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Old 30 August 2011, 01:34   #1
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Who's had the biggest rip-off?

Can anyone beat 3 euro 58 cents for a 3/8 UNF nut?????? Oh and that was EX TAX!!!!

I bought eight of these yesterday and it came to 33.80. Astonishing! Mercury/Quicksilver shame on you!
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Old 30 August 2011, 03:22   #2
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Do you want any more? I can sort out a supply for that price

The one that continues to astonish me the price of Rocna anchors, these are the prices from the same South Coast chandlers.

10 kg Rocna anchor made of steel in China = £274

10 Kg Delta anchor made of steel in China = £118.

Needless to say we have the Delta on the yacht and a big Fortress FX16 for storms.

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Old 30 August 2011, 05:47   #3
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Yeah, I put £50 worth of diesel in one of our vans yesterday and got pretty much F.A. To show for it.....beat that

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Old 30 August 2011, 06:38   #4
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Yeah, I put £50 worth of diesel in one of our vans yesterday and got pretty much F.A. To show for it.....beat that

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£180 in Blue Venom, a 35nm trip fishing, only a couple of Mackerel brought home, So that's breakfast for two, that wasted a day, cost about £60 in fuel, £5er for parking, £10 in ragworm and about £10 in drinks and food for the day


Still loved it though
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Old 30 August 2011, 07:11   #5
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I bought a cup of hot chocolate and two croissants at Mont St. Michel yesterday and it cost me 9.68 Euros.
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Old 30 August 2011, 07:20   #6
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I can see this getting a really long thread
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One dinghy, £480.
Used it to get ashore after launching, then used once to go out on boat.... Then it got nicked. As the boat's 30m from shore, it cost £5.30 per metre rowed. Would have swam it for that!
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Old 30 August 2011, 08:05   #8
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put an old yamaha 55 into an outboard shop in troon because it needed new top mounts. found other bits wrong as you do with an engine with a bit of vintage and ended up over 700 quid (this is about 12 years ago) when original estimate was £100. when i asked to hear the engine running after all this work they said it would cost another £35 to hear it running!!!!! without doubt the biggest marine rip off for me and needless to say they never got their £35 nor anymore custom from me.

another marine one-took mrs out on waverly last week-a small plate of meatballs and chips x2 was nearly £20.........GEEZ.

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Ok GED not exactly rib related but perhaps you use the motor to tow the boat........
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Ohh whats the prize for the biggest rip off ? A rib net flag I suggest ?

In my early days I got charged £126 for a spark plug for a mariner 4hp 4 stroke.

Long story as to why but that's what it cost me

The same engineers then charged me £160 to repair a fault with a Mariner 60hp 2 stroke, claiming to have replaced 3 plugs and removed/stripped carbs which had water in them. It then went back with the same fault 24 hours later to be told the fuel was again water damaged and must have been caused by my tank. Charged another £80 to strip carbs then shown running on their tank.

Total £240 repair bill.

I got it home. Ran it up same fault happened. Turned out to be a poor battery terminal connection which although started the motor came dis-attached during running causing all the problems by not having the correct charge going through it.

I checked the spark plugs and they had not been changed, neither was the carbs removed at all. My bet is they ran it up (with their own battery connections) and it ran perfect so did nothing to it. When we ran it up (using poor connections) it was still the same. They saw us coming.... They even went to the extreme of showing me his work time log when I questioned what they had actually done, along with showing me the fuel which came out (adding some water to it of course) which they had kept for 24 hours to show me... Yeah ok

So in total thats £366 for a spark plug and battery terminal

I win ?
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I agree but I still see the engineers every day so I'm keeping quiet on that one... Now they know I'm trade but it makes you worry for the general "customer"
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worst rip offs are when the customer is in a desparate situation ,eg broken down perhaps or on holiday or a part that is only availible through them or the main dealer , a lot of so called engineers or mechanics are either out to rip people off in the first place or are just crap at their job ,but the rest for me goes with that old saying ,,

A fool and his money is easily parted ,,
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which begs the question, how did a fool & his money ever get together in the first place?

ee lad, tha can't educate pork
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which begs the question, how did a fool & his money ever get together in the first place?

ee lad, tha can't educate pork
By doing a Honest days work,,lol

take yesterday as an example, my daughter called said that her car was smoking from under the bonnet she had just been qoted at a local garage £800.plus twat for a new cylinder head gasket fitting ,car would need to be left with the garage for about 4/5 days as the cylinder head would need to come off and skimming ect ,i had a look at it and all it was was the Rocker/cam shaft gasket that was weeping oil onto the exhaust manifold and causing the smoke,
2 hours later i had it sorted including going for a new gasket which was a tenner ,,
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Your experience with a dealer in France must put you close to the top of this list
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