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Post  Admin on 4/25/2008, 10:38

Lesson one,

Don't trust the guy behind the counter with the computer. I bought all new brakes and rotors but had to order the back rotors. I get home only to find out that he gave me the rear rotors and he ordered more back rotors. Not only that, he gave me 8 lug rotors for a 3/4 ton truck when I needed 6 lug rotors for a half ton truck then he tells me the computer says they are the same. Open your parts at the store and make sure you are getting what you want..
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Post  buzhunter on 4/27/2008, 02:06

No doubt about that! I remember going to the parts store with my dad, when I was a kid, and the guy behind the counter actually knew something about cars. Times have sure changed with the big chain stores. When I ordered my quick struts the guy didn't even know what they were. When he finally figured it out, he only ordered one and I had to point out that I needed two. Definitely know what you need and make sure you are getting what you need before you leave.
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Post  Admin on 4/27/2008, 09:19

Lesson learned! LOL
What makes it worse is that when we walked in I didn't want to deal with this kid to begin with..
I too remember when the guy behind the counter actually knew something other than how to click a mouse. Sleep
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Post  Admin on 5/2/2008, 09:10

Now I know why my rotors were warped and damaged, THE WHEELS WERE SO OUT OF BALLANCE IT WASN"T EVEN FUNNY! I knew they were off but not that bad. I took them to a professional and 2 of them had the weights ON THE WRONG SIDE! Can you believe that? Those balancing machines tell you exactly where to put them, how could you put them 180 degrees from the right spot? The third was an ounce under and the fourth was 2 ounces over.
The store I got them from must have some real shotty workmanship.
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Post  buzhunter on 5/2/2008, 17:40

Holy crap that sucks! The problem is that very few people take pride in their work these days. I was disapointed the other day when I had a couple of tires put on the front of the van. It was right before i did the struts and springs. Now, my wife saw the broken spring before i even got the wheel off the ground so you know it was obvious. The guy that put the tires on didn't even have the courtesy to give me a heads up. Maybe he didn't notice, but that may be even worse.

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Post  Admin on 5/2/2008, 19:33

That's worse yet, and exactly what I'm talking about.. People just don't care anymore, even if it puts your life in danger..
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Post  NesOne on 5/3/2008, 02:12

Those are some crazy stories, I once had to get my bearings pressed onto my hub on a 76 Dodge Powerwagon back in the day, and the bastards put them on backwards, I was struggling for like 3 hours to get the damn rotor assembly on (it was a 4X4) they really pissed me off.

What I do now, is take my parts with me, and compare them right then and there before I leave the store. Do you guys exchange your brake pads at no cost too? I haven't paid for brake pads in like 6 years, it's really cool.
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Post  Admin on 5/3/2008, 05:14

I didn't know you could do that.. scratch
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Post  NesOne on 5/3/2008, 07:18

Yup, at Autozone, I buy the ones with lifetime warranty, and I take them back when they start to make noise. As long as it's not metal to metal, they give you new ones as a damage exchange. Maybe they're not suppose to do that, but it always works when I go. You should try it, I think the brand that I buy is Duralast, just keep the receipt, or make sure they have your info in their database.
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Post  Admin on 5/3/2008, 07:37

Sweet, It just happens that's where I got them..LOL
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Post  buzhunter on 5/3/2008, 16:56

I know a guy that does that same thing with workboots,lol. He says he hasn't paid for a pair of boots in years.

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Post  NesOne on 5/5/2008, 09:52

buzhunter wrote:I know a guy that does that same thing with workboots,lol. He says he hasn't paid for a pair of boots in years.

That's pretty damn cool, no details on how to do that?
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Post  Admin on 5/5/2008, 10:15

yeah, care to share?
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Post  buzhunter on 5/5/2008, 11:23

Yeah, I think he just alternates Wal-marts and returns them as soon as they break. I guess he just comlains until he gets new ones.

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Post  Admin on 5/5/2008, 18:56

Yeah, If you complain enough they will replace them just to get you outta there..LOL
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Post  buzhunter on 5/5/2008, 19:04

I'd rather just avoid the hassle, lol. I'm lazy like that. I'd rather just buy a new pair and get outta there. But I always wera the sole through before I tear the boot up. I usually get a couple of years out of a $25.00 pair. lol

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