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What's your worst parts order snafu?

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What's your worst parts order snafu?

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:53 pm

A friend of mine owns a body shop. He ordered a driver's side headlight assembly, received a rim instead.

I once ordered a hard drive and was sent a hard drive mounting kit instead. The vendor let me keep it and sent the drive. Great customer service there...

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Re: What's your worst parts order snafu?

Post by Georgeandkira » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:19 am

1) Friend ordered a Westin stainless steel "Bull Bar" for his Nissan Frontier.
I drove the 85 miles to his house -EARLY- to install it and it was incorrect.
Westin didn't have one listed for the 2008 Frontier; only the Pathfinder.
Had to wait until noon Eastern to call California.
The parts shop ordered him one of heavier gauge metal for no additional money.

2) Set up a "Transmission Pan & Filter Drop Day" with my friend and his son.
I planned a Ford maintenance orgy.
Numbpty ordered a filter WITHOUT the DARN GASKET!

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