Car Visor Clips

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

This is a rant so you can stop reading if you are not in the mood. I have a Audi Q5 Hybrid. It is an SUV type vehicle and I bought it used but with an extended warranty. The warranty ended. Three days ago the visor clip on the drivers side broke. It is plastic and needs to be replaced. I went to the place I bought the car so that could order a new one. Last night I was driving for pizza and my friend touched the passenger visor before I could stop her and it broke too.

Long story short, the pieces are $42.00 each plus installation. I called Audi USA and the parts are $16.00 each when she called. What's wrong with this picture? Everything. I am disappointed that the part is crap and that they know it and gouge on replacements. 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Ouch...it is the little stuff that is certainly a BIG irritation.

Mar 20, 2019 04:49 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Barbara. It had an extended warranty and that's why I bought it. The local dealership is terrbible and so that is why I won't extend again. TY   Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 05:11 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Wayne. I'm waiting for the part to come in. TY   Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 05:12 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Hi Sally. Exactly right. TY       Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 05:13 AM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It always seems to work that way Sheila Anderson. and usually i am on the short side of it with an over priced part as well.  

Mar 20, 2019 06:01 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Scott.       Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 06:04 AM #12
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This kind of stuff makes me crazy too. It's frustrating and very disappointing.

Mar 20, 2019 06:15 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Exactly Sharon. Thanks.     Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 06:16 AM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There is a certain planned insanity to it all, Sheila!  I call it planned obsolescence by industries that prosper by divorcing themselves from quality products.

Mar 20, 2019 06:40 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You had me at rant and I almost stopped reading, haha.  They certainly do gouge us on things with our cars, every little thing is so expensive.  I have a tear by my back tire that I thought could be mended, but the solution would actually have to be a whole new bumper for over $2,000, no thanks, haha.

Mar 20, 2019 07:50 AM #16
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Sheila,

Sorry to read about your experience.  Our very first car together was an Audi.  One of our friends had one, and when he went to buy another one, they were so rude to him, that he went over to Tesla a bought there instead...Sad to hear your story.  Our Benz dealer goes out of his way...and does not charge for something like that.  A

Mar 20, 2019 08:24 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Exactly right Myrl. No question. TY       Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 09:12 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Oh Brian. That is outgrageous. Too bad. TY     Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 09:13 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Alexandra. My Mercedes dealer in NJ is like that too. There isn't a good one here but I go to a place that restores and works on high end stiuff. TY    Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 09:14 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Sheila - these little annoyances can certainly become bigger headaches.  Here's to less stressful and better times!

Mar 20, 2019 09:38 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Michael. Enjoy the day.       Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 09:43 AM #22
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Kathy Streib
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Sheila- I really don't like when that happens. Larry won't go to a dealership unless he absolutely has to. 

Mar 20, 2019 11:18 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Kathy. I feel the same way. TY    Sheila

Mar 20, 2019 11:21 AM #24
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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And you can probably find the parts on Amazon or Ebay for a fraction of the cost.  Don't get swindled by the dealer!

Mar 23, 2019 07:09 PM #25
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Georgie. I found out that the dealer would provide them for $16.00 each without a cost tlo install. It happened because it came through Audi International. Thanks.       Sheila

Mar 24, 2019 04:34 AM #26
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