4wd stores

Submitted: Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 15:14
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Hi all,

a certain Mr. is having a birthday soon, I've got a few ideas..and was wondering are all the 4wd stores basically the same.i.e sell the same stuff at the same quality or are there some better than the others...ones I know about are 4wd Superstore, ARB, Opposite Lock, are there any others that anyone can recommend in Melbourne, preferably west or north but it doesn't matter..

cheers

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 15:33

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 15:33
It can vary WIDELY.

Even between different ARB stores. ARB stores or even stockests.

ARB are pretty good, but tend to be on the high side of prices.

Haven't had much to do with Opposite Lock, but heard good reports.

The good thing about the Superstores or Megastores is you tend to be able to get a variety of the same product for comparisons and pricing.

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:56

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:56
Thanks flappan...I'm getting the picture...it's a case of doing some homework before I go into the stores...

cheers

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:46

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:46
Depends on what yoru looking for.
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:48

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:48
gday al and mrs al.
dont forgrt borough tyre service in bendigo .
they can get most 4wd options at a pretty good price.
jims your man there lol.
let me know what your after and ill see what i can do but i wont tell mr al.šqUC3<BuIL
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 20:53

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 20:53
Yer see Jim, he can fix most anything, and he cooks up a mean steak on the fireLaterally Literal
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:23

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:23
Hi bonz...he cooks steak does he...hmmm...might be a plan...esp as he wants me to poach eggs for breakfast ....when we all go camping!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:36

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:36
mmmmm steak/poached eggs and glayva what a holliday lolšqUC3<BuIL
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:43

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:43
what a head ache!!!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 12:31

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 12:31
Hey Lynda,

Seriously, Diamond Jim's mob, Borough have a fantastic reputation in central Victoria. H's brother and Pa Wombat swear by them."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:04

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:04
Thanks Wombat....Jim's looking at a couple of things for me...

and if Kev swears by them..then that's good enough for me

do we trust his steaks though??

cheers

LyndaLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:17

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:17
you betcha.
best damn steak in avoca.
only problem is i dont even remember cooking steak lol.šqUC3<BuIL
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:20

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:20
one too many bourbons Jim....better watch out..panthers may appear too....Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:25

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 13:25
to much bourbon?
i didnt know there was any such thing lolšqUC3<BuIL
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Reply By: Mark from Getaway Portable Refrigerator Hire - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:13

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:13
Mrs Al, not sure but if any of them have read what you intend or have purchased for Mr Al, they should send a cab around to pick you up. Sorry, not correct that should read send a limo around complete with wine etc.

Happy shopping

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:26

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:26
Mark..I've got a heap of ideas...and does the limo have cheese as well?Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Reply By: Willie - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:45

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:45
G'day Mrs Al,

A certain Mr got very excited when I showed him my Magellan 330 GPS. Now this one may not be in a birthday budget but there is now a Garmin Geko GPS on the market ( refer to article in 4x4 Monthly Oct 03) which may send him into orbit.

Cheers,

Willie

Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:56

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:56
Willie to see him in orbit might be worth the price.......lolLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Reply By: Member - Al Symers (SA) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:21

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 22:21
If I were to pretend that I have a birthday coming up soon, would you buy one for me too? or would it only be a pretend one?Al Symers
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:57

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:57
I tell you what Al..you tell me what you want..and I'll pretend to get it for you....:)))))

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Reply By: Luke - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 23:11

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 23:11
G'day Mrs Al,

I guess if your just after a straight purchase of an item it doesn't really matter where you buy it - price is often the sole determining factor.

Conversely there are lots of other considerations if your after service or installation of said goods.

Not all stores will be the same - even same name, such as ARB etc will differ from store to store on this front, and it's often wise to go on recommendations.

For example, I had a very poor time with an Oppostite Lock store once - bought a bit over $1000 bucks worth of CB and console gear. Well the owner of the store advised me that ground plane was not important for UHF, and insisted on installing my UHF arial on a conventional mount on my bullbar. Told me that ground plane independant antennas are not important. Also said that SWR is not important for AM CB's, and that

"we haven't SWR'd a CB in twenty years - nobody does that anymore...."

....apart from that - the installation was very shoddy...stray silicone, self tappers screwed into little bits of tin chopped from a milo tin lid to hold the radio in.....Radio and console fell off on the first trip - and despite them "fixing it" I still had to reinstall the whole lot myself :-)

...not saying all Opposite Locks are bad - just that the anntena theory and workmanship of this particular store in the North of Melbourne was very bad at that time :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:54

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:54
Thanks Luke...

I think I know the store, bought the Ruggered Tool Roll there..and the guy was helpful, VERY helpful, but maybe he doesn't get too many women through the door, seemed surprised I knew what I was talking about...:)

As far as getting Al stuff that requires installation, I wouldn't bother..I'd let him do that...it's gets too technical for me and my eyes begin to spin in my head...and I understand that these stores are I guess franchises...

from my discreet enquiries last night with the lad..I've determined he would dearly love a maglight and a highlift jack...so I shall do some research on both of those..and my mate Jim is helping me out too :)))

thanks for your imput, very helpful...

cheers
LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:08

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:08
4 inch lift maby ?????? lol

you should have waited and given him the lights lol Craigs hut 2003
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:19

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:19
Hi Eric...I think I'm pushing it for a 4 inch lift...

and..the lights...well....I wanted them as much as he did....lol...Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 01:10

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 01:10
YOU ROCK MRS AL
1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:50

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:50
Cheers Toonfish :)

I'll tell Al that next time he's blaming me for mucking up his bookwork!!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....


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Reply By: Member - Neil (N.S.W.) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:00

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:00
hi mrs al
just wanted to say i looked at gps's went to tjm $680 then went to opposite lock $540 i also rang a mate from opp lock in wa $500 mates rates even tho i got the same for $440 from bris, anyway told him the tjm price and he told me they were quoting from an old price list.good to see there on the ball (bowling ball)
well i did ring them and advise them of there mistake and were most gratefull.
so i recon shop around GONE WOOP-WOOP
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:02

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 at 08:02
Thanks Neil..yep agree, I'll do some homework, and then I can 'go for it'..lol...I've got plenty of time....

cheers

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....


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