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Haha...now that is funny. That technician who upgraded it was laughing all the way to the bank. I might tell him i can do it for half that guys price.

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go for it.

 

tosser blacklisted me

 

:P

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Nothing worse than people using the Q&A section of trade me to spout there opinion of what's fair. Or to get something for less by someway discrediting the seller or the sellers price. If the guy wants to buy something, modify it (in anyway) then state clearly what he's done and how much he wants for it now, so? Surely a case of buyer beware!

I had some jerk blowing off about what a rip off a guitar I was selling was. Telling me how much cheaper he could get it elsewhere etc. Total bs as it turned out, just trying to get it cheaper from me. But at the same time sewing a seed of doubt in any other watchers minds.

The question section is for questions about the auction, not a heads up that you don't want it anyway but if you did you could probably get it cheaper somewhere else.

I'm not the seller, and I don't know him. But I feel his aggravation!

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I thought they were fair comments and he answered them well .I dont like people thinking that trade me is a place to rip people off with outrageous prices.I dont think the seller in question qualifies in that category.He also had the option of not answering the question.

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Aside from the dis-ingenuity of implying any free mod is fraught with uncertainty.

 

It's not.

 

Enough nous to know you need a multi-region BDP but not enough to copy a file to a USB stick ?

 

I don't think so...

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also even if you use his logic he is making 60 bucks on top of retail - why would you?

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Ok, it's dodgy, but like some people who are willing to pay someone else for changing their tyres, he's offering his services... however disingenuous, some people are fools.

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Fair enough.

 

Caveat emptor

 

TM is a cesspit, half full or half empty, depending on your disposition.

 

:P

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Michael Wong;178761 wrote:

 

Enough nous to know you need a multi-region BDP but not enough to copy a file to a USB stick ?

 

 

 

I don't think so...

 

Yup that would be my Dad! Wouldn't have a clue what to do, he would be calling me in seconds.

 

I fix people's cars for a living, some of the things people pay me money to do is laughable. To them it is complicated. For example, their cigarette lighter doesn't work.. they know damn well it will be a fuse, they even say "oh yeah I plugged my phone charger in and the fuse went pop" but they have no clue how to change it and the $$$$ role my way

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they know damn well it will be a fuse, they even say "oh yeah I plugged my phone charger in and the fuse went pop" but they have no clue how to change it and the $$$$ role my way

 

And these same customers keep coming back to you?? - amazing. The machanic I use wouldn't charge me for several hours labour just prior to Xmas because he felt he should have diagnosed an ECU fault the first time I took the car to him (this is the guy Subaru send their "too hard basket " cars to so he has cred). As such, I've had no hesitation in recommeding him to other people - it's called building trust.

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(this is the guy Subaru send their "too hard basket " cars to so he has cred). As such, I've had no hesitation in recommeding him to other people - it's called building trust.

 

 

Who is he? I could use a man like that... Being a Subaru driver.

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haha

 

Essential to find a good mechanic of you drive Soob

 

I've long flicked my Soob on...

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Who is he? I could use a man like that... Being a Subaru driver.

 

Hi Neil,

His name is Kazu and his workshop (Prolinks Ph 486-0885) ) is located in Barry's Pt Rd, Takapuna.

He's Japanesse, and all his telephone book sized workshop manuals are in Japanesse, so maybe that's his advantage. I believe he used to work with the Suabru works rally team when they were here in NZ.

Either way, I've always found him very helpfull and honest to deal with. PM me if you want further referal details (he won't know who Squid is, but he'll know my real name).

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Sweet, thanks man.

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Michael Wong;179327 wrote:

 

 

 

Essential to find a good mechanic of you drive Soob

 

 

 

 

 

I've never had any major trouble, but its always good to have a man like this up your sleeve!

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Squid;179324 wrote:
And these same customers keep coming back to you?? - amazing. The machanic I use wouldn't charge me for several hours labour just prior to Xmas because he felt he should have diagnosed an ECU fault the first time I took the car to him (this is the guy Subaru send their "too hard basket " cars to so he has cred). As such, I've had no hesitation in recommeding him to other people - it's called building trust.

 

I am the 'too hard basket' man... if it can't be fixed it ends up with me. So yes, I charge for everything. Subaru's are easy to fix, you don't need a specialist. Very simple cars, try working on European stuff for a living.

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Squid;179324 wrote:
And these same customers keep coming back to you?? - amazing. The machanic I use wouldn't charge me for several hours labour just prior to Xmas because he felt he should have diagnosed an ECU fault the first time I took the car to him (this is the guy Subaru send their "too hard basket " cars to so he has cred). As such, I've had no hesitation in recommeding him to other people - it's called building trust.

 

I am the 'too hard basket' man... if it can't be fixed it ends up with me. So yes, I charge for everything. Subaru's are easy to fix, you don't need a specialist. Very simple cars, try working on European stuff for a living.

 

Building trust?? He should have tested it properly the first time!!! Come backs are a 'no no' and don't warrent a bill.

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Ditto, though mine (MY00 Impreza STI, yours a Legacy IIRC ?) was relatively unmolested which contributed to its longevity while others around me were running big end bearings, chewing gearboxes and other expensive stuff.

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I have an older 02 Impreza and a 05 WRX now... both going fine. You just have to keep them serviced! And not put any dickhead boyracer mods on them!

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I have two - a MY99 WRX which I've owned since new - done 145k's and never had any prob's with it, and a MY02 Leagacy wagon which, apart from the recent minor quibble, has also been very good (especially as the family hack that you don't have to be precious about).

However, both are getting on a bit so I'm pondering my next move on both of them. I'd love to stick with the brand but I'm just not into the current line up and I don't like CVT gearboxes.

 

Anyway, with two Soobs Neil you could do a lot worse than taking them to Kaz - he's a top bloke and very rerasonable too.

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I will do that. Always good to have contacts like that.

We are thinking of getting one of those new XV things as the family car... although I sort of want to get a new WRXSTi.... must do kitchen first though:(

 

We'll see, its been a long time since I bought a new car.

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No you don't !

 

The XV is a horrid little thing, especially that CVT gearbox and the wheezy, underpowered engine.

 

The latest GR-series STI is much better than the MY08 hatchback but it's still so far behind the 8-ball it brings shame to the STI brand. Sales have been so bad that it's gone from the UK despite a recent £5k price cut.

 

Sure it's fast in a straightline but it won't run away from a good Euro hot hatch (which it tried to emulate) in the twisties.

 

Add crummy build quality and you'd be a fool to buy a new one.

 

Time the WRX/STI went back to basics.

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The new STi is actually a nice drive. Haven't driven the XV, but for pottering between home and the shops and out and about on the weekend it would be fine. Not looking for super performance out of that one.

Although Luigi is the one who can really comment I would expect...

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