We are perpetually amazed at the cost of fixing a PART of an item. Through normal wear and tear, things break. No need to throw the baby out with the bath water....just fix the small part and keep on trucking...right?
Here are a few examples of the ridiculousness we have run into to:
1) Kitchen window. The bottom sash rotted...$150. Then G-man broke the glass in the top sash....$300!!!! (which we didn't fix by the way). To replace the 2 broken pieces....$450, plus materials and labor.
2) Microwave handle. No idea why this keeps breaking. We replaced one a few years ago on our old microwave (which has since gone to Electronics Heaven). But this microwave....they want $70 plus shipping for JUST THE HANDLE. We only spent $200 on the entire unit!!!
3) Bathroom window. We spent $50 on a new crank when the old one stripped out. Now some little piece isn't allowing the window to close completely. They want $25 for that piece! This little plastic piece......$25.
and my new favorite.....
4) A screw. G-man needed a screw for a fishing reel he is selling. After a little research, the company he called did indeed have the screw. $0.24 for the screw.....BUT.....they charge a minimum of $5.00 for an order, plus shipping. WHAT???!!!!! You are going to charge us $5.00 for a $0.24 screw????? No thanks.
Anyone else run into this stuff.....or are we just lucky???????