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Lamin-X as well as facelift taillights fitted to S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rabbit222, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. MarcQuinlivan
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    so they are still quoting $8.95 for shipping when they are clearly aware that it will be $27.

    You'd wonder if it is just a scam to get you to buy it knowing that they can hit you for the shipping down the line.
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    I've had nothing yet - but if I do get the extra charge I'll fight it all the way.

    On this basis there's nothing stopping a company quoting "free delivery on your new gigantic conservatory !" and then invoicing you £1,000 four weeks later because they "made a mistake".

    Its neither legally enforceable nor ethical.
  3. MarcQuinlivan
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    since rabbit was the first to buy and he confirmed that he had the same shipping charges, I wonder if he's been hit with a revised shipping charge.
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    Marc, I had a similar thing happen to me with Lamin-x, but not so bad. I paid them $64.80 on 1st Sept for the Lamin-x, protector, spray bottle and postage but on 10th Sept, they took out another $4 without any warning or contact for what I don't know!

    I hardly use my credit card so I don't know the in's and out's of what can and can't be done, but surely they can't take money off someone's card without their permission can they?
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    Yeah probably. It's a bit worrying they can do it though isn't it!
  6. MarcQuinlivan
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    yeah, they can't make an unauthorised transaction - especially on an expired credit card which is what they did on mine.

    they seem to have the credit card details and are able to manually process them rather than using an online payment service.
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    Marc's right & its actually same for anywhere no one can authorise a card without the owners permission & requires a what we know as signatory on the account aswell, so you could effectively say the transaction wasnt authorised & the CC company will either not pay or use legal action to recover no matter what the value, whats funny is my ex missus when she worked in the US used to use her boss's CC for the supermarket with her pin etc & thay complain about fraud so much over there, I wonder YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, lol & apparently its common practise
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    I got hit with an extra $3 a few days after they billed me the advertised $61.80 - no email or anything about it, just got deducted off my credit card?! Not sure if it's worth chasing up or not given it's only $3. Might email them to ask what the hell they're doing!
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    But why is everyone getting different amounts charged extra if paid same prices for parts???
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    My original invoice was

    1 x Audi A3 (06-) Lighting Kit (A007) = $55.85
    Foglight Color Tint
    Head Light Color Tint
    Spray Bottle 12oz Spray Bottle
    Vinyl Protectants (Sentinel) 2oz
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    Sub-Total: $55.85
    Table Rate (Best Way): $8.95
    Total: $64.80

    £33.66 on credit card on 16 july


    Just had another look at credit card statement and on 24 july I was charged $4 so extra £2.09


    ummmmm

    :yahoo:the A3 is parked up for the day me dads got a scobby WRX STi while his M Class is in for service. It goes like stink, Im now wanting FWD edit I mean 4WD:3sadwalk:
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    oops yeah I mean 4WD

    whats been going of the N8KOW on here?
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    I think the powers that be at Audi would prefer you to refer to it as AWD. I know the Bentley guys have this view about the GT and Flying Spur. I know because one of them made a point of correcting me every time I referred to 4WD while out on test in a GT.
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    lol, hey you show them the cash they wouldnt give a ***** what you call it fella, lol

    Hey here's 100k for my robin reliant, urm do you think there that stuck up they will correct you, urrrrmmmmm nooooooo, lol, anyone corrects me when I'm buying a car like that I'll take my business somewhere else mate
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    no... you've misunderstood.... the first time I called it 4WD he pointed out that the bods back at HQ wouldn't be too impressed to hear it called that, so I kept referring to it as 4WD and he kept saying AWD - it was more of a running joke than anything else.
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    MarcQuinlivan is correct, for a Subaru its AWD, some Imprezas had stickers on the back window with AWD on. Know all mine did! Bentley is the same they prefer AWD - make it less sound like a traditional 4x4 SUV.
    Richard
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    as were some of my comments, still my comments stand if I were testing a car like that I dont need some poxy salesmen telling me what head office would frown upon, they'd frown more upon him saying that & making me walk thats for sure, I dont go to buy a car to hear that ****** I go there to buy a car

    Who cares what they call it for fecks sake, its 4wd bottom line, lol, god
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    yeah, you're right. it was just some light hearted banter in my case, but yeah, the last thing you want is someone telling you what's what. A bit like when you pop into PC World or somewhere similar to pick up something you need in a hurry and can't wait for delivery from an online store. I sometimes take the piss and start asking the sales guy stupid questions just to see how he'll react. stuff like how many megawatts the hard drive is and referring to gigahertz as jigahertz (BTTF reference!).

