Comstock Parts Used Car Parts / Non-Delivery
On August 3, 2010, Comstock Parts charged my Visa $850 for a used engine for my Mazda 626. They promised delivery in two weeks. Calls approximately once to twice per week since then are occasionally answered. When the calls are answered, the personnel answering the phone seem to remember my name, and promise that the engine is in the warehouse waiting to be delivered.
Yesterday, the person answering the phone seemed in a hurry to get rid of me. He said he needed to check with the shipper then call me right back. A half hour later I called and received discourteous treatment saying that he would have called if he had heard anything. This was around noon, and he said that he would call an leave a message before the day was through.
Today, no one answered on the five or six occasions throughout the day that I called.
I only knew of Comstock's existence because they quickly replied to a used part request on a website that polls numerous salvage yards. My guess is that they poach such sites, see what is available on the market, then undercut all other providers with supposed lower mileage parts for lower prices that they never deliver.
Be extremely alert. Experiences similar to mine appear to be common with Comstock Parts. Complaints can be found on various forums around the internet.