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Did I pay too much?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacoStateOfMind, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Nov 13, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    TacoStateOfMind

    TacoStateOfMind [OP] TacoStateOfMind

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    Yesterday my Taco sprung a leak from the radiator hose. A friend of mine changed out the radiator hose, replaced the clamps, checked for other leaks, fluid levels, and added more radiator fluid. He came to my house and worked in my drive way since I couldn't drive my Taco anywhere. He charged me over $200. I didn't think of it much yesterday since he came to my place and helped me out... but now I feel like I got ripped off... ?

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  2. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    david7268

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    NONE.....yet!

    That, my friend, is not a friend. I don't know who supplied the hose, but they usually cost $15 to $25. He ripped u off.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    loaderman82

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    Sounds a little high, but if you would have took it to the shop, they probably would have charged around that too. Plus there would have been a wait to get into the shop. Check out how much all that cost, (anti-freeze ain't cheap) and then figure out how much time it took him to do it, and see how much that comes out to. A shop will charge no less than $50 an hour most of the time! Then if you figure out he was way off, Kick his @ss! LOL
     
  4. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Yeah...That doesn't sound like friend pricing...but it's probably not far off from what you would have paid at a shop...so..it's kind of a wash.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    NONE.....yet!

    Note, he did not drain and refill the antifreeze, so the part about it being expensive is a moot point. He just topped it off. $15 a gallon for the good stuff. OVER $200 IS CRAZY.....especially from a "friend". Personally, had it been one of my friends, I would have gone with him to buy the parts and supplies, and done it over a few beers. The problem I'm having with this is that he calls this guy his "FRIEND".
     
  6. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    HarryTaco

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    I would sleep with his sister to get even.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    hawaiikone

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    Took about an hour? Say another hour for picking up the stuff. Hose, $25. Fluid, $15. Clamps, $5.
    Cash job, at $35/hr., $70.
    All totals around $115.
    Unless I'm missing something here, sounds kinda high.
    (when I do something for a friend, there's no labor charge)
     
  8. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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  9. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    too bad i'm a girl.... maybe i can sleep with his brother. haha
     
  10. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Does it matter that the OP is female? :D

    I've heard that the Islands are expensive, but even allowing for that it sounds as if your "friend" was a bit high on his charges. I am an advocate of getting things off my chest and I wouldn't hesitate to ask him about the charges. Maybe he has a good reason and all is well. Maybe he has lousy reasons and that will help you decide to look elsewhere for a mechanically inclined friend.
     
  11. Nov 13, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    Nah it doesn't work like that.....Yeah you got ripped off. If you have questions about repairs "Search" it first You'll get a :crapstorm: if you don't.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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  13. Nov 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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  14. Nov 13, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Certainly not a friend.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Mark him off your friend list. $115 tops. Next time post up here if you can to get an idea of where you should be for the buy or repairs. Better luck next time.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    That dude sounds like a prick to me. I would be more than willing to help a friend out with those easy repairs over a few beers or something. Especially for a cool chick that drives a tacoma. He must be hatin' because he has an unreliable domestic or something.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    OK pricing but not a great deal except for the "mechanic house call" part.

    Dealers here charge (in shop pricing) about $100.00 an hour + parts & supplies with some disposal fees too.
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  18. Nov 13, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Dang, I would have done it for lunch.:) He ain't your friend!
     
  19. Nov 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    I love being my own mechanic....if someone does help me, a meal is usually a good enough payment.
     
  20. Nov 13, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    Same here... you'd go with me to the parts store to spring for parts/supplies (or I'd give you the receipt when I got back). That, a couple of beers and a burger would be about all it took.
     
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