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Old 03-03-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Just dropped my car off at a shop to get a sub and amp installed. Provided my own amp wiring kit, LOC, wiring harness, and punch level control.

Guys at the shop seemed honest and everything seemed good. Now, I just got home waiting for the car to be finished and out of curiosity I go look up these guys yelp reviews.

Hundreds of good reviews, but one or two bad reviews buried in the pile stating that the people at the shop swapped out brand new parts that customers brought in to get installed for cheaper crap and kept the customers new items, hoping they wouldn't notice.

So i might be paranoid but reading that review now has me a little worried. Basically, my question here is how can I be sure they used all the parts I provided after install? I want to make sure I didn't get ripped off and stolen from.
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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Just dropped my car off at a shop to get a sub and amp installed. Provided my own amp wiring kit, LOC, wiring harness, and punch level control.

Guys at the shop seemed honest and everything seemed good. Now, I just got home waiting for the car to be finished and out of curiosity I go look up these guys yelp reviews.

Hundreds of good reviews, but one or two bad reviews buried in the pile stating that the people at the shop swapped out brand new parts that customers brought in to get installed for cheaper crap and kept the customers new items, hoping they wouldn't notice.

So i might be paranoid but reading that review now has me a little worried. Basically, my question here is how can I be sure they used all the parts I provided after install? I want to make sure I didn't get ripped off and stolen from.
My best advice, as you know what your parts look like, is to call them and ask if you could see the installation before they put back the trims...
"in the case you have to put your hand there one day"

edit: Ask for the remaining wiring as well ;-)

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Old 03-03-2017, 03:49 PM   #3
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Should have taken pics of your HU/parts and their part# and serial #. Wouldn't you normally look at Yelp Reviews before actually going there lol
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:53 PM   #4
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Should have taken pics of your HU/parts and their part# and serial #. Wouldn't you normally look at Yelp Reviews before actually going there lol
Good advice.
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:06 PM   #5
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Just dropped my car off at a shop to get a sub and amp installed. Provided my own amp wiring kit, LOC, wiring harness, and punch level control.

Guys at the shop seemed honest and everything seemed good. Now, I just got home waiting for the car to be finished and out of curiosity I go look up these guys yelp reviews.

Hundreds of good reviews, but one or two bad reviews buried in the pile stating that the people at the shop swapped out brand new parts that customers brought in to get installed for cheaper crap and kept the customers new items, hoping they wouldn't notice.

So i might be paranoid but reading that review now has me a little worried. Basically, my question here is how can I be sure they used all the parts I provided after install? I want to make sure I didn't get ripped off and stolen from.
But...
overall to me, these 2 reviews sound BS or that is very isolate case of a former thief employee.


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Old 03-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #6
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Yea depending on how many reviews this place has. 2 out of X amount of good reviews maybe just a thing of the past. If you are paranoid, definitely check their work and your parts though.
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