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8281  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 22, 2008, 03:10:30 PM

Quote from: WW on May 22, 2008, 02:38:29 PM

  I brough the manal to work to read.  drool

ah, so you have nice bathrooms at work too, eh? 
8282  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 22, 2008, 03:08:42 PM
Victory!  I just called the insurance agent that contacted me yesterday and she told me that the JL manager admitted it was their fault (although having an audio recording of their head mechanic telling me this the day the car blew up might have prompted him to do so  icon_wink).  She then told me that they're accepting the claim and that the insurance agency is just getting an estimate for the work before signing off on it.  They'll then contact my dealership to get it towed and then call Hertz to pay for my rental car. 

I may be able to finally sleep tonight!
8283  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 22, 2008, 01:26:32 PM
How the heck do you find out your "Pet Points"?  i just realized, after going through 6 levels, that my necro could summon more than one mutilator.  and, when i get those "frozen hatred" spawn pets, it seems i can have up to 4 pets at level 8...however, i can only summon 2 mutilators.
8284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 25 years but not for his worst crimes on: May 21, 2008, 07:59:19 PM

Quote from: Remus West2 on May 21, 2008, 07:25:49 PM

Creator of N-Sync and Backstreet Boys gets 25 years for conspiracy and scamming people out of $300 million dollars.  link.

Inflicting those two groups on us should have gotten him a lot longer.

i would think that the alleged pedophilia and molestation charges would be grounds for more than that actually...
8285  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The $2000 oil change on: May 21, 2008, 07:51:44 PM
$2000 ?

...you got off cheap

 icon_cry
8286  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 21, 2008, 06:56:14 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on May 21, 2008, 06:19:34 PM

I encountered that issue last night, D'Art. It was on White Sands Isle and I was fighting the level 15 crocs. I'd use cobra stare which stuns them. I'd back up a little bit and they disappeared. When I moved forward, they reappeared, but had broken combat and were evading.

Ale

I was having that issue with an nvidia 8800GT using the 169 based drivers from omega.  i upgraded to the latest drivers off nvidia's site (i think they're 175.16) and the problem went away.  whether or not it STAYS fixed i guess i'll find out over the next few days. 
8287  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And the prince is...... [Prince of Persia Movie] on: May 21, 2008, 05:34:08 PM
Hold up there a minute!  Someone else is still in the running as far as I know:

8288  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 21, 2008, 04:19:50 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 21, 2008, 04:07:18 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 21, 2008, 03:09:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat
of course, when thinking about this whole incident, the manager has actually been true to his word whenever he's given it.  perhaps I've come across one of those rare business owners who are actually honest???

Are you kidding? Do not delude yourself, hep. You must continue to stay on top of it all. Be...hard, like Mrs. PeteRock.

Fixed that for you.   



I tried using quotes from Rocky I and II but Holly the Insurance Agent didn't respond when I addressed her as "Apollo".  I then tried calling her "Adrian" but that just seemed to confuse her more.  Eventually I gave up and just went back to referring to her as "Sugartits"...which is where the conversation seemed to fall apart.
8289  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 21, 2008, 03:13:51 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 21, 2008, 03:09:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat
of course, when thinking about this whole incident, the manager has actually been true to his word whenever he's given it.  perhaps I've come across one of those rare business owners who are actually honest???

Are you kidding? Do not delude yourself, hep. You must continue to stay on top of it all. Be...hard, like a rock.

I wonder if the Jiffy Lube will actually try to track down who worked on your car... 'cause that guy's gonna get canned after costing them 5 grand in engine-replacement work.

When I stopped in to get the rental car on Monday the guy who was working on my car was still there.  He was just glaring at me from the garage as I went through the paperwork. 

And trust me, I'm going to keep badgering this insurance agent until I get my car fixed.  She has no idea how much of her life is going to be devoted to answering my calls during this whole thing.  I would think my situation was a pretty open and shut case since the problem occurred on the very same day the oil was changed, and I have evidence from their client that it was their fault, but I trust insurance inspectors even less than mechanics these days. 
8290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 21, 2008, 02:58:43 PM
Update:  The insurance agent from Indiana Insurance (Jiffy Lube's insurance agent) called to discuss the claim with me.  During the course of the conversation I gave her a detailed breakdown of the case and then told her I had audio recordings of their head mechanic stating that car's oil plug was loose and that's why the oil drained out.  I then told her that I had the receipt for the oil change dated that very day, documented confirmation from Geico that I used their roadside assistance to tow my car that same day as the oil change, and verbal confirmation from the manager that his guys were at fault (I don't have an actual recording of this admission of guilt but I tacked it onto the ending of my statement about the mechanic being recorded so it kind of IMPLIED that I had a recording without me actually SAYING I had a recording...the manager knows he said this and perhaps that confusion will make him think twice about lying).  She then laughed and told me, "Boy, you're really on top of this aren't you?".  I told her, "It's going to cost around 5 grand for repairs.  I'd take the rest of the week off and live in the guy's yard if it helped me get treated fairly in this situation."

