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Anyone know where the people get these?!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by EternaaL, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. EternaaL

    EternaaL Registered Member

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    So im looking for an engine to swap on my Honda civic looking for a b16, b18c or k20a..and im looking on Ebay and these guys are saying it was taken out of the car in Japan and shipped to here. So I was seeing if anyone knew where they order these at? If I could get their hookup then id be able to get it for cheaper than what their selling it for, since only idiots would sell it for cheaper on ebay or even the same price really lol, so anyone know?
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Where are you based ? Most jap part exporters are breaking cars and selling by the pallet. They save money by filling containers with lots of engines. Bringing in one at a time will cost you too much in shipping costs.
     
  3. EternaaL

    EternaaL Registered Member

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    US and I never really thought about it that way...huhhh :/
     
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    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    be carefull with alibaba though, I have heard some dodgy stuff with them in the past
     
  6. Duffers5000

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    If you register with any of the bigger exporters. Google IBC. Nichibo, heiwa or yamagin they will quote you for used parts.

    Still think shipping is going to be too expensive unless you are buying in bulk.
     
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    True. Gotta judge the individual salesman. I've had 100% success with them in the past, eletronic stuff, computer parts, etc, always bought in small quantities from small dealers. But there are some quite obvious scams you gotta watch out for, if you've been around ebay and the likes you can easily tell.


    Good point, yes. If living in America, he'd probably have better luck buying those engines locally. Plenty of Japanese parts available on the market.
     
  8. Faded

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    alibaba is fine for bulk sales. Lots of legit companies. but if you are trying to go small, then it is risky since finding a good vendor costs money. make sure you do due diligence and hire a good agent. better yet, go there yourself.
     
  9. unclemike

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    What you really have to consider about drop shipping agents is that their buying in bulk and are not make a fortune per item
    but dealing in quantity. Even if you find their source they might not sell just one and the shipping cost would be crazy.