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Behooved

Capitan, NM

#1 Feb 24, 2013
Called local dentist office. Told receptionist exactly what I needed. She said great come in on this date. I did. Got nothing I went there for and got charged 50.00 for an office call. I have never felt so cheated in my 63 years... So tired of these places getting away with that. What can be done?
Doctor Doom

Ruidoso, NM

#2 Feb 24, 2013
Behooved wrote:
Called local dentist office. Told receptionist exactly what I needed. She said great come in on this date. I did. Got nothing I went there for and got charged 50.00 for an office call. I have never felt so cheated in my 63 years... So tired of these places getting away with that. What can be done?
Buy some orajel.
Double Think

Ruidoso, NM

#3 Feb 24, 2013
Behooved wrote:
Called local dentist office. Told receptionist exactly what I needed. She said great come in on this date. I did. Got nothing I went there for and got charged 50.00 for an office call. I have never felt so cheated in my 63 years... So tired of these places getting away with that. What can be done?
I go to the Cathey Brothers in Roswell, they'll do what you ask.
Behooved

Capitan, NM

#4 Feb 24, 2013
Thanks doom but it was for a broken artificial tooth. Orajel just won't do the trick. Just stay away from Summit.
Try Carey

Ruidoso, NM

#5 Feb 24, 2013
Double Think wrote:
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I go to the Cathey Brothers in Roswell, they'll do what you ask.
Try Dr. Carey in Roswell. Outstanding dentist and more than fair in price...unheard of for a doctor or lawyer anymore.
Behooved

Capitan, NM

#6 Feb 24, 2013
Will try Roswell. Seems like we have to go out of this town for everything. That's just sad. Every week go to Alamo or Roswell.
still here

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Feb 25, 2013
If that's the worst you've been cheated in 63 years, shut up.
festus

Ruidoso, NM

#8 Feb 25, 2013
Behooved wrote:
Called local dentist office. Told receptionist exactly what I needed. She said great come in on this date. I did. Got nothing I went there for and got charged 50.00 for an office call. I have never felt so cheated in my 63 years... So tired of these places getting away with that. What can be done?
So did the receptionist tell you exactly what it cost since you knew exactly the problem was? Hell no. The dentist made time for you and charged you for a visit. Should a Dentist work for free or charge less than $50.00 minimum for their time? No....
Just In

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Feb 25, 2013
festus wrote:
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So did the receptionist tell you exactly what it cost since you knew exactly the problem was? Hell no. The dentist made time for you and charged you for a visit. Should a Dentist work for free or charge less than $50.00 minimum for their time? No....
I just had work done at Family dental center in Albq.2 weeks ago,before that the Dentist looked at my teeth and gave me a price .all for no charge(for the first vist)So the answer is that not everyone charges to look at you.We got 3 estimates for my sons braces all for no charge.This is just part of doing business, I am sure that over the years the Dentist will make out fine having us as clients.3767
Back to Gunsmoke

Ruidoso, NM

#10 Feb 25, 2013
festus wrote:
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So did the receptionist tell you exactly what it cost since you knew exactly the problem was? Hell no. The dentist made time for you and charged you for a visit. Should a Dentist work for free or charge less than $50.00 minimum for their time? No....
Festus. If you are a dentist, quit as soon as possible. I can tell that you have the personality of a rock.
festus

Ruidoso, NM

#11 Feb 25, 2013
Back to Gunsmoke wrote:
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Festus. If you are a dentist, quit as soon as possible. I can tell that you have the personality of a rock.
Funny that you would mention quitting dentistry. I did and became a cardiologist.
Behooved

Capitan, NM

#12 Feb 26, 2013
When you make an appointment needing to see the person that can fix an artificial tooth and you don't get to see that person, it's a total waste. Had I gotten to see anyone that could tell me if he could replace the tooth, I would have been more than happy to pay 50.00. I don't expect anyone to work for free. I have never been stuck like that in ANY dentist office before. If you wanted to buy a new Ford truck and you called the dealer and he said that they have plenty and you drove there and they had NO Fords at all, you might feel like you were cheated...........
Just In

Rio Rancho, NM

#13 Feb 26, 2013
Behooved wrote:
When you make an appointment needing to see the person that can fix an artificial tooth and you don't get to see that person, it's a total waste. Had I gotten to see anyone that could tell me if he could replace the tooth, I would have been more than happy to pay 50.00. I don't expect anyone to work for free. I have never been stuck like that in ANY dentist office before. If you wanted to buy a new Ford truck and you called the dealer and he said that they have plenty and you drove there and they had NO Fords at all, you might feel like you were cheated..........
I get it,but if that is what you are used to ,after a while you start to act like a dog that has been beaten too much and you just take it.The store near our house runs an ad every week ,and every week they claim a mistake with the ad so we quit shopping there.This whole state is suffering from this mindset and Ruidoso is the worst.
Right On

