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Old 11-30-2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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I say that every time I take any vehicle in for servicing because I either don't have the time or tools to do it myself.

This time is was for lack of time.

With my out of town job I have to be away from home and need the car for work.

It was getting so bad that it was dangerous at the speed I like to drive.

So I brought my 79 Pontiac Trans Am in to have the upper control arms tightened up.
The bushings and rod assemblies were purchased from the Paddock for $200 delivered via UPS. The ball joints were ordered from the auto shop for $66.

I had to go out of town today for an MRI due to my back problem caused from excessively ferrossious humping

So I pick up the Trans Am when I get back to town and am presented with a bill for $562.
5 hours of labour at $72/hr.

Of course that included a spot on alignment at $62.

It'* now tight again and worthy of its WS6 status but the total cost was just shy of $800.

It really pisses me off when I know I could have done that job for so much less.

Time IS money
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and i bet they took it out for a "test drive" too
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Paul darling....while the TA is a classic...it'* not a Bonneville....moved to Lounge And go easy on your back will ya? Maybe a new position is in order.
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And go easy on your back will ya? Maybe a new position is in order.
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72/hr wow, we charge 106.75 lol
Its a crappy feeling knowing how easy it is to do and that you can do it yourself, even worse is opening your wallet to pay them to do it.
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That'* unacceptable.... 72/hr... hell 30/hr is too much.
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72/hr wow, we charge 106.75
Whoa Alberta, where the grass isn't any greener but there'* a lot more of it.

I would have to charge $140/hr for my services if I ever moved there.
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So technically it'* cheaper for them to do it, cause your time is worth more.
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