- Apr 27, 2003
- Stafford Virginia 22556
- 96 glx variant tdi
Nope. It was just my gift to the community. It started from this, here:Suburban TDI posted all the past websites and did a pretty good job of tracking this guy down, so I think suburban TDI got burned pretty good by prothe.
Ordered some springs,back struts and a passenger side mirror from hansdieselparts about a month ago, and just got around to trying to put them in. first I put I take a look at the "OEM" mirror, which is supposed to be heated, its not. I install it, then sit in the drivers seat to adjust it. its off by quite a bit and at such an angle, that if I was to use it on the highway, all I would be able to see is the car in lane next to me. So I pull off the mirror, swap it onto the old housing, I can deal with no heat, ut atleast I can see on my passenger side now.
Pulled my back struts yesterday and Went to install the new ones from hans(Prothe) and come to find, they're front struts, newer passat? springs also don' fit, the're tiny!
Now its too late to return them and I have $150 in chinese s-crap sitting in my garage and 4-5hours of time wasted.
I just wanted all you newbies and bargain-binners like myself to be aware of what your getting into when you buy from prothe/Hans
That's because most eBay buyers post feedback immediately after receiving the goods. The ratings are mostly about fast shipping, etc. Most of Prothe's parts do not fail until after they are installed (sometimes weeks after) which means after the seller feedback has been posted. There is no easy way to go back and change your feedback after it has been posted on eBay. The parts often look OK when they arrive, its only later that you learn that they were C.R.A.P.But look at his 99.2% positive customer rating!
Thats how I found this thread and I am glad I did as I was just about to order fuel filters from him. Thanks for the warning.I'd agree for the vast majority of mentions of him here onsite - but having it linked one time in this one place as an aggregation increases the chance that Google will direct traffic here for any search done on him.
Did you use PayPal with a credit card or directly from a bank account? If the former, your credit card company may be able to help. (If the latter, it's harder, but it's possible that your bank's fraud department may be able to assist...)Paypal refused because it didn't meet there guidelines.
Please do not include live (clickable) links to Prothe's sites. The more often Google sees links to a site, the higher they appear on their search results. Inserting clickable links to his sites only helps his businesses (and we do not want to do that).
it was peace of **** Buyer: ola83antti ( 5 ) Mar-17-12 02:53
Reply by prothe (Mar-19-12 06:44):
This is inappropiate feedback. You could at least contact us &explain your issue
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I was wondering about this guy the prices for ALH IP just seemed too good to be true thank F**k i found this thread before ordering a supposed "100% bosch parts rebuilt 11mm IP" thanks guys you probably just saved my engine and me a **** ton of money. speaking of which anyone know where i can find a place in canada to get a re-built 11mm IP?