS-130D is 1994+ but 94-96 some were and some weren't. CS130 was 86-96. I believe the difference was mostly internal and a few external improvements, but that they're swappable. If they are, you'll want the D. Good price too, especially for 200 amps.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MakeTrack=true

this is store in miami, you think its a good deal??? 150bucks isnt bad at all! hope its good i wanna go get one
WHOA Big fella! Let'* take a little closer look here:

1) They're not $150; they're $135.95 if you want to wait a week for the endlessly-repeating "auction" listing to expire, or $155.95 for Buy It Now.

2) The Shipping and Handling by Priority Mail comes to a whopping $35.85 to the Chicago area, and probably elsewhere as well. That'* enough to mail a 29-pound package! Even 15 pounds can go Priority Mail for less than twenty bucks. Looks like there may be a little more Handling than Shipping going on here; how expensive should it be to slap a mailing label on a factory-packed alternator box?

I'm sure they'll have the right size for the Bonne, but I'm a little skeptical about how great a deal this really is when it'* all said and done. If you open the box and they've goofed something up, or flat-out sent the wrong one, or it turns out to be a refurbished one or something like that, it'* a long way back to Miami. Aren't there any other AC-Delco outlets near you that could beat those prices? After all, you're not trying to locate vintage parts; you're ordering new ones that are being distributed nationwide through all the usual channels.
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Advance Auto for the 140 amp,AC Delco with the lifetime warrenty, and its cheaper than the E bay one
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Without a 3-year warranty, forget it.

Buy the AC Delco. I wouldn't buy an Alternator off Ebay for 20 bucks. Our cars are VERY picky about alts. Buy it from a trusted, known source with 2 or 3 year warranty.
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EDIT:

Ask for their 'warranty disclaimer' and post it here.

Want a 160 or 200 amp alternator with proven performance and beefed up bearings (our #1 failure)? With a proven warranty? Great customer service?

www.mralternator.com

We're running at least a dozen here, including in my SSEi.
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Buy the AC Delco. I wouldn't buy an Alternator off Ebay for 20 bucks. Our cars are VERY picky about alts.
Picky??? No, they aren't; they eat _all_ of them.

Har!

I'm here until Thursday! Try the veal!
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EDIT:

Ask for their 'warranty disclaimer' and post it here.

Want a 160 or 200 amp alternator with proven performance and beefed up bearings (our #1 failure)? With a proven warranty? Great customer service?

www.mralternator.com

We're running at least a dozen here, including in my SSEi.
damn that is nice.. but 220bucks?? its onky 160amp.... thanks but ill try advance autos for now. i dont have 220 to get one :X
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