Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Rip Off!!

Our car went in for it's MOT yesterday. We knew there was a problem with the ABS warning light coming on occaisionally, and that it could fail the MOT because of that, so it had to be fixed. The garage MD rang up after they'd run a diagnostic test and said the ABS was fine, but the warning light was knackered.
"Fix the light ", said Dad.
"We can't do that, Ford don't do spare bits for the instrument console, so you'll need a new one".
"How much is that?"
"£350.00 plus vat".
"£350.00 quid for a bulb or dodgy connection, and you'll fail the car even though there's nothing wrong with the ABS?".
"Afraid so."

Am i missing something here? Total cost: £640.00!

12 comments:

Miserable Git said...

***king hell! I think you are being taken for a ride mate!

john.g. said...

How many pseudoyms do you have?

Mr Farty said...

>>>8[ ]<<<

Old Whinger said...

"pseudoyms", that's a big word. I'll have to Google it and get back to you when I know what it means. I hope for your sake it's not a swearword!

Have you seen what 'she' has done to my page?

Beccy said...

I think that garage owner must be Irish because it sounds like the kind of thing that would happen here!

john.g. said...

Beccy, damn right!

Farty, What?

john.g. said...

Whinger/old git, THAT'S GREAT, LOL!!

ChrisB said...

Yours is the second post I've read today about being ripped off. The customer can't win and they've got you by the (Short .......)( if you get my meaning)oouch!!

john.g. said...

I know we're not alone Chris.

PI said...

B------s!

Sally Lomax said...

£640!! That's outrageous. How old is the car?

john.g. said...

Sally 4 years!

Pat, yes they are!