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What's a good place to buy (new or used) after-market auto parts?

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This depends wildly on where you are located. –  Nick Sep 23 '12 at 18:31

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eBay Motors.

Search for just Buy It Now if you want the traditional shopping experience. Many sites and hard-to-find aftermarket parts and kits will be available, and will have links to their website in some cases.

Other than that, you'll need to narrow your question a bit. Some sites are great suppliers of Honda parts, but not Chevy, and vice versa. Some supply motor parts but not body parts.

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As @Ehryk states there is no one best source for everything. If I'm buying used I definitly go with a local source. Returning a used starter via UPS quickly eats up any savings there may have been. When buying new the biggest factor is time, how long can you wait for the part? I there is no rush I'll order on line. If I'm in a hurry I use the local big chain stores after checking prices on the internet. One store might have cheaper brake pads but another might have a better price on rotors. I know AutoZone may give you a discount for ordering on line even if you pick it up at the store.

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