Found a passenger side headlight assmbly on ebay.....need help though...

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  1. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    I found a passenger side composite headlight assembly....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...tem=7905925813&category=33710&sspagename=WDVW

    Problem is I don't have a credit card or debit card. I might be able to get one monday......

    I need to know from someone who's used ebay...how do I keep from getting screwed....

    And could someone who has an ebay account take a look at this and send a message to the seller asking if there is any damage of any kind on the reflectors or on the back side of the unit.....
    An unregistered user cant send a message.....gotta have a cc or unique email, whatever that means?

    mike
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  2. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Looks like the seller will also accept money orders.

    The seller has a high feedback rating, with 99.9% positive, so odds are he won't try to screw you over.

    The thing about the email is just that you have to have an email address that you can access right away, because they send you a confirmation when you register, and you have to reply to the confirmation to finish the registration process. They probably also don't want you to sign up with the same email address that another ebay member is already using.
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    A unique email is usually one that comes through your ISP provider. An email account that is through Yahoo or Excite or something like that are the ones that are not accepted. Some people put a block on ANY email coming from Yahoo, they will not accept it. I use Yahoo, so he probably would not accept my email.
  4. armedandsafe

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    Looking at his feedback from customers for the last little while, I'd say he is pretty reliable. He has 1527 positive reviews and 1 negative review. If I'd had that kind of reputation when I was in business, I'd have been GOHD. :D

    All you need is any old email address that they can confirm is you. Ebay doesn't require a credit or debit card to register.

    Now, get registered with ebay. Find out what the shipping charges will be (UPS and USPO will help you there, if you know the shipping weight.) Decide what your are willing to pay for the thing and subtract the shipping cost. Bid that amount and DON"T LOOK at the page again until after the auction closes.

    Ebay will take your maximum bid you entered and bid just the minumum needed to keep you on top until you run out. The bid is sitting at 24.99 now. If you enter a bid of 50, ebay will bid 25.49 for you. Somebody bids 25.99, ebay will bid 26.49 for you. This continues until the auction is over or your bid is used up. Good Luck!

    Pops
  5. Remington597

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    Please don't use Ebay or their subsidiary Paypal. I used to deal on Ebay all the time in collecting rare coins and antique fountain pens. I had close to a thousand feedbacks, all positive. I found out last year that they would not accept lawful FFL to FFL firearms transactions and as a result, I dumpted them into the category of Pizza Hut and Target , as well as other enemies and proponents of UN sponsored global bolshevism. I will not knowingly support the enemy. In fact, to put my money where my mouth is. Please tell me exactly what you are looking forward and I will ask and call every NAPA and auto parts place in Tampa Bay to find what you are looking for. Trust me, you will feel better in not supporting the enemy.
  6. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    Remmy, those headlight assemblys for 1988 Rear Wheel Drive Cutlass's are as rare as Delorian Parts !!!!

    $24.99......obviously this dummy does'nt know what he's got !!!!!
    Salvage yards charge $125 and up...FOR BROKEN ONES !!!!!!!

    If you wanna help....ok

    1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classic....REAR WHEEL DRIVE, not fwd

    No after market assemblys exist, just salvage. These headlight assmblys were only put on 1/2 of 1987 cutlass's and the final 2000 cutlass classics in 88......they are RARE !!!!

    I can deal with damage in the back of assembly, or in the reflectors, but the plexiglass or glass front has to be crack free...pitting I can handle, but no holes or cracks....

    You can try calling, but i doubt you'd have very much luck.

    mike
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  7. glocknut

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    PS....

    If I can find them, I'll buy one passenger side, and 2 drivers side....the current drivers side has a bb hole in it. I want to have back ups.

    Price is not a problem. I'll pay up to $250 an assembly if necessary, heck I'd pay more if I ever found unused ones sitting in some olds dealership.....

    mike
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  8. Remington597

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    Calais, Ciera, or Supreme. Its the passenger side , right?
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  10. glocknut

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    Sorry....

    1988 Oldmobile Cutlass Supreme Classic...Rear Wheel Drive.

    In 88 they switched over to FWD after making the last 2000 "classic" cutlass's......

    mike
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  11. glocknut

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    Replaceable bulb type. I think they call it "composit" type.

    mike
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    Mike, can you find a part number on your headlight? I've found a place online that has parts for the 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classic. Attached is a screen shot. The web site is:

    http://www.rockauto.com/

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    ifn you don,t find it let me know ,a local junk yard in stl. has a deal every holiday ,30.00 bucks all you gan carry out the gate ,the fourth is just around the corner ,maybe you can shoot me a pic and deatils ,ifn i get one just pay for the shipping ,i'm taking me some rope ,gonna walk out with two front seats and a cowl,a front light ass. for my van ,i can tie on one for you no problem
  14. glocknut

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    The page would'nt come up for me for some reason........

    It looks like its 2 different brands by the pic you posted because both replace xxx75 and xxx76 Rh, and Lh......

    I'm not sure what to do....

    If you can get it to come up on your computer can you get a phone number for them so I can call? Thanks.

    mike
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  15. glocknut

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    Thanks.
    those plexi glass fronts on those things are way way tender to breakage.

    I think when I do get a good set I'll put some of that rock away film on it to deflect rock chips that come off the road........

    mike
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