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Consumer Team: Wind or Hail…Remember Blue Nail

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)  Consumer Team host Pete Thomson is a proponent of hiring local.   In recent months on The Consumer Team, Thomson has been very vocal about the dangers of hiring out of town contractors to do home repair.   The term he uses is ‘storm chasers’ to describe the out of town companies that rush into an area effected by storm damage. Thomson commented, “I believe that out of town contractors represent one of the biggest problems that homeowners face every year.  After a disaster, they descend on the marketplace and create all kinds of issues.”

The problem, says Thomson, is that out of town contractors have no roots outside of their home market, which means that consumers are left holding the bag when questions or problems arise.   Thomson added, “When homeowner’s have questions or a warranty issue, the out of town contractors are oftentimes long gone.  And that’s assuming they even do the work.  We hear stories regularly of storm chasers taking deposit money and never doing any work.”

The solution to the storm chaser problem, Thomson says, is to hire local.  And when it comes to home and roofing repair, Thomson recommends Blue Nail Roofing.   Blue Nail Roofing is led by second generation roofing professional Eric Thomason, who is a frequent contributor on The Consumer Team radio program.   Regarding Blue Nail & Eric Thomason, Thomson added, “Blue Nail Roofing is everything we look for in a good partner.  They’re local with a brick & mortar location in Dallas and they’re led by Eric Thomason, who is a second generation roofing professional from North Texas.   When consumers hire Blue Nail Roofing, they can be confident that they will get the job done right, the first time.”

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing - The Choice of The Consumer Team

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing – The Choice of The Consumer Team

Eric Thomason and Pete Thomson recently talked about the challenges that storm chasers present on The Consumer Team.   The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays 6-8 PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio.   To reach Blue Nail Roofing, call 469-726-2176.

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

Listen to Eric Thomason and Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team.  Click here.

 

Consumer Team: Wrecked Car Scam in DFW

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)   When it comes to car buying in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Consumer Team radio host Pete Thomson says ‘buyer beware.’   The Consumer Team is airing a series of reports on car scams in Dallas-Ft. Worth.  According to Thomson, the ‘wrecked car scam’ is costing North Texas consumers significantly.   Thomson said, “It’s so easy for pros to hide issues with a car.  Unless you buy from a responsible source, a consumer can really get into trouble.”

The Consumer Team: Exposing the Wrecked Car Scam

The Consumer Team: Exposing the Wrecked Car Scam

Another problem, according to Thomson, is the fact that Carfax reports are not always accurate.  Thomson added, “Consumer Reports has done several investigations into the reporting services.  Bottom line is that you can’t always trust what you read.  The services like Carfax can miss major problems, and there are ways that the services can be gamed.   We believe it’s fine to check these services, but not based a purchase on them.”

Instead, Thomson says, consumers should find a local dealership that has a good reputation in the marketplace.  “Our choice on Consumer Team“, Thomson continued, “is Auto Locators of Texas.  Richard Walsh and his team do an excellent job of selling only high quality vehicles for a fair price.”

Thomson cited Walsh’s extensive experience in buying vehicles.  Thomson said, “Richard has been buying cars at auction since he was a teenager and he can spot problems.  Beyond that, before he sells a car, it’s given a complete inspection and servicing.   We believe Auto Locators of Texas is best practices for a pre-owned car dealership.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays, 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.  The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, TX.

 

 

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