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Old 01-28-11, 11:13 PM
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Showcars Bodyparts? Anyone?

These guys are selling all kinds of rx7 body parts, all different years, and I'm very interested in an IMSA rear spoiler (225 + 79 shipping) but they have an F on the BBB http://www.bbb.org/kitchener/busines...oke-on-1044373.

Anyone heard of them or done any business with them? I'd hate to throw away 300 but damn I want that spoiler

http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com/rx7.html
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Seeing that BBB rating I would stay clear. I don't have any personal stories with this company, but a F rating on BBB doesn't happen very quickly unless a company is using very shady business practices.
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Their website does not look very professional and the picture are not the detail I would expect
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I'd stay far far away from that company...
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http://www.complaintsboard.com/compl...ed-c10197.html


Totally ripped off
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Warning!!! Do not purchase or order any auto panels or parts from this company. I and many other customers have been lied to and ripped off. In September 2005 I called Showcars and spoke with the owner Rob Johnson about purchasing a 442 Oldsmobile fiberglass ram air hood for my car. Mr. Johnson lied and told me he has one and in order to ship the hood it has to be prepaid and to have the money, $1,202.68 including tax transferred to his personal account at the TD Canada Trust Bank. So, like a trusting idiot, I did. . . Big mistake!

I patiently waited a few weeks and no hood arrived so I called Mr Johnson and he lied and said that he was having trouble keeping guys to work in fiberglass as they kept quitting. He said it will get done, it will just take time and the one he had in stock was apparently for someone else. I kept calling him about 2 or 3 times a week, and every time I called he had a different excuse for not making the hood. It would take too much time to tell you all the lies and excuses, but you get the picture.

Eight months later, after what seemed like hundreds of phone calls, the hood and wing arrived. The wing I had ordered later and paid for by cheque, made out to Rob Johnson, for deposit into his personal account for $287.83 including tax. This is highly illegal because what he is doing is not reporting the sale of the hood, wing and the tax he collected from me, to Revenue Canada. Mr. Johnson is playing a very dangerous game with the tax department.

When I received the hood and wing, they were so poorly constructed that they would not even fit on the car, I took photos of the mess and shipped them back. I told Mr. Johnson that I want replacements by the end of June, giving him 2 months to make new ones. Well, June came and went and after many many phone calls, I asked him to forget the whole thing and refund my money, which he said "we don't give refunds here".

In late September 2006, just over a year later, he sent a replacement hood and wing. The hood doesn't fit the car. This install was tried by licensed auto body journeymen at a very reputable auto restoration centre. So now I am stuck with this hood that won't fit my car, nor will it fit any other 1970 Oldsmobile. Now I am hearing of other guys that have gone through what I have. So I checked with the Better Business Bureau in Kitchener Ontario, and found that Showcars has 14 registered complaints and is not responding to the BBB to resolve or address the complaint issues.

Showcars is located at:
258 Attwell Dr. , Unit 4
Otobicoke, Ontario M9W 5B2
Canada
Phone: 905-857-6345
Fax: 905-857-6346
www.showcars-bodyparts.com

Save yourself a lot of grief and money and stay away from Showcars-
Unlimited. I wish I had.

Totally ripped off,
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Wow. didn't see that one. He sent me pics saying it was the last one he did and he'd ship in 2 weeks. Pic had a time stamp on it of 2008. I think I'll save my money and wait till some rotrhead decides to change styles and sell me one.

If anyone knows anywhere to score one of these bad boys let me know. Thanks!
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I agree that I'd stay away from this company. But not because of the BBB rating. The BBB is a complete scam and their ratings mean nothing.
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Wow. didn't see that one. He sent me pics saying it was the last one he did and he'd ship in 2 weeks. Pic had a time stamp on it of 2008. I think I'll save my money and wait till some rotrhead decides to change styles and sell me one.

If anyone knows anywhere to score one of these bad boys let me know. Thanks!
can you post the pictures?
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Yeah, what specific part are you looking for? There may be other places to get it that you may not be aware of.
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The BBB isn't a scam if you're a business owner. Their accreditation is. Pay 500 a year to be listed on their website as accredited and they do for you the exact same thing as they do for everyone who is not accredited. My company is A- right now, only because I've owned the company for only 3 years. Never had a complaint, but if you do get complaints and it gets to the BBB, only an idiot (or a scammer) would not respond and make it right.

Reading the dozen or more comments against this guy on comlaints board it sounds like he delivers real crap and offers no refunds.

I've got a large whale tail in the garage I'm going to sell, this is the one I really want to locate. I know Mariah, just looking for cheaper used one. If I have to I'll grab a new one later on.
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The BBB isn't a scam if you're a business owner.
The BBB is a scam on every level.
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It says he has an Ebay store. get him to list it through there, then buy it with PayPal. You'd be decently protected that way.
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the bbb is a scam on every level.
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A friend of mine purchased a air dam from them. Only complaint he had was the shipping/arrival time time. I will PM him and have him chime in.

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20/20 had a report about BBB where companies where rated f because they would not become a member , and then the rating changes from f to A- overnight when they pay their dues
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Well my rating has gone nothing but up and I've refused to join them. Anyways I could care less about the BBB.... Anyone have a lead on an IMSA spoiler!?!?!?
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I love the IMSA spoiler. Would be really nice to find a source for them. I wouldn't mind seeing their spoiler on a car.
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Still no luck. Mariah has it for over 500. Anyone who's registered as a racer care to check out it's availibility at http://www.mazdamotorsports.com/
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