So, just had a pretty negative experience with the Chop Shop. Bought some parts there a while ago, and he quoted me $450 on a set of Gixxer wheels with rotors, spacers and axles. I thought it was a reasonable deal, so I told him I would buy them.
Phoned two weeks later, told him I was still going to pick them up, but wanted to confirm the price we agreed on. He told me he wanted $500 now, but "if I said I would sell them for $450, I will. I remember now. Fine".
Phoned him on the weekend, told him I would pick them up on Monday. Phoned yesterday and set it up for today. Showed up today, his employee, as he calls her, phones him. Price is now $550. He apparently told her that there was no way that he ever agreed to sell them for $450.
I was pretty steamed. 2.5 hour drive for nothing (paying the extra hun was not an option on principle alone). Told his "employee" that he was a *insert really really bad word here* (not the employee, the owner). And yes, those who might ask, I would be happy to tell him this to his face.
No way do I believe that he does not remember the quote he gave me: it has been kicked around twice now, and he remembers me when I call. It was just a flat out bait and switch, just before a race weekend when he knew the rain was coming. But we had agreed on a sale (I had even offered a deposit, which he told me was not necessary).
So, tt600, still wanna sell those wheels?