What is the problem with Cord people and parts?

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16 Mar 2006 20:58 #4533 by Slate
Slate created the topic: What is the problem with Cord people and parts?
AGAIN! I had a problem with buying WAYYY overpriced, pieces of crap where people are dishonest/not forthcoming!

Note: if it looks like junk and it came from a cord, it's still junk!! (and not worth ten times a similar item from another car of the period)

Reason #498,709,847 I am not restoring the drive train to original.

It's unfortunate, but now I seem to have a rather skeptical view of folks (at least initially) selling anything cord related. I've been burned too much on this.

Another reason to have a cord-related services parts section of this website where others can be made aware of those dishonest folks, and more importantly, the honest ones.


Rant over.

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18 Mar 2006 03:38 #4540 by acdclubadmin
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Slate wrote: AGAIN! I had a problem with buying WAYYY overpriced, pieces of crap where people are dishonest/not forthcoming!


Can you be a little more specific?

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18 Mar 2006 17:24 #4549 by Lee Titus
Lee Titus replied the topic: Why cord parts cost so much
When you have such a limited production car, such as the 1936-1937 Cord. you do not have much choice of used items that you might need. I have only been involved with buying Cord parts sense 2003, but have had very good success and have as a new Cord owner enjoyed talking to Cord owners and learning all I can about these wonderful cars....Lee Titus

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23 Mar 2006 17:10 #4579 by Slate
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I was told the part was in "great shape". Not true - was falling apart. Was told that it was a specific type of interior part (otherwise I wouldn't have paid EIGHT TIMES the cost of a similar found Cord part on eB**). It was not - I kept notes of our conversation. I paid more than double to get it shipped to me vs. what it cost to ship back - in a box with only 4 sides and little shrink wrap. It was packed so well that the part was literally scraping the floor when it came in the door (on 2 sides).

Part #2 was supposedly the "good one" of the two he had - missing bolts (he said they were there), a portion of it will require replacement/repair. paid WAY too much based on his description.

next time - for most people, no picture - no deal.

There may be just a few bad apples, but you know how the saying goes...........

Personally, I could not act this way, especially toward a relatively small community of fellow car enthusiasts. But I suppose it's every man for himself to a degree nowadays.

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