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  1. #1
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    I have encountered several people now that have bought their furnace and/or air conditioner from a web site and want me to install it. In every case the brand has been Goodman, which is one of the brands I sell. I was just wondering if any of you have run into this, what is your opinion of it and how do you handle it.

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    Goodman doing buisness with distributors that sell to the public and unlicensed contractors is one of the last 2-3 reasons I won't do buisness with Goodman outside of warranty and OEM parts.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    No, I have not seen that YET! I don't think I would put it in. If nobody would put the equipment in, it would stop that crap!

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    This is becoming pretty commonplace. Simply decline to install such systems! That is the easiest way to take care of the problem.

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    i had one lady call me non stop for 3 monthes six days a week for an estimate for installing one of these web deals. when i got there it was a downflow and she needed an upflow and it was 2 sizes to small. i nicely asked her to never call me again for this job and if she wanted me to supply a different unit and install that one i would do it and to be nice i would take the old one off her hands for a total savings to her of 10.00 dollars. she told me go f off that some one else would be happy to install it. the unit stills sit in her garage today 8 monthes later and the house still doesn't have heat

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    Good story Pilotlight.
    We nolonger have Goodman up here. We would burn the exchangers out in a years time! The distributor droped the line and pick up Frigidaire.

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    Things I would do before installing an E-Bay Gooman special.
    -Sit home and watch daytime infomercials.
    -Get a job picking up dog poop out of other people's yards.
    -Try to accurately count the hairs on my head.
    -Sit here and think up goofy things to talk about.
    -Organize my work truck.
    -Go to Iraq.....or maybe the Caymans.....oops that one has already been taken.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

  8. #8
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    Don't you already do most of that stuff??

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    I forgot.
    -Identify all the homosexuals in H-Tlk who are jealous of my good looks and charm.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

  10. #10
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    - Stop wearing fairy clothes.

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    Laugh, Laugh harder than tell them they should try to have it "virtually installed by a cybertech".
    thehumid1-------I live in NJ, a state where it's free to come in but you have to pay to leave!

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    The way I handled 1 of these.

    Farmer said....... I got this furnace at an auction....... (wore out Heil 80% from a body shop, all plugged up)..... how much to put it in?

    Bid read install your furnace $XXXX.XX No warranty

    Install a new 80% furnace $XXXX.XX ($10 bucks more) full warranty.



    I didn't get the job but I was happy and his job aint done yet neither. Nearly a year, I'll bet I still get it.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    SPOTTS Did that farmer have a daughter

    DICE; Was at the supermarket just turned 50, my middle son points out an article in one of those rags they sell at the check out counter. It said latent homosexual tendency appears by age 50, son says to me dad you've got a year.I'd kick his arse if he wasn't a marine.
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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