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Man I would be livid! :bomb: I always felt like I was being a paranoid jackass when I locked everything in the center console and gave the service people the valet key that only opens the doors and starts the truck. Here's another reason I change my own oil nowdays.
 

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For the record, the employees of Fitzgerald Cadillac/VW in Annapolis, MD and Norris Ford of Easton, MD would never stoop that low. I have had extensive services done on several vehicles at both dealerships and have had 0 problems with change, sunglasses, GPS, you-name-it.

That video is quite shocking - and there's no way out of the guilt for the 'tard in the coin puka.
 

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Wow, that's ridiculous. Toyota service is friggin' stupid too. There was a recall on the radiators in our Sienna so we took it in to get it changed. A little while later we noticed the plastic shield under the radiator was missing 5 damn bolts. Guess they were too lazy to put them all in, so they put in 2, which was just enough to hold it on...barely
 

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Have I got a story for you!! I took my ascMcLaren Mustang intothe dealership where all of my Lincolns have come from. I have been a customer there since 1986. I am friends with the owner, and all of the salespeople as well as the managers. So, the McLaren is in for routin serviicing and New Jersey State Inspection. My tech is all done with the car and has left the car in it's spot in the shop as he goes to turn in the paper work.

Along come a new young punk who hops into the car. Ever trusting, I say nothing! He starts the car & backs it out, t park it. I get called to the ervicwe desk. I return to the car and drive home. 2 blocks from home, I open center console to take out a cassette. All 5 casettes are GONE !
I played 2 on the way there. In the back was a new (spare) Antenna. It's also gone. I called up. The kid denied it all.
I went back 2 days later. Another Tech told me that kid got fired. Some guy brought in a Mark 8 and the kid got caught red handed stealing 20 - yes, twenty - Tom Jones & Englebert Hummberdink cassettes. SOoo, we know where my 5 casettes & antenna went to.

Fast Forward, this time, last year. The Chrysler-Jeep dealer where we got our Cherokee serviced, let all good steady customers know that they were going outta business. SOOoo, my wife made an appointment for routine service, and took it in. Then she walked to the center of town.
THAT MORNING - I went to Auto Zone and purchased a self contained $139.00 battery jumper / also charger AND a small $28.00 kitchen fire extinguesher. When my wife returned home with the Jeep, I went out to bring in the fire extinguesher. Imagine my shock when I opened the tailgate and NEITHER was there!! I asked the wife, and she said she never opened the tailgate. Buy then, it was 4:20PM and I was tired. I returned at 10AM the next morning. All locked up, nobody there, close for good, after 55 years!
$170.00 product stolen. They knew thqt there would be NO tomorrow so I an sure they stole whatever they wanted outta everone's vehicles.

So, I have gone to a different (also local) C-D-J dealer with the Jeep. I wanted some service. The service advisor (happened to be female) fills out the repair order, takes my keys, and "invites" me to go to their waiting room. I tell her that I am a new, and 1st time customer, and that I do not go to "Waiting Rooms" butthat I stay with my car.
She says, "You cannot go intothe service area" - I say, Okay, rip up all the paper work. I now go to an independant garage of old tyme skilled techs and that have no problem letting me be right there, because they do not steal!

The guy in the movie was taking small change. Must be a trainee !!
 

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^^^ Sandy, I thought you were going to tell us that the kid driving your McClaren Mustang dissappeared for three hours and that the car was returned to you with a hundred additional miles on its' odometer and an empty gas tank! Guess you were lucky that time!
 

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Have I got a story for you!! I took my ascMcLaren Mustang intothe dealership where all of my Lincolns have come from. I have been a customer there since 1986. I am friends with the owner, and all of the salespeople as well as the managers. So, the McLaren is in for routin serviicing and New Jersey State Inspection. My tech is all done with the car and has left the car in it's spot in the shop as he goes to turn in the paper work.

