Is it ok to flame a dealer that stinks?
Posted January 26, 2006 - 05:06 PM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 05:08 PM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 05:20 PM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 06:47 PM
Tell the truth to avoid the risk of a defamation claim
Posted January 26, 2006 - 06:57 PM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 07:27 PM
I have trouble biting my tounge about our local Yamaha dealer, but do so. i travel 100 km's plus to use another dealer who is helpful, but now i use the local motorcycle wreckers, which is an offshoot to the local harley shop ( spit, gag) and they supply genuine yamaha parts cheaper than the yamaha shop, but as consumers we have the right to shop elsewhere, so i do.
anyone would think these guys are selling the best product available and are very aware of it, the smug, incompetent, bullshitting, tossers. oh I was going to bite my tounge.
If you need parts in Northern Tasmania go to Tasmanian Motorcycle wreckers and ask for Dave or brett and they even haggle a little. hope this plug helps my next discount.
Posted January 26, 2006 - 08:33 PM
Just use alott of words like... I think,,, and Seems to me....
You can always stick in a disclamer,, something like... "My experience are my own and you"-blaa-blaa-blaa....
Better to tip off the fellow TT'er than see someone else get burned-right?
Besides do you think they will take you to court for them sucking A**?
Posted January 26, 2006 - 08:57 PM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 09:22 PM
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Posted January 27, 2006 - 10:16 AM
Suffice it to say that i will never purchase anything from Fun Bike Center in San diego again. I have a hard time understanding how the nations largest motorcycle showroom stays in business with the level of customer service that i have experienced.
That was a spark, not a flame. Tell us why they suck. How did they screw you over?
Posted January 27, 2006 - 10:25 AM
Posted January 27, 2006 - 10:51 AM
Do you see my post on Fork Fluid? Michaels Reno.
I bet you've done your forks yourself, maybe you could show me sometime.
Posted January 27, 2006 - 10:57 AM
Posted January 27, 2006 - 12:06 PM
The ONLY Yamaha dealership that I have ever been to that was GREAT was owned by the original owner who started with nothing fixing junk. When he sold it went straight down hill. The owner's, mom dad and son, were the only people that were there other than a mechanic and the guy who assembled the new units. They pretty much raised the mechanic. The son and mother ran the showroom and parts and the dad and the other mechanic did all the work on them. They new EVERYTHING there was to know about Yamaha's. The mom died of cancer. They sold. Then the dad died of a heart attack. The son built a giant house and stays hid. The mechanic is still there but the new owner won't let you talk to him. They have a general manager, 3 or 4 parts idiots, one sales guy, 2 fianance girls, a service manager, and like 4 mechanics. Going up there is a nightmare. No one knows what is going on in the showroom/parts at any time of the day. The other dealership 50 miles away is owned buy 2 guys from away from here. They have a KILLER general manager but thats it. The head mechanic told me once when my bike wouldn't run that " HE USED TO RACE AND IT WAS FINE". I got it home and took the carb apart myself and took the main jet/needle jet out with a half a turn with my fingers. Fortunatly I have a good freind who has his own repair shop and he helps me when I have a problem that I can't fix. I can clean my own carburator in an hour taking my time. Both the dealerships said they had no idea how long it would take but they charge $65 an hour. That makes me feel great. A good piece of advice...buy the manual and do it yourself. You can buy a lot of tools for what they charge to look at it.
touche on the "spark comment". Having cooled off a bit, i have decided that it is not worth the risk of sparring with a horrible dealer that i suspect would relish an opportunity to sue someone. I will share that it takes alot to piss me off and the fact that i won't shop there again is all anyone should have to hear.
Posted January 27, 2006 - 05:36 PM
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