Originally Posted by TexTruck
You'd be surprised how good quality you'll find at these pick-and-pull yards. I replaced the lines on my project car with like new hoses. I agree with your logic but it's alway worth a look.
You'd be surprised how inefficient doing that really is. Most yards nowadays have a $25ish minimum purchase, and the most expensive new hose I can find for his car is $32 over the counter, depending on which engine he has and which hose he needs. The extra money is certainly worth it if for no other reason that you get a warranty. And don’t forget new o-rings. But…
Let’s for a moment say you could save $30 on the price of the part. For the sake of argument make the warranty the same, the “newness” the same and the quality the same. To save $30 you have to go to a yard, pay to get in, walk around hunting down a good hose, remove it and then go home.
If you’re lucky you can accomplish this task in three hours. Plus gas. Plus yard entrance fee. Plus walking around in a mud covered yard with wasps biting you. Plus having to pull parts from a slime covered car. Plus you might not even find the part you need so your time is entirely wasted. Is that really worth $10 an hour? My guess is for most of the population, NO.
BTW, you might be surprised just how much glagon1979 knows about the quality of parts coming out of a yard. Ask him.