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    Are the days of being able to wander around a breakers yard looking for goodies gone? I know that they must all now be on non-earth sites to comply with various environmental rules so in the same way has health and safety made it impossible to look around yards now?
    I only ask because I want some bits and while they're all potentially available on ebay the prices are higher. They're not the bits that I think would be kept 'on the shelf' in breakers' either.
    Anyone recommend any breakers' within an hour of Farnborough (Hants) that might be open to the "go and have a look around, if you see what you want bring it back and we'll haggle" approach?

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    Same round here aswell mate its poo

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    Wokingham car spares will get the car off a shelf for you and then you can rip off whatever you like. Really good prices too. Had 5-6 vecs in there last time I went.

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    I don't know what's happened to the scrappies near me in recent years. Used to be great, but went a couple of months ago with a mate and they were ******s.

    We needed an indicator stalk for a Combo. Found one on a Corsa and removed it, went to pay. When I was given the price, I offered the guy a fiver less and said I could get it for a better price on ebay. His response was just a very aggressive "get it on ebay then" and that was it... No haggling, no friendly banter nothing...

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    I remember the old days of walking into a scrappy, climbing a stack of 3 cars and removing parts whilst perched on a high ledge praying you wouldnt fall lol
    You do get people like that though. My mate wanted a set of minilite's for his mini so we found a scrappy with one and spent ages removing them because they were all siezed. The sweat that went into getting them off. We'd arranged a price before all the hard work and when it came to pay, the guy turned round and said "Oh those, oh they've already been sold and paid for, sorry cant let you have them." With a big grin on his face... We weren't too happy, obviously knowing he'd used us for the donkey work. :/

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