[ba] Fw: need bay area audi wrench
quattro + 5 or 8 = fun
thequattroking at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 19 03:10:10 EDT 2004
She knew it was illegal. But, at the time she had no time, $$ or energy to
fighting it. From that point to when I moved I simply packed up my tool
bag, checked it and flew to fix.
Bay Area, CA
Eastern WA State
PARTING: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING: 1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro
>> If you use
>> them, just make sure everything is clearly defined in terms
>> of cost and what
>> you expect in the end. Have them check with you for any
>> additional work you
>> need done. On one job, Kristin was expecting about a 250$$
>> bill. It turned
>> about to be 900$$. No one called to inform her. She got a
>> loan to pay it
>> off. That is inexcusable.
> .... if that is truly the case it is illegal too ... I don't know what the
> current threshold for approval is, but an almost 400% increase is clearly a
> situation that would scream for approval!
> That said, I would say that what you are recommending is something anyone
> should do when dealing with any service vendor! If you aren't clear on what
> they're doing and they're not clear on what you're expecting
> miscommunication should almost be expected! The BMW Motorcycle repair shop
> in Mountain View lost all my business for this reason ... and I thought I
> did a good job of communicating. Like you, I never took them up on their
> offer of giving me a break next time ...
> It is too bad that you had a bad experience with GAS ... my BiL has been
> dealing with them for years and knows Walter personally ... but then even he
> is now having work done by an independent mechanic (no, not me ;). When I
> see my BiL I'll get the info.
> Given the car is an A4, I'm not so sure I'd go to GAS either.
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