Pip's tame auto factor

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Wicked Uncle Nigel, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. So I needed a battery for Notrun and I had an hour to spare before a
    flying lesson, so I wandered over to Flitwick, blagged a cuppa from Pip,
    then trotted up to see his tame auto factor.

    They couldn't find the exact battery in stock, but they had one that's a
    tad wider. The chap in question then went away and came back wincing.
    "Sorry guv, that's 55 notes!". Ouch. Fucking Chinese.

    Ah well.

    "Can I bring it back if it doesn't fit?".

    "Oh yeah, no problem. Tell you what, give me a phone number and a card
    number and take it. Give me a bell if it fits and we'll charge the

    Blimey. The chap's entirely happy for me to wander away with the battery
    and bill me later. So I did.

    I got about a mile away on the way home when they called. "Come back!".
    So I did.

    They'd found a battery that was an exact replacement. And it was 27
    quid. A saving of 28 of your Earth pounds.

    Top Gear in Flitwick. Hugely recommended.
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Jun 6, 2008
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    des Guest

    <fx: rolls eyes>

    des, Jun 6, 2008
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    DanB Guest

    And on the upside, they now have a copy of WUN's card - so we can all ring
    up and just say "Oh Nigel said it was ok to stick it on his card" hehe ;-p
    DanB, Jun 6, 2008
  4. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, DanB

    I can believe that of some companies, but not these blokes.
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Jun 6, 2008
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    Adie Guest

    absolutely. I went in to buy a new battery once cos whatever heap I
    was driving at the time wouldn't start.

    they wouldn't let me buy one until they'd leant me jump leads to go
    and get it started to bring back to the shop so they could check it
    was fucked.

    top guys.
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    Adie, Jun 6, 2008
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    Hog Guest

    They were jolly helpful with the RD400 too, that was also battery related
    Hog, Jun 7, 2008
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    Pip Guest

    Well, they've got to the point where they don't ask "What's it for?"
    any more. I gove them dimensions and desired amphourage, they look it
    up in the books and either order it for delivery in an hour or
    frequently hand it over off the shelf.
    Pip, Jun 7, 2008
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