Wylie
TRUST RATING
Member since 10/14/2008
Reviews 4
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Shumate Air Conditioning & Heating

Posted on: 6/11/2012

Worst EVER

I called Shumate because they sponsor NPR, so I wanted to support them. My A/C busted on a hot day and it was a bit of an emergency. They couldn't schedule anything for 48 hours. When they finally did show up, the guy was too fat to fit inside the enclosure protecting my units from copper thieves. He then had the gall to complain that there were too many weeds and said that he couldn't do anything until I "hired a gardener" (mind you, my last HVAC tech cleaned the area out for me without complaint). He complained the entire time, did nothing, and then left without fixing the problem. It was a Friday, so I had to suffer the entire weekend before I could get someone else out. I will NOT be using this company ever again.

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Outback Bikes

Posted on: 10/14/2008

Hipster Sneers

I am not what you would call adverse to hipsters, but this place was over the top. There are one or two people that were truly friendly and helpful when helping me choose accessories for my bike, but that's it. And I had been dealing with these guys for over a year (until I recently decided to go elsewhere). I bought a bike for my girlfriend here and in the process of choosing a bike and accessories, they contradicted every single word I said despite the fact that what I was saying was non-technical, highly subjective advice based on years of familiarity with the person for whom I was purchasing the bike. I have also taken a bike to get a clicking in the bottom bracket resolved. When offering my list of potential causes, they dismissed every one of them out of hand, even though it ended up being the problem that I had originally suggested. They apparently thrive on going out of their way to make sure that they're right and you're wrong. In short, know-it-alls. It does not feel good giving these guys money.

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Unlockit Locksmith & Security

Posted on: 10/14/2008

Best. Locksmith. Ever.

Andy came to my house promptly and on time. He gave me all kinds of great suggestions for improved security (he was Israeli special forces for years). He did a ton of work at a price I couldn't believe. He was so friendly I invited him to my housewarming party a week later.

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Intown Bicycles

Posted on: 10/14/2008

Among the Better Intown Shops--not saying much tho

These people are a lot nicer than some of the other places around town and are at least attentive and make an effort to get things done. They don't have a whole lot of selection, they were never able to resolve the problem I had with my bike (and it took them two days to say they couldn't fix it), and one of the tools I bought there was about eight bucks more than it should have been. Also sought to charge me five bucks to put on pedals(!)--given that it takes about one minute to put on two pedals where no pedals had previously been mounted, that comes out to an hourly rate of about $300. For all these reasons, it's tough for me to give them great marks, but they really are some of the friendlier, more approachable people I have dealt with in the intown area. So why did I give them decent marks? Because the mechanical problem I was having is not one I would expect most people to have, and I'm sure they are more than competent with standard mechanical issues. Additionally, regardless of price and selection, the snotiness of most bike store mechanics is what turns me off the most, and these people don't even have a hint of that. So all in all, I may consider using them again if I have basic tasks that I don't have time to fix myself. That said, if

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