So yesterday I go off to local Canadian Tire store (read automotive parts..and other junk store) to pick up a new alternator belt for sons Honda.
This is only one of the most mass produced cars in Canada.
In this store they don't have the parts out with a supplier catalog so you can choose your own, you have to order at the desk. So youngster at the counter looks it up then asks another youngster for confirmation and he says yup $16.99 I say ok get it. So I get the part and I look at it and think this aint right but hey who am I ???
Well get home and I decided after the little voice in my head best check before you get into the job and sure enough its wrong part number. Ok so I phone store which is not exactly on my doorstep, and ask for correct part and they say they aint got any. Now I am equipped with the proper part number. So I phone another in the chain and yup they got one, off I go to that store pick up the part, then go stand in line to return the incorrect one and then return home to tackle the job.
Never mind the time wasted but the gas to and from the two stores.
So I was thinking.....this just aint right. I had questioned the part when I was given it at the store and the two staff members one checking the other had said nope it was correct. Why should I have fitted the bill for the exchange. I was really mad and that store gets a fair amount of my business on a regular basis. I ended up blaming myself for not looking up the part number myself in the first place, but man if you work at a autoparts store surely one should expect that they have their system correct. The youngsters had to rely on the system so I cannot exactly blame them.
Whats your thought? It aint the first time this kind of thing has happened and it cost me half my day with the running around.
I have had great luck online with ordering parts but trouble is there was no time for this in this case.
Then if that's not enough, I find that the battery that we purchased the day before, although supposedly the same configuration and category type had the terminals on the wrong side so cables would not fit. So its now go to go back too. And that was chosen out of a catalog by ourselves off the shelf.
Here I did not post what I was going to be doing on the Friday post thinking I would jinx myself as I usually do but it did not matter, still got no shop time to get the bed done. Man!!!!!!!!! Wheres the justice. You guys that don't have kids don't realize just how lucky you are and I aint being funny.