1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

screwed by guy on TC.com, sold me some shot shocks.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by lepedog23, Sep 15, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sep 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM
    #1
    lepedog23

    lepedog23 [OP] Taco Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Member:
    #34221
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Huntington Park
    Vehicle:
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 trying to rebuild ***Sold2001 DC Tacoma. Stock. Salvage Title MOD.
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 ***Sold 2001 Tacoma, Salvage Title MOD. ***Sold 2010 Tacoma doublecab prerunner
    hey guys just wanting some advice, i bought some used leeper shocks from another member on here. he said he bought them off another member off of here for 300 bucks, he said he was told they were in good condition but needed to be rebuilt. i messaged the guy that sold them to him, and he said the guy that sold them to me, told him leeper mfg checked out the shocks and that they just needed to be recharged.

    so i bought them from him for 120, he told me he had never had them checked out, but that leeper mfg would rebuild them for free due to leeper mfg saying they would rebuild for free(i guess leeper mfg owed him a favor).

    its been about 2 months but i finally had made some time 2 weeks ago to go to leeper mfg, spoke with dave leeper he said he knew the kid that sold them to me but didnt say would rebuild for free and said he didnt rebuild anymore shocks for a long time now.

    i had been texting/messaging the guy that sold them to me for the last 2 months or so and he wouldnt reply, so i didnt think nothing of it.
    i took the shocks last week to trent hauber who did most of the rebuilds @ icon/donahoe and many other places. he emails me this week and says the shocks are shot.
    so i send a message to the guy that sold them to me and tell him to text me, he finally replies back after i tell him i will put him on blast since he sells stuff on here. i told him the problem and he says he paid 300 and that he lost more on them than i did at 120. i told him atleast give me half back and he said no. this guy seems like a good person the one i bought them from but he said i bought them as is.

    trent says they're no good and i will end up spending more to find these parts that what the shocks are worth. should i continue to try and get atleast half my money back from the guy that sold them to me or just let it be and move on? i just feel like he knew something was bad with the shocks since he wouldnt reply to my text or pm's for the last two months.

    im sure had he tried to get them rebuilt then was told they were shot, im sure he would have contacted guy that sold them to him and tried to get some money back, but he tells me he lost more than what i paid and says he has gotten screwed before buying used stuff and that he truly didnt know they were shot and he cant return any of my cash back. :confused:

    leeper1.jpg
    leeper2.jpg
     
  2. Sep 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM
    #2
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS
    Who was it?
     
  3. Sep 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM
    #3
    lepedog23

    lepedog23 [OP] Taco Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Member:
    #34221
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Huntington Park
    Vehicle:
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 trying to rebuild ***Sold2001 DC Tacoma. Stock. Salvage Title MOD.
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 ***Sold 2001 Tacoma, Salvage Title MOD. ***Sold 2010 Tacoma doublecab prerunner

    lol... dont want to put him on blast yet cuz he seems like a good person and i dont want to mess with his other sales on here.:D
    im not even asking for a full refund just half.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2010 at 1:57 PM
    #4
    Tberry5000

    Tberry5000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32736
    Messages:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    super white tacoma
    one day....
    ouch... sorry to here that. we should be able to trust people on this website!!!!!
     
  5. Sep 15, 2010 at 1:58 PM
    #5
    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Member:
    #25056
    Messages:
    5,769
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    South-Pole
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4 Blown Honda VTEC V8
    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    i say banination
     
  6. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM
    #6
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS

    How about now? :devil:
     
  7. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM
    #7
    lepedog23

    lepedog23 [OP] Taco Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Member:
    #34221
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Huntington Park
    Vehicle:
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 trying to rebuild ***Sold2001 DC Tacoma. Stock. Salvage Title MOD.
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 ***Sold 2001 Tacoma, Salvage Title MOD. ***Sold 2010 Tacoma doublecab prerunner
    he texted me that he's sorry but that there's nothing he can do since he thought they were good shocks... i feel like im being fair only asking for 60 bucks? what do you guys think?
     
  8. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:04 PM
    #8
    Tberry5000

    Tberry5000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32736
    Messages:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    super white tacoma
    one day....
    i would say 80 since its his for screwing you (somewhat)
     
  9. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:04 PM
    #9
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS

