Dont get a flat near Neuman!!!

Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:36
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Copped a flat between Nullagine and Neuman and found my spare was flat and 2nd spare was very 2nd hand. In the morning I got a new bridgestone V steel and got a repair done.
Cost $380. $310 for the v steel and get this $70 for a pun cture repair!! When I questioned this he said he actually gave me a few bux off. Might have been a work vehicle but i was still left shaking my head.
Might actually start doing those pesky vehicle prestart checks also
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:42

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:42
$70 for a tyre repair ?? What, are your's gold plated ?
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:44

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:44
Gee!! you can buy a Safety Seal kit with about 50 repair strips in it for $100. I have even seen them go for $50 on Ebay. That guy could go fishing for the rest of the day!!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:23

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:23
dont work on split rims
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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:01

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:01
Hello Davoe - $70!! youve been had !!- When I was up there in March it only cost me (well the people I was working for at time) $65. Didnt think it was to unreasonable...but as I wasnt paying didnt think about. $13 for a 6 pack of Crownies from the workers camp was alright though!!
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:06

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:06
Forget the pre-checks mate , just start up a business doing tyre repairs
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Reply By: Exploder - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:24
Probably seen that it was a mine 4WD and thought lets make a few extra $$ off this guy.

Might actually start doing those pesky vehicle prestart checks, LMAO< oh you were being Serious.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:35

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:35
Geez Daveo, cost me $17 here in the sticks to have a gater put in a staked tubeless.

Are you going to be around Nullagine mid July? Will be passing by and would like to say G'day.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:23

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:23
Yea i should be around unless i am on break. I work about 30km East of Nullagine on the Skull Springs road
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Reply By: banjodog - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 09:45

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 09:45
Albeit a bit late, but there shouldn’t be any issues in asking for a "detailed" quote before any work is carried out - then if you’re not happy with the $$$, ask to justify the costings - as in parts and labour breakdown – that way it won’t be as much of a shock.

You might be caught between a rock and a hard place if they're the only repairers in the area though.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:25

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:25
he he he no chance I was there at 6.30am on the way to pick up a 2 grand a day consultant - haggling and waiting wasnt an option
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10:53

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10:53
G'day Davoe,

Don'r suppose there was any choice in the matter though. Haven't been to Nullagine but it sounds like a place with only ONE tyre place. Not sure mate how the precheck will help reduce the puntures but I guess it might ensure some serviceable spares.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:24

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 19:24
Basically I started off with 2 spares. One flat and one showing wire all arond
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Reply By: Austravel - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 20:33

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 20:33
Don't blame people for wanting to make a profit or a bit more but that's a total rip off. Doesn't matter how remote you are, at $70 for a repair, it's criminal. When that sort of crap happens to me I just hope they cop the same deal sometime in the future.
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