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    Default some people should NEVER be behind a parts counter

    the chevy parts guys at my local PALM BEACH AREA CHEVY DEALER is usually very helpful and usually have or can locate near anything or can suggest a source...

    TODAY I stopped in at the chevy dealers parts counter near my sons house...in south miami, what a differance!
    (MORRONS MAKE YOU WANT TO USE PEPPER SPRAY ON THEM)

    I walk in and IM alone, a gal behind the counter greets me pleasantly enought,
    but when I ask for a case of E.O.S. , "she asked whats E.O.S. "
    , I told her its G.M. ENGINE OIL, SUPLIMENT......she tells me

    " CHEVY does not sell or advise oil additives"

    I ask her if having a G.M. part # might help?

    "NO! .IM sure we don,t carry it or ID know about it!"

    ok can I get a splash shield that fits under the fuel door on a 1992 corvette, its the rubber tray about 4" x 6" around the fill neck under the gas cap, if I don,t have the correct name, I think its part #26 on your micro filch?


    "no! we don,t stock those and can,t get them anytime soon"

    how about the filler neck gasket #27 on your micro filch ?

    "no! we don,t stock those and can,t get them anytime soon"


    at that point I walked out, its obvious they don,t want my money
    " IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"

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    I bet she had blinker fluid in stock.
    Pete

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    BTW

    "14076115 is the part number for the filler area. It's called a housing. 25091503 is the seal."

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    I'm sure her boss would be proud...

    -Mac

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    You obviously interrupted her tanning regimen!

    Being in south Florida, she was probably bummed she wasn't at the beach!

    SAVE THE

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    Too bad you didn't ask her for some 7IO

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    I would have smacked her in the face with a used muffler bearing.

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    I don't know whether this would have any effect or not, but I have done this with good results several times. I write a letter to her boss and her boss's boss. That information can be obtained with a phone call or two. In the letter, I state the facts without emotion, and would cite the part numbers, etc. Then I ask if this behavior is consistent with company policy. I also state that I expect a response from them. It has worked for me. Even if I get no response, I feel better for having stood up for what is right.
    Save the Wave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRTH VTR View Post
    I don't know whether this would have any effect or not, but I have done this with good results several times. I write a letter to her boss and her boss's boss. That information can be obtained with a phone call or two. In the letter, I state the facts without emotion, and would cite the part numbers, etc. Then I ask if this behavior is consistent with company policy. I also state that I expect a response from them. It has worked for me. Even if I get no response, I feel better for having stood up for what is right.
    Sounds like a plan!

    -Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRTH VTR View Post
    I don't know whether this would have any effect or not, but I have done this with good results several times. I write a letter to her boss and her boss's boss. That information can be obtained with a phone call or two. In the letter, I state the facts without emotion, and would cite the part numbers, etc. Then I ask if this behavior is consistent with company policy. I also state that I expect a response from them. It has worked for me. Even if I get no response, I feel better for having stood up for what is right.
    I used to do those things. Now I say WTF I am gonna get older and their service will not improve. Instead of wasting time trying to improve their business I will spend time improving the business of my favorite bar keep.

    This arrangement appears to be beneficial to all concerned.
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    As I noted before, SpanishVette, You are a man of much wisdom.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddywaters View Post
    As I noted before, SpanishVette, You are a man of much wisdom.............
    Seconded. Shall we call for a vote or ???

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