When there are no set prices posted for what something is going to cost that are the same for everyone, I get the feeling that the person giving me a price is going for whatever they can get.
I had to get my vehicle smogged to re register it before the 29th. Most vehicles are around $40 including the certificate but, as I own an older vehicle, they charge more. It doesn't take any longer but you feel like you are at their mercy.
I am on a fixed income and 2 years ago the CO2 levels were right onb the cusp of failure so I took it to a mechanic yesterday and paid $180 for a tuneup and oil change in preparation for the test. That's not peanuts when you have limited income.
The place they referred me to was going to charge $70.
$180 and $70 pushes it up to $250 without the $70 for the registration which would push it past\ $300.
I called another place and got it done for $45 out the door and
I DID NOT SMOKE OVER IT!
What's your beef?