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Old 07-02-2010, 04:40 PM   #16
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Do parts people make you mad?


And it's not just parts houses. I was at MD's the other day and the girl at the counter was trying to text someone on her phone while she was taking my order.

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the girl at the counter was trying to text someone on her phone while she was taking my order.
It'll get worse before it gets better.

I saw a guy playing tennis with his son, a racquet in one hand and a cell phone in his other. Seriously.
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Computers are stronger than all of us put together.
I actually think Yoyizit's post was right on point! It's not the parts person that's the problem, it's the computer systems they are are using that are at fault. You have to be extremely naive to think your local parts counter guy, whether he's 25 or 125 will know every option on every vehicle that was made in the last 20 years.

I had an old 1979 jeep CJ-7 that had a chevy 350 in, a dodge transmision, rear disc brakes and axles that were even offered until 1983. Whenever I went to the part store I had to give the guy a different year, make a model of a vehicle so he could drill down far enough to get me my parts.

Is it frustrating, of course it is, is it guy behind the counters fault, probably not. the real problem (in the opinion of me and Yoyizit) is
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I really don't get mad at the parts guys at the chains. I don't expect them to be mechanics or know any more than what the computer is willing to give up. Those guys are getting close to minimum wage and that's why the parts are cheap. If they knew anything about cars they'd be working as mechanics and making more money. That's just the business model the chains follow and if I want to take advantage of their lower prices I have to provide my own knowledge. I do appreciate it when they are willing to search around in their computers for similar years and models when the computer won't spit out the right part as it should.

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