Delkevics on the cheap


Delkevics on the cheap

Postby Terry » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:49 pm

I see on ebay that one seller is besting the others by FIVE HUNDRED dollars for the identical set of pipes delivered! Just FYI.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT

There you go, one is from Delkevic with the pipes already in Colorado and one is from steelesnewparts who doesn't say where they are (China?)
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Postby Z Grand » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:42 pm

Competition is a GOOD thing!! (For us, anyway!) :D
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Postby Louis » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:41 pm

Same people.
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Postby Terry » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:26 pm

Louis wrote:Same people.


Ooops, post corrected.
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Grrr

Postby NobleHops » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:13 am

Terry wrote:
Louis wrote:Same people.


Ooops, post corrected.


:evil:

Not at you Terry, at my timing, with my set in the attic. C'est la guerre, but this may be one of the only times I can think of when vintage parts got CHEAPER.

Still, it's good...

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Postby Louis » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:32 am

I do not think a set of originals (NOS) will be cheaper. Some guys still want the real thing for that perfect restore.
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Postby Terry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:16 pm

Has anyone tried these at this price, $1,370 TYD? Still thinking here...as they surely won't get any cheaper right?
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Postby EMS » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:27 pm

Terry wrote:Has anyone tried these at this price, $1,370 TYD? Still thinking here...as they surely won't get any cheaper right?


There are two possibilities: Either the exchange rate changed and they recalculate the selling price, or they see that the price of $1,500+ is not attractive to many buyers and they don't sell much.
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Postby Terry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:40 pm

For one thing, the pipes are listed as being in Colorado, not China. That alone knocks $200 from S&H. $300 off what others are asking may be a clue as to why they're not selling. They're (not) selling at $1,870 are they? Also noticed that Delkevic and Steelesnewparts have the same lower price in most ebay ads now.
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Postby Don » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:51 pm

More than anything else, I suspect that the advent of the new Sankei pipes with the correct HM422 markings on them has lowered the prices for the Delkevics . . . . who would pay more for them than the new ones with correct markings?

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Postby Terry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:38 pm

But is anyone actually selling the Sankeis for a competitive price? Six Center maybe? Personally, if they're the same, with or without the HM 422 stamping I wouldn't care if mine were made by Sankei or Delkevic.

"Order Now Price E 999,00 euros excluding 19%TAX" from Six Center

What's that work out to be in US dollars, and what is S&H?
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Postby EMS » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:02 pm

Terry wrote:But is anyone actually selling the Sankeis for a competitive price? Six Center maybe? Personally, if they're the same, with or without the HM 422 stamping I wouldn't care if mine were made by Sankei or Delkevic.

"Order Now Price E 999,00 euros excluding 19%TAX" from Six Center

What's that work out to be in US dollars, and what is S&H?


This is $1,400 plus approx $200.- shipping. Shipping parts from Europe has become a nightmare. No regular mail anymore for items that large.
I just shipped a box from Germany that weighed 18 lbs and paid 52 Euro, which is $75.- :roll:
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Postby Terry » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:54 pm

Got an email reply from SixCenter that says they'll charge $1,600+ TYD for a set plus 5% if you use paypal.

So, $1,600+ from SixCenter $1,870 for (some) Delkevics or $1,370 for other Delkevics, depending on who you order from.

$1,370 is sure better than $1,600+ or $1,870 eh?
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Postby EMS » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:11 pm

I could probably get them shipped here for an economic rate via our freight forwarder in a container. Problem is, if I have them shipped to my address in Germany, I have to pay that outrageous VAT of 19% on top of the 999.- Euro. Bottom line, you are NOT getting a brand new, real original look CBX exhaust for under $1,500.-. And, quite frankly, you shouldn't, IMHO. 8)
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Postby Terry » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:21 pm

In re: "Bottom line, you are NOT getting a brand new, real original look CBX exhaust for under $1,500.-. And, quite frankly, you shouldn't, IMHO."

Well, $1,370 delivered (is) less than $1,500 and why, by the way, (shouldn't) someone get a brand new, real original look CBX exhaust for under $1,500 :?: :?
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