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Old 31-07-2012, 13:29   #31
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Re: Marine Parts Depot

Another not satisfied customer. Ordered some bimini hardware last year, 1" tees, and they send deck mounted bases. No answer to repeated emails.
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Old 04-08-2012, 19:13   #32
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Re: Marine Parts Depot

Just rec'd 7/8" bases after ordering 1". Will never order from them again.
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Old 04-08-2012, 19:46   #33
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I've ordered at least 6 times from them probably more. A variety of bimini hardware & rail mount clamps.
Yes, customer response is crappy.
But the parts have all been very high quality. We've been in salt water for 6 months now and no rust spots on anything.
And the prices...WAY below anything else I've seen.

I'll keep buying from them for sure.
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Old 04-08-2012, 20:06   #34
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Not saying one how or another what the quality is, as I have no information, but US Customs records indicate the materials probably come from China.

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I recently spent the better part of 2 months trying to find affordable "quality" ss parts, and unless anyone has a good source, the only places to get quality in the US is to buy wholesale from the very short list of US manufacturers left. Most of the companies are strictly DOD contractors and wouldn't sell to us lowly citizens... I would bet it's 304 from china. The US doesn't really manufacture anything these days, and quality used stuff is getting really hard to find.

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Old 04-08-2012, 20:48   #35
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Usually you can get just a little bit of response from a magnet on 304SS and zero from 316SS. I've checked most of the SS from marine part depot & got zero response from the magnet
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:39   #36
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Re: Marine Parts Depot

I have been using their parts for years. Generally high quality although I wouldn't buy components that I'd stake my life upon, like an anchor swivel. I've bought a lot from them, restoring boats.

Occassionally, I've had corrosion problems in salt water, not generally, but occasionally. I pickle with sulfuric acid and it is all better for years.

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:40   #37
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Re: Marine Parts Depot

They're "316" HD bimini strap snaps rusted up quickly, even compared to the 304 snaps I had been using. Cheap price and cheap goods
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Old 10-12-2012, 14:02   #38
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They are not robust shippers or communicators. Have not heard a word from them, and no UPS man
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Re: Marine Parts Depot

I would not order from them if:
I needed the item shipped promptly.
I needed the correct item and the correct size.
I had to depend upon the item for my safety or security.

Other wise they're great.
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I would not order from them if:
I needed the item shipped promptly.
I needed the correct item and the correct size.
I had to depend upon the item for my safety or security.

Other wise they're great.
Lol

I have been waiting on defender for months x many, no big deal giving another supplier a try.
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Update.........

I ordered it, and nothing. Payed with PayPal. From their site. Never got a confirmation from PayPal that anything happened.

A week passes, so I order it again, same way. Still no confirmation. Three days later, PayPal takes my money. That was almost a week ago. Yesterday I get a confirmation from the company, hotmail account, under a different name, that my part is being shipped to Lily at an Asian food joint.

Really! How could PayPal help to get it so wrong? Calling PayPal today, they have a phone number.

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Update........

Today, the mailman brings me the part, I ordered weeks ago. The one where there is no confirmations of, nor any charges for on my pay pal account or my bank account.

Relalize the reordered part, I was charged for, is, as I pen this, headed to the wrong address, a sushi bar somewhere.

Very strange! !!!

The good news, the part, a stainless bit for my sailboat, is heavy made and looks to be made well. Many times the quality of the style I was going with, by appearance.

The larger one weighs 1# 11oz

The Marine Part Depot bit weighs 1# 6oz

The base is smaller on the small one, but it is three times as thick.

A fraction of the size, yet they almost weigh the same.

Quality wise, the Marine Part Depot is better than the one backorded by Defender and other places. And the MPD bit is $30 and not $60 plus shipping.

So I am going to order six more from MPD.

Wonder if they will charge me, and wondering where they will ship them?

Decided to go with three on each side, and one at the bow.

Testing both with a magnet, they both appear to be 304 stainless.

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Need to keep her tamed on the docks.

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Re: Marine Parts Depot

Purchased a stainless steel ground screw anchor from them.
Received it in a week.
Works fine for holding my dingy to the beach. Good price for SS
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Re: Marine Parts Depot

About half the bimni parts I have purchased from them have rusted within the first month of being in salt water. I hit them with Spotless Stainless and they have been rust free for awhile.

I only recommend buying from them if you do it on their eBay page. To keep a good customer feedback rating, they seem to ship with tracking number quick (and the right part). Also, you get the help of eBay if the item doesn't come.
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I have been using their parts for years. Generally high quality although I wouldn't buy components that I'd stake my life upon, like an anchor swivel. I've bought a lot from them, restoring boats.

Occassionally, I've had corrosion problems in salt water, not generally, but occasionally. I pickle with sulfuric acid and it is all better for years.

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They do not honor their policies.

And I have a rust problem. How do you pickle them?
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