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Upper Hutt Leader : May 25th 2011
9 UPPER HUTT LEADER, MAY 25, 2011 NEWS The Liquor Centre Group NEW ZEALANDS LARGEST LIQUOR CHAIN Specials valid until 31 May 2011. All specials may not be available in some stores. Above specials only available at Liquor Centre Stores detailed below: • Visit our stores and receive FREE gifts throughout the year by buying selected Beer, RTD's, Spirits or Wine • Receive AA Rewards throughout our stores • No Trade Sales • Specials valid whilst stocks last WITH 164 OUTLETS THROUGHOUT NZ Vishal Liquor Centre, 204-206 Fergusson Drive, Silverstream Ph (04) 528 0382 OPEN 7 DAYS Sun-Mon 10am-8pm Tues-Wed 10am-9pm Thur 10am-9.30pm Fri-Sat 10am-10pm 3753986AA Canterbury Cream 3 favours ........2 for $20.00 Cactus 4 pk..................$6.99 Midnight Rouge 6 pk ..$6.00 Billy Maverick 12 pk 8% .............................. $20.00 Billy Maverick 12 pk 9.9% ........................... $20.00 Codys 12 pk 8% 12 pk .......................... $21.99 Codys 18 pk 8% .. $31.99 or 2 for $60.00 Cruiser 12 pk 5% ...... $22.99 McKenna 1L $36.99 Coruba Rum 1L $36.99 Woodstock 4pk440ml 8% $11.99 Aquila/ Bernadino $8.99 Gordons Gin 1L $32.99 Smirnoff 1L $34.99 Ab i l l il bl i $22.99 Mainstream 15s (Lion Red, Waikato, Speights) Carlsberg 15s Jagermeister 700ml $21.99 $36.99 $24.99 Jack Daniel RTD 4pk Woodstock 8% 4yr old 12pk $13.99 We'll help you put it all together www.guthriebowron.co.nz Discount off RRP of selected Vision, Sim Wallcoverings and WOW wallpaper. Excludes existing specials. Offer applies to Guthrie Bowron Wall & Ceiling White Low Sheen and White Semi Gloss, and Primer Sealer Undercoat. Tinting extra. While stocks last. See in-store for details. AUTUMN OFFERS GUTHRIE BOWRON'S AWESOME NZ's biggest range of WALLPAPER Guthrie Bowron INTERIOR 8L just $89 40% OFF 2743085AS GUTHRIE BOWRON 37 Queen Street, Upper Hutt • Ph 528 5621 For more information visit www.pinkfloydexperience.co.nz TSB BANK ARENA, WELLINGTON SATURDAY 4th JUNE. BOOKINGS AT 0800 842538 PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY AN EPIC PRODUCTION UNEQUALLED IN SOUND, LIGHTING AND VISUAL EFFECTS! Public urged to get quote in writing By JIMMY NESS An Upper Hutt man is warning people having their vehicles repaired to get written quotes before work starts. Dave Thomas says the price a local mechanic tried to charge him was expensive and the public needed to be aware of their rights. Mr Thomas took his car for a warrant a few weeks ago. The car failed on several areas and he was quoted $500 to $600 for repairs. The mechanic phoned me back later saying it was now up to $1100 plus GST. Mr Thomas also asked how much it would cost to fix the brakes, and was given an estimate of $1500. Then I phoned back two hours later and the guy said it was $1820. I said, Why did your mate say it was $1500 , and he said it was 1500 plus GST. Mr Thomas asked for all the rel- evant paperwork and asked five other garages about the repairs. One of them said they had four people come in from that garage in the last two weeks. They told me the mechanic had vastly overpriced me by about $900 to $1000. Another garage told me they had a lady in that morning who had been overcharged. The mechanic later rang Mr Thomas and said he had acciden- tally overcharged him. The price was eventually renegotiated from $1500 to $900. Mr Thomas said he had to take the car to another garage a few days later, because one part had been incorrectly installed. I ve got my car but he s going to do it again, aye, he s going to keep ripping people off. Mr Thomas said customers should always get a written sum- mary of any repairs, because a mechanic can only charge 10 per cent more than their original quoted price. You have it on paper for evi- dence. If he had given me a writ- ten quote he could have only charged me a maximum of 60 bucks on top . . . You should also ask around friends and relatives and see who they use. The garage is a member of the Motor Trade Association. An MTA spokesperson said there were no formal guidelines for pricing, but a mechanic had to charge a similar price to the one they quoted. The customer must be in- formed before any work is done. A consumer is free to get a quote from a garage and make a selection accordingly. If they are unsure that the work they had done is reasonable, they can give us a call. If you have any concerns about any work done on your car by an MTA member, call the MTA Mediation Service on 0508 682 633.
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