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Offline econrad

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Locksmith Scams
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:18:23 PM »
I have been screwed over so many times by Locksmiths. How do you guys avoid getting scammed when you've locked your keys in the car?

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Re: Locksmith Scams
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 01:33:19 PM »
Have a hideout key. And two keys with trusted family/ friends.

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Re: Locksmith Scams
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 02:19:39 PM »
I have been screwed over so many times by Locksmiths. How do you guys avoid getting scammed when you've locked your keys in the car?

I always carry a house and a car key,duct taped flat in my wallet and a spare taped in my shoe's tongue and one on a paracord on my neck.
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Re: Locksmith Scams
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 02:43:03 PM »
I have been screwed over so many times by Locksmiths. How do you guys avoid getting scammed when you've locked your keys in the car?

What is that they do to "scam" or "screw" you?  It's not that I doubt you, I just haven't heard of anyone having problems with them before.
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Re: Locksmith Scams
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 05:30:03 AM »
What is that they do to "scam" or "screw" you?  It's not that I doubt you, I just haven't heard of anyone having problems with them before.

One person's 'screwed' is another persons making a living.
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Re: Locksmith Scams
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 09:37:39 AM »
We are AAA members and feel they help a great deal when working with locksmiths, tow trucks, etc. They have much greater negotiating power to ensure rates are reasonable.  The savings I receive at hotels and other places make it essentially free each year.  So it actually has a positive payback for us.

Some locksmiths have posted rate cards on their websites.  So you can assure alignment with that.  For example my neighbor who is a locksmith charges a flat rate of $35 for entry into a car.