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  1. #1
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    Small business owner


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    Haven't seen that one.
    'Pete'.... some would say he is one ferkin' miserable motherf**ker, butt I always find him to be a bundle of pure joy to listen to.
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    You'd think that after 40 years he'd be able to assess a car and give a realistic assessment of what was needed and cost, there will always be pain in the ass customers,..recognising them as they walk in the door is a learned skill!,

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    He needs to get another job before he kills someone or has a heart attack. People don't listen hence why you write everything down and then agree. He needs some business advice and go on anger management.
    I am sure this is why Dan in the T.V. series Phantom Works details everything and go through what they want. You still see him coming against issues and challenges.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxh_nuxCe78
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    Just love the guy....MyFriendPete and Minnie the body shop girl are a tonic to watch.
    Great informative information in his DIY auto school episodes.

    When the owner wants his car sprayed then MyFriendPete needs to know what is under the existing top layer......Is it just mud over rust
    I can see Pete's point on not committing himself to an estimate without knowing what is involved.

    Time is money - I've watched Phantom Works
    No wonder clients are seated for the hundreds of hours labor bill......
    Did you like his Cobra makeover? -mmmm

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    I think Dan @ PhantomWorks must bill by thinking of a large number, multiplying it by another large number, sticking a 1 in front and making sure it's at least six digits long!
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  7. #7
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    Most don't walk away without a $30,000 -$40,000 labour cost then parts on top.
    The cobra with the machine guns in the bonnet!

  8. #8
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    I enjoy watching these for the useful content but the guy is pretty disturbing - his family are clearly quite frightened of him.
    Cheers

    Myles D-W

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    "don't judge a book by its cover"

    He has a way to express himself that I like.
    Would ##### give informative information free to the public without putting out their tin ?

    No - he's OK in my book

    There were no airs and graces about my chess playin buddy when I met for the first time.
    He'd do anything to help you once you get to know the man.

    Look again at what MyFriendPete said in the video about going the extra mile with finishing touches on the yellow car front bumper - for FREE
    Would #### do that or would it be in the long list £££ invoice ?
    Cost to spray a car - would you think touching up the underside of the bumper ???

    Again -Pete is OK

  10. #10
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    You obviously know him better than I do. I've only watched the videos.
    Cheers

    Myles D-W

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