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Old 11-13-2018, 12:09 PM   #1
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Used aluminess rear bumper - $3k?

Seems pricy to me.

I priced it online and a new one is $3650, so $650 off needing paint seems expensive. But they are almost never available used, so go figure.

I also noticed on the aluminess website that they are moving to square tubing for added strength.

FYI- I have no affiliation with this sale. I might offer something around $2k though.

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Old 11-13-2018, 04:52 PM   #2
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seems way overpriced, especially if the bike rack doesn't interest you. Would be cheaper to buy a brand new one...

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Old 11-14-2018, 09:11 AM   #3
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No affiliation, but if you could haggle even a little bit with the guy it could be a pretty decent deal.

I am getting $3,910 when priced new:

Aluminess Bumper w/ bike rack - $2,950
Aluminess Fuel Locker box - $295
Aluminess Expedition kit - $225
2xThule UpRide racks - $440

"Needs Paint/Powdercoat" is a YMMV type of thing. Some might be happy with just some rattle can paint to cover up any bare spots.

Now if you don't need/want the bike racks, open box, expedition kit then yeah you can definitely get a new bumper cheaper.

But if you could get it for $2,900, then you are saving $1000 bucks and that is pretty good as far as Aluminess stuff is concerned.

All of this is armchair advice of course. I am not anywhere near this thing and it could be a total wreck when someone sees it in person.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:18 PM   #4
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Don't forget, no tax if you're buying secondhand.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:54 PM   #5
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Anyone interested in Aluminess products - consider contacting me. Thxs Ray
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