Audibits2 shut down?

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Audibits2 shut down?

Postby PRY4SNO » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 pm

Anyone know what's going on with Audibits2 at Ebay.co.uk? Mike has been a great resource over the years and I was surprised this week to see his storefront empty.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/audibits2
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby Grillage » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:43 am

He posted on one of the facebook groups that he was parting a car and not shipping anything any more. At least not overseas.

shame too because he had a pearl white s2 bumper - which I could use!
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby DE80q » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:47 am

Did I get the last thing he is going to ship overseas? I just paid him the other day for a coupe bumper and associated parts. Not through eBay though. I contacted him through eBay, and he gave me his direct email address to continue the conversation.
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby PRY4SNO » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:45 am

Grillage wrote:He posted on one of the facebook groups that he was parting a car and not shipping anything any more. At least not overseas.

shame too because he had a pearl white s2 bumper - which I could use!


That really sucks. Losing quality parts suppliers hurts.

Wonder what we can muster for relay shipping from the UK?



DE80q wrote:Did I get the last thing he is going to ship overseas? I just paid him the other day for a coupe bumper and associated parts. Not through eBay though. I contacted him through eBay, and he gave me his direct email address to continue the conversation.


Could be... at least you'll know it will be packaged well and come quickly at a reasonable rate. Mike was the best for shipping bumpers. Bought at least three from him.

I've actually bought directly through him as well, nice little way to sidestep the auctions and not pay the buy it now price.
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby DE80q » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:54 am

Well, he didn't have any listed when I was looking, so I contacted him and asked. Sometimes it really is just that simple haha. It really is too bad to lose a good seller though.
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby ChrisAudi80 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:37 am

I think Micheal is sick and tired people trying to scam him. He told me so.
I am dealing with hm now. I recently bought a hood release cable kit from him that is broken, but he was not happy when I asked to return it.

The matter is being resolved. Stand up guy.
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby PRY4SNO » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:37 pm

That's good to know.

I've got his personal email, I guess if I need something I can just ask.

It was nice to browse the shop from time to time though, see if something nifty came available.
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby pete82 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:49 am

I've dealt with him a couple of times in the past when I lived in the UK and for the most part had good experiences. Problem is these cars are getting harder to find now and more expensive. Gone are the days of 500gbp-1000gbp s2's and old coupe's for a couple of hundred.

I've just bought a couple of s2 bumpers from another guy who can still get old audi stuff - Spink on s2forum (zamp54@yahoo.co.uk) so there is still people getting bits for these cars.

I'd seen audibits had quite a bit on there but not looked in a while apart from seeing a couple of bumpers he had listed. Still I wish him the best for the future and whatever he decides to do.
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby PRY4SNO » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:27 am

Interesting... is Spink shipping to you in the UK? I thought he wasn't enamoured with shipping abroad.
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Re: Audibits2 shut down?

Postby pete82 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:15 pm

I'm near Buffalo NY for the time being and he would be shipping from scarborough to here.

I need to get quite a bit of stuff shipped at some point, its all at my parents still in the UK but most likely just load a car up and send it all over in that.
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