Anyone ever order from autopartswarehouse.com? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
Crumple Zone Tester
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default autopartswarehouse.com? --> Yay. Success.

Starter on the Sentra went kaput yesterday. Cheapest replacement I can find is $84 at autopartswarehouse.com, anyone have any experience with them?

Last edited by mgeoffriau; 10-13-2012 at 02:59 PM.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,168
Total Cats: 2,573
Default

rockauto.com

get tons of stuff from them and 100% satisfied with prices and service
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,824
Total Cats: 1,781
Default

I'm assuming your sentra's starter is very simliar to my altima's.

I ended up paying $63 for mine for a refurb'd unit form advanceautparts after core/discount.

what year is the sentra?
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
Crumple Zone Tester
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

2001 Sentra SE 2.0 -- I don't know if the GA18DE and the SR20DE use the same starter or not.

Advance's cheapest was $130ish after core swap, I think. Same at OReilly's, same at Autozone. NAPA was more expensive.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
Crumple Zone Tester
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Rockauto's cheapest is $112 after core swap (so I'd have to send the old one back in? Blech).

autopartswarehouse's is $84 straight up, no core.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
AFM Crusader
iTrader: (18)
 
olderguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Wayne, NJ
Posts: 4,438
Total Cats: 84
Default

I have been happy with Autopartswarehouse parts and service.
olderguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,824
Total Cats: 1,781
Default

use coupon code: FABU on that same alt and see what the cost will be after core.

should be around $90 without core return from $130. then go pick up at store.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
Crumple Zone Tester
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
use coupon code: FABU on that same alt and see what the cost will be after core.

should be around $90 without core return from $130. then go pick up at store.
I tried, advance's stupid cart is broken for me. I click add to cart, I go to cart, cart is empty. Advance does not want me to buy from them.

I figure if olderguy is happy with that other website, it's good enough for me. And don't have to mess with taking the core back afterward or driving to the store in the middle of the process. Just check the mail in a couple days.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #9
Crumple Zone Tester
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Found a 10% coupon, new starter for $75, I'm happy.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,684
Total Cats: 555
Default

I've used them before for small stuff (door handles, trim, etc). But nothing major. Fast shipping, no hassles. I'd use them again.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 9,091
Total Cats: 90
Default

I bought brake pads from there took a chance on the lowest price. Got them sooner than expected. But weirdly they shipped the fronts and the backs from the same warehouse but in separate boxes.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 725
Total Cats: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
use coupon code: FABU on that same alt and see what the cost will be after core.

should be around $90 without core return from $130. then go pick up at store.
retailmenot.com = winning, use coupons for "online pickup" with advance auto parts and save alot of money. if its not available for in store pick up i can vouch for autopartswarehouse. i purchased a shock to replace a blown shock on a lexus gs300, exact item and has been working fine....
Clos561 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
concealer404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 8,460
Total Cats: 782
Default

Rockauto seems to be 50/50 in the Escort build over the last 1.5 years in sending me the right parts.

Unfortunately, because it's a long term build, i don't find out that the parts aren't right until months later, and of COURSE they won't do anything about it if it's after 30 days from ordering.

So.. when all is said and done, i'll have a good 15-20 parts to sell after the build, and i have no idea what some of them even are.

Brakes and gasket sets is about all i'll buy from them anymore. They aren't the cheapest anymore once shipping is factored in. Been buying a lot from Advance and just whoring their discount codes.
concealer404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #14
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area- East Bay
Posts: 290
Total Cats: 1
Default

I bought replacement axles for my 1.8t A4, was the cheapest I found. Wuick shipping and axles were good quality.
brainzata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #15
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,824
Total Cats: 1,781
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clos561 View Post
retailmenot.com = winning, use coupons for "online pickup" with advance auto parts and save alot of money. if its not available for in store pick up i can vouch for autopartswarehouse. i purchased a shock to replace a blown shock on a lexus gs300, exact item and has been working fine....
yep. I do this all the time with advance, often end up with CHEAP parts and pick up on the way home.

If the online discounts you find aren't enough, call the 1800 number and they'll usually give you at least 30% off.

but sometimes you gotta do rockauto or even ebay for parts.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 01:46 AM   #16
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,904
Total Cats: 4
Default

I had a BAD experience with autopartswarehouse.

Ordered front rear 02 sensor for the miata. I went out of my way to pay a little more and order ones with a harness to clip into the factory connector. I get box with the complete wrong part. bosch 02 sensor for a different make car and they were splice in.

I called to let them know and even told them how the order sheet had a different part number from the items in the box, and how both of them had a completely different part number from what I bought online. They said they "would take care of it" and after fighting for about 3 weeks I finally threatened to have my CC company cancel it for non-delivery of goods. Funny thing this RMA that was taking weeks to complete magically was authorized and sent during my final conversation.

I will not be ordering from them again.
Pitlab77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #17
Crumple Zone Tester
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Thanks for posting that 3 days after I ordered.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #18
Crumple Zone Tester
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Got the starter no problem, yanked the old one last night before dinner, then installed the new one this morning. Started right up, yay me.

So...anything fun to do with a dead starter? Any stores that pay you the core charge without needing a purchase receipt?
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #19
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 9,091
Total Cats: 90
Default

Some of them can get rebuilt. There might be a small shop in your area that rebuilts starters and alternators, normally they can work some magic on them and make them more powerful too. If you can find one, get it rebuilt as a spare or sell it rebuilt.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15x10 - 15x11 6UL @ 949 Racing emilio700 Wheels and Tires 151 06-02-2017 03:36 PM
Heat Transfer Question patsmx5 General Miata Chat 74 10-15-2015 12:18 AM
TPS based AFR map for better mileage (?) elior77 MEGAsquirt 30 09-23-2015 07:38 PM
WTB parts for HPDE car Voltwings WTB 5 09-11-2015 09:23 AM
ME221 Now has Autotune and Long Term Fuel Trim Tables Motorsport-Electronics ECUs and Tuning 0 09-05-2015 09:02 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 PM.