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Why do repair shops fix items with incorrect parts instead of telling the customer?

I have had two different household appliances repaired in the last year and they never worked properly afterward. When I call the repair shops to complain, I am told that since my items are so old, the parts are no longer available and they fixed them with the closest parts to the original they could find. I really think that if the proper parts aren't available any longer, the customer should be told and then decide with that information whether to go ahead with a repair.

Asked By: weakestlink11 - 5/18/2012
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These days it's about the money... More
Answered By: Tony - 5/18/2012
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Repair shops, like any business, are there to make money. If they tell you parts aren't available any longer, you might decide not to have the repair done so they make no money. Not many people bother to have things repaired these days. When something breaks, they trash it and buy a new one, so repair shops are... More
Answered By: Ma Bruhle - 5/18/2012
 
Typing up a form saying if you do not have the original parts, contact me first or See if they will check to see if they have the part. All they have to do is look in their computer and tell you at the time you talk to them... More
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Answered By: jean ann j - 5/18/2012
 
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