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cant trust anyone these days

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by famousfernando, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:58 AM
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    famousfernando

    famousfernando [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So as some of you may know i got my catalytic converters stolen a couple of weeks ago and i go to the dealer and they gave me a quote of $2,600 so i go to isurance and they cut me a check for $2,100 i have a $500 dedutable this guy i work with says he can get the parts cheaper and he will instal it for me so i said ok he said he can get the parts for $1,800 so i said ok ill give you $1,900 ($100 extra) so later that day i was giving his brother a ride home and he tells me how much the parts really cost him. the parts cost him $1,500 so i call him and ask him how much were the parts again and he says $1,800 and i say ok well can you bring the recipt to work tommorrw and he got quet and started studering "oh the recipt oh yeah ok" 5 min later he calls me and is like ok so you really want to know how much it was and i say yeah and he tells me, and i asked him why did you lie to me and he's like i didnt and tried giving some lame excuses i was what would you guys do? what really sucks is i have to see this guy every day at work.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    What was his reason for liying? Sounds like he is a shit head.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:04 AM
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    famousfernando

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    he said that the dealer he bought the parts from gave him that estimate and that later he called him and gave him the chaeper price
     
  4. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:06 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Well......I surly wouldnt trust him as a friend anymore.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:14 AM
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    Taco969

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    Sounds like he just wanted to make a quick buck off ya.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:26 AM
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    famousfernando

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    i dont trust him anymore and i should have known he would do this cause he's always tryin to make money i just didnt think he would try to make money off of me
     
  7. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    If he would lie to you about the price, he's probably lying to you about his ability to install the converter, drop him as a friend and a mechanic.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:54 AM
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    famousfernando

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    yeah your right
     
  9. Jul 13, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    lawnrevenge

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    This is why I don't employ friends. They either screw you or claim you're screwing them or both. Don't cats just bolt in? on Toyotas? My dad lost his cat on his 03 taco. Had a new one welded in since the thief ( who was caught and prosecuted) used a sawsall to cut through the pipes rather than unbolt the cat. Either way dad paid alot less than 1500 to get it fixed.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    famousfernando

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    yeah they do just bolt on and i had the bolts tach wellded on the new ones. and i think the cats cost alot cause the truck is pretty new and they dont make after market ones yet so you have to go to the dealer and the dealer is always expensive
     
  11. Jul 13, 2008 at 8:47 AM
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    didn't notice you truck is an 07. Yeah, then your price is about right. 1st gen tacos are cheaper. welding the bolts is a great idea. Anything to deter theft.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

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    Unfortunately then someone will just sawzall the cats off and you'll have to deal with the welded bolts when it's time to replace them.
     
  13. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    He probably would have done the same thing to a family member.

    I new this guy that sold his own grandmother a piece of crap car for twice what is was worth. And this guy was loaded & didn't need the money. There are people like this everywhere in the world.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    Yeah, especially since my dad's cat was cut off and not unbolted. The jerk yanked out the o2 wire too so it was an even bigger headache to fix.
     
  15. Jul 14, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    if insurance is paying for it, dont skimp, have the dealer do it
     
  16. Jul 14, 2008 at 1:01 PM
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    Greed and absolutely no accountability these days. This mentality is why our country is going down the drain.

    Things in business I used to do with a handshake 30 years ago now take a 10 page contract written by a lawyer.
     
  17. Jul 14, 2008 at 1:05 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    Sad to hear a story like this. Who needs frriends anyways when we have tacomaworld. ha.. how did someone steal your catalytic converter?
     
  18. Jul 14, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    :rolleyes: true...very true.

    People try and make more and give less at every opportunity. Some deserve it some don't.

    Just like a work here...we hire summer help...and some are not.
     
  19. Jul 14, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    I think companies everywhere employe summer help.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    swatjoe592 Beware the Puma...

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