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Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Sat 03.09.2016, 19:57

Thought I'd start a new topic for people asking extortionate prices for M100 bits 'n bobs. This simple switch is going to take some beating :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-M1 ... SwExJXohkC
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Re: Taking the proverbial

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 04.09.2016, 02:29

Subtle difference between those two. First is a ridiculous Buy it Now price, plus £10 postage, for a switch ! Second is an auction that starts at quite a high price and a couple of bidders want it so much they take it to a silly price.

Think I need to sort out my boxes of spare bits and get posting on ebay .. :lol:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

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Re: Taking the proverbial

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Sun 04.09.2016, 11:19

Rambo wrote:Thought I'd start a new topic for people asking extortionate prices for M100 bits 'n bobs. This simple switch is going to take some beating :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-M1 ... SwExJXohkC


Are these discontinued or something ? Aren't the standard VX parts ?
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby dapinky » Sun 04.09.2016, 11:29

simonbuk wrote:Are these discontinued or something ? Aren't the standard VX parts ?


They are getting harder to find, and probably no longer available from a UK Vauxhall dealer....

..... however, they do come up quite often on ebay germany site (and UK sometimes).

There are a few held by various LEC members for a much better price if none availlable at the time you need one.

Most are the Vauxhall version (with the triangle symbol in white), but the switch is the same.

The triangle symbol is part of a small square of plastic which just pushes into the switch housing, so you can just take the one out of your (broken) Lotus switch and fit it to the working 'new' switch.

(or pay DVB a fortune for this item :lol: )
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Sun 04.09.2016, 21:30

Can a second hand cam sensor really be worth this much second hand ? How much is a new one FFS ?!

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Sun 04.09.2016, 23:15

simonbuk wrote:Can a second hand cam sensor really be worth this much second hand ? How much is a new one FFS ?!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-M1 ... SwhOdXobo6


I paid £318 for a new one a year ago.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 04.09.2016, 23:38

Lotus is showing them as available in the current price book at £262.67 + VAT. A100E6020H That is a NEW one!
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby donsladek » Mon 05.09.2016, 01:49

Here is an Isuzu CAS, p/n 801103818, new, for $118.66...

http://www.isuzupartscenter.com/parts/1 ... eid=216496
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Simon_P » Mon 05.09.2016, 09:17

donsladek wrote:Here is an Isuzu CAS, p/n 801103818, new, for $118.66...

http://www.isuzupartscenter.com/parts/1 ... eid=216496


I have bad experience of that company. They don't keep stock, what they can get takes months to come from Japan, when it does arrive it is not as advertised, and their response was not our problem. It is actually a Kia dealer. Luckily they couldn't get most of what I needed so I only lost $200.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 05.09.2016, 14:36

donsladek wrote:Here is an Isuzu CAS, p/n 801103818, new, for $118.66...

http://www.isuzupartscenter.com/parts/1 ... eid=216496

My experience has been that they don't have most of the parts they claim to have. If you get them to order anything, the price is almost always higher (sometimes two to three times higher) than the internet "search price". They are using a very OLD price book and Isuzu no longer has a USA based master warehouse.

I know the CAS is still available from Lotus and SJs is quoting the same £262.57 as the current price book.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby donsladek » Mon 05.09.2016, 15:54

John and Simon -

Good feedback! A good example of "don't believe everything you see on the Internet" :roll:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 05.09.2016, 16:37

donsladek wrote:John and Simon -

Good feedback! A good example of "don't believe everything you see on the Internet" :roll:


:agree: There is a seller on UK ebay that lists Bailey DV30 RDV with posting saying "PLEASE NOTE ALL BAILEY DUMP VALVES WILL TAKE 2-3 WEEKS DUE TO DELAY AT BAILEY SORRY FOR ANY INCONVINIENCE". (Their spelling, not mine.)

I bought my first direct from Bailey in 2003 so phoned them and was told 'haven't made it for years and not scheduled to in the near future.." so think delay might be more than a couple of weeks. I bought secondhand via ebay.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby rip » Mon 05.09.2016, 17:31

We all know what DVB are like.
They will continue to charge their high prices as long as people keep buying them.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Mon 05.09.2016, 22:21

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291835291076
£100 higher than the last time I saw one ... (but for that price at least you have and odd (?) perspex cover :-D )
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Wed 07.09.2016, 20:36

Can two pieces of plastic really be worth 80 quid ? F*cking hell.............I'll stick to orange lenses thanks.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-ES ... SwBahVLlKO
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Wed 07.09.2016, 21:12

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Wed 07.09.2016, 21:15

"Really good used condition"

5p short of 100 squid. 'Avin a larrff :roll:

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