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I went into Bel-Kirk Mustang (north of Seattle) today for the first time. It looked like an organized store with the usual Mustang stuff on shelves and racks. That's where the fun of my experience ended. I was asked if I needed any help, and I said I was looking around and this was my first time in. I asked this old guy behind the counter what kind of car was in the backroom idling, (it sounded sweet) He said "a Mustang". Strike one. I asked his equally old wife a question and got some short crass answer, I don't even remember what it was I asked. Strike two. Then after I bought something, the old crass lady had the gaul to say that my signature looked nothing like my credit card, and asked me if I changed my name. Strike three. I guess you can tell where I am going with this. These Hacks really pissed me off. I will never go into this store again. Ever. And I have a TON of stuff to buy. Cross me once, and it's F**K you for life. Guess It's my heritage. Anybody else have this kind of treatment by these Morons?
Getting off my soapbox now,
Dave

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I've bought stuff from them, and typically been dissappointed with their attitudes. Usually rude and unhelpful. The straw that broke the camels back for me was when they TOTALLY ripped off my wife when she went there shopping off my christmas list. $80 for a Pertronix? $115 for a Nordan bumber? I DON'T THINK SO!! It amazes me that a specialty shop that depends on loyal base of customers can treat customers like that.

On the bright side, there's a guy in Snohomish that runs a Stang resto business out of his home, Northwest Pony Shoppe. I've bought LOTS of stuff from him. Great prices and great advice. At any given time he's got 3 or 4 Stangs in resto, so picking up my parts usually includes a tour through his projects demonstrating how to install etc. His names Scott Robinson, 360-668-3328.

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I am always amazed how sometimes the most unsuitable people wind up in the retail
business. It's sad to have a passion for something and then have to deal with scumbags
in order to pursue your joy. Probably police get the same feeling sometimes.
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They usually are present at the big Portland Swap meet and a few years ago I approached them with wanting new deluxe (woodgrain) dash pieces which they did not have. This old human cactus told me I ought to just go with the black (which they had)..."why the hell do you want that anyway, the black looks better".
I just walked away shaking my head. Somehow I kept my cool.

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I'm with you. I went in there looking for Argent Silver to paint my Eaton PS pump and the lady questioned me. "That's not the right color!" she said. Luckly the guy was there to backed me up or I don't think she would of sold it to me.

Go figure.

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I know what you mean about the attitude of the owners.
I've spent a fair amount of dollars there over the past 4 years. At best I would characterize my treatment there
as indifferent, at worst rude. You would think that after going in there at least once a month over that amount
of time they would act like they recognize your face. I've only done as much business as I have with them due
to lack of local options.
In their defense, on a few occasions the mechanics have been very helpful and courteous about answering questions and helping to locate parts.
I'm rather relieved to hear that I'm not the only one they treat poorly. Thought it was just me.....
Thanks 66CoupeNW for the referral of the gent up in Snohomish - wish I could find someone like him
a little closer to home.
 
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I went with the Mustangs NW club to a show in Port Angeles 3 years ago. It was crowded and not
enough room for all to be in the best spot so some of us had to park away some. Anyway, the old hag
who runs Bel-Kirk Mustang arrived extra late with her husband and pitched a fit saying the newer
Mustangs should not even be allowed in the show. That plastic s#$#t you know. The show folks
bent over for that old bitch and put their car in the better area. I have not and will not ever buy anything
from that store again.
 
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I have an idea, we should all figure out a way to tell these idiots how much they piss us off, and how they have lost the one thing they need most, customers. Too bad their website is as useless as their genitals, or we could e-mail them. People like this REALLY piss me off, because I went way out of my way to go see them. Any ideas?
Dave

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