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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #15 on: 10 October 2017, 09:47:50 »

Are you going to share those pictures with us?

Ron.
Not on a fairly liberal site like OOF ;D
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #16 on: 10 October 2017, 10:01:36 »

But they are only electronic components, where's the harm?

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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #17 on: 10 October 2017, 10:14:34 »

Whilst searching for some electronic components a few years back, I did run across a site for ladies who like to dress up in Nazi uniforms.

So I had to look around :D

Easily done. ::) :-X
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #18 on: 16 October 2017, 12:52:25 »

The question is, would quick fit try charging a fella the same amount or even keep them waiting that long for the same job?
It seems that places like this trade on the rather sexiest view women know little about cars and can be baffled with scare tactics to spend extra money fixing things that donít need doing.
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #19 on: 16 October 2017, 13:19:58 »

The question is, would quick fit try charging a fella the same amount or even keep them waiting that long for the same job?
It seems that places like this trade on the rather sexiest view women know little about cars and can be baffled with scare tactics to spend extra money fixing things that donít need doing.

Oh yes, they tried that one once again two years ago on me and my daughter.  What a mistake they made!! ::) ::) ::) ;)
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #20 on: 16 October 2017, 13:27:20 »

I'm a member of a Mercedes forum and there is a similar thread on there at the moment. A member was quoted £2000 to change the headgasket on his 2.0 4 cylinder 190.
My opinion was that anything over £500 was taking the p1ss.  ::)
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #21 on: 16 October 2017, 17:30:15 »

The question is, would quick fit try charging a fella the same amount or even keep them waiting that long for the same job?
It seems that places like this trade on the rather sexiest view women know little about cars and can be baffled with scare tactics to spend extra money fixing things that donít need doing.

Oh yes, they tried that one once again two years ago on me and my daughter.  What a mistake they made!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Do tell .....  ;D ;D
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #22 on: 16 October 2017, 17:38:48 »

The question is, would quick fit try charging a fella the same amount or even keep them waiting that long for the same job?
It seems that places like this trade on the rather sexiest view women know little about cars and can be baffled with scare tactics to spend extra money fixing things that donít need doing.
For all their faults, I don't think they're sexist. They try it on with anybody who looks like the wool can be pulled over.  Which lets face it, is most people now.
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #23 on: 16 October 2017, 17:41:13 »

The question is, would quick fit try charging a fella the same amount or even keep them waiting that long for the same job?
It seems that places like this trade on the rather sexiest view women know little about cars and can be baffled with scare tactics to spend extra money fixing things that donít need doing.

Oh yes, they tried that one once again two years ago on me and my daughter.  What a mistake they made!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Do tell .....  ;D ;D

It was the time my daughters Renault Scenic was put into our local Kwik Fit- on the instructions of the Renault main dealer as it is a Disability car - to replace a front nearside tyre that failed the MOT.  After 45 minutes of waiting, they removed the rear nearside wheel and started to wander around the car as though looking for other problems.  Smelling the usually rat in these places, I challenged the Kwik-Fitup management, and all they could explain was they thought it was the rear nearside tyre that needed replacing.  I went into one, telling them they were doing what Kwik Fittup always did; trying to find a way of charging for more work than actually required, as I had experienced over decades.  I made it clear in a loud voice, in their reception / waiting room area that I couldn't understand why people still brought their cars to them after all the negative reports on-line and on TV.  As some potential customers got up and left in their cars the Kwik-Fitup staff made no attempt to argue with me, shut me up, or ask me to leave!  They just quickly fitted the new tyre to the correct wheel, replaced the wheel taken off "by mistake" and we left.

So the usual from Kwik-Fitup! ::) ::) >:( >:( >:(
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #24 on: 16 October 2017, 20:47:25 »

The question is, would quick fit try charging a fella the same amount or even keep them waiting that long for the same job?
It seems that places like this trade on the rather sexiest view women know little about cars and can be baffled with scare tactics to spend extra money fixing things that donít need doing.

Oh yes, they tried that one once again two years ago on me and my daughter.  What a mistake they made!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Do tell .....  ;D ;D

It was the time my daughters Renault Scenic was put into our local Kwik Fit- on the instructions of the Renault main dealer as it is a Disability car - to replace a front nearside tyre that failed the MOT.  After 45 minutes of waiting, they removed the rear nearside wheel and started to wander around the car as though looking for other problems.  Smelling the usually rat in these places, I challenged the Kwik-Fitup management, and all they could explain was they thought it was the rear nearside tyre that needed replacing.  I went into one, telling them they were doing what Kwik Fittup always did; trying to find a way of charging for more work than actually required, as I had experienced over decades.  I made it clear in a loud voice, in their reception / waiting room area that I couldn't understand why people still brought their cars to them after all the negative reports on-line and on TV.  As some potential customers got up and left in their cars the Kwik-Fitup staff made no attempt to argue with me, shut me up, or ask me to leave!  They just quickly fitted the new tyre to the correct wheel, replaced the wheel taken off "by mistake" and we left.

So the usual from Kwik-Fitup! ::) ::) >:( >:( >:(

Good for you  :y :y
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Re: High street theft....
« Reply #25 on: 17 October 2017, 10:18:19 »

The question is, would quick fit try charging a fella the same amount or even keep them waiting that long for the same job?
It seems that places like this trade on the rather sexiest view women know little about cars and can be baffled with scare tactics to spend extra money fixing things that donít need doing.

Oh yes, they tried that one once again two years ago on me and my daughter.  What a mistake they made!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Do tell .....  ;D ;D

It was the time my daughters Renault Scenic was put into our local Kwik Fit- on the instructions of the Renault main dealer as it is a Disability car - to replace a front nearside tyre that failed the MOT.  After 45 minutes of waiting, they removed the rear nearside wheel and started to wander around the car as though looking for other problems.  Smelling the usually rat in these places, I challenged the Kwik-Fitup management, and all they could explain was they thought it was the rear nearside tyre that needed replacing.  I went into one, telling them they were doing what Kwik Fittup always did; trying to find a way of charging for more work than actually required, as I had experienced over decades.  I made it clear in a loud voice, in their reception / waiting room area that I couldn't understand why people still brought their cars to them after all the negative reports on-line and on TV.  As some potential customers got up and left in their cars the Kwik-Fitup staff made no attempt to argue with me, shut me up, or ask me to leave!  They just quickly fitted the new tyre to the correct wheel, replaced the wheel taken off "by mistake" and we left.

So the usual from Kwik-Fitup! ::) ::) >:( >:( >:(

Good for you  :y :y

Thanks Andy.  I did come away from that outfit feeling very satisfied; job done!! ;D ;D ;D ;)
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