Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:49:32 GMT
From: Saab Guy <>
Subject: Re: Photos Posted - 2003 (USA) 9-3 SS Linear MP3 Player (AUX in)

On 20 Jul 2005 21:39:39 GMT Dave Hinz <> wrote: > On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:29:07 -0500, Shane Almeida <> wrote: > > On 20 Jul 2005 20:51:29 GMT, Dave Hinz wrote: > >>>> I find it amusing that people call something that they are free to > >>>> choose not to do, a rip-off. > >>> > >>> It's a colloquial expression that means something isn't worth the price. > >> > >> Yes, I know. > > > > Then why is it amusing? What's funny about people voicing opinions about > > the price of goods and services? Why do we have to silently acquiesce? > > It's amusing because you want 40 bucks worth of goods & services for > free, and are apparently indignant that it's just not handed out like > candy. > > >> (shrug) I guess it's up to them to decide which services to give away > >> and to whom. Since it takes equipment _and_ non-trivial amount of time, > >> I'd say this would be one to charge for. It's not like it's unusual for > >> there to be a minimum fee to hook a computer to a car to diagnose > >> things, and this is the same complexity and effort on their part. > > > > I'd say less than a half hour is trivial. That's my opinion though. > > Half hour of tech time, trivial? How many trivial free repairs do you > want to subsidize for others? Someone has to pay that tech; if his boss > gives away his time, then the hourly rate for people who aren't > freeloaders goes up. > > >> Some customers aren't worth keeping. Someone who whines that they're > >> not given 40 dollars worth of product for free, may fall into that > >> category. > > > > Who whined? Not me. I thought my stance on the whole thing was pretty > > reasonable. I only said that the price was too high, but I don't think I > > reached the point of whining. > > If you say so. > > >>> If they don't want to put in the effort, that's fine with me because there > >>> are other dealers I can go to. Don't get me wrong though, I wouldn't > >>> leave the dealer just because I didn't get the radio programmed for free. > >> > >> No, you'll just whine about it here. I understand. > > > > Hardly. You seem overly sensitive to my opinion about the value of this > > particular service. > > No, it just amuses/annoys me to see people getting all indignant that > they don't get whatever they want for free, because they perceive it has > low value to them. > Dave, With your last comment, that if something costs a lot and someone doesn't want to pay it, they don't value it as high on their priority list? Let's say I walk into a shop and haven't eaten in 2 days and want to buy a sandwich, and they say, that'll be $100! Should my response be A) Okay, sure here's 100 smackers because I highly value eating in my life because it keeps me alive? or B) I can't pay that much, even though I'm really hungry (still valuing eating as a high priority in my life) I choose B. The thinking with your possible belief that option A) is good, is like the "Homeland Security" scare tactics today where "everyone" in the U.S. does everything in the name of "security. Like, here take my house, my kids, my wife, my liberties the name of security.. To back this up, it's not like security "isn't" a high priority, it's just that it doesn't have to be that much of a PAIN in the you know what to be "more secure" much like it shouldn't be that much of a pain in the wallet to buy a simple sandwich nowadays, the same can go for SAAB repairs. That's my .02 SaabGuy

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