The next step is her confirming my story with Jiffy Lube then sending out one of their inspectors to the auto shop where it's currently residing to go over the car.  I told her all work must be done by the dealership and that there was to be no compromise on that.  She agreed that that was the best course of action.  She also said that she believes they insure my dealership, which would make things convenient.   icon_wink

I have a claim number, I have a contact at the insurance agency, and I have confirmation that steps are being taken.  My only concern at this point is that the mechanic they had go over my car did something to hide any culpability on Jiffy Lube's part.  However, since I have a recording of the Jiffy Lube mechanic stating that the problem was a loose oil plug, I'm hoping that any such attempt would bear no fruit for them. 

of course, when thinking about this whole incident, the manager has actually been true to his word whenever he's given it.  perhaps I've come across one of those rare business owners who are actually honest???
8291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 11:27:07 PM

Quote from: Moliere on May 20, 2008, 10:14:57 PM

After all of this has been resolved just unload the car on Craig's List. Let somebody else deal with a rebuilt/mystery engine.  ninja

well, i'll be going through my dealership for the repairs so the warranty will still be valid for another 20,000 miles.  then my geico mechanical breakdown insurance covers me until 100,000, so i think it'll be okay.   icon_wink
8292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 09:57:38 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 20, 2008, 09:07:03 PM


And ask for the complaints department "because you have one."  That was exactly what she did, and even though she had to explain her situation a number of times, if someone wasn't able to provide the help she felt was rightfully hers, she'd ask for a supervisor.  She continued to escalate until the situation was resolved.  In your case, because the insurance company is apparently handling the claim, it might be beneficial to speak to someone in corporate to find out if what the manager has told you is true,

i called them about an hour ago and was told it was a franchise, so the best they could do was file a complaint with the district manager that a claim was being made against that franchise owner.  that was right before I called Geico.  I'm giving the JL manager's insurance company until tomorrow morning before i file a complaint with Jiffy Lube corporate and then go to Geico to file a claim through them.  According to Geico, they'll then get hold of the franchise owner (who is also the JL manager) then start a three way conversation with him and his insurance company. 

hopefully the insurance company on his end will call me by tomorrow at 11am though.  that's the cut off point i've set.
8293  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 08:53:50 PM
let's just hope i'm overreacting (wouldn't be the first time) and that he did file a claim and that his insurance company will call me within 24 hours of when he did so.  if i could just see some progress after demanding that the repairs be done at my dealership, i'd feel a lot better.  as it stands, i feel like i'm getting ulcers over this already.
8294  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 08:41:13 PM
I called Geico to seek some advice and they said it's not uncommon for him to not want to give that info out under these circumstances.  Everything from this point forward should go through the insurance agent, according to them.  I'll wait until tomorrow and then I'll do two things if i don't hear anything from anyone:

1) call corporate and file a claim.  I already called to see what this entailed.  Since this is a franchise and not a corporate owned depot, they basically will just alert the general manager.  that's the best they say they can do.

2) call geico and start a claim.  according to them, the first step they'd take would be to get the manager of that store on the phone along with his insurance agency.

this is just so damn annoying.  i'm paying for this rental car with no idea if this is even being taken care of now that i've passed on the JL manager's offer to have it fixed at his mechanic of choice.  i have it in writing that they'll reimburse me for the rental, but god knows if he'll live up to that. 

8295  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 05:14:11 PM
Now I'm just waiting for JL's insurance company to contact me.  Then I'll explain what needs to happen to get this fixed.  I've already spoken to the dealership and he's assured me that he's had this go down more than once, so at least he's had experience with this exact situation before.  I just hope the insurance company doesn't try to give me the run around now.

update:  i just called the JL manager to see if i could get the insurance information to pass along to my insurance company and he said he couldn't give it to me.  He said they'd call me and that it was now out of his hands.  i told him that i found it a bit odd that he couldn't give me any contact info for the insurance company, but he just shrugged it off.  he told me that they'd contact me within 24 hours after he made the claim, which was at about 9:30/10:00 this morning. 

