Today, I pulled into the Chrysler dealer.
The key fob for my 2010 mini-van was just not working. A week previous, I had a new battery installed. This was after having a new battery installed just a month previous.
It was obvious that my key fob was experiencing its death throes.
The woman at the dealership told me a new fob would be $180. Ouch. Ouch! Damn!
But what choice did I have?
I then asked: “Do you at least have these in stock?”
“Not likely, as your car is eight-years-old. But I will check.”
She soon returned with a big smile. And holding a new fob. “You are a lucky man! I ordered this fob a few months ago for an owner but she changed her mind!”
I replied: “Oh! Wonderful! I am going to have to buy a lottery ticket if the stars are favoring me!”
She smiled, and explain that it would take about twenty minutes to calibrate the fob with my car.
Five minutes later, she came into the waiting room with a really big smile. “Ross, you are truly a lucky man! It turns out that the key socket on your car is under recall, but we checked and your socket is fine….but…you are owed two new key fobs as a result…FREE!”
Wow! “OK! Now I really am going to purchase a lottery ticket!”
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