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Old 06-06-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Advance Auto Parts Idiot

So I picked up some synthetic oil at Walmart (best price) today and stopped by Advance Auto Parts to get a filter. I told the guy what I had and after fumbling with the computer he said, "we don't have any for your car". I said "your kidding". Must have been his first day on the job. Another clerk walks up and goes through the search process again and his computer pulled up a long list filters and the following conversation occurs.

Clerk: "What kind do you want?"
Me: "I'd like a Wix, please"
Clerk: "We don't carry Wix"
Me: "What brands do you have?"
(He turns the screen toward me and starts naming them off)
I notice they are listed from most to least expensive.
Me: "I guess maybe a Bosch"
Clerk: (pointing to the K&H at the top of the list: "You know, you have a high performance car so you might as well get the most horsepower out of it. These K&H filters will give you a few more horsepower".
(The K&H filter was $16.99, the Bosch was about $8)
Me: "What?"
Clerk: "It's true. You can actually gain horsepower with a better filter"
Me: "Come on man. Don't bullshit me"
(The manager overhears me and comes over and asks if there is a problem)
Clerk (to manager): "I was just telling this gentleman that a better oil filter would give him extra horsepower"
Manager: "An Oil Filter?"
Me: "Air filter, maybe, but not an oil filter"
Manager: "That's right. No oil filter will give you extra horsepower. What brand did you want, sir?"
Me: "Well I wanted a Wix but I guess you don't carry them"
Manager: "No we don't. You would have to go to O'Reilley's for a Wix"
Me: "Then I guess I'll just do that. Thanks."
(Went down the street and got my Wix.)

Where do they get some of these "expert" parts clerks. Urrrrrrgh! No more Advance for me!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Advance is good for one thing, Fuzzy Dice
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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O'Reilly Auto Parts carries wix filters
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
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WTH is a K&H oil filter?

You mean K&N don't you?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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Thank God I only stop by Advance Auto for micro fiber towels.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:41 PM   #7
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WTH is a K&H oil filter?

You mean K&N don't you?
Yeah. Thanks. K&N.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #8
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O'Reilly Auto Parts carries wix filters
Yeah... that's what the manager told me:


Manager: "You would have to go to O'Reilley's for a Wix"

So I did. O'reilly's is usually my first stop but I was closer to Advance. Next time, I won't bother stopping at Advance.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #9
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And how much did you pay for the WIX filter, and what's the advantage over the BOSCH ?
More RWHP ?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:49 PM   #10
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Thank God I only stop by Advance Auto for micro fiber towels.
AHHHHH, Swirl City with those things.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #11
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I go there to look at ricer stuff and laugh at it and post it on the forums lol. I would go there for clay, thats probably about it. OH, I also got fill nozzle caps and blind spot mirrors.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #12
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Lol !! That's a few minutes of your life that you'll never get back. Idiots !!!!
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I actually like reading these posts lol, they are entertaining! Anybody got any more horror stories?
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