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Group Buy experience poll

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by fibertop, Dec 28, 2009.

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What was your Group Buy experience like?

Poll closed Jan 27, 2010.
  1. Very good experience and value!

    52.6%
  2. OK experience but with issues.

    5.1%
  3. Bad experience, will think twice next time.

    2.6%
  4. It's easier and just as cheap to source it myself.

    7.7%
  5. I Haven't participated in one but I plan too.

    32.1%
  1. fibertop

    fibertop [OP] Well-Known Member

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    roger
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    Just wondering what your experience has been with any group buys you have participated in. Were they worthwhile for you? Do you think you got a good deal. After consideration of freight costs, ability to quickly get replacements for defective parts, and vendor responsiveness etc,. would you think twice next time? I'm not looking for actual group buy names but feel free if you want.
     
  2. ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    I've never participated...I've heard some bad stories but it was never because of the members...it was the seller :cool:
     
  3. gupster88

    gupster88 Well-Known Member

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    i was in on the wet okole group buy back in march or april. it went great and i saved a lot of money. but ive also heard some pretty bad horror stories too. its kind of a luck of the hand type of thing
     
  4. jlvhrse

    jlvhrse Well-Known Member

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    I was in the last WO group buy and was very pleased! Got a great deal and it did not take too horribly long for me to get them.. now getting them installed is a whole nother story!
     
  5. outlaw7

    outlaw7 Well-Known Member

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    been in on 2 hid gb's and the wet okole gb. all 3 went well. had a prob with one of my bi-xenon hid's on the taco and i had a replacement from slimcubby and hid's back up and running within a week. very pleased with the groupbuys so far.
     
  6. Jigzor

    Jigzor Well-Known Member

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    Slimcubby's GB goes smoothly every time. One bad bulb and had a replacement 2 days later. Great customer service!
     
  7. Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    +1 for awesome Wet Okole GB!
     
  8. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    +2 for awesome Wet Okole GB!
     
  9. 95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

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    X3 and it took me a while to do the install as well.
     
  10. Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    ive been in one two Slimcubby HID group buys and both were great. and also a grillcraft one as well
     
  11. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    i've got in on a few- URD short shifter, HIDs, all pro rear bumper, Pop-n-lock, etc... all my experiences have been good.
     
  12. oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Got in on 2 Grillcraft group buys, both saved me a few bucks and service was fine. I even got a tee shirt thrown in on the first one.
     
  13. Stillfly199

    Stillfly199 ( . )( . )

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    Im one of the rare ones that had a good experience in the revenge fab group buy. Wouldnt buy from him again due to what everyone else has gone through, but cheap and got the sliders relatively quick.
     
  14. 64Wildcat

    64Wildcat Ancient or so i'm told

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    Did the Wet Okole group buy,went off with out a hitch!

    Denis
     
  15. My68ur8trd

    My68ur8trd Well-Known Member Vendor

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    I have participated and hosted group buys

    I have saved some cash participating.

    hosting them is a different story, you get everyone jumping on it, then its kind of a pain when it comes times to actually complete the order. not a huge deal, but a PITA sometimes

    If they go smoothly, group buys are a nice option

    Justin
     
  16. shrekdaogre

    shrekdaogre Well-Known Member

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    Toy Tec Ultimate Lift, TC UCA's, Wet Okole seat covers, bed mat , tail gate ext.
    I partcipated in the Wet Okole and the Total Chaos UCA group buy. Everything went fine.
     
  17. Zac808

    Zac808 Custom User Title

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    Great experience and value through a Toytec Group Buy. Neubs was the lead and kept a very open line of communication.
     
  18. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    I have been in hid, grillcraft, arb strap, tc uca, sliders, pop n lock and maybe a few others.

    They go well most of the time. As long as Its a reputed member and seller you should be fine.
     
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