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WTS: W123 Wheels and Parts in Richmond Va.

Hi everyone, Ive decided not to sell any of this and have donated it

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Your steel wheels are aluminum wheels. When I sell them, the price is $100 to $140 per wheel, tested for trueness. Someone should buy the wheels and you might want to edit your price to raise it a bit. If the tires are crap, have them removed and ship the wheels in a 16 x 16 x 8 box wrapping the rims of the wheels in pipe insulation. Note that your hubcap clips are also different - they have a nylon pad where they clip meets the wheel.

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Your steel wheels are aluminum wheels. When I sell them, the price is $100 to $140 per wheel, tested for trueness. Someone should buy the wheels and you might want to edit your price to raise it a bit. If the tires are crap, have them removed and ship the wheels in a 16 x 16 x 8 box wrapping the rims of the wheels in pipe insulation. Note that your hubcap clips are also different - they have a nylon pad where they clip meets the wheel.
I agree they are aluminum and if I was close I would pick them up. I disagree about your pricing, there are 2 sets sitting at a pick n pull here in Arizona near a member....pick n pull only wants 15$ or so a rim......he doesn't grab them because they are a hard sell...I paid 30$ for the two on my car and they had brand new tires on them.....
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I agree they are aluminum and if I was close I would pick them up. I disagree about your pricing, there are 2 sets sitting at a pick n pull here in Arizona near a member....pick n pull only wants 15$ or so a rim......he doesn't grab them because they are a hard sell...I paid 30$ for the two on my car and they had brand new tires on them.....
I'm not saying what pick n pull charges. I'm saying what I get paid when I sell them. The difference is that I'm doing it as a business effort and the people who buy from me a) don't go to pick n pull and b) are often not in the United States. These aluminum wheels are a US-only feature. It's rare for something better to be offered only in the US market. For the most part I've stopped hunting the 5.5" wheels because the overhead of hunting, cleaning, testing, packing isn't worth it to me. If he were next door to me I would gladly buy them at that price though since the overhead would not involve the most time consuming - the hunt. Of course snow tires are useless to me in Los Angeles, but they would be easy to get rid of.

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I agree they are aluminum and if I was close I would pick them up.
What are you running on your 300D? Get your friend to get you a set of aluminum ones if you are running steel wheels. They are really a nice improvement. I had them on my 1971 250C and on my 1985 300TD.

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I'm not saying what pick n pull charges. I'm saying what I get paid when I sell them. The difference is that I'm doing it as a business effort and the people who buy from me a) don't go to pick n pull and b) are often not in the United States. These aluminum wheels are a US-only feature. It's rare for something better to be offered only in the US market. For the most part I've stopped hunting the 5.5" wheels because the overhead of hunting, cleaning, testing, packing isn't worth it to me. If he were next door to me I would gladly buy them at that price though since the overhead would not involve the most time consuming - the hunt. Of course snow tires are useless to me in Los Angeles, but they would be easy to get rid of.
I highly doubt the op is willing to have them tested, inspected and pack them for overseas shipping to who knows where. His price is low because he wants to get rid of them, I commend him for offering them to the group rather then putting them on eBay with a ridiculous buy it now....you kind of just put your foot in your mouth, you described all the things you do to get that price and how you don't like to do it....but yet you want the op to do it?

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What are you running on your 300D? Get your friend to get you a set of aluminum ones if you are running steel wheels. They are really a nice improvement. I had them on my 1971 250C and on my 1985 300TD.
I have 2 steelies and 2 alloy.....if I had the cash I would have him grab me a set but the price to pay him place the 800 mile trip isn't worth it for 2 more.....these are nice because of the snow tires....I would like to have a set for winter trips out of state..
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