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Old 12-04-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by MOturkey View Post

Virtually all service-based work is billed after the fact, and the charge is generally based on the work rendered. You don't pay your mechanice a monthly flat fee, you pay for the required repairs or maintenance.
exactly. nailed it.

mechanics, plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs, doctors, dentists, optometrists, all services paid for when services are rendered.

what if your dealer did this?

well we billed you for $xxxx.xx this year so next year we are going to divide that number by 12 and bill you monthly whether you get service or not. Don't worry it will balance out. if you don't get that much service you'll probably get more than that the following year.

Bet you would tell him to go fly a kite and find another dealer.
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