Along come a new young punk who hops into the car. Ever trusting, I say nothing! He starts the car & backs it out, t park it. I get called to the ervicwe desk. I return to the car and drive home. 2 blocks from home, I open center console to take out a cassette. All 5 casettes are GONE !
I played 2 on the way there. In the back was a new (spare) Antenna. It's also gone. I called up. The kid denied it all.
I went back 2 days later. Another Tech told me that kid got fired. Some guy brought in a Mark 8 and the kid got caught red handed stealing 20 - yes, twenty - Tom Jones & Englebert Hummberdink cassettes. SOoo, we know where my 5 casettes & antenna went to.

Fast Forward, this time, last year. The Chrysler-Jeep dealer where we got our Cherokee serviced, let all good steady customers know that they were going outta business. SOOoo, my wife made an appointment for routine service, and took it in. Then she walked to the center of town.
THAT MORNING - I went to Auto Zone and purchased a self contained $139.00 battery jumper / also charger AND a small $28.00 kitchen fire extinguesher. When my wife returned home with the Jeep, I went out to bring in the fire extinguesher. Imagine my shock when I opened the tailgate and NEITHER was there!! I asked the wife, and she said she never opened the tailgate. Buy then, it was 4:20PM and I was tired. I returned at 10AM the next morning. All locked up, nobody there, close for good, after 55 years!
$170.00 product stolen. They knew thqt there would be NO tomorrow so I an sure they stole whatever they wanted outta everone's vehicles.

So, I have gone to a different (also local) C-D-J dealer with the Jeep. I wanted some service. The service advisor (happened to be female) fills out the repair order, takes my keys, and "invites" me to go to their waiting room. I tell her that I am a new, and 1st time customer, and that I do not go to "Waiting Rooms" butthat I stay with my car.
She says, "You cannot go intothe service area" - I say, Okay, rip up all the paper work. I now go to an independant garage of old tyme skilled techs and that have no problem letting me be right there, because they do not steal!

The guy in the movie was taking small change. Must be a trainee !!
For the record, as silly as this may sound, it is a pretty severe insurance violation to allow a customer into the service area of any major dealership or repair shop. The little guys don't care as much because their insurance policies cost pennies compared to what a major chain of repair shops or dealerships gets charged. Depending on regulatory compliance in that state, and the regulations of the insurance provider *some* shops can afford to escort customers in, but not all.

I hate to say it, but the cost of losing you as a customer is alot more preferrable to the increased insurance premium if you get hurt.
 

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the kid got caught red handed stealing 20 - yes, twenty - Tom Jones & Englebert Hummberdink cassettes.
Not only is he a thief but he has crappy taste in music.
 

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He'll never listen to the cassettes. He fenced them on the street for pot.
 

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^^^ Sandy, I thought you were going to tell us that the kid driving your McClaren Mustang dissappeared for three hours and that the car was returned to you with a hundred additional miles on its' odometer and an empty gas tank! Guess you were lucky that time!
You've watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off one too many times. :p
 

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Okay, so every time I take a car in, I have to remember to empty the glove box, center console and trunk and leave nothing removeable in the car. NICE
 

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Okay, so every time I take a car in, I have to remember to empty the glove box, center console and trunk and leave nothing removeable in the car. NICE
I think its safe to leave the Tom Jones cassettes.:cool2:
 

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I don't have any - but, I am NOT telling you what I have, 'cause i don't wanna make you sick, and have my head verbally chopped off! :eek:
 

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Back in the Dark Ages NAKAMICHI made some incredibly good cassette decks - dead nuts speed control, practically nothing in wow and flutter. You could tape an LP and on playback it sounded darn close to the same. Some even had bias trim and individual tape trim pots. NAKAMICHI and TEAC were largely responsible for the death of reel-to-reel as a home tape playback/recording medium.
 

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Hell I leave my $140 sunglasses, wallet, and checkbook in my car when I get it serviced. Even though, it probably helps that I work there. Even still, I would trust my dealer to not steal anything out of my car regardless of whether or not I worked there.
 
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