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#18773 - 12/14/02 04:53 AM Deck the Halls
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Warranty service call at a nearly new auto dealership. "None of our lot lights or signage came on last night" (About 150-1000 watt metal halides, filthy cuss words omitted).
OK, 60 miles each way.
Get there to a very unwelcoming atmosphere. ("You guys did a #@*%!^ job")
Find Christmas lights everywhere...including within an inch or so of the lighting control's photocell.
Sorry, buddy, not a warranty issue.
2-1/2 hrs drivetime...$175.00
1/2 hr worktime...$35.00
The look on the Service Manager's face...Priceless ...S

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#18774 - 12/14/02 06:28 AM Re: Deck the Halls
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
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ho %#@ ho.....

#18775 - 12/14/02 08:45 AM Re: Deck the Halls
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I sure hope these guys changed their tune (and their attitude toward you) after that one!

Think they'll remember where NOT to put the fairy lights next year?

#18776 - 12/17/02 06:29 PM Re: Deck the Halls
Scott35 Offline

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Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA

Can hear the "Dohhhh!!!" from the Manager right now!

Scott s.e.t.
Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

#18777 - 12/17/02 06:53 PM Re: Deck the Halls
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Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Don't you love the way people ASSume the problem is because WE screwed up. Just today I went to a house we had done a bunch of work. The circuit breaker would trip when you flipped a light switch in the hall. The customer noticed that the fan we installed was on when it would trip. I get there and make sure the fan was off, flip the switch and it trips, I take offthe fixture that was connected to the switch(we did not install either), there was a dead short between the hot and ground. That'll be $85 please.

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