Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:29:07 -0500
From: Shane Almeida <>
Subject: Re: Photos Posted - 2003 (USA) 9-3 SS Linear MP3 Player (AUX in)

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? > (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. > 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. I also said I'd pay the fee and, further, that I don't expect anything more than the car and the scheduled maintenance from the dealer. Doesn't sound like whining to me. >> 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. > You've got plenty of choice. Pay, or find someone to do it for free, or > don't get it done. Just like everything else in life. I've understood my choices since the beginning. Are you confusing my posts with someone elses? I really think I've made pretty reasonable statements so far. I said two sentences stating my thoughts on the cost. Then I said something about good business sense in response to something you said. That's really it. I don't understand why you have a problem with that. >> I'd pay to have the aux-in enabled though. I'd act >> surprised ("40 bucks!? For that!?") and grumble a bit, but I'd pay it. > > Whatever. I can't imagine getting worked up over something like this. You seem more worked up about it than I am.

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