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I have decided to purchase a replacement seat bottom. My seat bottom, the leather is stretched out. I try using a heat gun to shrink it but it goes back to being stretched out in few days afterwards. It is around $600. I am trying to find the best discount online. Last time I check, it was 20% off from on dealer but that is 3 months ago. If you know any dealership or JLR parts seller that offers a good discount, please let me know. I not sure if you need to private message me or not about the seller. Thxs.
 

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Try to use

Got this last e-mail after several attempts back and forth:

Re: Quote & Estimate Change of time - Form (FIBRENEW.COM) 9so5bzac

Harry,

After further examination of your seat, I’m not sure I would improve it much. Leather in cars tends to be more durable than furniture. That being said, I could possibly end up doing more harm than good. Car leather does not like heat.

You may want to consult with an automobile upholstery specialist. They can undo the seams and tighten. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Noel
 

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Sorry to hear that. The repair appears to be outside of scope for either this company as a whole or this particular franchisee.
 

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I decided to go the expensive option and did purchase the seat bottom. Got almost 50% off MSRP. My local JLR acted like I would or could not buy the seat bottom with their MSRP at around $1,495.00. And the labor to install it was quote at $4-$500. I going shown them and my service adviser. LOL! Maybe it their sales tactic too.

I did ask them for their dealership's interior prep guy to take a look at it. It is an outside independent one person business.
 

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eBay is a great resource for legit OEM parts... They are my first go to for something like you are asking about. Their vendors either are affiliated with salvage yards or are the salvage yards themselves... When my front camera needed repair eBay was my first choice to start looking for OEM cameras of which there were plenty. Plus, eBay has an independent "Buy-Back" guarantee if the part is not legit so it's hard to lose with them...
 

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eBay is a great resource for legit OEM parts... They are my first go to for something like you are asking about. Their vendors either are affiliated with salvage yards or are the salvage yards themselves... When my front camera needed repair eBay was my first choice to start looking for OEM cameras of which there were plenty. Plus, eBay has an independent "Buy-Back" guarantee if the part is not legit so it's hard to lose with them...
I been an eBay member for many years and have brought many eMotor auto parts. But recently, I got stuck with buying Chinese shipped parts that had to be return back to China to get the refund back. I much more hesitate to buy any more auto parts from eBay. I just go to Auto Zone and not have to face a potential lost and do the negotiations where they offer 10% credit to settle the matter and to give them a 4 star rating on top of that, so you loose the 90% of your purchase. Not for me. eBay buy back is a sham!
 

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I been an eBay member for many years and have brought many eMotor auto parts. But recently, I got stuck with buying Chinese shipped parts that had to be return back to China to get the refund back. I much more hesitate to buy any more auto parts from eBay. I just go to Auto Zone and not have to face a potential lost and do the negotiations where they offer 10% credit to settle the matter and to give them a 4 star rating on top of that, so you loose the 90% of your purchase. Not for me. eBay buy back is a sham!
Dude, that SUX! When did this s#iat start that eBay won't back their safe buying claim???

It's honestly the very First case I've heard of this on eBay! I'm NOT doubting your words even slightly. What happened to you can happen anywhere and it most certainly has happened with the most reputable from time to time. I absolutely HATE Chinese vendors/resellers and won't buy from them "if" possible. When on eBay I make sure the seller is as legit as possible and has real positive feed-back as I'm sure you did as well. Sounds like you got strong armed by them and I would feel the Exact Same Way! Your other recourse is with your Bank or Credit Card Company. I'd simply punch their ticket that way and get ALL my funds back and then hose that vendor's feed-back score.

From the vendor's I've done business with on eBay the last 20 years from Auto Parts to Firearm parts (stuff you can't afford safety wise to blow up in your face albeit)... I've always received Legit and easily verifiable parts and they perform well too. Sounds like eBay has been infiltrated a little bit as of late... but far-far less than the likes of "Scam-A-Zon" of which have near Zero Fidelity the last 5 years. I won't buy anything from Amazon these days... and I mean Nothing. I've been burnt on "SureFire" CR-123 Batteries that when legit will power a 500-Lumens flashlight for 2 hours on constant use. We were stuck in the Nantahala National Forest and I mean semi-deep when we needed them to work when after 10 minutes the first light failed and then the back-up light started to fail before we got back on a trail with my daughter and our 3 year old GSD. There was "something" stalking us too and it's the first and only time our fearless and super protective German Shepherd Dog has ever showed any signs of being afraid. Come to find out the batteries were of Chinese origin re-routed from a re-shipper from a more legit country. That was the last time I used Scam-A-Zon... So I feel you Bro.

The difference is Amazon is very lax with this kind of happenstance having zero Fidelity. Whereas the Chinese scam problem is a pariah with eBay I feel like past experiences will always speak for itself. I hate you got burned by my favorite used parts and goods source and thank you for telling of your experience. I'll be even more cautious now!
 

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The main downfall in buying Chinese mainland items is if item is wrong or is defective. eBay requires it to be return back to the seller. The cost of shipping back with tracking on it is astronomical in cost and you eat the cost even if you get a refund from the seller. You can go with bulk shipping consolidators, but it could get lost if it a smaller size item. Cost is about 1/3 less but still expensive and tracking is no go!
 

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The main downfall in buying Chinese mainland items is if item is wrong or is defective. eBay requires it to be return back to the seller. The cost of shipping back with tracking on it is astronomical in cost and you eat the cost even if you get a refund from the seller. You can go with bulk shipping consolidators, but it could get lost if it a smaller size item. Cost is about 1/3 less but still expensive and tracking is no go!
Got you and understood... I've never had to use eBay's buy-back from a Chinese Vendor... And I darn sure won't ever order anything from eBay from a Chinese vendor for sure forever now... I love using CiTi Bank as well. They will make sure the seller is burned once I punch that fraud ticket and I'm refunded anything. They also flag that vendor as well as a turd in the punch bowl vendor for all future client purchases.

So what route are you going with Harry? I wish you the best in your decision!
 
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