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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Official whine about Beetles and parts for sale topic Reply with quote

OK... there's simply too many posts complaining about over price cars/parts here. There's a long running topic in the Split Bus forum and we're going to do it here.

Lind wrote:
it seems like every other bus that gets listed for sale has someone whining about it, so lets just post all that crap in one topic rather that making a new topic for every one.


Post your stuff here and if you start another topic, I'll delete it.

Whine or comments need to be about the vehicles and not personal attacks on other members or sellers or people pictured in any ads.

It's that simple.

OK... whine away.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my bug costs too much!!!!!!
it cost me 1500 to buy!!!!!
300 to rebuild engine
1000 to paint
600 for clutch and disc brakes

as you can obviously see, it is waay to much for my meager teen salary.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dog_jr911 wrote:
my bug costs too much!!!!!!
it cost me 1500 to buy!!!!!
300 to rebuild engine
1000 to paint
600 for clutch and disc brakes

as you can obviously see, it is waay to much for my meager teen salary.

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Pssh, thats nothing

3,000 for the bug
4000 + engine
god knows how much for the little stuff so far and I'm still a long ways away. But I do love my car

I'd rather not keep receipts and brag like other people do about how much they've spent. Inside, you know they're crying at how much they've spent...like a hot knife through butter Shocked Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ad states "restored" in the first sentence.


Then continues with, "...car has been upgraded to 12V. Features a 1600DP engine with extra deep sump and alternator conversion. Pioneer/JVC/Kenwood CD audio system with 6x9 speakers. Select-a-drop front beam ------"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Icy wrote:
The ad states "restored" in the first sentence.


Then continues with, "...car has been upgraded to 12V. Features a 1600DP engine with extra deep sump and alternator conversion. Pioneer/JVC/Kenwood CD audio system with 6x9 speakers. Select-a-drop front beam ------"


Maybe they left the "custom" part out before restored? Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where the hell did you get it painted for $1000? Im prepin mines now and im trying to get it painted before the years end.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exhibit a:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=366741

for that price I want a nice steering wheel and a large cash rebate
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exhibit B

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=383287

nice car. but good lord that's a lot of money. especially with orange peel around the radio
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$300 for a "W" decklid??? Its just a piece of stamped sheetmetal!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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$300 for a "W" decklid??? Its just a piece of stamped sheetmetal!


Well so is a split bug body..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much do those cost?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too much for my broke ass.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boogerbandit04 wrote:
Where the hell did you get it painted for $1000? Im prepin mines now and im trying to get it painted before the years end.

Where you ask?
well, i painted it myself, did all the body work myself, started from kyrlon green, dropped it to bare metal, and wotked my way up. 3 months later, complete car!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK... this is just wrong.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=278266
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sick of the WTB ads. Flame me but why can't they search the ads like the rest of us or atleast have their own category. I saw one in the Oval area where a guy in NC was looking for an oval...
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=345389
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=327311

but there is also this...
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=372129

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Harry meet Sally. Sally this is Harry.

Ban the WTB or give them a seperate category and delete the idiots who do not comply. Nothing worse than getting excited about new ads posted when they are all searching and not selling.

P.S. Give the missing persons their own category, too.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
OK... this is just wrong.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=278266
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It's....it's.....it's...beautiful! Must have! I need that parking area....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't own a bug, so price of anything is not a problem.
Well, I lied a little bit. I am going to see the seller tomorrow about a 63 sunroof, so the crying will begin shortly.
But really, is the cost of parts worse than listening to the old lady..."what are you going to do with that thing in our garage, and when are you going to work on the house..."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and here it is
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=394960

WTF. for 45000, i really think he could replace the decklid springs, and lose the prop stick.
whats a decklid spring, like 5-10 bucks?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brody wrote:
WTF. for 45000, i really think he could replace the decklid springs, and lose the prop stick.
whats a decklid spring, like 5-10 bucks?


I think if you re-read his ad you will find the answer...
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"No expense has been spared in it’s creation- if I wanted it I bought it"

Obviously that prop stick cost more than the springs. I sure hope he sells it with the car.
I couldn't imagine what a good OG prop stick goes for these days. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

either that, or he just doesnt like decklid spring. Rolling Eyes
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