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Looking for input from within

Hi I'm doing a little research for myself right now and would like the some input/opinions. There are alot of websites out there, but what would make you just shop/buy at one site. What would you want from that site? It can be anything from prices, to parts, to service etc... would you just want big name brand companies or generic or even both. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Doh, Forgot to say, I meant for motorcycle parts =D

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2008, 11:18 AM
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I shop from Amazon.com often enough. They have an amazing selection and the prices are pretty good. Their shipping is fast and fair and their site is easy to navigate.

I bought a lot of my mountaineering gear online and I've found I tend to go back to the sites with the best customer service. mountaingear dot com is at the top of that list.

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I don't know about using a particular site, but I try to avoid non-Ebay sites and sites that don't take Paypal. I'm not wild about giving out credit card info to unknown vendors.

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Two things that kill me

A search button that fails to find anything

and saying you have free shipping but then throw in a handling fee which comes out to the cost of the shipping any ways

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2008, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the input so far so good.

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Along with the search. If you search for your bike lets say 03 600 gixxer. Sprocket. You see the part in the search you add to cart and you still have to add bike info or the correct part number. Drives me nuts.

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Low cost, easy to find what you need, availibility of a phone number connected to an actual store employee, quick shipping, and a good return policy (not just accepting anything, but no resocking fee BS or lame rules to screw the customer). That's what I look for in a website. and all things being equal, the cheapest place wins out.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Low cost, easy to find what you need, availibility of a phone number connected to an actual store employee, quick shipping, and a good return policy (not just accepting anything, but no resocking fee BS or lame rules to screw the customer). That's what I look for in a website. and all things being equal, the cheapest place wins out.

Yea never understood the restocking fee.

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I look for these 4 things.

Prices : Competitive prices to the competition

Fast Shipping : there is nothing worse than waiting for parts when there are 70+ degree sunny days and your bike is sitting in pieces .

Fair Shipping charges or free shipping : Many sites offer free shipping for order over 150.00. If not free shipping, reasonable shipping charges and quick order processing times. Ronayers does nothing with your order for almost a week unless you pay $25+ extra to get them to process the order immediately .

Good Exchange policy : If you ordered the wrong part, gear doesn't fit, etc, the store should be willing to exchange it without hassles, hoops, or exorbitant restocking fees. After all, you can't try out gloves from an online store .

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I'd have to agree with the Amazon comments. Their site is very easy to navigate and they have large selections of items. Their prices are pretty competitive and they offer free shipping or an annual membership that will cover shipping fees.
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I like easy navigation, a WORKING search function, Paypal accepted, and of course good pricing and customer service.

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Search function by bike model

Paypal

Good prices and exchange policy

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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The inputs are really helpful, thanks to the people that took the time to respond.

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Search function by bike model

Paypal

Good prices and exchange policy
When we going to starve rock again? I want to see you hit on the milfs haha

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When we going to starve rock again? I want to see you hit on the milfs haha
I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'm sure it happened

Fucking soon dude. I got a ton of bike maintainance to do and I need to quit procrastinating

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I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'm sure it happened

Fucking soon dude. I got a ton of bike maintainance to do and I need to quit procrastinating

get that shiet done and i swear I don't get there 3 hours later this time to meet you guys hahhaa

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