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Disappointing Harry's Experience

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Disappointing Harry's Experience

Post by E Showell » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:45 am

As some of you may know, Harry's U Pull It in West Hazelton, Pa. is my go to junkyard.

I had a disappointing experience there yesterday. To wit, the on-line inventory did not closely correlate with actual inventory on the ground, and not in a good way. There were far fewer Volvos on the ground than what was listed in inventory. In fact, entire numbered rows were simply not present.

In fairness, this is the only time that has happened to me, but with a 1.5+ hour trip one way, I'd prefer a little less of a crapshoot.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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Re: Disappointing Harry's Experience

Post by BlackBart » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:55 am

Disappointing. I've heard you guys mention that place often.

I had a sort of similar experience. I was looking for an old BMW manual trans. A yard in Spokane (3 hours) showed a manual car on their website. I called, they couldn't confirm. I waited for a verification. I called again. They "weren't sure" where it was. I almost went over there to look. I called and finally got someone who knew something....""That car was crushed weeks ago."
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Re: Disappointing Harry's Experience

Post by jonesg » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:54 am

My local junkyard is 300 miles away but they always have up to 20 P2 volvos stacked double decker.
I'll be making a trip with a shopping list before the fall.
Its always a crap shoot. You can always call erie volvo.

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Re: Disappointing Harry's Experience

Post by E Showell » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:30 am

I could call Erie. Throttle body =$175. Harry's TB =$26.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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Re: Disappointing Harry's Experience

Post by Georgeandkira » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:59 am

Needed a yaw sensor for the in law's XC-90.
FYI: It lives under the front passenger seat (with an amplifier?) and gets wet from open windows and clogged AC drains.

Chuck & Eddie's in Connecticut, and other yarders, told me such sensors aren't even in the computer program junkyards use so they don't keep track. How's that for caring involvement with your own business?
It took 4 phone calls to remind the FRIKKIN' MANAGER to go out and look.

Finally he found one. 100$ for a part they routinely crush. Oh well, better than the $650 a new one could've cost.

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Re: Disappointing Harry's Experience

Post by darrylrobert » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:08 am

You sont know how good you have it, i stopped in at the biggest car junk yard i have ever seen, he gave me a business card around 3000 cars but only a few volvos, no p2s.

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