    I guess it would depend on what the original ad said, how was it worded. The money thing is between the both of you, I guess like most things they are sold "as is". I guess I would appreciate a heads up if I were going to buy something from them in the future.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:06 PM
    #10
    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Member:
    #23628
    Messages:
    13,774
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    Gillette, WY
    Vehicle:
    05 Dub Cab TRD Sport 4x4
    Yeah, I gots boost
    I honestly feel that you would be justified asking for a full refund. You paid full price for a complete working part. You can't do anything with them as they sit, so why should you have to settle at all? You didn't pay for a nonworking part.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:06 PM
    #11
    tegdog

    tegdog Taco Lover

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Member:
    #15262
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma Dbl TRD Sport
    ventvisors,seatcovers, bug shield,TRD CAI,TRD CAT BACK,blacked out emblems,bed extender, TSB leaf pack,Pro Dry filter, Grill craft upper, lower, & triangles, Hella 500 Black magics
    Thats BS, if he doesn't do something for you to make it right you should post his name won't help you but at least it might save another member from the same thing. It does sound like he knew something was up with the shocks to me.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM
    #12
    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Member:
    #7334
    Messages:
    6,593
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mohawk Mike
    Glendale, CA
    Vehicle:
    01 Tacoma DoubleCab V6 Prerunner
    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    for 120 bux, it's pretty much a wash... when buying used, it's important to know what to look for when you pick the item up, especially when it's being blown out for such a low price...

    any part you buy used via forums is pretty much as-is unless the seller advertises some kind of guarantee...

    as for the condition of the shocks, it sounds like neither of the first 2 owners knew how bad the shocks were, so it would be hard to say that they knowingly ripped you off...

    does the last seller owe you any money? likely not, as he stated they needed a rebuild...

    that being said,unless the shafts are chipped up, the seals shouldn't be that expensive to rebuild...

    are the shocks leaking?
     
  13. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM
    #13
    lepedog23

    lepedog23 [OP] Taco Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Member:
    #34221
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Huntington Park
    Vehicle:
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 trying to rebuild ***Sold2001 DC Tacoma. Stock. Salvage Title MOD.
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 ***Sold 2001 Tacoma, Salvage Title MOD. ***Sold 2010 Tacoma doublecab prerunner
    i found a post from him that he was having the pistons slam on them... so im guessing he did know....
    i sent him a message that he can give me 60 bucks and no hard feelings since he's a good kid... i just want it to be fair.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:16 PM
    #14
    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Member:
    #10545
    Messages:
    4,281
    Gender:
    Male
    Dirty Tucson
    Vehicle:
    2010DCSB4X4TRDORMGM
    See build thread.
    I think its rude of you not to give us the persons name. You are letting others possibly buy from him and risking buying shitty things. Let us make the decision if we want to buy from him.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM
    #15
    lepedog23

    lepedog23 [OP] Taco Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Member:
    #34221
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Huntington Park
    Vehicle:
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 trying to rebuild ***Sold2001 DC Tacoma. Stock. Salvage Title MOD.
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 ***Sold 2001 Tacoma, Salvage Title MOD. ***Sold 2010 Tacoma doublecab prerunner


    the guy that was going to rebuild them said its possible to get some parts for them from icon but its a long shot and ill end up spending more than what the shocks are worth. the guy that was going to rebuild them said theyre pretty much garbage and sent me the two pics i posted. the shocks were not leaking(not sure). he told me leeper mfg would rebuild for free and leeper mfg told me they didnt do rebuilds for along time now, i even mentioned the guys name to dave leeper himself and he did a low ha and said i never said i would rebuild for free. idk man i just feel like he knew something was wrong with them as he has another post up that the pistons were slamming...
     
  16. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM
    #16
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    It's bargaining power! This guy for sure does not want to be put on blast.
     
  17. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM
    #17
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS

    Then give us a name so the next guy doesn't get hosed too!
     
  18. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM
    #18
    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Member:
    #10545
    Messages:
    4,281
    Gender:
    Male
    Dirty Tucson
    Vehicle:
    2010DCSB4X4TRDORMGM
    See build thread.
    It sure as hell sounds like he knew they were junk and made some money off them. Thats fucked up. You need to let us know who it is. He can have his chance of defending himself in this thread as well.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:21 PM
    #19
    lepedog23

    lepedog23 [OP] Taco Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Member:
    #34221
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Huntington Park
    Vehicle:
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 trying to rebuild ***Sold2001 DC Tacoma. Stock. Salvage Title MOD.
    Wrecked 2002 4Runner 4x4 ***Sold 2001 Tacoma, Salvage Title MOD. ***Sold 2010 Tacoma doublecab prerunner

    i just dont want to ruin his rep on here, seems like a good guy.... just trying to settle this and get atleast half my money back....
     
  20. Sep 15, 2010 at 2:21 PM
    #20
    tegdog

    tegdog Taco Lover

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Member:
    #15262
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma Dbl TRD Sport
    ventvisors,seatcovers, bug shield,TRD CAI,TRD CAT BACK,blacked out emblems,bed extender, TSB leaf pack,Pro Dry filter, Grill craft upper, lower, & triangles, Hella 500 Black magics
    Hard not to think he knew IMO, if he gave that story presale then didn't respond for two months.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
To Top