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Old 08-14-2002, 19:50   #1 (permalink)
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With such heated debate in recent weeks...

Wondering if it was worth while having a Forum where we can post up what mechanic we use and the GOOD experiences we have with them.

A database of member mechanics that we all can use as a reference point

Maybe not limited just to mechanics, but motor related outlets!
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Old 08-14-2002, 20:55   #2 (permalink)
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I reckon it'd be a pretty small list...I could fit a list of the good mechanics/workshops that I know on the head of a pin...
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Well, after some experiences and the cost factor I do my own mechanical work...when I am not being lazy and put it off for weeks!
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I thinks its a great idea especially since Sydney is new to me and I dont know who to trust.
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finding a good mechanic is often like finding a needle in a haystack. I have found 3 in the Newcastle region I can recommend fully and anyway im getting to a stage where apart from major overhauls and electrics I can do the work myself, so they cannot cheat me out of extra cash for uneccessary and or frivalous work.
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I think a "vendor verdicts" type forum can be dangerous, and could lead to attempted legal action against the forums if a mechanic who has been posted about harshly was to find the forum and read what was said about his business. And there are precedents for this happening I have seen elsewhere.
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I think a "vendor verdicts" type forum can be dangerous, and could lead to attempted legal action against the forums if a mechanic who has been posted about harshly was to find the forum and read what was said about his business. And there are precedents for this happening I have seen elsewhere.
But like minge suggested.. we would only post GOOD experiences. I dont see any harm in that.
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I think it's a great idea, no-one is going to have any issues with good reports about them being posted.
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But like minge suggested.. we would only post GOOD experiences. I dont see any harm in that.
And when people post bad experiences and start whinging about "censorship" when we remove them?

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The only prob I see is if someone has a bad run with a recommended mechanic. Example, one mechanic who I used to think is great is now having some mental breakdown and abusing his clients. I won't go back to him now. I'd hated to have his name in print on the internet recommending him, and have someone else have a raw time with him.

But in essence, I think if you are confident of whom you recommend, then a list would be ideal. And names can be taken off too if a problem arises.
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