i went to get 4 tires mounted and balanced for the wifey (damn front winter tires are the shit!) anyway i asked him to mount and balance 4 tires ,,he saysd its $60 plus taxes ,whatever sems going rate at least and id be back later ,i live 40 feet from the place,,even though i waited in his lobby for 10 min after he already saw me standing at the counter from downstairs and just continued on ,,,oh well shit happens, i would have went somewhere else right then ,but the wifey doesnt need to drive halfway across the world to get 4 tires on the car.Funny thing was on my 30 sec walk i kept saying to myself watch this guy try and stif me with some bullshit ,like the rims were bad or a tie rod is loose or some crap,,,,,,hahahaa and guess what he didnt let me down .
.He finally waddled his way upsatirs and he gives me the bill and the keys .He says "oh yeah we put in new valve stems,you know the thing where you put in the air (thanks for the wise words shithead) " i said hey cool thanks !
I'm not paying for that though .
He says "YOU HAVE TOO ! ' oh do i ? you had my phone number you could have called and asked if i wanted that done." He says Ok you wanna be cheap you'l get cheap work " ,, i almost busted out laughing out loud.I said "hey i own a shop too and i dont start ading shit to the bill thinking i can make anyone pay anything i want them too ,for other work i assume they might want ." I said you shouldnt make a habit of that " and he tells me ALL my customers arent like that ..Yeah iim sure thought ,,because they are dumb and trust you not to gouge them .He gave me the bill in a huff and wouldnt even make eye contact after his chicken shit plan went down the tubes.
If he really wanted to make a big deal out of it i should have told him to blow an HRS worth of labor taking them out and putting my old ones back in .
the point is it could have been the $12 extra dollars it was, or it could have been an extra $500 for an alignment ,new ball joints and a full interior detail for all im concerned .
i just hate when they think people are dumb enough to pay shit they didnt ask for ,cuz you know he does that all the time ,,a few extra bucks here and there adds up to a lot if you can sucker them into paying .ALl he had to do as a person with some sense is call me and i would have told him to go ahead ,whats $12 .Thing is i worked in a tire shop for 2 yrs and i know its a simple way to screw someone to tell them the bead wasnt sealing ,or the stem was fucked ,or you need an alignment blah blah .Its a 2001 echo not too damn likely all 4 stems were junk and even if they are you gotta ask first .he even got his mechanic invloved ,,,"you changed all 4 he yells right ? ,yup all 4 were bad " hahahah nice try .
i can see some old lady going in there telling them her car inst working and she comes back to find the stretched it ,painted it lime candy green ,put 26" rims on it and hydraulics .Oh mam your bill is a bit higher than you thought.