I'm getting worried that this guy is blowing me off now.   icon_frown
8296  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 03:45:25 PM
thanks wonderpug, but i'm one of those loser apartment people.   icon_frown  i may actually have my dealer put in that plug you're talking about, though.  it would certainly make my monitoring their work easier, if nothing else.
8297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 03:32:01 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 20, 2008, 03:25:09 PM

You make sure you get them to replace your car.

unfortunately the JL manager did not take me seriously when i presented him with my hand drawn sketch of the replacement car I initially wanted.  he felt that "jet powered hover car with laser headlights" was just too much to ask, I guess.
8298  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 20, 2008, 02:55:37 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 20, 2008, 02:43:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 20, 2008, 02:22:58 PM

Can i play with the big boys?  can i please?  can i please?

only if you make your toon look like Carrottop.

i actually have a modified Agnes Moorehead toon I use for my carrottop based avatars.

by the way, i'm really impressed with the character classes they implemented.  I was worried this game would basically consist of barbarians and barbarian archetypes, however the classes listed in the manual all strike me as quite interesting.  how they play is yet to be seen, but i'm anxious to create both an assassin and a necromancer (with a demonologist around the corner).   icon_wink
8299  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 02:37:51 PM

Quote from: Hemlock Bones on May 20, 2008, 02:28:10 PM

Quote from: cheeba on May 19, 2008, 03:08:13 PM

Don't think that because you take it to a dealer you're getting any better service. It's not like they have one of their mechanics doing the oil change - the person doing the oil change is basically the same person doing the oil change at Jiffy Lube.
Absolutely true, but when they screw up and the dealership fixes it you don't have warranty issues.

yeah, from now on i'm getting all my oil changes and maintenance work done at the dealership.  i'm just really annoyed at the stress this is causing me right now.
8300  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 20, 2008, 02:22:58 PM
Can i play with the big boys?  can i please?  can i please?

picked it up yesterday but didn't read the fine print in order to find out it wouldn't be open to the general populace until today.  I'll make a character (or twelve) when i get home tonight on derketo.
8301  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 20, 2008, 01:52:37 PM
Thanks to the constant questioning of my manhood by the alpha male known as Peterock, I did put my foot down.  Surprisingly, the manager I'm dealing with is turning out to be a pretty reasonable guy when pressed.  He said he understood my situation and that he would now turn this over to his insurance agency and that they would be contacting me with further info on how to proceed.  This will end up taking longer than if I'd gone directly through the manager (who apparently owns a chain of Jiffy Lubes and has the scratch to do this kind of thing...although not enough to pay for the labor charges from a dealership, I guess), but in the end I think I'll be safer and happier with the job.
8302  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 19, 2008, 11:56:12 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 19, 2008, 11:48:36 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 19, 2008, 11:38:04 PM

oy, i just need to tell him up front tomorrow morning that it's the dealership or i go to corporate, i guess.   

Exactly.  Their only goal right now should be to remedy the situation without forcing you to sacrifice any existing warranties.  First speak with your dealer to find out if you are at risk of voiding any existing warranties.  If so, it's dealership or bust.  If they balk at your request, politely thank them for all of their help but explain that you have concerns about your warranty and feel that escalating the matter to a corporate level may earn you more satisfactory results.  That way they do not have to play the role of middle-man between you and those with authority, and you can get the results you are ultimately shooting for.  You shouldn't have to settle for anything.  They should repair your car as necessary to preserve existing warranties.  You accept nothing less for your hair.  I see no reason why you should with your car.

you're readin' my mind, boyo.  i just got off the phone with my dealership and he also pointed out that it would void my emissions warranty, which covers the catalytic converter. 

time to put my foot down, i guess. 
8303  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 19, 2008, 11:38:04 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 19, 2008, 11:22:59 PM

They've already set the precedent. 

true enough.  the manager even said on the phone earlier, in these exact words, "one of our guys screwed up and we're taking responsibility".  i just need to confront him tomorrow morning and let him know that my rights as the injured party are the ones that should be primarily catered to in this matter.

in addition to the problem with mechanic locations i mentioned earlier, this would effectively void the toyota powertrain warranty, which also covers the transmission.   

