So I finally have the time to get my car flashed. After much reading, debate, hymming and hawing, I decided to go with GIAC a while back. I live in the Pheonix area, and there is only 1 dealer in the state.
Friday, I make the appointment and leave work early. During the phone conversation, the guy (I think hes one of the owners) says he would like to be paid in cash....The money takes a while to get into his account if its from a card...not to mention his fees. I told him I would see what I could do.
I left work early and arrived. I had a chance to get 300 cash from the ATM at work and told him I would pay the rest on the card. He kind of frowned on that a little, and made it clear that cash is preferred. He was never rude or anything, but it just made me feel like he wasnt in a good position from a business standpoint.
I had a few minutes till the car before me was complete, so I went to the bank a few miles away. On my way back to the shop, he called me and said they dont have some sort of adapter to flash my car. He could have it shipped overnight, and maybe I could have it flashed on Monday (last day of sale). At this point I have to admit I was both disappointed, and relieved. Little red flags were popping up throughout this process, but this last one was big. I guess it just makes me feel like they are somewhat of a fly-by-night operation.
My question is, would any one else feel like I shouldnt go back? My other option is APR, and as I have learned...is probably a lateral move....
So as of now, I feel like I should just pre-pay the APR dealer for the sale that ends on Monday and have it done. I know they are somewhat reputable, and have always been very nice on the phone...and in person a year ago when I went in to have them check my ECU numbers.
Just like to hear what you guys think...THANKS!