Shopping For OIL CHANGE -- signs of the (recessionary) times

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lazarus Realty

Recession Forces Fresno REAL ESTATE Broker to Shop For Oil Change

oil_change.jpgNormally I would just drop off my vehicle at Michael Toyota and being a “preferred customer” they would change my oil for $29.95 plus tax ( — every oil change is quoted PLUS TAX).  But when I called Michael Toyota I found out that I was no longer a preferred customer.  It has nothing to do with the fact that we drove across town to Bingham  last last year to lease my wife’s car.  No, apparently there was an expiration date on my Preferred Customer Card and my preferred customer status expired along with everyone else’s and my service manager (which I happen to know by name) didn’t know of any coupons I could hunt down to reduce the CURRENT PRICE OF AN OIL CHANGE: $39.95.

Well, I figure surely I can get a deal at Jiffy Lube so I called them and they were the exact same price.  So then I tried SpeeDee Oil Change and straight away I see they have $5.00 off coupon on their website so I get all excited— until the guy on the phone quotes me $44.95  —  which with a $5.00 coupon brings me right back to $39.95 (only when you add the tax its actually MORE since you are charged tax on the full price.)

Well, I kept hunting and I am happy to report that I just returned from having my oil changed for $12.95 — plus tax of course.

If you are buying or selling Real Estate in the Fresno market — or you just need to know where to get an good price on an oil change — call me.

Lazarus Realty Lazarus

 

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559.301.1647
559.438.7475

1319 W Bullard #4 — Fresno CA — 93711

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