    I did get the Bentley guy's point though - they would see 4WD as a bad thing because they don't want to be put in the same category as a Jeep\Off roader. I still refer to it as 4 wheel drive though, because the uninitiated won't understand what AWD means.
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    Well it looks like Lamin-x have tried to charge an extra $4 to my credit card to cover the postage. Egg thought it was fraud so rang me, confirmed that I had not authorised the transaction and stopped by card.
    So I wonder if my order will turn up or not ? If not its call Egg up time and get them to chase it up.
    Now if Lamin-x had contacted me and said we made a mistake I would accept this but I find the way they have doe this wrong !

    Richard
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    I suspect that what is happening is that they ship the stuff out when your card is first charged and then once it has been shipped and they get the invoice from the post office they charge you whatever the extra was.

    I'd say your order has already been dispatched at this stage. If you don't get it by the end of next week send them a mail asking where it is, but don't mention that your credit card company stopped the additional payment.
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    what do you think to the fogs, yay or nay?

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    Yes like the yellow fogs - bet if all cars had to have fogs in yellow would see less idiots driving with sidelights on fogs on (when its not foggy !)

    Richard
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    Got my Lamin -x yesterday - not had time to fit it yet but just done a quick dry fit to check- has everyone else found the same that the film seems to be about 1 possibly 2 mm too small in all directions - length of the headlight especially ?
    Anyone fancy helping fit them for beer tokens or beer ?

    Richard
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    You need to warm and stretch it to get it to fit perfectly, holding them up dry they do look too small :)
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    yeah, unroll it and stick it in the hot press to warm up for an hour or so before you apply it. I started at the wing edge and worked towards the grille. Make sure you get the top of it lined up properly so you can't see the line with the bonnet closed.
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    Cheers for that - was going to try and centre it and stretch it both ways, makes more sense to line it up one side.

    Richard
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    Im just about to go and order this stuff. Jonny, how did u get that perfect finish? Care to wright a small "idiots" guide, seeing as its me :)

    Regards

    Leon
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    Date Ordered: Monday 27 October, 2008

    Products
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    1 x Audi A3 (06-) Lighting Kit (A007) = $55.85
    Foglight Color Tint
    Head Light Color Tint
    Spray Bottle 12oz Spray Bottle
    Vinyl Protectants (Sentinel) 2oz
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Sub-Total: $55.85
    Table Rate (Best Way): $8.95
    Total: $64.80

    Delivery Address
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    L60N :)
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    surely you meant to ask for a big idiot's guide, didn't you?
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    The shipping should have been $27, and they'll try to claim the rest off your card at a later date without getting the payment authorised. You should maybe advise your credit card company they they've been up to this with other people and maybe they can put a note on your account for when it comes through.
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    I orderd mine on the 23rd oct & it was shipped on the 31st oct, it's not arrived as yet, should it take that long?, how long did it take to arrive for those of you who orderd it?
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    Having read through this thread, im very interested in fitting lamin-x to my healights and fog lights, and side repearters if im feeling brave enough to cut the film myself. Has everyone who has purchased so far gone for the tint?? Has anyone fitted gunsmoke or smoke?? Or would this be far too dark??
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    anyone noticed the lamin x fog lights are a completly different shape to the Sline fog lights?!!!
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    FOR SALE

    I have some Lamin-X forsale. I no longer have an A3 this is brande new and in the box. Send me PM's or email me offers at jamieswales@hotmail.com. I got travelling in 15 days so needs to go asap.

    Thanks
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    Rabbit the car looks awesome! Just wondering if anyones told their insurance company about having these on their car and what the extra is?

    Also does anyone have a pic of them on a lava grey 07 s line?
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    Thanks Lee, I am certain there are pics of a Lava grey S3 with this fitted somewhere in this thread....or am I wrong?
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    I've had another check but cant see any, few dolphin greys. I'll just photoshop it later on and see how it looks. Hows the car coming on mate, anything new or on its way?
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    Cool.

    Car is coming along great! All the mods bar one are in my sig....Haldex GenII controller arrives next month:arco:
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    Nice, how much that setting you back? if u dont mind me asking. Make sure you let us know how that goes and the ride differance. you having the 3 switches?
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    Rabbit - those look like GP plates:detective2:
    How much did it cost you to get the lamin-x to Gauteng?
    any local stockists?

    Cheers

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