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Grrrrrr, car repairs

Our brakes were sounding bad and we are headed to mountains on Saturday so I kinda wanted them checked.  There were a few other things, too.  H insisted on taking it to the dealer.  I chose to skip that fight and didn't say anything.

So they called Wednesday and gave me a quote of $821 to do all of this stuff (well, it was actually more b/c they were wanting to do a bunch of "recommended service" crap that I declined).  Then they called back and said it wouldn't be done until Thursday, then they called back again and said it would be done until today.  H asked if they could throw in a free oil change for our trouble and while we are spending that kind of change.  The guy said "I'll see what I can do."

This morning he calls and says that the car is done and our total is $899.  I asked what caused the increase and he said it was the oil change.  So rather than calling us back to say that they couldn't do the oil change for free they just went ahead and did it and charged us $78 dollars for it?!!?  He said that no, the oil change wasn't that much and that in fact he gave us a $15 discount on it.  He couldn't tell me what was making up the rest of the difference  but can we just wait and discuss when we pick up the car?  Ok.  ::click::

So I call H to see if he can pick up the car and talk to them about the price.  He thinks I'm crazy.  "We can't demand a free oil change after they already did it!"  Ummm, that is not at all what happened.  He said that he doesn't like to argue (with anyone but me apparently).  So if I want to pay less than $78 for an oil change I get to take off work and go down there myself to yell and I probably still won't get anywhere.  Grrrrrr

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    OMG Sorry for your frustration, I'm getting angry just reading that!  Take off work, go down there and scream at that place, then go home and do the same to your Husband!!!  You should definitely not be paying for that oil change.  My FI is also non-confrontational so I understand your position, I always have to be the crazy angry one in our relationship :)
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    Your H is winning the "ass face" award all around this week, zsa. 
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    OMG at $899 to change your brakes.  

    All of that is completely ridiculous.  He needs to be sucking it up.  And not going to the dealership again.
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    The $899 includes new brake pads in the back, "machining the rotors" (whatever that is) in front and back, a new exhaust pipe AND a gold-plated oil change.

    I hate going to the dealer.
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    The labor is what got you.  It probably took them 4 hours to do all that, with two guys at $75 and hour...that is $600.
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    Wow.  You could have driven to my house and had my DH change your breaks and change your oil for way less than that.

    I think it costs $20 per axle for him to change our breaks.
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    Sometimes, I am so thankful to be where I am.

    We just had all the brake pads on the car replaced, with the rotators totally replaced (they'd already flipped them once) and it was under $300 for parts and labor. 
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    Also, ask your H how he likes the "stealership" now!
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    He is so completely insensitive to price.  There is no difference between $600 and $900 in his head. 
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    Even if those $300 could be spent on something awesome?  Like sharks with lazerbeams.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_grrrrrr-car-repairs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:d27bdc60-f8e4-4538-a257-729c7e019794Post:7e288b5f-4039-4637-9e3f-ddf630c49aab">Re: Grrrrrr, car repairs</a>:
    [QUOTE]Your H is winning the "ass face" award all around this week, zsa. 
    Posted by **O-Face**[/QUOTE]

    This.
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    I just tell you guys the annoying stuff.  He isn't actually an ass face...most of the time.
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    Update :  I went on my own to pick up the car.  I was polite and got the price down a little.  They still charged more than the quote, but the oil change was only $15.  I'm sure they just raised the price of the brakes to shut me up and make me feel like I was getting something, but oh well.  I'll just go pluck some cash off of H's imaginary money tree.
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