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Old 12 Jul 2012, 06:07 pm
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I've noticed a lot of Ebay dealers selling pairs of headlights for well under $100. Sounds like a great deal considering I can't even get one from the dealer for this price.

But then, the old "you get what you pay for" comes into play.

Has anyone purchased these bargain headlights from one of the many Ebay sellers ? - looks like a LOT have been sold ! How do they look / fit ?


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Old 12 Jul 2012, 06:25 pm
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Just my opinion (and you know what they say about opinions) that headlights aren't really made in the aftermarket. These lights that you see on eBay are most probably from crashed/junked PT Cruisers and they are just selling them off cheap. They same goes for the tail lights unless you see different kinds from the OEM lights, then the price goes up.
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 06:41 pm
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Nope - I've seen the ones you are referring to. These are (according to the ad) "A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging" according to the ad.

This is but one example ....

01-05 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER HEAD LIGHT LAMP ASSEMBLY LEFT+RIGHT PAIR SET | eBay

There are numerous dealers on Ebay selling these headlights in pairs, many of whom have numerous pairs up for sale.

So if what you're saying is true about "aftermarket" headlights, are these just NOS items that haven't been moving out of dealer's inventory and sold at wholesale prices ?

So then, the quality should be factory original then, correct ?


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Old 12 Jul 2012, 06:46 pm
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Don't know what year you're looking for but these are for 2nd gen. listed as NEW for $122. for the set.

NEW 06-09 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER REPLACEMENT HEADLIGHTS HEADLAMPS PAIR SET NEW | eBay

Seller has feedback score of 99% with over 5600 auctions.

If I was paying with paypal I wouldn't turn them down. Of coarse that's just my opinion and you know what they say........................
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 07:02 pm
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I bought a set from ebay and after a year they are still good...oh, and they fit perfectly

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Old 12 Jul 2012, 07:04 pm
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I need a set for a 2002, and for $86 and FREE shipping, sounded like a good deal !

Again, that being said - are they too good a deal to be true ? My concern is that the lenses are of inferior quality compared to factory originals and may go bad in a short time.


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Old 12 Jul 2012, 07:20 pm
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Thanks Gus - That's what I was looking to hear.


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Old 12 Jul 2012, 07:22 pm
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They should last a few years...but for $85 a pair (compared to about $250 each at the dealer) you can afford to change them more often
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 08:58 pm
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I just put mine in from Andy's Auto Sport in Cali --- $58/ea.. and they are very good quality ( Ok they're made in Taiwan ) ... hell they even came with good quality Sylv bulbs .. My dealer wanted ..... wait for it ....... $450/ ea ! yup 450
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I need a set for a 2002, and for $86 and FREE shipping, sounded like a good deal !

Again, that being said - are they too good a deal to be true ? My concern is that the lenses are of inferior quality compared to factory originals and may go bad in a short time.


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