A big notice on a recent eBay bid read as follows, “Its Rusty But At Least Its Not Bent!”. This was how this dealer decided to sell his Kawasaki ATV parts on eBay. The picture looked like exactly how it sounds. This stuff was junky looking. It was also very dirty and rusty. But that’s not the best part. You couldn’t just buy this guys junk online you had to get in line. I am a very impatient person by nature and could not place myself into this buying situation. There was a good chance that I would be outbid by someone else for these Kawasaki atv parts. One of the arms had a bolt rusted into the socket and his only positive selling point was that the part was not bent. I laughed. He could keep it for all I cared.
The next listing was almost as disappointing as my first. I found a Kawasaki Magneto cover for a 185 Bayou 4 wheeler. This product did not have any visible cracks in it. But it was covered in filth. It was a deal though. This guy only wanted 45 bucks for it but there wasn’t much information to go with this part. He was unclear about what models this part would be compatible with. I had no idea either by looking at it. I would have no clue how to hook this up to any of my current vehicles.
This is how I spent an entire Saturday from morning till early evening. I perused through catalog listings on eBay looking for good parts to throw onto my busted ATV. How I cracked and dented the frame is another story I will save for another time. It’s a good machine but its not ready for the scrap heap just yet. It needs some love and a little spit polish and it will be as good as new.
I came across some parts that looked like they had been in a fire. I have no idea why anyone would actually purchase some of these items. This was only my personal experience and I am sure it is different for everybody. Everyone has their own experiences when it comes to something like this. My suggestion is to go online and look for a parts dealer that has new OEM parts and that can offer you some sort of savings but also offer you new parts that are compatible. To me, this is what is missing on many of these bidding sites. There seems to be a lack of concern for customer service and quality of products. As a buyer I am pretty much left on my own to deal with some potentially bad customer situations. I would be on the look out for some better shopping environments.