The story begins like this...
One fine day, i decided to send it my car for servicing. Then I was told that my brake pads were too thin and should be changed. I didn't bring enough cash that day, so i said i will come again.
So today, i dropped by again, and told the mechanic to change the brake pads. We agreed that the price was RM85.00. Then I informed him that the Cigarette Lighter was loose, and asked his help to tighten/screw it back to place. He said ok, but it is a tough job as he needs to remove it all and re-assemble. So he would charge me RM20.00. I agreed.
But when i saw the bill....
Tightening this BUTT Lighter costs RM65.00!
I shocked! I asked the man, "why so expensive! Tighten only ma!"
Man replied, "this one ORIGINAL one. Yours kenot tighten"
I said " He told me RM20, then only i agreed. Why u didnt call me first?"
Man, "Aiya, he dunno price one...nvm nvm, next time discount for you"
I paid, and left thinking "Matherfather, you slowly wait for next time la!"
So, you must be wondering, why i paid and left?
Why didnt i argue more?
Why i didn't ask for discount?
I always thought that, people who does this repair jobs, have their family to feed.
These are people who are not highly educated, and acquired their skills from experiences. And these are the people who would get dirty to help you repair your car.
And i thought that i support their business, they will care for my car even more- as a loyal customer!
I don't know whether I'm too kind or I'm plain stupid!
This is the 2nd time i was conned by mechanics...
So, mechanic... I wanna say GOODBYE TO YOU. You will never see me stepping in your shop again.
When will I learn?
I think that they should inform me if the price deviates from the one they quoted me (they have my hp number). And i should have a choice to either repair or not, since im not smoking or using that cigarette lighter.
So, for you who wanna know where's this shop. Here's a hint for you.
Location: Kota Kemuning (along Jalan Anggerik Vanilla AB31/AB)
Wishing Santa can drop me money this year~!!!