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#1 Brigante

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:26 PM

dunno if this topics allowed cause i suppose its badmouthing a company

 

but why are halfrauds prices so silly?

 

 

i mean i know its a store so it has electricity bills and staff wages etc to keep the store going but everythings so much more expensive

 

 

popped in there today for a can of paint, made me kid sister drive me in her polo cause my interiors in pieces at the moment

 

 

and she decided to buy a full set of wiper blades

 

front set of bosch blades was 30quid

 

rear halfords own blade was 20quid

 

got back home n i went on the bay, immediately found a front set of bosch blades for 17quid and the rear bosch blade for under 10quid

 

needless to say she's took the wiper blades back for refund n she's gonna order off ebay instead

 

 

 

its the same for everything though

 

when my missus bought me my headunit for my birthday, halfords had it 'on sale' at about 300-400quid

 

i found it on amazon for 200quid

 

 

when i was looking for a satnav halfords had my tomtom going for around 250quid, i found it on amazon for 170quid

 

 

do all the electricity bills etc really justify such a big markup?

 

 

btw i am aware this is what killed woolworths, hmv etc everyone buying online when they can get it half the price of what highstreet charge

 

 

oh another thing that makes me laugh is halfords fitting charges, my sister was actually contemplating paying the 4 or 5quid charge to have all the wiper blades fitted saying its not much extra, n the bloke was trying to convince her to go for it cause he could see she didnt know much about cars. i was just stood next to her looking at the bloke like hellooo?? i used to work in a car manufacturing plant building cars n i've done that much modifying to my own car also (including changing the wiper blades thankyou very much) so i know its a 2 second job to change wiper blades of all things. so she was actually going to pay 55quid for a full set of wiper blades fitted when you can get the lot for under 30quid off ebay



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:09 PM

Companies with stores will never compete with online sales.

Halfords does itself no favours though when they haven't got half of what you need and the staff really don't understand what they're selling in the first place.

No wonder eBay does so well.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:11 PM

You feeling ok mate? Lol all you've done lately is rant! Haha I know what you mean though they're robbing git. I got a set of blades from them aswel and they had the audacity to automatically add the £5 fitting fee on it was only cause I checked the price before I put my code in and questioned it that they took it off! I was like seriously do I not look like I can fit my own damn wipers????! The guy was just like sorry ended up getting a fiver knocked off cause I complained to the manager B) lol

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

You feeling ok mate? Lol all you've done lately is rant!

lol knew you was gonna say that mate

 

its just bad times lately i suppose, really need my rear windscreen sorting

 

but then the world doesnt help make me feel better with silly people in it lol ;)

 

just made me laugh today at halfords though, 50quid for a set of blades plus 5quid fitting charge. and the bloke really trying to sell the fitting to me sister cause he could see she dont know what shes on about. pah im probably more qualified to be working on cars than all the people working in halfords put together lol. can definitely change wiper blades anyway :D



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:36 PM

i think i need my own status

 

resident ranter or summin :P

 

or resident psycho :D



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:42 PM

Lol I cant evem edit your profile to say it haha

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

lol how did you get dan the gas man



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:47 PM

I can edit my own being a moderator lol speak nicely too Clive he might be able to edit yours with him being a super mod

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:57 PM

I should set up a poll to vote for my new screen name or whatever you call it

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

Lol ask stoney n see if he can change it first lol

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:20 AM


oh another thing that makes me laugh is halfords fitting charges, my sister was actually contemplating paying the 4 or 5quid charge to have all the wiper blades fitted saying its not much extra, n the bloke was trying to convince her to go for it cause he could see she didnt know much about cars. i was just stood next to her looking at the bloke like hellooo?? i used to work in a car manufacturing plant building cars n i've done that much modifying to my own car also (including changing the wiper blades thankyou very much) so i know its a 2 second job to change wiper blades of all things. so she was actually going to pay 55quid for a full set of wiper blades fitted when you can get the lot for under 30quid off ebay


I was waiting in line to get my free bottle of screen wash a month ago (courtesy of O2 Priority Moments) and I saw some bloke pay to have the bulbs for his head lamps changed on his Mercedes. What baffled me was the fact that he paid for the fitting, but he uncles crewed the caps and removed the old bulbs and then screwed the caps back on once the half

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:22 AM

*once the Halford's member of staff simple inserted the bulb into its holder!

I wouldn't be stupid enough to pay for such a simple job. But I most certainly wouldn't pay for it and end up doing most of it myself!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:22 AM

I should set up a poll to vote for my new screen name or whatever you call it

 

Changed ;)



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

lool thats better



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:51 AM

Lol!

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