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Old 04-04-2012, 08:21 AM
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
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The only one I have near me I LOATH the owner of. The shop where I work has done some trading with him over the years. I had my hood hinges for the Gran Sport done by him. I gave them to my boss to bring over (the connection ) and there was no price.The guy then came over and handed them to me (first time I ever met him) and proceeds to tell me how they normally would be $250 but he is such a great guy he is going to give them to me for $150. The price was a little high for a "deal". I had a guy who is out of the area where this would have been $50 all day long. But ok, if $150 is the going price (like I said it was a little high but not a shock or anything) He had to have the cash NOW because he was heading off to Reno (gambling casinos). Now I don't like the whole "I am such a nice guy and it would have been way more" BS, it is fake and plain BS. Tell me the price and mention the discount, that's fine but to go on and on about it, BS! So that rubbed me the wrong way. But what REALLY chapped my hide is when three or for days later one of my fellow employees hooked up with the guy and they are of the same ethic background and speak the language, everything is "hey buddy, old friend, hows it going?" He did the guys entire 1964 Impala FRAME, and ALL the suspension components along with the radiator support for $550! I am sorry, but I can't give that guy any of my money. I rather go thru ten bags of play sand in the back yard and a weekend of work.

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