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#1 OFFLINE   OH6PILOT

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:07 PM

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I regularly do JY runs in AZ, and in my business travels around the states I've started to stop in at JY's on my routes, and I've had some good success at finding parts for people, then shipping them.

 

What I'd like to propose is starting a Nissan Parts Scavenger Network where we can post "Wanted Parts", and then whenever people go to JY's, they can also look for those parts that people are needing, grab them, then ship them.

 

I'm not doing this to make money, and not proposing it as a money making venture, but more of a "Hook-a-brother/sister up" venture.

 

I currently advertise on IG or FB when I'm going on a JY run, and people have been sending me a note with things they need.  If I find it, I'll send a quick text with a pic of the part.  If it works for them, I'll get the part, clean it up if necessary, then send them a Paypal invoice for the cost of the part and the cost of the shipping.

 

So far, it's been a good way to help people get parts that are no longer available from Nissan.

 

Is there anyone else out there who would be interested in participating in this with me?

 

Please PM me or post here.

 

Admins, this shouldn't violate anything on the site Rules because I'm not advertising a business, but please let me know if there's a problem with this.

 

 

What do you guys/gals think?

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:11 PM

All,

 

I regularly do JY runs in AZ, and in my business travels around the states I've started to stop in at JY's on my routes, and I've had some good success at finding parts for people, then shipping them.

 

What I'd like to propose is starting a Nissan Parts Scavenger Network where we can post "Wanted Parts", and then whenever people go to JY's, they can also look for those parts that people are needing, grab them, then ship them.

 

I'm not doing this to make money, and not proposing it as a money making venture, but more of a "Hook-a-brother/sister up" venture.

 

I currently advertise on IG or FB when I'm going on a JY run, and people have been sending me a note with things they need.  If I find it, I'll send a quick text with a pic of the part.  If it works for them, I'll get the part, clean it up if necessary, then send them a Paypal invoice for the cost of the part and the cost of the shipping.

 

So far, it's been a good way to help people get parts that are no longer available from Nissan.

 

Is there anyone else out there who would be interested in participating in this with me?

 

Please PM me or post here.

 

Admins, this shouldn't violate anything on the site Rules because I'm not advertising a business, but please let me know if there's a problem with this.

 

 

What do you guys/gals think?

 

Hans

 

 

This sounds like a great idea.  If it's something that you'd like to have formally organized on the forum in some way, it should definitely have a payment method like PayPal required so that seller and buyers can't get ripped off, especially by newbies popping in just to get a part.  I'd definitely be interested in helping folks out, especially with stuff that doesn't take much effort to pull or package as long as I'm already at the yard.



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:56 AM

I like this idea


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:22 PM

This is a good idea but would you ship to Australia , not sure of the shipping cost would love to purchase parts from overseas if I can get the costs down , then I'll build my Pathy back to New again


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

sounds like a heck of an idea. I've got about 5 or 6 pick a parts within 30 miles of me



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:53 AM

I also like this idea very much. I have about 30-40 junkyards within 10 miles of my house. One thing I believe should be more detailed is how to secure payment if the person wanting the part flakes and the has already been purchased.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:13 AM

Usually PayPal is what most people use.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:58 PM

Usually PayPal is what most people use.

Not sure if this was a reply to me but if so, I was referring to pre-payment so parts are not purchased then the buyer flakes and doesn’t want part and now “scavenger” is left with a random part.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:00 PM

I did go to the junkyard today and tore apart an 02 pathfinder le 4wd. What a good time! Im serious about working with others to make this concept work.
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

I did go to the junkyard today and tore apart an 02 pathfinder le 4wd. What a good time! Im serious about working with others to make this concept work.
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I went today too, the yard had 4 R50's.  Ended up spending over an hour laying in the snow and mud removing a hitch for anther NPORA member, lol.  It's a fun time.



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:36 PM

So jealous of the self-serve yards, most yards around here won't even let you go into the yard, much less pull your own parts. If they do let you into the yard, it's always escorted, and that's only to either visually inspect a part you want pulled or to point out exactly what your looking for. Stupid insurance regulations...

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:44 AM

We have self service yards here, but most wd21s have been long gone for years. The odd time you see one it looks like it came from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:21 AM

Local yard has a few WD21's but they have been picked over fairly extensively (yea, by me)

Several R50's and there was only a single R51 but it had experienced quite a fire.

 

 



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:27 AM

Yeah I usually see R50's, only seen one WD21 so far, and no R51's.  I guess it would be helpful for the cool R50 guys  B)  (actually probably more useful for WD21 guys since finding them is so hard!)



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:46 AM

I'm still looking for parking brake cables for a rear disk wd21 if anyone happens to see them. I will pay for the part and your time.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:22 PM

......I currently advertise on IG or FB when I'm going on a JY run, and people have been sending me a note with things they need.....
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One day while waiting for my lunch in the Cafeteria I checked IG and saw that Hans was in a JY in AZ. I messaged him and he very patiently & thoroughly looked for the latches to an R50 rear tire swingate for me. Turned out it was a WD21 & looked different than the R50 but I really appreciated his time and effort looking for me.

It would be a HUGE service from those of you who live in arid climates (i.e. CA, AZ, NM, TX) as you are likely to have excellent quality parts we cant find elsewhere.

GREAT IDEA!!! I fully endorse.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

I'm still looking for parking brake cables for a rear disk wd21 if anyone happens to see them. I will pay for the part and your time.

Wish I would have seen this earlier. I could have taken a drive down today to the JY. I saw 3 wd21 in the yard when I was there on Monday.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:21 PM

One day while waiting for my lunch in the Cafeteria I checked IG and saw that Hans was in a JY in AZ. I messaged him and he very patiently & thoroughly looked for the latches to an R50 rear tire swingate for me. Turned out it was a WD21 & looked different than the R50 but I really appreciated his time and effort looking for me.

It would be a HUGE service from those of you who live in arid climates (i.e. CA, AZ, NM, TX) as you are likely to have excellent quality parts we cant find elsewhere.

GREAT IDEA!!! I fully endorse.

 

Anytime!  I brought up this idea to help out our fellow Pathy Owners!!



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

JY Scavenger Trip NOTICE!!

 

This coming Thursday, Friday and Possibly Saturday I'll be scavenging 3 JY's in the Fresno, Madera and Merced, CA area for Pathfinder parts. Last week I came across 3 pathfinders that had ALOT of parts left on them, so let me know if you're needing any parts.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

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