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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by imjustagirl, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    OK, So I'm sitting in the waiting room of some mechanic who's telling me part and labor for a new alternator for a 2000 Nissan Sentra will be $393. Sound legit? It's about twice what friends said it should run...but they're not mechanics.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Dealership mechanic?
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    So what are you selling?

    Do we have to, like, you know, entertain you more?
  4. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Man, I feel bad for IJAG. I've never met a person who has to wait so often.

    Anyway, that sounds expensive.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Instead, maybe it's she who should entertain us...
    She could be sitting in the waiting room, amusing us with humorous, scintilating and titilating posts and we could throw change and bills in her laptop case, much like a street corner musician with a guitar case...
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Looks like a remanufactured alternator for your car online is $171 so it looks like it's just an expensive job. Not like they are charging you $300 to put in a $50 part.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Should that be the case, you KNOW it's an epic rip.
  8. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    The part itself is more than $150. But labor on it shouldn't be more than 1.5 hours. Even if you round that up to two hours, you're getting ripped off.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    All the time you've lived there, you haven't found a backyard mechanic yet? Someone to take care of things like this after work or on the side?
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This is her turn to entertain us. :D
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    $80/hour mechanic labor . . . live it, learn it, hate it.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    mizzou, that would be less than 5 minutes of entertainment.
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