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Locksmith bait and switch
Amount: $204.00
Posted by: Sandra Dee in Studio, CA.Posted: June 30th, 2015 06:06PM
Type of Service: Lock outNumber of Locks: 1
I was locked out, so my neighbor googled locksmiths in my area and came across a company called United Locksmiths that had a 24hour service and arrival time 15 min. It was advertised as a service call for $15 and a starting price of $35. I thought it would be about $50. I clarified that it would be $35 and he said yes. While he was trying to pick it, he said that he would have to use an air pump, which is like a blood pressure pump. It took all of 20min. When he was done, he wrote up the bill and said it would be $244. I was shocked, I argued with him that it was a bait and switch. That was not what was advertised. He said there were all these fees. None of that is mentioned on site or in any conversation. I told him it was a scam and I wasn't happy. He told me he would lock the door again and I could call someone else. He then showed me receipts of the day from other customers(he had ripped off).
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locksmiths
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Arquettes lock and key in Macon, GA.Posted: June 30th, 2015 06:06AM
Type of Service: lockoutsNumber of Locks:
I used to work for one of these scamsmiths.I quit and opened my own shop.Not always can we give a price over the phone because we dont know what were up against.Its hard to make a key for a car with a screwdriver broken off in the switch.A real locksmith will ask a few questions about most jobs before we even take a job.most jobs should be the price quoted never more but sometimes people dont give all the true details.Be ware of service call+ labor thats where they get you.
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24 hr Rescue Lock & key
Amount: $95.00
Posted by: G. Faulkner in Bartlett, TN.Posted: June 1st, 2015 08:06PM
Type of Service: garage entry doorNumber of Locks: 1
Add for service says there in 20 minutes. Took 45 minutes!! Add said $15 service fee + labor. In addition to thedr amounts;I was charged $10 to use my credit card. Grand total $95!! Had to call him back out because he damaged the door to the point I couldn't close the door and set my home alarm. Door damage repair took 1.5 hrs. I refused to pay anything for the repairs!!!
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Liar! Cheater!
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: a user in burlingame, CA.Posted: May 10th, 2015 04:05PM
Type of Service: honda car lockNumber of Locks: 1
2015, May
Worst, dishonest, crafty person I ever met!
As everyone said, they quoted me $50 minimum for service fee, well we know it would be higher than that. And that jerk finally charged me $250 for it. Well, he probably thought I was a teenager, so he tried to get more from me. So i suggest you DO NOT ask help from this DECEIVING organization! Worst service ever!
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Ps
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Rants in Perth, WA.Posted: April 11th, 2015 06:04AM
Type of Service: Automotive/domesticNumber of Locks: Thousands
Aus locksmith lock out house or car $130 during hours deadlocking vehicles such as vw bmw ect (the ones you need to turn the key you can't just pull the handles) $330 during hours. A/H $165-$250 and $440
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Australia locksmith
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Rants in Perth, WA.Posted: April 11th, 2015 06:04AM
Type of Service: Automotive/domesticNumber of Locks: Thousands
job is as quoted that's simple, if it takes longer to write the invoice think how did I get MYSELF into this situation? Maybe this bloke did his apprenticeship and now has a trade. You don't pay me as quoted its 2 letters then small clams court. If you call at night time expect to get slogged for price, but if a bloke comes round and at a glance says lets drill this and I want more money you have a choice to accept or reject the new quote. Some HOUSE locks only do need to be drilled due to H top pins or restrict keying with shitty profiles or just a horrible bitting. I have not nor do I know anyone anywhere who has drilled a car lock. Don't be fooled by thinking a clown with a drill is a locksmith
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Locked out of apt.
Amount: $280.00
Posted by: Cherie in Middle Island, NY.Posted: February 13th, 2015 01:02PM
Type of Service: Drill and replaceNumber of Locks: One
The locksmith tried to use a piece of plastic and sprayed oil to open. That didn't work so he had to drill and destroy lock. So now a replacement lock in door handle.
If I used a credit card there was a $55 surcharge so luckily my neighbor had cash. He supposedly was not charging for the lock which would have been $125 for the lock so if I gave him $30 cash he'd replace the lock with two keys.
On top of that the company I called was Allstate Locksmith but on the invoice (that I had to ask for) the name is New York Locksmith Networks Inc.
I felt I was ripped off but I had my mother (82 years old) that had a doctors appt and then physical therapy,) in a neighbors car so he knew I was ripe for the picking.
After coming home and retreading the invoice and then these comments, I am now sure I was ripped off!
This happened today February 13, 2015 but below doesn't give 2015 as a choice.
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key made
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: Ann Morris in Orange Park, FL.Posted: February 8th, 2015 10:02AM
Type of Service: HOUSE CALLNumber of Locks: 1
I wanted A key made for my garage door because I did not have one. A TECH CAME TO THE HOUSE TO TELL ME THE LOCK WAS TOO OLD. HE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE IT TO THE SHOP AND IT COULD COST BETWEEN $100-$200 TO MAKE A KEY.I told him to forget it. But on the phone I was told it could be done on site for about $45.00. What a rip off so I paid $30.00 for nothing. You can make a lot of easy money that way show up and can't do the work and collect $30.00. Florida is the worst state to get people to do work. I have had a lot of bad experiences with workers trying to rip me off. A plumber wanted to replace my toilet at a cost of $300.00 because he didn't know what was wrong. I told him to forget and fixed it myself for $15.00. I replaced a gasket.
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Cost of Locksmith Service
Amount: $95.00
Posted by: Fuller Locksmith in Orleans, MA.Posted: February 3rd, 2015 10:02AM
Type of Service: LockoutNumber of Locks: 1
We are a family locksmith service in business since 1978. We have flat rates. A lockout in our town is a $70 service call and then $25 for the lockout. If it only takes a short time, it's because it took my husband 30 years to learn his trade and he's good at it. Please look at the Association Locksmiths of America and your state association to find reputable locksmiths. We are also hurt by the fly-by-night guys.
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24hour locksmith
Amount: $115.00
Posted by: stuart in omaha, NE.Posted: February 2nd, 2015 10:02PM
Type of Service: car lockNumber of Locks: 1
This is a crooked company.24 hour locksmith in Omaha ne.
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24/7 LOCKSMITH SERVICE/EXPRESS LOCKSMITH / 24/7 MR> LOCKSMITH / NON STOP LOCKSMITH? not sure who was in my home 702-577-3422 - 702 508-9091 - 702 505-9151
Amount: $165.00
Posted by: F U scum in Las Vegas, NV.Posted: January 4th, 2015 04:01PM
Type of Service: pick lockNumber of Locks: 1
Quoted 15 for visit, 29.99 for labor and he got here quick enough. Fiddled with door for 10 seconds then said I will have to do it this way. so he slide in screw driver no pick or drill and said 165.00? I just about hit the roof but I paid! I then called back to ask for license and bonding information as the website said licensed and bonded. I was told I have to call back tomorrow. Tried to call back to get address and the message said that "this number can not be reached from your area"? So I called the 888 number got "mail box is full". I tried to contact using links on the websites but they were blank emails no address. Upon calling Mr. 24/7 FL, I was told I would have to call back the first number from a different phone. I emailed BBB and called my bank ASAP. I just paid you and you block me? numbers don't work? Stopped payment and filled complaint all within a an hour. They got 20 cash and 64 on a check. but not the 80 credit card and my bank is aware of these companies.12/15
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