Aftermarket turn signal lenses - ebay

Tori

Active Member
Just a warning post about these lenses.

Finishing up the repaint on my '87 i discovered the front corner turn signal lenses i had bought from eBay fit horribly. The upper radius that wraps around the headlight bezel doesn't match at all, and there's a noticeable air gap that can be seen a mile away. The mounting tabs also don't fit properly and will probably crack the tabs on your headlight bezel. See pics below:
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The seller of these is " gmclassicparts " Jim is who i was corresponding with. I ended up getting hosed on these, paid $89.99, got $57.59 refunded, plus i paid the shipping to return, another $12 (it's a long story, and i'll spare you all that b.s. - i mostly want to warn about these sh!!tty parts, and his even sh!!ttier customer service.

I ended up trying my luck with some other aftermarket lenses from seller: thepartsplaceinc and while they fit much better, they still do not match the bezel radius as well as the factory lens.
If you can afford, and find the OEM lens, i recommend them !
 

whitehot1

Well-Known Member
Ebay goes the extra mile to protect their buyer's. No matter what the seller says they won't do,about refunding your money or not paying for return shipping.

Anytime you have a problem with something you buy on ebay don't just deal with the seller. Get ebay involved and you will get all your money refunded and the seller will pay for the return shipping if they want the item back.
 

Tori

Active Member
yes, true. But only for 30 days. Like i mentioned, it's a long story..... I started collecting parts just before sending the car to the body shop so that i'd have everything i needed to put it back together. it was 120 days later that i found out about the poor fitment. Started with eBay, got turned down..... went to Paypal for assistance,.....and well....... the long story continues. Not important at this point, what's important is that folks know how badly these fit.
 

bob brady

3 black cars
yes, true. But only for 30 days. Like i mentioned, it's a long story..... I started collecting parts just before sending the car to the body shop so that i'd have everything i needed to put it back together. it was 120 days later that i found out about the poor fitment. Started with eBay, got turned down..... went to Paypal for assistance,.....and well....... the long story continues. Not important at this point, what's important is that folks know how badly these fit.
even better, use pay pal funded by American express! i bought a part on this site and it was no good! seller wouldn't take my call or text, so i went to pay pal and they told me to ship it back ($50), i refused and they refused so i cancelled through American express! got my money back and still have defective part!
 

626gn

Well-Known Member
I'm all for buyer protection but if you get your money back in full shouldn't the part be sent back as well?
 

bob brady

3 black cars
I'm all for buyer protection but if you get your money back in full shouldn't the part be sent back as well?
agreed! but would you spend $50 to ship back a broken part? i tried to contact the seller without success, so i have to assume he doesn't want to spend the $50 to get it back!
 

Rafs-T-Type

Not so Senior Member
I agree that shipping defective stuff back on your own dime is BS. You already lost time dealing with and figuring out the part is defective, but you have to take a hit in the wallet too? I've had this issue with some vendors here.
 

bob brady

3 black cars
I agree that shipping defective stuff back on your own dime is BS. You already lost time dealing with and figuring out the part is defective, but you have to take a hit in the wallet too? I've had this issue with some vendors here.
wasn't a vendor. was a member!! i had my mechanic install for $150, remove it and reinstall it with the same results! i'm out $300!
 

626gn

Well-Known Member
agreed! but would you spend $50 to ship back a broken part? i tried to contact the seller without success, so i have to assume he doesn't want to spend the $50 to get it back!
I see. I should learn to read better :D
 
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