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Old 12-08-2006, 07:41 PM
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I bought a pair of whipples from Thunder Marine off of eBay back in May. I got the blowers in a timely manner, but I was a little worried about the corrosion. I had already planned on getting them rebuilt since I was buying used so I sent them off to PSE Superchargers to get them rebuilt. Well, Ed at PSE said the manifolds are so corroded they are trash, the idler and tensioner pullies are worn so bad they cannot be used... He said "I would recommend the intake manifolds, idler and tensioner pulleys, plumbing fittings and bypass valves be replaced with new from Whipple Industries located in Fresno CA." Since the ad on eBay specifically said "The photos show dust from sitting on the shelf, however this IS NOT corrosion - unit should clean up tp 95%+ cosmetically, and 99% mechanically.", I felt that the items where misrepresented. I asked the seller what they will do. Well, I've been getting the run-around. I want to get this resolved asap so I can get to work on my boat. I really do not want to have to take them to court. Any ideas?

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Old 12-08-2006, 07:53 PM
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hold their feet to the fire,insist on a refund or partial refund,its just not right. They stated they were in a condition that they weren't,Smitty
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or, have them pay the repair bill above what a normal overhaul was going to cost you including repolishing or repainting.
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:40 PM
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Hopefully you paid with paypal/credit card. I'm not sure on the time allowed, as May was 7 months ago, but if you aren't out of the time frame, contest the charges, and then see how fast they act.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:35 PM
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yeah thats a long time, find out if you can still do a chargeback.

do the complaint thru paypal, they will say no and then you print a copy of their standard, sorry you're right but we won't give you the money response

now take that and do a chargeback with the CC company and send that in along with other documentation

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Which Thunder Marine?
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:45 PM
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Thunder Marine
4701 95th St North
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
www.thundermarine.com

I really wanted this to work out - I should have sent the blowers right back and contested the CC charges. The ebay protection policy is way expired. I might be able to go to the CC company, but I doubt it. It appears that the only avenue I have is court. Unless, of course, David at Thunder Marine steps up and either pays for the replacement parts or refunds my $.

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visa you have 120 days...

did you really look at those pictures when you bought them .
from just those 2 pics i would not have purchased ..

corrosion does not clean up..
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looks like you could have them welded and repaired possibly
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