Capitan, NM

#14 Feb 26, 2013
You are exactly right.
just saying

Tucson, AZ

#15 Feb 26, 2013
you guys should try Rio Dental (visit website) they are outstanding and 1/3 price in Ruidoso.
D Baunn

Hobbs, NM

#16 Feb 28, 2013
I strongly endorse Rio Dental.
Shop Ruidoso Last

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#17 Mar 2, 2013
I went to a Local Dentist here for over 10 yrs. Then I went in for my 6 month check up to be told I was in need of $3,200 of work. I almost fainted. It was Nov that year and with christmas coming and the end of the year where my Insurance would only pay so much. I told this person ( being gender blind) I would have to think about it. I went to Alamogordo for a second opinion. I was told I need only to fix my crown which cost me less than $300 not #1,200. I guess this dentist wasn't going to Aspen for the holidays. Same thing happened when I tried to buy 2 sofa's and recliner. The price's were aweful. Went to El Paso and bought it and paid $ 50.00 to have it delivered (same brand-same stock number) along with 2 other peoples funiture and was told they come to Ruidoso weekly to deliver. I recommended our friends to them and they too bought funiture from El Paso Tx. I expect to pay a little more here but not 200% and get a poor attitude from the local's while trying to give them $3500--not big on shopping local--have tried several times. Even by my gas in Alamogordo. We all do.
Shop Alamo

Capitan, NM

#18 Mar 3, 2013
Also buy Alamo. Can't pay the price to shop here. The dentists are cheats along with the other stores. Makes me sick to always have to go out of town to buy but I didn't make these rules, just have to play by them.
Shop Ruidoso Last

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#19 Mar 3, 2013
Shop Alamo wrote:
Also buy Alamo. Can't pay the price to shop here. The dentists are cheats along with the other stores. Makes me sick to always have to go out of town to buy but I didn't make these rules, just have to play by them.
I agree, it makes me sick as well. I live here and work here and take my pay check out of town to spend it. Sam's Club, Furniture, Cars, Appliances, I needed a hot water heater. OMG I ended up getting it in Alamo @ Home Depot. The brand was a GE, no one here could touch the Price-Brand-or Quality, Warranty. It saddens me, but I see shops in mid-town for sale everywhere. Those that don't have a For Sale Sign out front are on the web for sale,Wagon Wheel is an example of that.
What happened to the brand new coffee shop next to Village Hardware. There is a sign at the entrance stating "Sorry Closed" been like that for weeks. Did it already go broke? This mountain top better wake up. The cool mountain pines isn't enough of a draw any longer.. Remember they developed refrig. air. Ask Las Vegas how hot it is. Poor attitudes, poor service and high prices are all taking it's tole on the Village we call PARADISE. Right, look at the number of houses/business for sale on every street
Somebody better come up with a turn around idea, or just like a corporation we may be out of business.
Sold On Our American Ford

Ruidoso, NM

#20 Mar 3, 2013
Shop Ruidoso Last wrote:
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I agree, it makes me sick as well. I live here and work here and take my pay check out of town to spend it. Sam's Club, Furniture, Cars, Appliances, I needed a hot water heater. OMG I ended up getting it in Alamo @ Home Depot. The brand was a GE, no one here could touch the Price-Brand-or Quality, Warranty. It saddens me, but I see shops in mid-town for sale everywhere. Those that don't have a For Sale Sign out front are on the web for sale,Wagon Wheel is an example of that.
What happened to the brand new coffee shop next to Village Hardware. There is a sign at the entrance stating "Sorry Closed" been like that for weeks. Did it already go broke? This mountain top better wake up. The cool mountain pines isn't enough of a draw any longer.. Remember they developed refrig. air. Ask Las Vegas how hot it is. Poor attitudes, poor service and high prices are all taking it's tole on the Village we call PARADISE. Right, look at the number of houses/business for sale on every street
Somebody better come up with a turn around idea, or just like a corporation we may be out of business.
Bought a Ford Escort from ABQ last week for almost 4K less than what I would have paid at our local ford dealer. This is the 3rd Ford we have bought in ten years. On all thre occasions I went to the local ford dealer first. On all three occasions, I saved a huge amount by buying from someone other than our local ford dealer.

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