oy, i just need to tell him up front tomorrow morning that it's the dealership or i go to corporate, i guess.   
8304  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 19, 2008, 11:00:01 PM
after speaking to a friend, i realized one issue that crops up with them covering the warranty:  it will probably only apply to that one mechanic when it comes to repairs.  what if i move before that 20,000 mile coverage is up?  tomorrow morning i'm going to call and just tell them point blank that i want a written warranty in my hands detailing the terms and extending to work done by any mechanic local to where I'm at or it's going to have to go through my dealership.  i have a feeling he'll balk at that so i guess i should prepare myself for a battle now.   icon_cry
8305  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 19, 2008, 10:16:22 PM
Yeah, the guy at Geico told me that I should insist that they restore my warranty since i have 40,000 miles and it's not quite 3 years old, while the warranty is for 60,000 or 5 years.  The manager at JL was pretty adamant that they wanted to do this through their mechanic and outside the insurance company. 

okay, while i was writing this, the JL manager called and I asked him about the warranty concerns.  he told me he'd put it in writing that they would match the remainder of the warranty from Toyota on my engine and that they'd make sure the engine was a 2005 or newer with less than 40,000 miles on it.  I'll of course have another mechanic give it a thorough going over after they do the work to make sure it's good, though.  without starting a huge war over this that might drag on for a while, i think this is a fair settlement at this point.
8306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 19, 2008, 10:01:11 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 09:56:23 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 19, 2008, 09:52:20 PM

Okay, the manager at Jiffy Lube just called to say that they're replacing the engine and covering all the costs.  However, during the course of our discussion, he told me two things that make me a little concerned:

1) They're doing this out of pocket so he doesn't have to go through his insurance company.

2) They're going to replace it with a used engine with the same or less mileage (I had 40,000 on mine). 

I was under the impression they'd replace it with a new engine this whole time.  I'm just a bit concerned.  Any thoughts from anyone who's been in this situation before?



I'd call my insurance company and get their take on this.  Though it's not unheard of for someone to do this, it's in your best interests to make sure that what they're doing is legit.  And, I would also insist that it be done by the dealership instead.

 icon_lol  i'm on the phone with geico as i write this.  I just don't know what my rights in this type of situation encompass.  It sounds like the general manager who i've been dealing with is dead set on not using my dealership, although i haven't pushed the matter as I just found out about 20 minutes ago that they were going to cover it.  he assures me that this is standard procedure in this situation and that they will put it in writing that if anything happens with that engine, they'll handle it.
8307  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 19, 2008, 09:52:20 PM
Okay, the manager at Jiffy Lube just called to say that they're replacing the engine and covering all the costs.  However, during the course of our discussion, he told me two things that make me a little concerned:

1) They're doing this out of pocket so he doesn't have to go through his insurance company.

2) They're going to replace it with a used engine with the same or less mileage (I had 40,000 on mine). 

I was under the impression they'd replace it with a new engine this whole time.  I'm just a bit concerned.  Any thoughts from anyone who's been in this situation before?

8308  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 19, 2008, 05:58:47 PM
thanks for all the words of support and wisdom.  i'm in a waiting stage right now until i get word from the garage JL towed my car to.  However, I did stop and get Age of Conan on my way home so I'm loading that up now.  That should help with the suspense...   icon_lol
8309  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock on: May 19, 2008, 01:08:39 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on May 19, 2008, 05:05:49 AM

Good luck.  I hope everything works out.  It sounds like you are covering all of your bases.

I have never taken my car to a Jiffy Lube and would never, ever do so.  So many horror stories from that place.  I wouldn't trust them to put gas in my car without somehow fucking it up.

I have now learned that lesson the hard way.  icon_frown  From now on I'll go to the dealership or to my mechanic. 
8310  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock on: May 18, 2008, 09:22:11 PM
Regarding Geico's involvement, that may be an issue.  However, I've had nothing but good experiences with them so I'm hoping this doesn't break that streak of good luck.  Plus, my "private lawyer"  slywink said it was a good idea in that Geico would be better prepared to take them to court for the repair charges if JL doesn't pay up.

As a humorous side note, I just called the dealership where I bought the car and told them the story.  The mechanic laughed and told me that Jiffy Lube is one of their biggest clients because they do this kind of crap pretty often.  He said he's never heard of a customer NOT getting Jiffy Lube to pay in cases exactly like mine (problem occurs same day as oil change).  He also told me to insist that I have Toyota do the repair as having the garage to which Jiffy Lube towed it for the estimate will completely void my warranty (it's got 40,000 miles on it and the warranty is for 60,000/5 years on the power train).  Plus he warned me that they will most likely try to put some crap engine in it that I have no known history for.  Unfortunately, JL is closed for the day, but it's gonna be my first phone call in the morning, by god!

