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Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Gomer Pyle ()
Date: November 05, 2019 12:42AM

I don't have AAA coverage but my neighbor says he does. While jawing about automotive stuff, he said that AAAA road service sells & installs replacement car batteris for roundabout $200.

How is that possible? That's literally hi way robbery!!
WALMART installs batteries for, what?,$85?

That AAA shit should be illegal, especially cause from what I can tell, AAA has membership fees, too!

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: George Fucking Washington ()
Date: November 05, 2019 05:02AM

Gomer Pyle Wrote:
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> I don't have AAA coverage but my neighbor says he
> does. While jawing about automotive stuff, he said
> that AAAA road service sells & installs
> replacement car batteris for roundabout $200.
>
> How is that possible? That's literally hi way
> robbery!!
> WALMART installs batteries for, what?,$85?
>
> That AAA shit should be illegal, especially cause
> from what I can tell, AAA has membership fees,
> too!

You sound like a anti American piece of shit. Here in America people can charge whatever they want. If you are not happy with the price or service you have the right to not make that purchase.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: SumMo ()
Date: November 05, 2019 06:29AM

For ~ $50 on ebay, you can buy a l-ion car jumpstart device (less than a year of AAA). Keep it in your trunk and charge it up every 6 months. When your battery dies, jump the car with it and drive to Walmart for a new battery. You'll save $ and you don't have to wait for the AAA truck to arrive. Plan B is to bitch on FFxU.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Interstate battery ()
Date: November 05, 2019 08:49AM

Get an interstate.
They include installation.
Stop being a cheep nigger!

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: erftgrere ()
Date: November 06, 2019 04:04PM

here's the list of things owed to millenials ""

something like 800% markup could be considered "illegal" (i borrow that from loan sharking law - 800% markup of loans is infact illegal)

many are of the opinion that "no markup is illegal" that's simply not true, infact in earlier america, in some areas, ANY MARKUP WAS ILLEGAL, it was called "usery"

the current standard that is "widely applicable" (ie, to your situation) without any corrupted case citation is "USERY THAT WOULD SHOCK THE JUDGE AS BEING MORALLY BANKRUPT" (that is infact law)

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: rfgtb3r4 ()
Date: November 06, 2019 04:09PM

cheap batteries really don't stand up to more expensive ones - but there's "knowing which"

anyway - the tow truck is not in the battery WHOLESALE business, just having them in stock costs them significantly more than it costs sears to keep on a shelf

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: AAA lifetime member ()
Date: November 06, 2019 08:36PM

Years ago I was on a 1200 mile roadtrip and my car broke down on the highway. AAA got a guy to tow me to a car rental place and I was on my way! AAA is so worth it!

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Worth every penny ()
Date: November 07, 2019 11:33AM

Gomer Pyle Wrote:
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> I don't have AAA coverage but my neighbor says he
> does. While jawing about automotive stuff, he said
> that AAAA road service sells & installs
> replacement car batteris for roundabout $200.
>
> How is that possible? That's literally hi way
> robbery!!
> WALMART installs batteries for, what?,$85?
>
> That AAA shit should be illegal, especially cause
> from what I can tell, AAA has membership fees,
> too!


They are coming to you, no matter where you are, no matter what time of day. They ae bringing you a battery. They are installing the new battery and taking the old one away. They are going to make sure you can get on your way safely. If that is not worth $200 to you, so be it. Hope you have really good friends or family that are going to trudge out in the middle of the night, go to a WalMart or some other 24 hour store that sells car batteries, bring it to you, and help you change it out in the dark.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Buick driver ()
Date: November 07, 2019 12:35PM

Worth every penny Wrote:
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> Gomer Pyle Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I don't have AAA coverage but my neighbor says
> he
> > does. While jawing about automotive stuff, he
> said
> > that AAAA road service sells & installs
> > replacement car batteris for roundabout $200.
> >
> > How is that possible? That's literally hi way
> > robbery!!
> > WALMART installs batteries for, what?,$85?
> >
> > That AAA shit should be illegal, especially
> cause
> > from what I can tell, AAA has membership fees,
> > too!
>
>
> They are coming to you, no matter where you are,
> no matter what time of day. They ae bringing you a
> battery. They are installing the new battery and
> taking the old one away. They are going to make
> sure you can get on your way safely. If that is
> not worth $200 to you, so be it. Hope you have
> really good friends or family that are going to
> trudge out in the middle of the night, go to a
> WalMart or some other 24 hour store that sells car
> batteries, bring it to you, and help you change it
> out in the dark.


+1 ^^^

If I was stranded with a bad battery and someone brought it to me and installed it I would be happy as hell to pay 200 bucks. The guy who brought it out would get a 50 dollar tip as well.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Car Tows ()
Date: November 07, 2019 01:00PM

I don't know about batteries but a friend of mine had AAA and used them to tow his car from home bars free. They did it too!

