Sidewinder products

Submitted: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 16:09
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Just wondered if these are still available or business still operating . I bought a battery charger off them and found it a good one . Think it might have been on here that i discovered them ?
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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 16:35

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 16:35
I haven't purchased anything from then for a year or two but they still appear to be operating: ABR-Sidewinder
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Follow Up By: Brian J10 - Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 16:41

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 16:41
Thanks Warren , have just googled them , should have thought of that before i posted here . But interested in members comments on them !
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Follow Up By: Member - Warren H - Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 18:27

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 18:27
ABR-Sidewinder and Autoelec were the companies I used for auto electrical gear. Autoelec are no more, I found ABR to be quick and reliable but I only purchased cable, terminals and associated hardware not electronic products.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 19:38

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 19:38
Autoelec are no more

Bought a bit of gear off them over the years - guessing they've gone belly up ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Warren H - Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 20:53

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 20:53
Autoelec have been taken over by tools.com. In recent years they had moved from selling well known brands at cheaper prices to purveyors generic gear of unknown quality.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cuppa - Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 20:54

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 20:54
Autolecau were an excellent small company based in Bairnsdale, with a shop in the main street. They used to sell on ebay, & were authorised re-sellers for a number of brands (eg.Redarc) . Very competitive prices & proper warranty - none of this return to seller nonsense.

Autolecau still sells on Ebay, I recently purchased a new TPMS from them..... which I received & which works as it should, but they still have their location stated as Bairnsdale, but in fact are now a very different company operating out of Melbourne, & in my case at least - drop shipping direct from the manufacturer. I believe they are a much larger company who bought out a number of established ebay companies to trade on their good reputations. It took close to two weeks for my recent order to be posted & I feel that continuing to say they are based in Bairnsdale as though they are the original Autoleacau is deceptive.

Have also bought from ABR-Sidewinder (Derek Bester) in the past. Some stuff was good, but some I thought lacked the quality I hoped for . (eg. non genuine Anderson Plugs & blade type circuit breakers).
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 18:28

Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 18:28
I purchased something from Derek (ABR) last May
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