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    Best Quote An Alternator Price

    | Chicago, IL, USA | Liars & Scammers, Money

    Me: “Thank you for calling [Auto Parts], how can I help you?”

    Caller: “Yeah, I need an alternator for my vehicle.”

    (I look up his car and the alternator.)

    Me: “Okay, the one we have in stock is $79.99.”

    Caller: “$49.99?”

    Me: “No, sir, $79.99.”

    Caller: “$49.99?”

    Me: “$79.99.”

    Caller: “Hey, you said $79.99!”

    Me: “Indeed I did, sir!”

    This Can Not End Well

    | Chicago, IL, USA |

    Me: “Thank you for calling ***, how may I help you today?”

    Caller: “I need a part for my car.”

    Me: “Okay, what year, make, and model is your car?”

    Caller: “Umm… it’s a black car.”

    Me: “Okay, who made your car?”

    Caller: “Some dude in a factory.”

    Me: “Is it a Chevy, Ford, Chrysler?”

    Caller: “It’s a Honda… Civic.”

    Me: “Okay, what part do you need?”

    Caller: “I was wondering if you guys sell little microwaves to put in the dash.”

    Me: “No, no sir we do not.”

    Caller: “But I saw this really awesome picture on the internet that had a microwave in the dash of this dude’s car.”

    Me: “Um, I’m pretty sure that he had years of experience in working with that particular car, it’s electronics systems, and microwaves before he actually put that microwave in his car. They do not offer microwaves for cars.”

    Caller: “So… do you think you could put in a microwave for me?”

    In That Case, Replace Them Daily

    , | Redwood City, CA, USA |

    Customer: “Could you check my brakes and see if they are bad?”

    Coworker: “Of course. Which vehicle is yours?”

    Customer: “Oh, I walked here.”

    Coworker: “Ok, well we can’t check your brakes if the car isn’t here.”

    Customer: “I told you I walked here. I just want to know if I need new brakes.”

    Coworker: “I can’t tell you that unless I actually see the vehicle.”

    Customer: “Can’t you just tell me if I need new brakes for my car? It’s a Mercedes if that helps at all.”

    Coworker: “Like I said, I need to see the car to tell you if you need new brakes.”

    Customer: “OK, so can you tell me if my brakes are bad?”

    Me: “We physically need the car here in front of us so we can look at the brakes with our own eyes and determine if they are bad or not.”

    Customer: “It’s a Mercedes.”

    If You’re Gonna Be Off, Be Waaaay Off

    | Lincoln, UK |

    (A customer calls on the phone.)

    Me: “Hello how can I help?”

    Customer: “I need an air filter for my car.”

    Me: “Okay sir, what is the model of your car?”

    Customer: “It’s red.”

    Me: “Okay, so it is red, but what car model is it? Is it a ford or a fiat?”

    Customer: “It’s sort of big and red.”

    Me: “…I think you should come round to the store and show us the car you need the filter for.”

    Customer: “Are you saying I’m wrong? The customer is always right!”

    Me: “No, sir. I’m not saying you are wrong…”

    (After this, he hung up and parked his BLUE Audi outside the shop and said it was for that car.)

    Always Right, Even When At The Wrong Store

    , | Yorkshire, UK |

    (I work in a motor factor (in America, an auto parts/accessories shop) which is on the same estate as a car workshop. Outside there is a huge sign for the workshop stating the things that they do e.g. brakes, exhausts, MOT testing etc.)

    Customer: “Hi, I’d like to book my car in for a five point service.”

    (Now, we do various easy-peasy checks e.g. oil, water, and we fit batteries, bulbs, radios etc, so often customers are often confused as to exactly what we do and do not do.)

    Me: “You mean the five point check? Just pull your car into the bay outside and I’ll be out in a minute.”

    Customer: “No, NO, I meant the service you have advertised outside! New brakes, oil change!”

    Me: “I think you’re confusing us with the garage next door. We’re just a motor factor.”

    Customer: “But you’ve got a sign outside!”

    Me: “Let’s have a look then…”

    (We look and the sign is for the garage next door, not our motor factor. I point out that our building has a completely different name outside it.)

    Customer: “That’s false advertising! Why can’t you do it?! I demand that I get a free service for the inconvenience you have caused me!”

    Me: “Sorry mate, we’re just a motor factor. I’d happily service my own car, but I’m not a mechanic, I’m a history student. If you’d like the five-point service, try the building with the same name as on the sign.”

    Customer: “This is ridiculous! I want YOU–” *stabs me in the chest with his finger* “–to service my car right now!”

    Me: “Okay, if you just follow me, and talk to that gentleman there–” *points at garage owner* “–I can service your car straight away.”

    Customer: *walks off swearing*

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