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I agree with the previous post re. FleaBay. Outstanding deals are fewer and fewer every day. Some good deals remain though.

BUT I'm sure I'm not the only one who is noticing the 20-40% increases in parts from the dealers.

I should have started the resto six months ago.

Have you compared the prices of sheetmetal six months ago to what it's listed for today? OUCH!

I think it's now a race with the NLA clock.

mac.

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Hi Mac,

I think I met you at the Windy City Fest last year. My pleasure.

Yes it is true the deals come far & few in between. They are still out there as you say. You have to search a lot harder now.

I agree on the Dealer pricing also. It seems like all the pricing has gone through the roof from Fleabay, Dealers & even to the private individuals selling parts. I was noticing that for the last 7 months.

We all probably wish we would have started that resto last year. I have to finish up all my projects and then I have said I will buy finished vehicles as I will save in the long run.

We all know how that goes though and no one will take the time to do it as we would as we are all perfectionist.

Catch 22.

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Maybe it's just our side of the pond. In Germany, Ebay appears to be working as an auction, whereas it's mostly a "parts for sale at my price" over here.

Look at this auction for instance; who over here would auction this and start off at $2 with no reserve?

http://cgi.ebay.de/Bremskraftverstaerker-T-51-BMW-2002-ti-tii-Alpina_W0QQitemZ160396316795QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutoteile_Zubeh%C3%B6r?hash=item25585d907b

There are bargains to be had over there, but the shipping kills the deal unfortunately.

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That is true Les.

I get most if not all of my parts for one particular vehicle from abroad. The dollar sucks, but even so and the killer shipping I find that I just can't get them cheaper on this side of the pond.

Another group of us buy and utilize any & everybody that is shipping a car or any container for that matter to use the maximum space in their container.

I wish for the strong dollar days to return so bad.

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My son-in-law is in the Air Force. He recently had the oportunity of a posting in Germany; he opted for Afghanistan instead. I could have wacked him!

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