Grill Dog Radio

In September of 2010 my Mac that I edit my videos for Public Access TV started to have problems.  Every time I tried to render files on Final Cut Pro (the advanced software I use for editing the show) my Mac would power down and shut off.  New to Austin I started searching for an inexpensive solution to the problem.  I found Austin Mac Repair (now calling itself Texas Mac Repair) was near where we were living so we took my Mac there.

I explained the problem as I did here and they said they would work on it.  1st they told me the hard drive was bad and the data needed backed up. Then they told me during back up the hard drive died and I needed a new one.  Then they told me that the best way to deal with my computer not shutting down was to increase the Memory.  Once I agreed to all of this they stated the Mac was repaired and I took it home.

As soon as I started using Final Cut Pro and rendering my files, my Mac Powered down again.  Exactly as before.  I went and complained to the owner “Les” and he told me that as a family business he guaranteed his work and “verbally” stated that he would offer me a full 100% refund upon return of the hard drive and memory boards.  When I went to return them, he added additional charges to the list and only a partial refund.  I explained that was not acceptable and that I would take the matter to my credit card company and fight the charges.  He was very angry and the next day called my home and left some very aggressive messages that I want to share with you …

Les Called the next day and was very angry Les from Austin Mac Repair Threatens Grilldog 1

After hanging up, he wasn’t satisfied that he threatened us enough so he called back.  Les, the Owner of Austin Mac Repair Continues to Threaten Grilldog

He even mentions in his voice that the problem was my logic board that he did nothing to repair or even inform me of.  It wasn’t until I took it to the official Mac Shop that I found out it was the logic board.  Therefore, he knew it was the logic board and never even attempted to replace it. According to the real Mac repair shop, my Mac is so old the logic board wasn’t replaceable therefore he couldn’t.  So he kept charging me for services that was not needed.  The wildest part is that he admits in his voice mail that the logic board was the problem and that the service he supplied was replacing the hard drive. Well, I sent the hard drive he put in back and reinstalled the hard drive that he said didn’t work.  Well, folks, the hard drive works, I can retrieve all of my data and Final Cut Pro still Crashes because the Logic Board is not able to handle it any more.  ta da.

His reference to my radio show stems from my comment that as a radio talk show host I hear all the time of customers getting ripped off from companies and being treated unfairly and that he wouldn’t like to have someone comment about his service to me on air.  So he calls and threatens me that he’ll take my home, my job and everything I have away from me if I make any comment at all to anyone anywhere… This is the type of Business that Austin Mac Repair is.

Austin Mac Repair is an UNAuthorized Mac Dealer.  Totally unprofessional and you can make what you want of his attitude.  I have reported him to Apple.  Unfortunately, my credit card company took a heck of a long time to investigate the claim and only reimbursed me a partial refund because Les told them that it was a basic point of sale transaction.  That means that I should have plugged in the computer and tested it at his site rather then taking his word for it! All I can say since “Les” is the Owner, if you go to Austin Mac Repair for service, “LESS” is what you are going to get.

Less service
Less Repair
and Less Money in YOUR Bank Account.

OH, after finding out that my wife and I were posting his “Les” service on line he decided to post a raving review of his business on YELP, writing as if he were third person about his own business. Don’t Go To Austin Mac Repair Please, if you are a friend of grilldog, go to yelp and negate his comment that he’s the owner writing about his own business.  Hopefully we can prevent him from providing “Les” service to other people… Thanks all.

 

 

 

 

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Grill Dog Exposes Web Social Group Scam

by Grilldog on December 13, 2010

Hi loyal Grill Dog Fans.

As you know I have the nose for the news.  I recently stumbled upon a scam that is being run on www.meetup.com.  If you don’t know what Meetup.com is, it’s a social meeting website.  It’s one of those websites where groups get together and meet for activities.  It’s a way of reaching out to increase your interaction with like minded interests.  However, too good to be true? Well, yes it is.  There are people out there running/starting these meet up groups that are stealing your money away and there’s nothing you can do about it.  It also appears that the people running Meet Up will not do anything to help you get your money back.

If you want details, listen to my radio broadcast this Sunday Morning (Dec 19th) from 8am to 9am Talk Radio 1370am (you can hear it on internet too).  I have facts, details and interviews with people who have been scammed and their experiences. It’s shocking and Grill Dog is going to be the first to bark out the information!  Because if you are not about Food, Fun and Friends, YOU are doing IT wrong! Grill Dog is here for ya!

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Grill Dog Radio November 28th 2010 episode

by Grilldog on November 28, 2010

Grill Dog Radio November 28th 2010 episode

With the Holidays upon us, I not only provide some great Grill’n Tips, recipes from my Recipe book “Grilldog’s Guide to Food, Fun and Friends” but I also provide some great tips on great deals on Grill’s and Grilling accessories in Austin, Texas. The show was sponsored in part by BBQs Galore in Bee Cave, TX.

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Grill Dog Radio November 14th 2010 episode

by Grilldog on November 14, 2010

Grill Dog Radio November 14th 2010 episode

This episode was sponsored by Big Hat BBQ Grills and Smokers. In fact, Aaron, the founder and creator of the Big Hat BBQ Grill and Smoker was in the studio live to answer phone in questions and chat about what makes the Big Hat BBQ grill and smoker so unique and worth owning.

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Grill Dog Radio November 7th 2010 episode

by Grilldog on November 7, 2010

Grill Dog Radio November 7th 2010 episode

In this episode we continued to give away free Fine Dining Cards to our Call-In listeners as well as provide some great Grill’n Tips. Also, I was appeared later in the day at NEWFLOWER Farmer’s Market at the Shops at the Galleria on Shops Parkway in Bee Cave, TX. We also provided a review and interviews from the previous day’s live show. I filmed live at Napalm Motor Sports on rr620 between Anderson Mill Rd and 183 yesterday. I was filming for my episode Bikers and Brisket as well as providing some great food. Grilled Brisket. We had a lot of local vendors there and we had a day full of Food, Fun and Friends.

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Grill Dog Radio October 17th 2010 episode

by Grilldog on October 17, 2010

1000 dollars worth of prizes to give away from the Cooking Experience. Review with Seth from Napalm Motor Sports. We talk about Austin Bike tours, Bike Safety and much more!

Grill Dog Radio October 17th 2010 episode

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Grill Dog Radio October 10th 2010 episode

by Grilldog on October 10, 2010

Grill Dog Radio October 10th 2010 episode

Excitement is tingling as callers call in to discuss topics from the previous show as well as we continue to focus on Grill’n and Chill’n events and opportunities here in Austin, TX. We also discuss tailgating in Austin and I provide my favorite Tailgating Recipe!

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Grill Dog Radio October 3th 2010 episode

by Grilldog on October 3, 2010

Grill Dog Radio October 3th 2010 episode

This is my first Broadcast on Austin’s Talk Radio 1370. Each Sunday we’ll be broadcasting live from 8am to 9am. During this episode we discuss “Grill’n & Chill’n” Grill Dog style. After all, the show is called Grill’n & Chill’n with Grill Dog!

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