Overcharged/no follow-up as promised
December 10, 2017
We took our college-age daughter's Volkswagen in to get duplicate keys programmed and door lock repair. While there, my husband asked for assistance in snapping the headlight back in to place (he had recently changed the bulb but was having a bit of trouble finishing). We were excited to get this car ready for our daughter to drive to/from college.
As far as I know, the work was done well. My problem is with how much they charged for labor. When we went to pick up the car, we were told our total was $1,237! We paid it, but it was a hardship on our family (school teacher, correctional officer). They charged us for 4 1/2 hours of labor ($140 per hour). However, they didn't have our car that long. By my calculations, they overcharged us at least 1 1/2 hours ($210). (By the way, they charged us 1/2 hour for snapping the headlight back in to place.).
I tried to reach someone at Gossett by phone, leaving 2 messages, but was uncussesful, so I wrote them a letter with my concerns. Eric with Gossett called me to discuss my concerns and indicated he wanted to make things right. He said he would call me back later that day with specifics, suggesting he would be mailing a check, but wasn't sure of the amount. He assured me I would hear back from him later that day. That was 7 days ago. He never called back, and I've received nothing by mail from Gossett.
Overcharging may be the 'norm' for businesses these days, but it's not right. They should be more careful about how many hours they charge for their service, and they should certainly follow through with promises they make. I'm very disappointed.