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Redneck Billy Bob news ()
Date: November 07, 2019 01:05PM

All AAA Members receive 10% OFF Repair Labor—No Limit! Approved Auto Repair Facilities have a $50 Cap.

AAA Classic and Plus Members receive $5 OFF any Oil Change, Premier Members receive $10 OFF

All AAA Members receive $10 OFF any in-stock tires excluding open price point tires.

Member’s vehicles towed to any of our AAA Car Care facilities will be evaluated within an hour of arrival (during normal business hours)
A 24-month/24,000-mile warranty

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: The Link King ()
Date: November 07, 2019 01:06PM


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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Free for Premier ()
Date: November 07, 2019 01:11PM

It says premier $89 members get their batteries driven to them and replaced for free-

Thankfully, there is a Battery Replacement Benefit available to AAA Premier Members only. Should your battery fail, give us a call. We'll come to you, replace your battery on the spot, and won't charge you a penny. Having a battery replaced can be costly.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Chhrriiss ()
Date: November 07, 2019 01:39PM

Worth every penny Wrote:
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> Gomer Pyle Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I don't have AAA coverage but my neighbor says
> he
> > does. While jawing about automotive stuff, he
> said
> > that AAAA road service sells & installs
> > replacement car batteris for roundabout $200.
> >
> > How is that possible? That's literally hi way
> > robbery!!
> > WALMART installs batteries for, what?,$85?
> >
> > That AAA shit should be illegal, especially
> cause
> > from what I can tell, AAA has membership fees,
> > too!
>
>
> They are coming to you, no matter where you are,
> no matter what time of day. They ae bringing you a
> battery. They are installing the new battery and
> taking the old one away. They are going to make
> sure you can get on your way safely. If that is
> not worth $200 to you, so be it. Hope you have
> really good friends or family that are going to
> trudge out in the middle of the night, go to a
> WalMart or some other 24 hour store that sells car
> batteries, bring it to you, and help you change it
> out in the dark.

Damn Sam! Those last lines really brought back some traumatic moments in my life.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Gerrymandoer ()
Date: November 07, 2019 06:55PM

But AAA batteries are so small. Why a truck to do it?

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Battery experimentation ()
Date: November 08, 2019 04:09AM

Once I put two double A batteries in my girlfriends butt, I thought it would turn her on.

I was charged with assault with batteries.
The charges were later dropped.
She said she was ever ready.
I thought they were gonna lock me in a dura-cell.
I tried to extract the batteries from her using a rayo-vac.

I think this story is gonna Die-hard.
How did this ever-start?
Thanks Delco.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Great mnemonic ()
Date: November 08, 2019 04:18AM

Battery experimentation Wrote:
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> Once I put two double A batteries in my
> girlfriends butt, I thought it would turn her on.
>
> I was charged with assault with batteries.
> The charges were later dropped.
> She said she was ever ready.
> I thought they were gonna lock me in a dura-cell.
> I tried to extract the batteries from her using a
> rayo-vac.
>
> I think this story is gonna Die-hard.
> How did this ever-start?
> Thanks Delco.

Great mnemonic that trak auto used to teach their low IQ retard employees.
The Burke location had the dumbest people btw.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: What a mess that was! ()
Date: November 08, 2019 07:23AM

I was an executive with Trak Auto.

Herbie Haft used to visit stores and goose all the young girls.

In his Landover warehouse, I saw Napoleon's chandeliers he acquired while in Europe; he installed them in his mansion right off of Mass Ave near the Islamic center.

His hair was blue before blue hair was cool.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: N9N6K ()
Date: November 08, 2019 09:28AM

Batteries die slowly. When you notice your battery growing weak, go to Sears and buy a battery for $80 - $110 and change it out yourself right there in the parking lot.

Needing a jump start is a different story.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Giverer of Advice ()
Date: November 08, 2019 08:26PM

If you don't like the AAA price, don't buy a battery from them. If you like Wally World's price better, buy one from them.


Problem solved.

You're welcome.

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: 9ddhx ()
Date: November 09, 2019 05:40PM

What a mess that was! Wrote:
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> I was an executive with Trak Auto.
>
> Herbie Haft used to visit stores and goose all the
> young girls.
>
> In his Landover warehouse, I saw Napoleon's
> chandeliers he acquired while in Europe; he
> installed them in his mansion right off of Mass
> Ave near the Islamic center.
>
> His hair was blue before blue hair was cool.

Haft? Weren't they the family that owned Crown Books back in the 80's?

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Re: Does AAA charge $200 to replace car batteries?
Posted by: Books cost too much ()
Date: November 09, 2019 10:55PM

9ddhx Wrote:
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> What a mess that was! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I was an executive with Trak Auto.
> >
> > Herbie Haft used to visit stores
>
> Haft? Weren't they the family that owned Crown
> Books back in the 80's?


I think they owned Dart Drug, too.

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