Well my blood is boiling, atm.
I just got back from waiting around for 2 and a half hours to have the a/c in my car checked. After all that time, they quoted me $1300 just to fix the compressor, and about another $2700 to fix/replace some other things they found wrong with the car. This was actually a reputable place I went to too. But, leave it to being a young woman all alone to bring out the worst in a mechanic.
I decided not to fix these things today (seeing as how it amounts to more than I paid for the car itself, and I just don’t even have half of the amount to cover the costs). So then he tells me “Okay, that’ll be $140 for the check-up, then.”
Thanks for never mentioning that it would cost me that much, before I came in. And thanks to everyone around me, who now tells me they’ve experienced the same thing, for not mentioning to me that I should have asked if there would be a charge ahead of time.
I’m usually pretty smart about these things, but I’ll be honest that when it comes to cars, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, and it makes me angry that even though I tell everyone I know what to be weary of when dealing with sales-related issues , no one can ever bother to tell me and I always have to fucking learn the hard way. But what’s done is done and I’m not trying to blame my problems on other people. I just need to keep reminding myself not to give other humans so much damn credit. So it’s all guilty until proven innocent from here on in, I guess. Especially in this god forsaken “city”.