BREAKING NEWS!!!….okay, not really…

If you already haven’t heard by now, Super Autobacs recently filed for bankruptcy and now the stores are closing. Word got out this week that they were basically clearing everything out. Always the opportunist, I decided to go see what was going on down there and to see if there were any good deals I could hop on. Before I begin, I’d like to remind you to check out the post below on Sportcar Motion and to stay tuned for the rest of the pics this weekend. With Autobacs biting the dust, I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic and think back on my favorite moment at Autobacs….

This happened probably about 2 years or so ago…

I was still living in San Diego at the time and a couple of friends and I were up in Stanton at Autobacs because I think I had to pick up a sheet of carbon fiber or whatever. Anyways, I hardly ever buy anything there because the stuff was so overpriced. I ended up not even buying what I needed there but I think I saw some other little trinkets that I wanted there and I went up to the register to go pay. There was this short asian girl working the register, not bad-looking, a little pedo-status, but anyways….My friends and I were at the register and she was trying to be all cute and flirty or whatever and making conversation with us, and like her other co-worker was there giggling and shit cuz I think she found it funny and what not. Well after we finished paying, one of the homies forgot to look at something he needed so he walked off while my other friend and I were standing by the front door waiting for him. Well I don’t know what the fuck happened, maybe she was drunk or some shit, but the two girls at the register were giggling to eachother and then the asian chick like started running towards the bathroom. She didn’t make it. Haha…she like ran up to the front door area where the security sensors were and she just like throws up on the floor. Why? I don’t fuckin know, but it was hilarious. Haha…I normally don’t like to laugh at other people’s misfortunes but I found it funny cuz she was trying to be all cute and then she just fuckin plasters the floor with vomit. Maybe she was hungover or something but it was not pretty at all. My friend and I tried not to laugh but it was like watching a fat chick fall of a bicycle, it’s hard not to laugh. My other homie came back and saw the puke on the floor and just started cracking up…man what an asshole that guy is…anyways, that’s my story….

This was the sad scene when I arrived. I honestly never really bought anything from there aside from little things here and there, but I was pretty excited when I heard that they were coming to America way back when. Don’t get me wrong, it is definitely a cool store at a good location. It gave people a chance to see alot of things in person that they otherwise would have never seen normally. The only problem was their high prices, which is understandable. You can’t really survive at a storefront charging internet prices. Autobacs was always the kind of place where you would see something upclose and then go home and buy it elsewhere. Sad but true…

It was pretty crowded when I walked inside. Wasn’t like so crowded that you couldn’t walk, but there definitely were alot more people than usual. I didn’t think that they would really have any good deals because I went to Circuit City during their store closing sale and nothing was really that good of a deal. I was wrong today. They actually had really good prices on some stuff. Majority of the car parts and accessories were 40% off and air fresheners and other cleaning supplies were 30% off. I haven’t been there since the JTuned Meet and they have alot of new stuff too since then…

Most of the really nice parts like seats and steering wheels were basically all gone with the exception of some of the cheaper stuff that no one normally buys anways. For Honda parts, I saw they had a JDM Honda NSX center garnish as well as badges and emblems. I didn’t catch any Mugen or Spoon stuff so I assume they were bought already. I did see a front lip for a Civic there but I forgot to see what model it was. I wanted to pick up some of their scale model cars but they were all gone already. They did have Option DVDs still and they are only $10…

I never spent so much time inside that store until today. I was there for about an hour just looking through all the goods. Majority of the audio section is still around. They have some rims but most of them were display models and incomplete. Tires are about the same price from what I was told when I asked them. Tires probably are discounted because they can always be bought back by the manufacturer and redistributed. I’m sure you know by now that you can’t take pictures inside the store, or I would have taken pics. Air fresheners were abundant but of course the squash scented My Shaldens were all sold. I ended up spending like over $100 there because they had some really good VIP accessories there. Hopefully this will motivate me to start working on my car again…

Even if you don’t need anything specific, it’s a good idea to go check it out. Their motoroil is on sale as well as cleaning supplies, and everyone needs that stuff. If you’re in the area, make sure to go look inside. The next time you’re in the area, that place is gonna be long gone so try to scope it out while y ou still can…

2 thoughts

  1. This is sad….
    I was quite shocked LA was so dead when I was there a few weeks ago.

    Up here it’s not so bad. But damn….

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