Sandi, that may have been THE case.For one wheel? The going rate at the wreckers for as new is $200 per wheel with tyre.
, and also on the thread you had on the Whirlpool website.
Did you repair this one and are now selling it?Sandi
If you are still looking for a buyer for one I'm keen. The wife unfortunately hit a lump of concrete today that put some serious gouges in the rim so I need to replace it. Less than a week old and we went 13 years in the Liberty without so much as a mark on the mags.
Anyway, let me know if you still need a participant in the purchase.
Well thanks for that explanation I actually obtained 4 wheels from Sydney wrecker for $200 each (plus freight)
Sandi, that may have been THE case.
However, around a month ago I contacted the Sydney wreckers that you suggested and they wanted $350 plus freight for one wheel! I had photos of that wheel sent to me and it was probably a solid safe rim, but it had "rash" and "gouge marks" to the extent that I would not even put it in my boot as a spare.
But, I did consider the purchase, however after researching the cost to have it cleaned, polished etc to the standard I would accept (i.e. as new looking)...I found the price would have been close to $550, with freight from Sydney bringing the total cost to around $600.
Sandi, I did note your experience as described in your previous post, and also on the thread you had on the Whirlpool website.
The 3 rims/tyres that I have for sale (I have kept one for myself) are only 50 or so dollars more than you mention, just that they have been to a reputable wheel shop, had the tyre removed from each rim, checked for "out of round" (a problem that you experienced), rims refaced and paint touched up, tyres replaced and balanced. They actually look like brand new. That is where the extra money has gone. These rims do not come with any of the "baggage" that you endured.
I am not a wrecker or a business, just someone who bought a set of rims and tyres in oder to address a problem in not having a full size spare. Admittedly these are not as cheap to buy as from the wreckers suggested by Sandi, but you will not have to do anything to them expect put them on your car or in your boot. It is the price that I paid for the one I kept.
I am confident enough to give a money back guarantee if you don't like them. As previously stated, photo's are available.
BTW if you do find "as new" for $200 please post pics and don't hold back in telling me "I told you so".
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They are all the facts.Sandi,
Your quote from a previous thread,
"And if I the wrecker had sent me one instead of 4, they were going to charge me $350 and it could have been the dud one!"
Please....... don't be selective in your "facts".
Believe what you want, but good luck at whatever price you can achieve.I am after $450 (the wheel shop is not cheap!) for each rim and tyre, pick up or shipped at your cost.