West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:05 am

I'm posting this here because it deserves it's own thread that the search engines will pick up nicely. :)

My Brother has been running his own personal Bobcat around for 3 days to help flood ravaged victims and absorbing the expenses for it. He was working near my Brothers house not too far from West Side Auto which is on the corner of Montgomery Ave and Wyoming Ave. across from the Methodist church and old West Pittston high school. He asked for a grease gun for a couple of squirts of grease and was told he didn't have one.
Richard S.
 
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:17 am

Your brother is doing a real good thing there Richard, my hat goes off to him. As for the Ron Gitkos's of the world--- :(
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:57 am

Really ?????

For the cost of a couple of squirts of grease, he gets this negative report ??? What is wrong with people nowadays ?

Imagine how it would have worked IF he had given the grease. A much better report for great super customer service.

I constantly do things for the neighbors and passers by for free. "Paying it forward" as they say. And it makes one feel so good !!



That garage needs to learn a lesson.




Rick
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:53 am

If he really didn't have a grease gun, that may tell you more than if he did.
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:03 pm

tsb wrote:If he really didn't have a grease gun, that may tell you more than if he did.


Agreed. If they really didn't have a grease gun they are a pathetic shop. If they did have a grease gun and were unwilling to help someone donating their time and equipment to the townspeople...that's not good either.
Rob R.
 
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:47 pm

or -- the grease pistol was on the hose attached to the rack - AND pumped off the hi pressure pump OF THE BULK TANK

AND DIDN'T REACH OUT THE DARN DOOR ---- GET A LIFE! :D
Sting
 
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:14 pm

Even if West Side Auto is a used car lot & not a repair garage which I'm guessing it is they would surely have a grease gun.
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:32 pm

Sounds more like New Jersey..... :P
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:48 pm

or -- the grease pistol was on the hose attached to the rack - AND pumped off the hi pressure pump OF THE BULK TANK

AND DIDN'T REACH OUT THE DARN DOOR ---- GET A LIFE! :D


That's what I was thinking, but the last time I checked a Bobcat will fit through the bay doors in a auto repair shop.
Besides, no self-respecting repair shop is without a hand-held grease gun or two.
If it was my shop the Bobcat would have left completely greased and with an oil change...no charge.

No good deed goes unpunished.
Wood'nCoal
 
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:01 pm

West Side Auto has become Left Out Auto. Tell your Brother "Thanx"........As for Mr. Gitkos,perhaps he now will receive a "couple of pumps" of something other than grease.........What a Complete Furschluggener! :sick:
Hambden Bob
 
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:48 pm

I have a Jimmy for those jackasses ..... real cheap too. :devil:

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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:53 pm

Ta-Daa !!!!....Cripes,Smitty,I love what you've done with that thing ! Perhaps Mr. Gitkos could get a grease gun to that !
Hambden Bob
 
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:56 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: kerbear On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 am

First of all this is all nonsense and nothing but a big lie!!!!!! Ron Gitkos would NEVER turn anyone away and anyone who truly knows him, knows that first hand.

This post by Richard is bogus! You obviously don't know Ron or the town or the business.

Ron and West Side Auto are very respectable and very popular for a ton of good things.

What you said is not true so get your story straight and stop talking negative about this man.
kerbear
 

Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:16 am

Good post my friend. Coal burner??? If not at least you got your point across. If you are, welcome to the FORUM. Always 2 sides to a story.
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