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OEMcats.com -- anyone ordered from site? Problems?

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Old 10-04-2016, 02:46 PM
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Default OEMcats.com -- anyone ordered from site? Problems?

First of all, I click checkout and it keeps bouncing me back to the shopping cart with no explanation.

Second they ask you to Select the Mark of your vehicle. Instead of make. This website is directed to Opel, Vauxhall. etc as well as US. Is "mark" another term for make or is this a translation error?

Third, they show you all the places that supposedly have your part, sorted by increasing price. No matter which one you add to the cart, the price is listed as (lowest price shown --- highest price shown). A range. You aren't told how much you're paying! It also tells me that they do not update their supplier's inventory so they have no clue who on the list still has your part.

Fourth, neither RockAuto nor PartsTrain carry this any longer.

Fifth, EBay prices for this OEM GM S Series DOHC upper mount are about = to online GM stores, with Amazon coming in a bit higher. But LESS than the highest priced one on OEMcats.

Sixth, Oemcats lowest price is around $59 which is absurdly low considering online dealer cost w/o shipping is around $83. Too good to be true. The places they list as sources are GM dealerships!
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This reeks of a scam to me, but I cannot find any complaints or evidence thereof.

Anyone have an experience they'd like to share?
 

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Old 10-04-2016, 06:18 PM
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Never heard of them, but I will avoid them. Thanks, man.
 
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:01 AM
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I too have never heard of them and I spent a few min. going through their web site. Interestingly enough they offer parts for Skoda, a Czechoslovakia car and it is imported into Canada so I tend to think the site is based there. And in addition it is incredibly hard to use as the Advertisements that support the site are superimposed in such a way that they overpower the information you are looking for.
They don't seem to carry parts I am interested in or if they do I have not figured out how to find them. The like Rock Auto probably dropship everything. I just ordered a fuel pump and filter for a 1995 Dodge Caravan conversion to a mobility van and while the parts came incredibly quickly, they came from two different states. Which I have seen before.
Having parts being accessible from a drop shipping location avoids having to carry an inventory which is a tremendous tax saving. But the computer parts tracking inventory system has to be incredible. Amazon seems to have that nailed also.
 
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