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      05-30-2018, 05:47 PM   #89
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unless you have the space, tools, experience and time to do this yourself, the people commenting on what it should cost are irrelevent. could you have got it done cheaper elsewhere? sure. did you even ask the price before they took the car to start? nope.. who is to blame? car owner and car owner only. should the shop knock anything off the price because owner felt it was high? nope. should car owner mention shops name specifically? yup.

this is how business is run.

Agreed.
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      05-31-2018, 08:33 AM   #90
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Still should not take any reputable shop 13 hrs cause I could YouTube it, and DIY in my garage in probably half the time.
you *could* or did? thought so..

because your garage has value, the lights cost money, the electricity costs $, the internet costs $, your laptop costs $. the generator costs money, the jacks cost $, not sure about you but my time has value..

I keep forgetting we live an a country that OPENLY voted for an OPENLY admitted communist and people now *feel* they should get cut breaks because they are * special*

not the shops fault that fools and their $ are soon parted.

"what do you think this will cost me?" would have avoided this scenario.
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unless you have the space, tools, experience and time to do this yourself, the people commenting on what it should cost are irrelevent. could you have got it done cheaper elsewhere? sure. did you even ask the price before they took the car to start? nope.. who is to blame? car owner and car owner only. should the shop knock anything off the price because owner felt it was high? nope. should car owner mention shops name specifically? yup.

this is how business is run.
Definitely name the shop to help the community. Yelp built a business off this. And we have a vendor section on this forum.
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Still should not take any reputable shop 13 hrs cause I could YouTube it, and DIY in my garage in probably half the time.
you *could* or did? thought so..

because your garage has value, the lights cost money, the electricity costs $, the internet costs $, your laptop costs $. the generator costs money, the jacks cost $, not sure about you but my time has value..

I keep forgetting we live an a country that OPENLY voted for an OPENLY admitted communist and people now *feel* they should get cut breaks because they are * special*

not the shops fault that fools and their $ are soon parted.

"what do you think this will cost me?" would have avoided this scenario.
Uh, I wrote it pretty clear.

Not sure why you had a brain fart and went off on a weak tangent about your perception of this country instead...

No crap that would have been smart on OP's part, but what kind of shady-sh*t shop doesn't even give someone a written OR verbal estimate. Every shop I go to even says they will give me a written estimate and they all call me before doing anything crazy.
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Uh, I wrote it pretty clear.

Not sure why you had a brain fart and went off on a weak tangent about your perception of this country instead...

No crap that would have been smart on OP's part, but what kind of shady-sh*t shop doesn't even give someone a written OR verbal estimate. Every shop I go to even says they will give me a written estimate and they all call me before doing anything crazy.
uh, you said you "could" so by that reasoning, i assume your not in the automotive tech field..so you proved my point. You DIDNT do anything

And most shops dont state prices unless asked/it comes up. If a customer, like the OP comes in and says " Hey , I want you to do X Y Z" most shops will say sure, drop it off at X date.. and call you when its ready.. who's at fault... OP

Ive got 3 different engine builds goin on right now, 3 different shops, 3 different cars. guess how many times I asked what it will "cost" 0 ZERO
know why? because I know what the parts cost me, I know what the labor rate is, and I want it done. Guess how many times they told me what it will cost.. you guessed it. Its called be an informed buyer, an intelligent person, hell even just a real car enthusiast. Suck it up and learn to research.. but again, its a BernieBro thing nowadays
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