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Old 06-13-2011, 02:27 PM
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Ebay Brush Guard: Is this a trap?

I'll hold off on my usual Admiral Ackbar youtube video unless requested.

Anyway I'm looking to finally get a brush guard for my truck and my search on ebay has turned up this: Ford 97-04 f-150/Expedition 4x4 Grille Brush Guard B | eBay
and this: 2003 Ford F150 / Expedition 4X4 4WD Brush Guard 97-04 on eBay!
Same seller Truck Gear Direct different prices both look like Aries or Westin Sportsman copies.

Has anyone done business with these guys?
Has anyone heard of "Hunter grille guard"?
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Westin is an excellent company- they make & design many of the oem "dress-up" parts. The other company I am not familiar with. You might call Westin and ask for a list of their distributors for that part
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never heard of hunter or done buisness with that seller. me personally wont buy anything from ebay from anybody with less than 99% positive feedback. i got a westin grill guard off craigs list for 75 bucks and had it powdercoated for another 100.

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I would agree, thats what feedback is for on eBay, but you have to know how the seller ratings work. A feedback rating of less than 99% is poor, it means that at least one person in every hundred feels cheated enough to report a negative feedback. One can be sure that those who have even that much negative feedback also have lots of neutral feedback, so your chances are between 1:10 to 1:20 of having a less than satisfactory transaction with a 98% feedback rating.

If you stick with 99% positive or better, it means the seller has a good reputation.
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One can be sure that those who have even that much negative feedback also have lots of neutral feedback, so your chances are between 1:10 to 1:20 of having a less than satisfactory transaction with a 98% feedback rating.

If you stick with 99% positive or better, it means the seller has a good reputation.
Looking through their feedback shows that they have fairly consistent problems with shipping times, not answering emails, sending wrong or no parts at all.

I'll keep looking but I may not buy through these guys after all.
I'll keep you guys posted on what I do.
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Yeah,,,I would watch yourself dealing with them!
They had 25 people in the last 30 days complaining...lol
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Well I just laid down $345 including shipping for a Aries Off-Road Brush Guard from Discount hitch and truck accessories. I manually called the order in instead of going through the website and I have so far nothing to complain about the customer service.

I'm hoping the guard will be in no later than the 27th and I will hopefully pending no issues have installed and wired up with my lights before the 4th July.

The Aries Bar Grille/Brush Guard Aries Offroad 3046F - Discount Hitch & Truck Accessories
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