I'm also more worried now about JL's honesty as the mechanic from JL that looked at it this morning told me he'd been there for 6 years and had never seen this happen before.  Either his outlet is squeaky clean and the others in the area are the toyota guy was referring to, or he's just fibbing.  If it's the latter, it means they're probably looking to screw me.   icon_frown
8311  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Call me Schleprock on: May 18, 2008, 08:57:30 PM

Quote from: morlac on May 18, 2008, 08:54:48 PM

Man that blows, and not just your engine.   icon_razz

Just trying to cheer you up.  Update as the story unfolds if you don't mind.  I hate auto shops.  I can't remember that last time all my fluids were checked/filled without me pointing out they weren't before I left. 

 icon_lol  poor zarathud and seppe from the OO boards have had to deal with my phone calls bitching about this problem today.  I really need to buy them a beer or ten after having let me bend their ears on this matter. 
8312  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Call me Schleprock...now with updates on: May 18, 2008, 08:43:10 PM
Just another day in the life of Hepcat:

So I take my car in for it's 3000 mile oil change yesterday.  I go to a neighborhood Jiffy Lube that I've used for the past 6 years.  I have them change the oil, put in a new cabin air filter and refill the wiper fluid (which they forgot to do).   Then I go to the Y and straight home.  A total of about 4 miles.  Later that night, I go over to a friend's house for a movie night.  It's about an 11 mile drive.  On the way home via the expressway, my oil light goes on and my car starts making this knocking sound.  I can't pull over immediately as I'm in the middle of a Chicago highway with tons of construction and no shoulder to speak of.  After about 5 miles of construction, I get to a place where I can pull over...at which point my car immediately dies.  I look under my car and lo and behold, there's a trail of oil. 

I call Geico roadside assistance and they send a tow truck to get me and drop my car off at a local garage that geico uses.  Then I get a ride home from guy and hit the sack.  At 9am I ride my bike to the garage and set up an diagnostic appointment to verify what I fear to the be the case:  blown engine.  In the meantime, the Jiffy Lube that screwed me has opened so I call to tell them what's happened.  They immediately tell me, "We're sending our head mechanice right now.  Don't let anyone touch it until he verifies the problem!"  That's no issue as the back up at the garage is pretty extreme and they've told me they won't be able to look at my auto for at least 2 to 3 hours. 

The mechanic arrives.  I've already called Zarathud (another lawyer from OO that I game with) and woke his sorry ass up to ask for legal advice.  He gives me the best bit of wisdom that can be had in this situation:  document EVERYTHING.  So I whip out my cell phone and record an audio file with the mechanic's name.  I then ask what he's doing through every step of his inspection.  He informs me (which I recorded) that my car has no oil left (Thanks, I didn't know that  Roll Eyes ) and that it appears the oil plug was loose.  He then tells me that he believes the engine is shot.  I make him repeat all this into my phone.  I then call the assistant manager at Jiffy Lube that I've been dealing with and he tells me that they're going to tow my car to their mechanic for a more thorough inspection, but that it won't be open until tomorrow.  I call Geico (I have mechanical breakdown insurance, but I consider this to be Jiffy Lube's fault entirely so I haven't officially made a claim) and give them all this info, including the name of the assistant manager, his phone number, the name of the auto shop it's being taken to and their phone number).  Then I call back the assistant manager at Jiffy Lube and ask about a rental.  He says he'll check with his manager and about 15 minutes later he calls back to tell me that I can pick up a rental car at Hertz rental agency next to them first thing Monday morning.

So now I'm sitting here, fuming.  I keep imagining all the ways they're going to try to wriggle out of being responsible for this.  However, considering that the problem occurred the same day I had the oil change and in less than 30 miles after getting it done, I honestly feel that it's THEIR fault. 

 icon_mad

Now I have to take a day off work to get the rental car and then head over to their mechanics to watch over their shoulder to make sure they don't try to screw me over.  Geico is supposed to have a claims adjuster call me in the morning to go over what my rights in this matter with the Jiffy Lube and my insurance policy.  I don't want to have Geico pay for it as it will only increase my insurance payments (I believe), although if worse comes to worse, I imagine that with the document trail I've assembled (including my original receipt from Jiffy Lube) should give Geico all they need to pursue this matter in court if Jiffy Lube tries to find an out by claiming...well, I don't know WHAT they could claim, to be honest.  They messed up, plain and simple. 

