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bampa3 52 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 20, 2016 11:52 PM Member since: Oct 18, 2009
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  • bampa3 bampa3 Jan 20, 2016 11:52 PM Flag

    Reported some of the high risk counterfeit items to eBay some time back and they are still being sold. What confidence can a person have in items being sold if nothing is being done to prevent the proliferation of counterfeit items.

  • bampa3 bampa3 Jan 17, 2016 4:40 PM Flag

    Sorry to inform you that counterfeit Timken bearings are being sold that are made in China. Just check Alibaba, the source of many sellers on eBay. Genuine Timken are great bearings, the counterfeit are not so.

  • A very serious item that is being sold on eBay by many sellers and sourced through Alibaba is counterfeit bearings. These range from automotive wheel bearings to engine and other. They are of poor quality and are creating a safety hazard to the buyers and others on the highway. True Koyo bearings are used on many new vehicles and are of the highest quality and reputation. Most of the Koyo bearings being sold on eBay are poor quality counterfeits. The reputation that eBay is developing for counterfeit items is driving many of us away.

  • After learning from experience that the "lifetime Warranty" promoted by many dealers in Florida to be worthless for a wheel bearing clearly a part covered as part of the drive train, I am disappointed that Toyota allows dealers to tarnish the Toyota reputation by using a worthless gimmick in marketing. Anyone know why Toyota is ignoring this misleading activity?

  • Many locations I visit have AT&T WiFi free to everyone. Some locations have TWC but it is only available to subscribers of their cable service. Makes me think TWC is managed by jerks.

  • It is becoming very difficult to purchase a name brand item because of all those selling fake products on Amazon. Several times lately I attempted to purchase components or supplies such as printer ink, laptop batteries, laptop power supplies etc. only to find it impossible to distinguish the alternate from the real thing. I purchased a power supply for a Toshiba laptop that was listed as the OE Toshiba. When it came it even had a decal on it like the original from Toshiba. After a few weeks it stopped working. It was then that I learned it was a fake and not Toshiba. If Amazon allows this to continue many customers will buy elsewhere.

  • I have received eight telephone solicitations this morning marketing ADT. I am on the national do not call register. I do not trust a company that uses or allows such solicitation. How can you trust them for an alarm system if they are not more responsible than to promote or allow this activity?

  • An individual Forester that travels many miles each year purchasing timber and managing logging needs a work type four wheel drive vehicle such as the one sold for Government Foresters, game management etc. but GM will not allow him to purchase a so called “Special Service” vehicle. The competitors do so he purchases a competitors vehicle about every three years.
    Thinking GM may have changed following the bailout he recently contacted two GM dealers but the dealers could not get permission from GM to sell him one. The four wheel drive Tahoe he is interested in is not a pursuit vehicle.

  • Toyota and most others have redesigned their V6 engines to eliminate the high maintenance cost timing belt. Honda did it from the four cylinder used in the Accord over ten years ago. Many, like me, will no longer accept a new vehicle with a timing belt.

  • With a pay per view or subscriber supported program the audience is limited so why would a smart advertiser spend money advertising to a smaller audience than to an unlimited audience.
    The Orange Bowl with two college teams was limited to ESPN only so many that would have watched the game could not. The advertisers paid large fees but the audience was much less than it could have been had it been broadcast through other sources.
    Not smart on the advertisers part.

  • bampa3 by bampa3 Jan 3, 2014 10:31 PM Flag

    Those of us without ESPN cannot watch the Orange Bowl. Many can but many cannot see the game between Clemson and Ohio. Why not spend that money on a venue that is available to more people.

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    So called Robocalls.

    by bampa3 Nov 10, 2013 2:08 PM
    bampa3 bampa3 Nov 12, 2013 3:22 PM Flag

    You are correct about that to some extent but most are made from other countries via the internet and I do not know how the revenue from the calls compares to the loss from people that abandon landlines partly because of the annoying calls.

  • The technology exists for AT&T to curb some of the calling and it should be done. They may not be concerned about loosing land lines but two friends said the thing that pushed them to go ahead and eliminate their landline and go fully to wireless has been the constant flow of unwanted calls. I am about to that point also and it is frustrating to know that AT&T could stop most of it if they chose to.

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    ATT Retiree Healthcare

    by jim.annboyle Nov 2, 2013 4:24 PM
    bampa3 bampa3 Nov 10, 2013 2:03 PM Flag

    Retired, on Medicare the Company plan is a supplement with our cost for my wife and I will be $120 more per month for 2014 than it has been for 2013. Not sure why so much of an increase but much more of an increase than in previous years. My guess is that Obamacare is part of it.

  • Channel I previously listened to now says no longer available. Tried to find some programs previously listened to and no luck. Called customer service and after a long wait they told me the old channel so the customer service does not know what has been done with the channel shuffle and according to one station a new shuffle will take place November 18. How will they keep customers operating this way? Must be approaching melt down.

  • By turning the personal information of a reviewer over to the business being reviewed keeps realistic meaningful reviews from being posted. I will not post more reviews on Angie and risk another series of attacks and harassment by a business employing thugs. I think others do not post reviews for fear of retaliation.

  • If a customer of Angie posts a true negative about a business and the business is run by unethical people the customer making the post is at risk of harassment in may ways. The business has all the information on the customer including credit card and other personal information and can use that information to retaliate. Any customer needs of Angie should be aware of this before posting a negative review and putting themselves at risk. This makes reviews on Angie unreliable. The general web is a better source for unbiased information about a business. I will no longer use or post a review on Angie's list.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Honda is behind most of the competition in eliminating timing belts from the V6 engine. Ten years after eliminating them from the four they are still using them in the V6.

  • After checking Angie's List, did business with a good rating. After experiencing fraud with the business found it is run by thugs and anyone writing a bad review on Angie's List is reported to them and they harass the poster in many ways until the bad review is removed. Postings on other sites reveal that others have had bad experiences with the business. I will no longer use or rely on Angie's List.

  • Reply to

    Honda / Acura V6 2013 Timing Belts?

    by bampa3 Dec 18, 2012 11:08 AM
    bampa3 bampa3 Dec 21, 2012 4:21 PM Flag

    The new Fit engine is a recent design from the ground up and is a very modern engine and has a chain. Your fuel mileage is impressive!
    I use a SUV for towing and some other reasons and the V6 is my choice for it, the gas mileage is nothing like the Fit for sure. The current V6 has had several modifications but is still the old basic design. I am confident Honda will do a clean slate redesign at some point and it will likely use a chain as Toyota and others have done with all recent totally new engines but I do not know when that will take place. Thought someone would know and share when I made the original post. Hope you continue to enjoy the Fit.

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