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  • For Sale is the fifth album by German pop band Fool's Garden, released in 2000.
  • For Sale is a tour EP by Say Anything. It contains 3 songs from …Is a Real Boy and 2 additional b-sides that were left off the album.
  • purchasable: available for purchase; "purchasable goods"; "many houses in the area are for sale"
  • Put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation)
  • Make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it
  • restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  • Fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault)
  • the act of putting something in working order again
  • a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
  • A railroad car of a specified kind
  • (car) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
  • A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people
  • A vehicle that runs on rails, esp. a railroad car
  • (car) the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
  • (car) a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"

Saddleback Automotive Santa Ana #4 714-558-6002 020
Saddleback Automotive Santa Ana #4 714-558-6002 020
Is it time for a tune-up? Car won't start? Need a new water pump, or just an oil change? Welcome to the joys of car maintenance and repairs. Next up is the question that car owners have been asking themselves since ... well, since cars became our most common means of transportation: "Should I take it to the dealer, or go to an independent repair shop?" Conventional wisdom reminds you that dealerships boast that their technicians are trained professionals with expertise in maintaining and repairing specific brands of cars. At the same time, conventional wisdom also tells you that independent shops are less expensive. Perhaps the latest findings on the topic from Consumer Reports magazine will help. According to a recent survey of car owners by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, 71 percent of the survey respondents who took their vehicle only to independent shops for repair service (as opposed to routine maintenance) were "very satisfied" with their experience. That compares to 53 percent of those who only took their vehicles to new-car dealerships for repairs and claimed to be "very satisfied" with the experience. While that's an "overall satisfaction gap" of 18 percentage points, the numbers vary dramatically from brand to brand, explains Jim Travers, Consumer Reports' associate auto editor. Among dealers, Acura and Lexus tended to generate the most satisfying repair experiences. Meanwhile, pulling up the rear, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi owners were less satisfied with their dealers' repair service than owners of other brands. The satisfaction gap between independent shops and dealerships dropped considerably when the topic turned to routine maintenance, as opposed to repairs -- "probably because repairs can be more costly, more complicated", said Travers -- and, often, more annoying, than simple maintenance. For the repair category, Consumer Reports gathered data based on almost 100,000 vehicles taken to new-car dealers and almost 46,000 vehicles taken to independent shops in the 12 months prior to the spring, 2007 survey. For the maintenance-only satisfaction category, CR weighed data based on 286,000 service visits to new car dealerships and 94,000 service visits to independent mechanics during those same 12 months. Travers said he wasn't necessarily surprised by the 71 to 53 percent satisfaction gap, but noted that "many respondents told us they got better and more personal service from the independent shops than from the dealers." That was surprising, he said, since so many dealers stress customer service as a top priority. "People also mentioned that they felt like, when they went to dealers, that they were getting up-sold on services they didn't need, and that the cost was higher at the dealership as well," Travers said. That first bit of data is probably not surprising, given the other bit of conventional wisdom that is actually true: Dealers make a higher percentage of profit from parts and service than they do from new-car sales. "The results of this survey seem to indicate that the overall rate of satisfaction was a combination of both the cost of the service and the quality of the service experience," said Travers.
Paging 'American Healthcare Reform,' paging 'American Healthcare Reform'... you're needed in the OTC Pharmacy - STAT!" h967
Paging 'American Healthcare Reform,' paging 'American Healthcare Reform'... you're needed in the OTC Pharmacy - STAT!" h967
He wanted some OTC ranitidine. I told him, "Get omeprazole!" But he didn't, saying he wanted more rapid relief. So... guess what!?! It just so happened, that at the checkout stand in front of us was a Big Pharma sales rep. She said, "Use this!," and pulled out a Zegerid® bottle from her purse, and showed it to us. I asked to see it, read the label and exclaimed, "It's omeprazole and bicarb!" "Yes," she replied. "But it's not enteric coated, and your doctor has to prescribe it." I knew what that meant. Big Pharma's gonna f*%# you for all you're worth. "How much does this cost?," I asked. She said, "Your insurance company will pay for it." I repeated, "How much does it cost?" "It depends," she hesitated. "If I go out and pay cash money for that stuff, how much will I pay?," I insisted irritatedly. "About $190," she said. "See? That's one reason why we're being so screwed over in this nation by Big Pharma!" As we walked out to the car, I told Wade, "Get a mortar and pestle, go buy your OTC omeprazole ($15.98/28-20mg), crush it up, throw some bicarb to it (<$1.00), and voila! You have the same exact thing they're charging four arms, three legs and your first born for." And some folks believe we don't need healthcare reform. Yeah... right.

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