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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%
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  1. Dec 28, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    #1
    fibertop

    fibertop [OP] Well-Known Member

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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. Dec 28, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    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. Dec 28, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    gupster88

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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. Dec 28, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    jlvhrse

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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. Dec 28, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    outlaw7

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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. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Jigzor

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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. Dec 29, 2009 at 1:05 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    +1 for awesome Wet Okole GB!
     
  8. Dec 29, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    +2 for awesome Wet Okole GB!
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 at 4:23 AM
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    95SLE

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    X3 and it took me a while to do the install as well.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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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. Dec 29, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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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. Dec 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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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. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    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. Jan 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    64Wildcat

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

    Denis
     
  15. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    My68ur8trd

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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. Jan 25, 2010 at 4:51 AM
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    shrekdaogre

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    I partcipated in the Wet Okole and the Total Chaos UCA group buy. Everything went fine.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    Zac808

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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. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    jdkeller

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    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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