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Old 04-12-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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My Bonny got rear-ended at a stop light. Insurance cut a check $900. I have been waiting on E-bay for a GXP rear bumper cover at a good price, but hasn't happened. Note that shipping bumpers seems to run about $80.

Found a SSEi bumper cover, local, for under $250. They will paint and install for another $250. Out the door for $500. One thing I like is it seems all they do is bumper covers and have a 100% positive E-bay rating for over 600 bumpers.

Anyone see anything I am overlooking?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BUMPE...Q5fAccessories
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Nice price on the bumper, and they say never cracked. One thing you want to watch out for. They are so thin, repairs to cracks never hold up.
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I got both y front and rear skins from these guys. They delivered fast and they were ready to install...just needed paint.
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Thanks for the input/ comments Gents.

Went to Bumper City in person. The owner wanted to show me around- he does have 4 floors of bumper covers and states that is all he does. He added he has exclusively worked on bumpers since he was 19- he is is in 40'*. I would say the place is neat- but does lack some processes. An example is he has over 100k bumpers in stock- yet he has no inventory system, remembers them in is mind.

He ended up selling a me a GXP bumper, painted and installed, including tax for $523.00 I am happy but will have some concern on quality control.
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that'* good considering just the cover alone from GM is $526
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post up some pics when its done! cant wait to see it!
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