Mom and Pop vs Greed Corporations
True story. We are in the process of purchasing a new home. During the process we learn that the furnace has not worked for over a year. The AC side of the unit is working well. Compensation was made in the price of the home to allow for the repair of the unit.
The lie: Three local companies were called to fix the unit. The problem was explained and all three said: THE UNIT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED. >$3500.00 was the low estimate.
I called one of my best friends, a Corrections Officer, in Lower Alabama (known as LA) who in his spare time does heating and air conditioning repairs and installations. He said "BS all you have to do is replace the furnace, the AC is fine. It is a common problem. Total price for the unit ~$700.00. Cost for his time and labor to drive from LA ~$300.00.
Hopefully, in these economic hard times, the Mon and Pop businesses will reappear and drive the Greedy larger corporations out of business. I for one look for Mom and Pop businesses when I need something, even if the honest ones are 2 to 3 hundred miles away I would rather do business with them.
To you my friend in LA, I love you man and will be happy to see you soon.
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