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Author Topic: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?  (Read 210 times)

JimmyGermany

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Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« on: August 22, 2020, 05:18:26 AM »

Hi Everybody!

Has anybody had any dealings with moderncapriparts.biz?
They seem to be one of the few dealers shipping overseas.
I'd be grateful for any reports (good/bad)

Cheers
James
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JimmyGermany

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 07:56:56 AM »

Iím assuming this is a ďsilence speaking volumesĒ situation.  :D
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Rocketman

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 04:26:47 PM »

The dude's prices are insane. And unfortunately he's the only game in town with a website now that Midcounty Mustang / Roo-sport are gone.

It can be argued that he personally has done more damage to the Capri community than the Festiva Scavengers. Folks get a Capri, look up prices on his website for a few parts, and immediately scrap the car seeing it needs 6x their purchase price in parts.

I've also heard numerous complaints about customer service, particularly his no-return policy even on the wrong parts. But I've not experienced that firsthand, I will *never* purchase anything from the guy myself. There are indeed people who buy from him, and he clearly doesn't need to sell much to stay in business.

Many of the parts we need can be sourced elsewhere, it just takes time, and used parts will have to do for many things. This forum is helpful in that regard

Just my $0.02 on the matter
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redsteve

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 06:31:06 PM »



I agree with Rocketman...my first visit reaction to prices on that website was...is unprintable.

The parts are out there, noting I had an Audi UrQ once upon a time and it was easier to find parts for it than my Capri.

Cheers!

Steve





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Greg_B

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 08:33:48 AM »

Yes he is very "proud" of his parts.

I really miss having PJ and Midcounty down the road about 1.5 hours.

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JimmyGermany

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 12:33:54 PM »

Thanks, Gentlemen.
Iíll admit Iíve ordered a part from him and itís still not here.
Things Iíve ordered after have already arrived.
I see enough used parts at eBay and whatnot, but so many American sellers refuse to ship outside the US - never understood why.
The Aussies donít have that problem :-).
I donít mind the parts search (itís part of the fun), just thought this guy may have been an option for hard to find things and/or bits one would rather have new.

Again - thanks for the feedback. Iíll let you guys know if the part ever shows up.
Cheers
James
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greywolf27030

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 05:56:01 PM »

The dude's prices are insane. And unfortunately he's the only game in town with a website now that Midcounty Mustang / Roo-sport are gone.

It can be argued that he personally has done more damage to the Capri community than the Festiva Scavengers. Folks get a Capri, look up prices on his website for a few parts, and immediately scrap the car seeing it needs 6x their purchase price in parts.

I've also heard numerous complaints about customer service, particularly his no-return policy even on the wrong parts. But I've not experienced that firsthand, I will *never* purchase anything from the guy myself. There are indeed people who buy from him, and he clearly doesn't need to sell much to stay in business.

Many of the parts we need can be sourced elsewhere, it just takes time, and used parts will have to do for many things. This forum is helpful in that regard

Just my $0.02 on the matter

I'll second that.
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JimmyGermany

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2020, 06:11:32 AM »

Well, credit where it is due.
I complained that I've been waiting 2 months for my part, and he issued a refund.
We agreed I'll repay should it ever arrive.
Fair enough.
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JimmyGermany

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Re: Any Experiences with moderncapriparts.biz?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2020, 05:15:03 PM »

Again - credit where itís due.
After 3 months, the part finally arrived.
Re-paid the sum owed.
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