Took my Husky articulated head hedge trimmer into the shop last week to have the shaft replaced. It had broken due to a defect. The shaft is warranted for life so I dropped it off and went merrilly on my way. When I went to pick it up today I was presented with a bill for $9.00. Gee, I thought it was under warranty! It seems that there was a crack in the plastic cover that sits atop the air filter that they replaced ($2.99) and the rest of the bill was for lubing the throttle cable and adjusting the carb. If I would have not specifically requested at the time of drop-off for them to NOT sharpen the cutters I imagine I'd of been charged for that too. I didn't say a thing as I pulled a $10 from my wallet. But I made a mental note to tape a notice onto the next piece of equipment I take in for repairs that will say, "DO NOT LUBE CABLES - DO NOT CHANGE SPARK PLUGS-DO NOT SHARPEN BLADES-DO NOT ADJUST CARB-DO NOT PRESSURE CLEAN..........ETC. JUST DO THE DAMN WARRANTY WORK AND CHARGE THE MANUFACTURER, AND NOT ME" I compare what happened to me with my hedge trimmer to what would happen if you took your 1 year old car in to have the air conditioner fixed under warranty, and they gave it a tune-up and charged $100 for it. Now that I've vented I feel better. Do these things happen to just me? Or do all dealers think "here comes another sucker"?