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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 21:18 Thread Starter
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£123 for a bulb

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I have just had my van in for its first habitation check. I let them know that the awning bulb has never worked from day one. They put a new bulb in and charged me £ 123 for this. The work involved removal of casing, insertion of new bulb and resealing of casing.

When I queried this they said that bulbs were not covered in the warranty.

Is this correct?

I am absolutely gutted. The habitation check and this gave me a bill of £318 that I was not expecting.
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Consumables (such as bulbs) are never covered under warranty. Next time ensure that no chargeable work is carried out without you being informed and an estimate given.

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Where was this in "gods country"?



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Consumables (such as bulbs) are never covered under warranty. Next time ensure that no chargeable work is carried out without you being informed and an estimate given.

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Hi Tony

I gave them what I thought was a snag list. You would have thought they would ask me before carrying out the work, knowing it was going to cost so much.

Rip off spings to mind.

Lesson learned also springs to mind.
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Name and shame them.

I got the headlight bulb changed on my car last week, which is quite a task. It cost me £5..
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MY GOD!!!!

Sympathies.

Did you query it?
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MY GOD!!!!

Sympathies.

Did you query it?
Hi Jonus

Yes I did. But they had me by the you know what's. They had done the work and there was nothing I could do about it.

What annoys me is the fact that I could live without this bulb as it is outside.
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That is an amazing charge for changing the bulb. Can't understand why it was so much.

Like an earlier poster - I had a front side light go on my Citroen car. I tried to replace it myself, but after a lot of messing about, couldn't manage it. Asked the Citroen garage and they took it in the workshop and ten minutes later charged me the grand sum of £5, inc the bulb.

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You do know how much a bulb, a full tube of sealant and 30 mins labour costs? Not £123-00.
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