Has anyone used Carmarka.com?

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Has anyone here used Carmarka.com in Dubai for replacement part? Trying to find out if they are reputable because I need a mirror computer assembly for my GX470 and they have one for more than 50% less than I have been able to find elsewhere.
 

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Never used them but after looking through their website they might be selling fake/used products as new especially if it's 50% below market value.

I've got decent prices through majelan auto and if you don't want new better to head down to the scrap yards or used parts stores
 
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Thanks for your reply. I am having trouble with the scrap yards because the part I need has been revised. That scrap yards have the old revision. For the updated part, I can only find one that is new. To make it more complicated, I cant find the old part number for the mirror actuator. An old actuator won't communicate with the new computer.
 

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Has anyone here used Carmarka.com in Dubai for replacement part? Trying to find out if they are reputable because I need a mirror computer assembly for my GX470 and they have one for more than 50% less than I have been able to find elsewhere.
The mirrors have their own computer? Yeesh! Glad I have a 40 and 80...

Never used them but after looking through their website they might be selling fake/used products as new especially if it's 50% below market value.

I've got decent prices through majelan auto and if you don't want new better to head down to the scrap yards or used parts stores
Agree with Desert Nomad on all points. I'd assume 50% priced OEM parts are fake.
 
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Thanks for the help. Carmarka emailed me and said the part was not available. I am actually relieved. Although I had to give them all my contact info to find that out. Hope the spam and phone solicitations don't start.
 
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I took a chance and made a order for some Toyota parts. I have many years experience working for a Toyota dealer in California and I was pretty sure I knew why they were so much cheaper than USA sources.
My ordered arrived today via UPS. It took about 8 days to California. It was incredibly well packaged. Every part I received is OEM. Fortunately the dollar value was under customs limit, so I didn't have to pay an import duty.

We used to get faxes from importers who would bring OEM Toyota parts in from the Middle East. We could buy factory parts at 35% less than what our own Toyota Parts warehouse charged. You have to keep in mind how many people step on the price here in the USA. Japan sells a part to Toyota USA. It gets sent to the national warehouse(PDC). They in turn sell the part to a regional warehouse. They then sell the part to your local dealership, who then sells it to you. It's quite possible Toyota in Japan sells to the middle East at a lower price, but even if it's the same amount they just don't have as many middlemen stepping on the price.

When Toyota was first getting a foothold in the USA back in the late 1950's they set up territories(regions) and sold them to private companies. that's why Toyota USA sells parts to the region with a markup. Over the years Toyota has quietly bought back many of the regions, but there's still a few private one out there.
Some parts aren't that great deal price wise , but others can be 50-75% less. You need to price your local source, including taxes, shipping, etc. and contrast it with Carmarka. In my case, I submitted a list of part numbers and they emailed me back which ones they could get, cost, and freight charges. I then could decide if I wanted to process or not.
 
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I took a chance and made a order for some Toyota parts. I have many years experience working for a Toyota dealer in California and I was pretty sure I knew why they were so much cheaper than USA sources.
My ordered arrived today via UPS. It took about 8 days to California. It was incredibly well packaged. Every part I received is OEM. Fortunately the dollar value was under customs limit, so I didn't have to pay an import duty.

We used to get faxes from importers who would bring OEM Toyota parts in from the Middle East. We could buy factory parts at 35% less than what our own Toyota Parts warehouse charged. You have to keep in mind how many people step on the price here in the USA. Japan sells a part to Toyota USA. It gets sent to the national warehouse(PDC). They in turn sell the part to a regional warehouse. They then sell the part to your local dealership, who then sells it to you. It's quite possible Toyota in Japan sells to the middle East at a lower price, but even if it's the same amount they just don't have as many middlemen stepping on the price.

When Toyota was first getting a foothold in the USA back in the late 1950's they set up territories(regions) and sold them to private companies. that's why Toyota USA sells parts to the region with a markup. Over the years Toyota has quietly bought back many of the regions, but there's still a few private one out there.
Some parts aren't that great deal price wise , but others can be 50-75% less. You need to price your local source, including taxes, shipping, etc. and contrast it with Carmarka. In my case, I submitted a list of part numbers and they emailed me back which ones they could get, cost, and freight charges. I then could decide if I wanted to process or not.
Hi jrrunner,

Did you order from Carmarka.com? I'm looking for some parts and they giving a good deal but kinda worried since the only payment is bank transfer and CC. If it was paypPa would be happier . Did everything go smooth with you?
 
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Hi jrrunner,

Did you order from Carmarka.com? I'm looking for some parts and they giving a good deal but kinda worried since the only payment is bank transfer and CC. If it was paypPa would be happier . Did everything go smooth with you?
I used a CC. The order I placed went great, and after taking into account all the costs each way Carmarka was about 30% less than the cheapest USA seller on the Internet.
Then I tried using them a second time. The freight costs were so much I might as well had gone to the local dealer. Now, I knew some of the items were maybe a packaging challenge, so I removed them and resubmitted the order. But it was still way too much. So I nixed it and ordered my toyota parts from a dealer website. My first order with Carmarka had $70 freight charges, but the second order was going to be $160. I asked Carmarka why, since my second order would have fit into the same size box as the first, but they never responded.
Too bad. I wish I could calculate shipping costs with carmarka easily upfront, I might use them more.
 

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Also, FYI, I've used Carmarka now for a few parts. Since I live in region shipping is a very cheap courier fee. They are selling legit OEM parts though, not fakes. I'm very happy with the prices and the prompt shipping/service.
 
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I just got on with the sales guy at Carmarka, comunication was great , they answered all my enquires via whatappp. My purchase was $2,000 worth of goods with a good shipping cost. BTW if I had bought what I needed itin China would have cost me $6,000.00 +. The shipping to me was ups 3 days . I'm so happy to have found them for this parts they have a very good price and great service.
 
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