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Expensive “Dummy spit” - feeling ashamed of myself.

Discussion in 'Family, Home & Health' started by Bron357, May 10, 2018.

  1. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » May 10, 2018
    So, I have a sunroof / sunshade in my car and yesterday while trying to open it, one side of the sunshade seemed to catch.
    I was already not having a good day and foolishly decided to be “heavy handed” by trying to force the sunshade open.
    Snap.
    I broke the plastic track guide. Now I’m seriously upset.
    Off to the repair man, the tiny part is $279. It’s a Mercedes so everything costs $$$. Ouch.
    Then I get the phone call- the whole sunroof, glass, tracks, motor everything has to be disconnected / removed to be able to put a new track guide in. This is a days work.
    The quote - $3,000.
    If that’s not bad enough, if I think of the nice piece of jeweller I could have bought instead.......:wall:
     
    


    


  2. Austina
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  4. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » May 10, 2018
    Oh no! :(2 So sorry Bron!
     
    


    


  5. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 10, 2018
    So sorry Bron, try not to be hard on yourself though it was an accident and we all have them.
     
  6. Dandi
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    by Dandi » May 14, 2018
    Oh bugger! So sorry to hear that Bron!!
     
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    by OoohShiny » May 14, 2018
    So the part is $279 and the work to put it in, taking 1 day, is $2721?

    Assuming an 8 hour working day, that's $340/hour.

    That is a LOT, even for a Dealership. I'd even go as far as to say that is extortionate.

    If you have not put it in for the work yet, do check out other dealers' quotes!!
     
  8. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » May 14, 2018
    It took two guys two days, wait for it - the whole inside of the car roof lining also had to be taken out. And underneath the car had to be checked because they realized a part had broken off inside and disappeared down through the Charisse. Garage guy said “how is this even possible!”.
     
  9. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » May 15, 2018
    I think the correct phrase for this situation is "Dayummm"!!

    I'm guessing it's out of warranty?!

    This is why I like running old cars... lol
     
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    by Lorelei » May 15, 2018
    You must be a strong woman to do all that, bet you impressed the heck out of the mechanics though!:lol:
     
    


    



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