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GSF for parts?

Post by Adam » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:18 pm

Is GSF generally the cheapest suppliers, i'm going to be looking at a bulk order of around £280 :o (thought it was gonna be more :D ) for the TZD project would it pay me to shop around for better prices and are the parts generally good quality from GSF?
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:24 pm

Don't know about the prices,but if you are a member of the CCC,you get parts at trade prices at my local branch(12-15% off)
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Post by Adam » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:40 pm

I've just signed up, thing is it'll cost me the difference to get up that way I expect, i've got a spares place here wher I get discount that i'm gonna give the list to, I'll post here if there's any major difference.
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1991 TZD Turbo (Breaking)
"Graculus" 1990 TGD Turbo (Restoring)

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:46 pm

The CCC discount is supposed to apply wherever you are
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Post by Baldbazza » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:49 pm

Compare prices at http://www.gsfcarparts.com/ and http://www.eurocarparts.co.uk/ to give you some idea. Both offer free delivery for orders of £50 or over.
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Post by Adam » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:51 pm

Oh, I see. Are parts from GSF good quality?
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1988 19DTR
1991 17TZD
1987 19GTI (Dads)
1992 17DTR (Mums)
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1991 TZD Turbo (Breaking)
"Graculus" 1990 TGD Turbo (Restoring)

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Post by Adam » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:53 pm

Cheers Barry,
on it now, got a list for my locals spares also, might get more discount if ordering bulk in person anyways. I let you all know how it goes.
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1988 19DTR
1991 17TZD
1987 19GTI (Dads)
1992 17DTR (Mums)
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1991 TZD Turbo (Breaking)
"Graculus" 1990 TGD Turbo (Restoring)

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Post by Baldbazza » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:55 pm

Seem to be fine, as does most of Euro Car Parts' stuff. I prefer dealing with GSF (in my so-far very limited experience...), although have found genuine Cit spares at Euro's at knock-down prices (as a general rule, look for catalogue numbers ending in '5').
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Post by ellevie » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:59 pm

It might also be worth your while checking aepdirect.com who also do free postage for orders over £50. I recently got a speedo cable upper for £6.95 which compares well with GSF who charge £9.75 for the same cable.
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Post by Baldbazza » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:29 pm

ellevie wrote:It might also be worth your while checking aepdirect.com
I hadn't heard of them - useful! Is their stuff any good?
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Post by Adam » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:11 pm

I checked them out, they seem very reasonable, I started traipsing through the usual way, why can't these sites have check boxs, I have to click add, then navigate all the way back to add the item underneath, it's very time consuming and the price diffence is pence so i'm sticking with my original GSF list. My local spares place although very reliable and friendly and alright for single items can't compete on a large order, nearly £100 more. My current list is at £189 inc VAT for the TZD, I still have the heater fan to inspect but Tom had kindly given me some pointers before I start throwing £££'s at it. I'm still very impressed with those alloys on your GT, they look the dogs danglies!!!! :D
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1988 19DTR
1991 17TZD
1987 19GTI (Dads)
1992 17DTR (Mums)
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1991 TZD Turbo (Breaking)
"Graculus" 1990 TGD Turbo (Restoring)

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Post by ellevie » Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:25 pm

I've only used AEP once --- I ordered about £60 worth of stuff including two front spheres, a speedo cable, LHM, and some transmission oil. I noticed that the two IFHS spheres that they supplied had the tamper proof seals broken and that they were date stamped April '04, so I complained and they then sent me two genuine Citroen spheres in sealed boxes and did not ask me to return the IFHS ones. The genuine Citroen spheres have a code of 4-173 AB which presumably means day 173 year 2004. I don't really know how quickly spheres degrade on the shelf but I would be much happier if they were less than 6 months old. But this problem is not unique to AEP --- I would be happy to use them again.
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Post by DLM » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:22 pm

All spheres degrade on the shelf, only occasionaly does one variety or other seem to last better. Useful bargaining point if offered NOS spheres - but never rely on them being OK - consider them as suitable for a get-home backup and pay accordingly.
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Post by Baldbazza » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:33 pm

DLM wrote:All spheres degrade on the shelf
Can you give some idea of the rate of degredation over time? (I'm offering a pair of 9-year-old surplus Xantia spheres in another thread - if they're guaranteed almost useless I'll use them as paperweights instead!)
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