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Re: Why do generally good mechanics do careless things?
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Posted by PGAero [Email] (#1143) [Profile/Gallery] (more from PGAero) on Sat, 30 May 2020 10:11:34 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Why do generally good mechanics do careless things?, GFW3pedals [Profile/Gallery] , Fri, 29 May 2020 07:33:20
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Lazy. I think that's it. Maybe the boss man is short-sighted and expects everyone to hurry through more jobs to maximize profit...

I think that in general, people don't take care to do the right thing when its not likely to be noticed. It bugs me too!

I bought a 2004 9-5 Aero wagon from a Honda/Acura dealership years ago. When I asked if they would pay to repaint the front bumper, they looked at me like I was crazy. When I told them that they had used large coarse-threat sheet metal screws to fasten the front plate to the car, their first response was, "We don't touch the plates." It was a front logo-plate with their name on it. They punctured the bumper skin.

Of course, they said, "Do you want the car or not?"

I bought it anyway. Their internet sales manager had dropped the asking price below what I had planned to pay, since he didn't know that I was coming to look at it. That bit of incompetence saved me over $1,000! (That's an exclamation point, not the factorial sign.)

Cheers,
~P

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