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post #78166 of 85808
We had a new garage door installed when we bought the house, and the company included a lifetime warranty. Well, we used said warranty for the first time. The problem wound up being a couple bolts. No problem, right? Wrong. Still have to pay the $150 in labor - only the materials were covered. Glad I paid $150 for them to replace $5 in parts.
post #78167 of 85808
Good ol' limited warranty.


Garage doors are one of those things that's often worth paying to get repaired. My uncle lost an eye when he got hit by the spring. Was wearing goggles too. No way I'd mess with one of those things.
post #78168 of 85808
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Good ol' limited warranty.


Garage doors are one of those things that's often worth paying to get repaired. My uncle lost an eye when he got hit by the spring. Was wearing goggles too. No way I'd mess with one of those things.

The warranty is literally one sentence "Lifetime warranty on spring(s), hardware, door sections (10 year warranty on on windows)."

To me, that implies labor. When your car is warrantied and something fails, the manufacturer pays the labor.

The problem with the door in this case is was that the screws holding the opener in place had come loose and fallen out. Literally all they did was screw it in (which is apparently an hour of work). I could have easily done that myself. If it was a spring, sure, no question. That's why we got it replaced in the first place. It was an ancient door and hardware.
post #78169 of 85808
Looks like you got.. screwed.

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post #78170 of 85808
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Good ol' limited warranty.


Garage doors are one of those things that's often worth paying to get repaired. My uncle lost an eye when he got hit by the spring. Was wearing goggles too. No way I'd mess with one of those things.

The warranty is literally one sentence "Lifetime warranty on spring(s), hardware, door sections (10 year warranty on on windows)."

To me, that implies labor. When your car is warrantied and something fails, the manufacturer pays the labor.

The problem with the door in this case is was that the screws holding the opener in place had come loose and fallen out. Literally all they did was screw it in (which is apparently an hour of work). I could have easily done that myself. If it was a spring, sure, no question. That's why we got it replaced in the first place. It was an ancient door and hardware.

$150 for someone to come to your house is peanuts, it isn't just the 10 minutes it took to replace the screws they also had to, you know, come out to your house, and then go back to their office.
post #78171 of 85808
Yeah, as Gibby said, all that stuff is available, it's just a question of paying for it. If you were building a new house it might make sense to include it. But for just about everybody else it's entirely unnecessary.
post #78172 of 85808
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Yeah, as Gibby said, all that stuff is available, it's just a question of paying for it. If you were building a new house it might make sense to include it. But for just about everybody else it's entirely unnecessary.

They also tend to be really ugly or in styles that look weird on many doors.


A friend of mine moved into one of these super modern industrial style urban apartment buildings, and they all have keyless locks. It totally works there, but if you have some conventional style wooden door, a lot of them look very out of place.
post #78173 of 85808
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$150 for someone to come to your house is peanuts, it isn't just the 10 minutes it took to replace the screws they also had to, you know, come out to your house, and then go back to their office.

They have a $50 service call charge and a $50/30 minutes rate with a minimum of 30 minutes, but surely you understand that it is a cost vs value thing. I'm not upset at their rates. I'm upset that I had them come out because they warrantied something. If I knew they were going to charge me for labor, I would have just done it myself.
post #78174 of 85808
You can definitely see how the NFL is trying to down-a-grade the Rams by having the referees manipulate their rulings on the field so's to benefit the Seahawks I'm basically like "C'mon man!"
post #78175 of 85808
So the refs purposefully made a split-second error on a late-game call because the Rams beat the Seahawks a month ago?? Um … ok got it. tinfoil.gif
post #78176 of 85808
No, they made the error because they fear that the Rams will dominate the NFC West this year and possibly even win the Super Bowl, which would make the proposed move to L.A. hell of awkward. So they're trying to make sure the Rams don't win their division basically giving gifts to their rivals.
post #78177 of 85808
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God bless their souls.

It hits pretty close to home. One of my friend's old buddies was on there.
post #78178 of 85808
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Good ol' limited warranty.


Garage doors are one of those things that's often worth paying to get repaired. My uncle lost an eye when he got hit by the spring. Was wearing goggles too. No way I'd mess with one of those things.

Jeezus that's terrible… what a freak accident. I'll keep that in mind if my garage door ever starts fucking with me… don't mess with the springs.
post #78179 of 85808
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$150 for someone to come to your house is peanuts, it isn't just the 10 minutes it took to replace the screws they also had to, you know, come out to your house, and then go back to their office.

They have a $50 service call charge and a $50/30 minutes rate with a minimum of 30 minutes, but surely you understand that it is a cost vs value thing. I'm not upset at their rates. I'm upset that I had them come out because they warrantied something. If I knew they were going to charge me for labor, I would have just done it myself.

True.
post #78180 of 85808
Lawsuit with old landlord finally settled.

Monumental waste of time and money. Lesson learned.

Never shoulda sued the poor fuck in the first place. Also feel like my lawyer misguided me by pushing to take him to district court instead of small claims.

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