Originally Posted by Thunderstruck95
Had he stated or shown that the mounts were cut off, that would be a different story. The only status description that was here or on eBay was “used” and “good quality used”. Dented tanks- fine- that’s used (but real pictures would have been nice). But to omit that 2 of the 4 mounting brackets are cut off? That seems scummy. Am I wrong here?
And I would have happily paid quite a bit more, but there were no other bidders. But if I would have know that it had missing mounts, regardless if they could be “easily improvised” by some people, I probably would have passed on the sale.
Well, I’ll give you $62 shipped for it
I’m not sure I can even get on board with calling it scummy. You know how aftermarket parts often “fit” these cars, there’s a pretty good chance the mounts that were there were about as useful as they are now, and the OP lopped them off for better fitment, may be the same case with the dented side tanks. At the end of the day this radiator was installed in a running car for presumably many years before being recently parted. “Good used condition” on a mechanical item is just that, it works as it should but don’t expect it to be like NOS, this is salvage terminology, you buy this from U-pull-it it would be considered good used condition(and cost about what you paid).
Now could/should rhino have been more detailed in the description? Yes! But I can only speak from my own experience that just about every aftermarket part on my car needed to be tweaked in one way or another to fit and function properly, and if the choice between listing something like this as “good used condition” and “damaged”, I’d pick the former, because it definitively fits our obscure chassis and does not in fact have any damage to the all important core, which is all that matters with a used radiator.
That you would have hypothetically bid more is irrelevant, you got a good deal in reality, and given the limited market for these cars there was a pretty good chance you’d not get outbid anyway. The OP got $42 for a radiator he originally paid $500 for, you won.