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Forum topic by Rick Dennington posted 10-21-2011 07:07 PM 1359 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Dennington

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10-21-2011 07:07 PM

I guess you can call this a rant, throwing a fit, or just pitching a bitch….Either way you look at it, it a real pisser. Here’s the stories:

On October 3rd, I bought a new 2012 Chevy 4 door crewcab pickup…..I had several things added to it, including new step rails, bedliner, etc. I wanted a new fiberglass tunneu cover also, so I ordered one from the company that makes them for Chevrolet customers. The dealer sends the customers over to this company, they take down all in info, such as matching the color to the truck, bed size, type, etc. After everything was put on that I wanted, I headed there. All information was taken, and the lady said it would take about 3 weeks to get it in. I asked her if she needed to measure the bed…..” No…I got it”. I pay for it and leave…..

Yesterday they call and the cover is in, come up about 10:00am, and we’ll put it on. After drinking the right amount of coffee so I could drive, get my eye open, and my heart started, I went to town about 12 miles away. The guy had it on the forklift ready to put on….guess what? It’s the wrong size….!!!!! The color was a perfect match, but the cover was too long…...what a pisser..!! The guy gets on the phone to the company who makes these covers in Elkheart, Indiana, and orders another, plus an email, and a rush job….maybe 2 weeks (yea right)....Ok…that’s that. I’ll have to wait another 2-3 weeks for another one….....THEN…... I head down to Sears to look at and possibly buy a new roll-around tool box for the shop. I pick out the big double-decker that I want with plenty of drawers up top and bigger drawers on the bottom, and on casters.
I tried several others, and the drawers seemed flimsy, and the ball bearing slides were terrible fitting…The one I bought seemed better, so they go to load it in the truck (the one without the cover), and the drawers started falling out, and 3 of them actually came apart, and pulled off the inside of the cabinet….Guess what?
It was the only one they had in that style, and it was on sale (I should of known better). The lady said “Do you want me to order another for you”? ” Hell no lady, it’ll be just as bad as this one” ...I got to looking closer at some of the other ones, and they were falling apart. A made in China tool box, and a tunneu cover that didn’t fit….I hope I make it home before something else happens…...I need lots more coffee…...So far, that’s my morning….I think I’ll take a nap after I eat dinner…..The end of my griping, and bending your ears…. Oh yea…..I’ve decided to build my own tool boxes in the shop. I know they’ll be better than what I can buy from places like Sears, HD, or Lowes. Ok…I’m really done now…..!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......


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Bertha

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 07:14 PM

Buying a truck is a painful experience these days. Didn’t use to be. Build your tool boxes. You’ll never do better than that.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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redryder

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 07:15 PM

I commend your attempt to keep the economy moving…............

-- mike...............

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 07:16 PM

That sucks, sometimes it seems that nothing can go right. On a brighter note, the new truck sounds nice!

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Bertha

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 07:26 PM

When I moved to WV, I walked into the Ford place an exclaimed that I wanted a new F250 SuperDuty crew cab without the lights on the roof. We went through some of the options and I was really getting excited. I hadn’t bought a truck in a while and I was expecting about $35,000. I didn’t get my truck. What on Earth has happened to truck prices?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 07:37 PM

Al, I know it is comparing apples and oranges, but when I went shopping for a standard-duty extended cab pickup last November, I was pleasantly surprised by the prices and discounts being offered. My brand new (at the time) 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab with all the basic amenities came in with a sicker of just under $30k, and an actual price, after rebates and discounts of under $21k. Compared th what they are asking for decent passenger cars these days, I felt like it was a bargain.

Maybe they just know that guys with “I-want-the-biggest-truck-you’ve-got” syndrome can usually be taken advantage of. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 07:49 PM

Al,
Getting the truck wasn’t a painful experience, or even having the ad-ons intalled…..it was the women who didn’t have a clue about the cover…I would of at least went out and measured the bed…..that wasn’t my job, it was hers..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 10-21-2011 07:51 PM

redryder,
it was time for a new ride…my other truck was 14 years old, and only had 27, 436 miles on it..all original, and I had no trouble selling it…..a young girl bought it…I got what I was aking, and she was happy, too….lol.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 10-21-2011 07:54 PM

Al maybe you should have pushed for a 30 year mortgage. lol

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 10-21-2011 07:58 PM

ShaneA,
the truck is really nice….it’s a Z71 4×4, and this sucker is loaded. XM radio, On Star, and the works…It even tells you if you have a low tire, and which one, how much fuel you’ve used, have much you have left….man, it does it all…...the color is called Victory Red…..it’s a beaut…I’ll try to post a couple of pixs on here for you to drool over…...lol

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 10-21-2011 08:03 PM

Charlie, you’re right about buying a new truck…With all the incentives they throw in, and extras you can talk them into adding on, mine was as about as much as yours was, plus my downpayment from the old truck. So all in all I was pretty happy with the deal….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 10-21-2011 08:05 PM

Rick, I don’t want to get your hopes up, or jinx myself, but you know that free three month subscription to XM radio? Mine is still working 11 months later. And they keep sending me letters wanting me to come back. LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bertha

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#12 posted 10-21-2011 08:08 PM

I must be at the wrong dealer or one of those suckers you mention. I wasn’t getting out of there under $50K. I’ve still got my trusty Chevy that I’ve (knock on wood) never had one single problem with. I would like something a little more powerful, though. Hmmmmm…..Unimog.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 10-21-2011 08:09 PM

Charlie, Yea, I know about the 3 months on the XM…Wow…11 months? They must have forgot about you….I plan to keep it a while longer after the time period is up.. Maybe they’ll forget about me…:))
  • How can you come back, when you haven’t even left yet???*

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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ShaneA

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#14 posted 10-21-2011 08:13 PM

I have a 03 ford fx4 ext. 62k, I have neen jonesing for a new one. Probably not a ford. But I HATE buying vehicles, and dont think i would like making a car pmt again. Do they have anything out there getting better than 14mpg? I can see the needle move as I drive down the street…downhill!

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Rick Dennington

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#15 posted 10-21-2011 08:14 PM

Al, that’s a nice ride…I even like the color….Is that foreign, or domestic?.. Ever think of trading that for a Hummer? :)) You can get them in Yellow, too…...What does that baby get….about 30 miles to the gallon?

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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