Wednesday, December 1

I Think I Just Got Scammed...

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?



To be frank, i don't know...
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?

*SIGH*

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~!!!





19 comments:

Kelvin said...

There will always be someone like that, chill~

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

@kelvin...*SOBS...*

Vin Tsen Gan said...

Technically you don't have to pay for the repair works lah, in terms of contract law, the fella had breached a contract but that one a bit too complicated and I scared you scold me lansi later XP

Yeah, it's really no use crying over spilled milk. You have 2 options now, forget about it and never set foot in the shop again.

Second option, take the matters to the consumers' tribunal, but this one you need pay a bit for filing etc. Not sure how much, but if more expensive than what you've lost, I suggest you choose option 1..

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

@Vince, thanks for your advice. I chose option 1 + blog about it. Hope nobody ever get conned again.

Nikel Khor said...

wah..where u repair so expensive ler?

Obefiend Weiland said...

normal lah.they like scamming girls one.luckily for me I have a regular pomen that I sent my car to. Honest fella. These days u can never took sure can't you. Better luck next time then

sy said...

随员吧!!!!Take it as u donate to charity else they come parang u later !!!!!!!!

Bella Enveeus said...

gotta learn from experience right.. u'll find a few bad apples first before u finally meet the right one.. i guess it's easier to just leave n find out other mechanics. not all mechanics are honest.. some just give so many excuses - because as u put it, they are "not highly educated"..

Rolling Fumbling Thug said...

Man. What should I say? Hmmph, usually such shops conned ladies. I never doll up and always show up with my shit face so that they don't dare to con me :D I will definitely fight for it because it's RM45 not RM4.50 :D

ken said...

it's normal for them to charge highly for repair.. the best way is to get a mechanic that is close to any of your friends.. preferably male :)

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

@Nikel, Kota kemuning lor..

@Obefiend, ya..bernasib malang...

@sy, thats y la coz its near my office. they know where i work also..i also scared anything happen if i argue.

@Rolling, not i dunwan argue. I felt so defenseless and powerless being surrounded by 3 guys.

@Ken, yah waiting u to recommend a better and kind mechanic.

FeeQ said...

Chill chill XP

rachelkoko said...

walao ! if i were u, i wont pay lor..not even the rm20 ! Dun try to bully ladies ! *angry*

j_fish said...

My mom got conned about RM500 to repair the car and she had to pay because they took the engine out. --_____________--lll

Mechanics suck. >____________<

Tian Chad @ 永遇乐 said...

I think should put whole address of the shop =.="

Bad attitude la

Mr Lonely said...

hehe.. i come le.. =D

Anonymous said...

this post is very usefull thx!

Nana Eddy said...

That's exactly why I try to stick to one workshop only. *sigh. tough luck girl. And I'll make sure not to go to any mechanics shop near that area. Thanx for the info!

Biopolymath said...

Mechanics often take advantage when customers send their cars for repair. My uncle actually asks for a day off to witness repair of his car, so the mechanic can't take advantage.

Perhaps you may consider that.