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What did you do to your X150 today?

 
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:31 AM
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Buying from some unknown place overseas to save a few bucks and then waiting to receive for a $10 difference is not worth it to me. Should we all be buying stuff from China direct since it is cheaper?
 
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Originally Posted by 09XFSuper View Post
Should we all be buying stuff from China direct since it is cheaper?
The EBAY sellers will have got it from the same factory or Aliexpress so you are effectively paying someone else to import it for you.

Granted you may conceptually get a little more protection through buying on EBAY or Amazon but I have never had an issue buying off Aliexpress and the car isn't exactly undrivable while you wait for the puddle lights!

Why pay more than you have to?
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:44 AM
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You have no idea of what you buy every day that includes components that are made in China.

The active ingredients in virtually every prescription and generic drug you take every day are made in China. Contamination and weaponization of drug supply are serious threats to public health and national security. Google Heparin and Valsartan. Think about what happens if China stops shipping those active ingredients.

Wake up, America! WATCH THIS VIDEO
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6042749787001/

My apologies for hijacking this thread but it's for a good reason. Read the book, or at least the reviews.

 

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Old 06-10-2019, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by u102768 View Post
The EBAY sellers will have got it from the same factory or Aliexpress so you are effectively paying someone else to import it for you.

Granted you may conceptually get a little more protection through buying on EBAY or Amazon but I have never had an issue buying off Aliexpress and the car isn't exactly undrivable while you wait for the puddle lights!

Why pay more than you have to?

I pay for the convenience of getting something quickly. No problem with an importer who stocks locally making some money.

EVERYTHING is made in China, I know that very well, nothing wrong with letting a local company make a few bucks.
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 09XFSuper View Post
I pay for the convenience of getting something quickly. No problem with an importer who stocks locally making some money.

EVERYTHING is made in China, I know that very well, nothing wrong with letting a local company make a few bucks.
I've found that quite often it's just Chinese immigrants selling the stuff, possibly even getting shipped to the US to do it. I buy a product that I like ad has good enough quality for my needs. Don't really care where it comes from or how much. When my kid started learning guitar I bought a bunch of cheap Chinese strings since he was breaking them every couple days. Sure beat throwing a new set of $15 strings on.
 
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Started installing an amp for the subs.

 
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:15 PM
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Changed oil and differential fluid. Almost as thrilling as driving her.
 
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Just got the car back after having it detailed and ceramic coated. I'm very pleased with the outcome.

 
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I finished my sub boxes

 
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So now you've got about as much trunk/boot space as a convertible.
 
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So now you've got about as much trunk/boot space as a convertible.
True, but I still have the better looks of the coupe.


 
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