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Overpriced Junk Yards Yuck

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#1 cole098


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Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:36 PM

Boy today I was at a junkyard that has a mint Brat passenger side door... So I ask what is the price.. The guy tells me 75.00 bucks for a door... WOW....
And earlier before I ask about the prices he tells me "Oh the older subaru's with a spay painted X are going to the crusher soon so get what I need..... Ya think the goof would of said " Gee I can at least make somethin on this car before I crush it and take like 35 bucks or somethin for it.. Not price gouge me with a outrageous price like that... Needless to say I turned and walked away... I hope he chokes on it LOL
And here I was thinking I found a new place that was reasonable for us to buy from.... NOT
Guess Im use to prices liek 25 a door....
Boy I feel better now that I vented.. LOL

#2 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:39 PM

Brat, Hatch, and Coupe doors are all the same - glass is the only difference.


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Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:40 PM

has been a topic of its own, pocket parts!

#4 iamtheq


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:38 AM

Can I ask which JY it was so I don't go there? I see you're in Pottsville. I'm in East Greenville, so it's possible that we'd frequent the same yards.

#5 ShawnW


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:48 AM

$75 for a mint rust free door isnt that rediculous especially if it has all the interior panels and the window regulator is decent.

Could be ESPECIALLY reasonable if the paint code matches your car and it has no dings. Odds of that, about zero. :)

Sorry to be a terd about your rant.

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:13 AM

I bought 2 fenders, a complete rear tailgate, a hood, and some rear suspension pieces all rust free with a few dings, for 50 bucks. So I'd have walked away as well

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:15 AM

wow thats cheap, try over here, 175 buck cdn for a Legacy door.


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 10:52 AM

Double edged sword of sorts....

$75 is not bad for something MINT that you can't find on the east coast anymore.At least a door with all its parts,in and out.I'd have offered $30-40 and if need be,meet him around $60

But you're right,most yards are a huge rip off around here.

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 10:57 AM

i've found at this yard behind my house, if its a soob part (especially an 80's part) the guy always starts high, and you can offer him less and haggle for a few seconds and get it at pretty decent price..

i mean if you were sellin stuff for a living you'd set your prices hihg, to get those people that don't care. but would take less if offered less..

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:12 AM

prices here: (hard to find ea81 type parts rust free)

door: $50
glass: $25-30
Bumper: $25
Anything Electrical (switches, etc): $25 to start
PS Pump: $25
Headlights: $15 (removeable bulb type)
Radiator: $50
Tail lights: $20-30
Marker Lights: $10
Turn signals: $10-20
Rear Diff: $150
Motor: $350
Trans: $275

you can haggle with prices a bit, especially if you are getting multiple items or you are a regular :)

And this is the only official pull your self yard, and about the only one that gets older stuff. the other yards won't touch the older stuff.



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Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:00 PM

I got a rollbar, all of a brats trim, and t-tops for $50.

EDIT: (He was drunk though):D

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 02:25 PM

I stick w/ small JY, they appreciate the business. There a ton of them in central PA. Harry's is over-rated! Alex, did you ever see all the beer cans in the yard cars, drinking on the job is one of there bennies.



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Posted 17 February 2004 - 02:59 PM

yep, there were cans allover the place, This was at hoovers, ever heard of it?

he was driving this huge loader, with beer in hand, tore the gas tank out of a car and started to crush it, gas spewed everywhere! the drunk rump roast forgot to drain the tank.:rolleyes:

#14 cole098


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:57 PM

Well the place was called FARNSWORTH AUTO PARTS in Fredericksburg, Pa
I guess if I had a brat and really needed that door I would have spent that amount... They also had two caps for a brat one low and one med Ht.. They also had a junker turbo Brat but I didnt look at the engine....

#15 hassey


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:15 PM

A door here at a local Junk yard is $32.00 either Good, Fair, or poor, condition


For those of you in Colo. this is one of the cleanest and neatest junk yards around. All the cars are on stands, and in neat rows.
and seperateted in Ford, Chevy, Imports, Ect ect


#16 Partsman


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:42 PM

Just remember - EVERYTHING is negotiable at a junkyard. Call him up and lowball him a price - can't be that much demand for it if they are going to crush it. The guy was probably disappointed you didn't come back with "I'll offer you $20 for it!" It's like being in a third world country purchasing stuff - haggle!

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 10:23 PM

Where is this place! I need to check out the turbo brat before the vultures swoop in.

#18 cole098


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:07 PM

Its called Farnsworth Auto Parts
its located at 71 farnsworth drive fredericksburg pa 17026
phone 717-933-8118
You can call me if you wanna meet up Stupidru...570-527-0602 cell
One of the guys on the board wants the door so Im gonna try and help him out to get it... Im gonna call them and see if I can talk him down like you guys said... They dont have any ea81 wagons..... they have actually two coupes and maybe two hatches.. Oh and close by there is a lady that has a ea81 wagon in her yard non 4wd with power windows.. I think she would give it away but not part it out.. I didnt look at it too good oher than the inside.. color is blue.....

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:07 PM

Off topic, but I was quoted $100 for a 10 year old Buick Speedometer cluster.

If you look stupid and ask stupid questions, that's what you get. I did. These days, I make them an offer first.

#20 cole098


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:22 PM

Gee, LOL are you saying I look stupid ????? I may be just a dumb coal cracker ..... Joe

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 07:48 AM

you got mail! I'm selling my 2 turbo cars, just tired of looking at them, need a change, there both waiting for tax returns! So I'll be looking for a different SOOB soon. Is turbo brat worth looking at?

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