Temuco might have them in stock at the dealerships, but most parts are sent from a warehouse in Santiago.
years ago I was standing with a client on the sidewalk next to his car in downtown Temuco, when a colectivo hit his parked car right in front of us. My wife had just ran in to the IRS to get a RUT number for a sale we were in the middle of handling.
The colectivo driver had the balls to gets out and starts claiming it was our client's fault ( he was standing on the sidewalk 5 feet from the car, the car was parked legally, it was off, and we had 5 witnesses). Well, it was that collectivo driver's lucky day.
We had about 15 mins to get to the notary before it closed, to complete the paperwork on a $80,000 dollar property deal. If we did not do it then, the buyer was leaving the country and our client was out $80,000 dollars.
We are waiting for the police to show up and the owner of the collectivo arrives, when my wife returns from the IRS and sees the mess. A few mins go by and we realize this is not going to happen quickly, and we need to do something about this. So my wife drafts up a liability waver on the spot, tells the colectivo owner we will give him 50,000 pesos to sign the waver and go away. He was just fine with all that.
We made it to the notary and closed the deal.
Moral to that story, sometimes being right does not mean you win (or something like that).
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