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Old 09-25-2003, 21:10   #1 (permalink)
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Slack Business in the Auto Industry

Hi all,

Just thought I would share my experience with the above subject.

Currently I am building a 5.0 EFI 1970 capri. For the last month I have had it in an Auto electrician for some rewiring of the lighting system and other items.

At the time I dropped it off he said no worries should only take a couple of days all up but I will have it finished by the end of the week.

It has been a month and he has only completed about half a days work.

This P!sses me off. how do people run a business and or stay in business by stuffing around their customers.

Further more I am on a tight time frame. at the time I gave him the car I told him that I needed to get it do quick as I am moving over seas for 2 to 3 years and that I needed to complete the wiring and get the car painted before I go. He said not a problem. As of today I have now only 3 months to get the car wired and painted and put back together.

Please tell me I am not the only one who has trouble like this because I starting to think it is just me.

Also if any lives in Brisbane and is an auto elect with spare time on a sat or sunday let me know.
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Old 09-26-2003, 03:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Slack Business in the Auto Industry

LOL

I was told it would only take 24 hours to fit a NOS bottle!!!!
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Old 09-26-2003, 03:29   #3 (permalink)
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Its a shame , mate ... there out there

It shits me you have made the effort and trusted these so called trades people to do a job,,, then they get high a mighty like and say when iam ready pal,,,,, I mean if there in work related trouble at least they should have the basic sense and say ,,, hey ive phucked up and a can not do it becouse of some un told some sus problem ,,, Fine ill spend my money else where ,, but oh no ,,, well string them along... and the say they can not do it ..

If been burnt twice badly and been scard off on numerous times cos of the time and dollar wasting facter..

Small busness need a shake up to riddle out the cowboys.

wheres the loyalty gone... oh forgot ,,,, there after the coin before the product.
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Old 09-27-2003, 15:43   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Slack Business in the Auto Industry

It doesn't stop there, you find this with all trades.
Took me 2 years to build my house, because of this sort of stuff.
You get quotes on the price and the time it will take and it seems that they are all made up just to get the business. The shifty part is when thay show up on the first day as they promised, do a days work and then dissapear for weeks even months on end knowing that you can't get someone else in to complete the work, as these guys all seem to know each other and will not complete work that someone else has started.

They all do it. To hungry for the dollar and take on more work then thay can handle and the poor customer is the one that suffers.
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Old 09-28-2003, 15:10   #5 (permalink)
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Yes I am a little disapointed to say the least. Before I gave hom the car he gave me a list of things that I could do to have it ready for him to cut the effort down. Basically taking most of the thinking out. All they had to do is basically wire it. All destinations were availibile.

Why I gave it to him was because I was on a tight time frame and wanted it quickly. In the time he has had it I could wired it myself. God sake it only took me 4 weekends to rewire the the engine computer harnes to hide all the wires in the engine bay. Not and easy task when you sit down to do it.
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Old 09-28-2003, 22:45   #6 (permalink)
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Well I am a happyier man today.

Lios won three in a Row on the weekend and the Auto elec is working on my car. He actually has put to blokes on the car. I guess I did give him a bit of a hard time buthopefully all things sorted I may get my beast back this week. Then get it ready for is first start. HMMMMM v8 power. Then pull it all apart again to send it off to the painters. Lots of long week ends and late nights coming up me thinks.
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