I'm also worried that even if they own up to it, they'll try to replace my Toyota Matrix engine with only 40,000 miles on it with some used piece of crap that they took from a junker with 100,000 miles or more on it.

Sorry, just had to vent.  It's not been a good day.   icon_frown


update 8:30am, May 19th - Jiffy Lube is getting my rental car but while talking to the assistant manager handling this I was told I would have to pay for it but that they would reimburse me.  I was told this would all be in writing.  A bit of a surprise, but I guess I can understand due to them wanting to make sure I'm not trying to pull one over on them.  As long as I have it in writing that I'll be reimbursed, I won't make a big stink on this matter.

I also called the auto shop where they towed it and spoke to the head technician.  He was extremely nice, which caught me off guard.  I explained that he was just to give it an inspection as I needed the dealer to do any repairs because of the existing warranty terms (voided if a non-Toyota dealer replaces the part due to the powertrain warranty remaining on the vehicle).  He told me he would see if that was actually the case as he expressed some doubts that that was true.  I've had some issues with the dealer being less than truthful in past work on my car, so I said to go ahead and check with Toyota for me on this matter.  The shop my car is at has a pretty high satisfaction rating on review sites.

update 12:50pm, May 19th - Picked up my rental car.  Had the manager put it down in writing that I was to be reimbursed for it.  Then I stopped by the auto shop where my car was towed.  They hadn't looked at it yet, so no news there.  A Geico claims adjuster called and told me I was doing everything in the right order and that if JL didn't own up to this, Geico would cover it under my mechanical breakdown policy and then go after JL themselves with their much larger team of lawyers (my team of lawyers is primarily engaged with my many sexual harrasment suits as well as performing impromptu versions of A Streetcar Named Desire whenever I snap my fingers).  He did mention that JL usually covers the cost in situations like this and that he saw no way they could reasonably avoid responsibility for it.

update 8:30am, May 20th - The rest of the survivors have eaten Stan.  I fear I'm next as I know these thighs of mine are MAGNIFICENT!

...wait, sorry...wrong log.  Where were we?  Oh yes.  Manager of JL has turned me over to his insurance agency after my demands that the repairs be done by my dealership.  This will take longer, but I think it's the best course of action in that it will allow me to keep my warranties intact.

8313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CSI Las Vegas Finale on: May 17, 2008, 02:00:57 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 17, 2008, 05:42:33 AM

The wife asked me about the  black actress that Sara was training before she left. Im not sure what happened to that character.

ya know, that is a good question.  she seemed to just disappear without any reason.
8314  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Beyond Good and Evil now on Steam! on: May 16, 2008, 03:36:18 PM
sigh...steam is gonna be the death of my wallet.  they keep having sales on fantastic games.   icon_biggrin
8315  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not that I like to hear about people getting a Divorce... on: May 16, 2008, 02:48:50 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 16, 2008, 02:20:50 PM

I bet he has a better hairdo than hepcat does.

that, my friend, is what is known as a "sucker bet" in the world of professional gambling.  I remember a brief rivalry between myself and Jon Bon Jovi over hair quality during the late eighties.  bookies in vegas eventually just stopped taking bets when the odds hit 1000 to 1 in my favor because they were afraid that if i'd died it would be considered a forfeit on my part...not knowing that the Smithsonian has the rights to keep my hair on display next to the moon landing exhibit.
8316  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not that I like to hear about people getting a Divorce... on: May 16, 2008, 01:46:45 PM
wait...people will marry others for money or simply to advance their careers????
8317  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 15, 2008, 07:46:28 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 15, 2008, 05:54:20 PM

Hahah the French get Ishtar..god what a horrible movie.

 icon_lol
8318  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me help my company on: May 15, 2008, 07:37:32 PM

Quote from: mb737 on May 15, 2008, 07:24:18 PM

You guys leave Bea alone.  She was on the Star Wars Christmas Special for crying out loud! crybaby

Didn't she sing a love song to Chewbacca or something?  I think I've permanently mentally blocked my memories of that show.

you're thinking of Harvey Fierstein...


....wait...no, that was bea arthur.
8319  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: California Supreme Court strikes down ban on gay marriage on: May 15, 2008, 07:23:51 PM
Now if they'd just widen the definition of "spouse" I could marry this Monte Cristo sandwich that I'm in love with right now...
8320  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones Fedora Now Available on: May 15, 2008, 06:45:53 PM

Quote from: Brendan on May 15, 2008, 06:36:48 PM

Please tell me that you'll drive your DeLorean there.  Please!

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