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How much would this cost to repair?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by claymc, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:43 AM
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    claymc

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190386037349

    I'm thinking of bidding on this truck. As you can see, on the front bumper there is a dent. The seller tells me its a $150 repair. I wanted to see if you guys thing that's an accurate figure or not. Sounds pretty cheap to me.
    You can't tell from the pics but there is some paint damage besides just the dent. So how much should it cost for the repair?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:45 AM
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    JimBeam

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    personally...thats not something id even explore repairing...mainly because it wouldnt bother me too much

    also...im really sketchy about buying a vehicle on ebay...im just not sure i have enough trust in people to do it
     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    sooner07

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    MY thought is if it only costs $150 to repair, it should have been repaired before listing it. Might be a sketchy half-assed repair and you'd be stuck with it since he is saying he'd have it done after the vehicle is purchased.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Duck760

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    idk about buying cars off ebay but I love it for parts and goods haha... and once you get it just save some cash and buy a new better bumper...
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    claymc

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    The truck is a bank repo, so that's why it wasn't repaired. I work for a bank and we never repair anything before we sell one. The most we might do is wash it.
    The good thing is live close to the seller. I went to look at the truck the other day. Looks very nice besides the one ding.

    What does a front bumper/paint cost these days?
     
  6. Apr 8, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    luni

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    More than an offroad bumper.

    Unless you want a Timberland Mica bumper, I know where you can get one of those real cheap:D
     
  7. Apr 8, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    Doc.SS

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    I bought 4 cars off ebay without issue, 3 of which I only saw the pictures on the ad.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Just buy an offroad bumper. And omg it has a Fram filter on it poor Taco!!! :eek:
     
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