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Complaint Review: A-1 American Plumbing In Virginia Beach
A-1 American Plumbing In Virginia Beach810 Juniper Cres #108 Chesapeake, Virginia U.S.A.
A-1 American Plumbing In Chesapeake, Virginia pricing rip off BIG TIME Chesapeake,virginia Virginia
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So I called back saying I needed a time, it was late and it was Halloween night, I had plans, in which she replied, If I didn't like it, maybe I should go somewhere else!! I couldn't believe my ears...Friday late afternoon, after waiting all day, no repairman OR phone call saying they were running late or anything. I asked if I could talk to a manager, I got the office manager who wasn't really any better, but said they work till 8, and they could STILL be out. I would of never agreed to be home from 9-8, waitimg for a repairman. Well, guess what, he never showed up! I then called another number out of their several page ads in the phone book saying how much they love America and are honest,and got a dispatcher who was rude and said someone would still be out!! I called yet another number in their ad and got another plumber who said he could be out Sat. a.m, which I agreed being so desparate. He did show up only to try and charge me the week-end rate which I refused after being quoted $78.00 and it wasn't my fault no one showed up, so he agreed not charge me the week-end rate of $150.00. After about 5 minutes, he came into my house said it was the pressure valve and it would cost $584.00 to replace. This is a $12.00-$13.00 piece of metal, a piece with a spring inside, sold at Home Depot or Lowe's. When I told him that, he said, yeah I know.....WHAT A RIP OFF THIS PLACE IS!!
I got a quote from Home Depot to replace the water heater and to put it in for $650.00. He said if I wanted a new heater, he'd have to charge $1900.00. Between being treated like a dog from their customer service dept. and trying to rip me off , I refused to have them work on it and had to pay the $78.00 sevice charge to be insulted with apiece of metal being marked up what 600 %??? I am going to report them to the BBB also and I would say to anyone else who has been ripped off by them, report them and spread the word to your friends and go to Angie's List and do the same!!
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