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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 47: "AirBnB Dungeon / French Laundry Restaurant"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 47: "AirBnB Dungeon / French Laundry Restaurant"


*Please Pardon any spelling errors!

THEME SONG: [00:00:00] Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!

[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: Hello

[00:00:32] Trey Gerrald: Welcome to Review. That Review the podcast dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:37] Chelsey Donn: Review. We're just like Siskel & Ebert, only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious, scathing and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:00:48] Trey Gerrald: that's Chelsey Donn,

[00:00:49] Chelsey Donn: And that's Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:51] Trey Gerrald: And together we are.

[00:00:53] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens!

[00:00:57] Trey Gerrald: If you like what you're hearing and you want to support our show while getting bonus exclusive content, including that special members only after show podcast, visit our patreon, at

[00:01:12] Trey Gerrald: Chelsey goose, girl, I got cooked yesterday. think I need to go ahead and jump right on in,.

[00:01:18] Chelsey Donn: Please jump in. But first, can I just mention that Trey's wearing a shirt with pretzels on it and it's making me like very hungry for pretzels and I was kind of like scoping shoppies, Instagram a lot today. So trail looks beautiful in a turquoise shirt with pretzels on them before he launches into his complaint analysis.

[00:01:37] Chelsey Donn: Here

[00:01:38] Trey Gerrald: I love a damn pretzel.

[00:01:39] Lodge A Complaint

[00:01:39] Trey Gerrald: All right. I have to:

[00:01:41] VOICEOVER: lodge A Complaint.

[00:01:42] Trey Gerrald: Against car dealerships. If any listeners out there, if you work for a car dealership, if you went to car dealers one-oh-one and you've learned all the manipulative tricks. Uh, I'm lodging a complaint against you for a quick preface. I'm going to not go into all the details cause it's not that interesting, but I have been preparing for fully 30 days.

[00:02:05] Trey Gerrald: I've been, I joined a program that was started by a former car dealer who owned a dealership who worked in the finance office over 35 years in the business. And once they ended that career, they wanted to create full transparency for buyers and consumers so that you can go in and take control and be powerful because car dealers are trained.

[00:02:29] Trey Gerrald: Whoever has control. Win's the deal. So I have been training for 30 days. I have been like figuring out, they ask you very specifically worded questions in order to manipulate the conversation. And the whole thing is about everything is built in with fluff and you have to know what's fluff in order to get it off.

[00:02:49] Trey Gerrald: That's why prices never reflect what they were on the website. So I have been training. I went to do my first test run and came home crying. And I went to two different dealerships and I just, you know, I even prepped talked, you know, they do this every single day of their life. They will be more skilled than me.

[00:03:12] Trey Gerrald: And I will always end with a better deal than I started with be patient and kind to myself because I, this is literally the first time I've ever done. It just sleazy, disgusting, horrible feeling. And on top of it all, this is really my complaint. Something that's not discussed or advertised is dealerships, every brand is adding a market adjusted.

[00:03:35] Trey Gerrald: Of upwards of five, $6,000 to the made up MSRP. MSRP. If you didn't know, it was a made up number dealerships pay an invoice price from their manufacturer. So the MSRP is a made up number. It doesn't, it's not real, it's meant to be negotiated, but they're adding on top of that made up now. Five $6,000. So I was completely unprepared for that and it was very demoralizing, but I did negotiate a price down from 648 a month for a lease to 520, and then the, I had to walk away because that's even more than I wanted to pay.

[00:04:13] Trey Gerrald: So. I just am sharing with our Review! Queens out there. I haven't even tiptoed into car dealership reviews because it's too upsetting for me right now. And I think I may not be able to lease a car right now in my life. So I'm going to have to put it on hold and figure out how to commute around. I might be using the bus.

[00:04:32] Trey Gerrald: This is a true story. So that's where I'm at. I. I don't know. And I cried the last time, but I cried and, uh, I took a nap Right before this recording. So hopefully, you know, I'm just in a very dark place. So I'm sharing that coming in, but I have a very fun Review! for today. So that's where I'm at. I'm lodging a complaint against the entire structure with which car dealerships are built.

[00:04:54] Trey Gerrald: It's the only industry that exists where the price isn't fair and it is. It doesn't plane. So you have to be in battle. And that's a very frustrating, so that's my complaint, Chelsey, what you got to say? I know you have many years of experience with leasing.

[00:05:10] Chelsey Donn: That's terrible. I know they do try to take advantage. It's upsetting, especially as a woman, I imagine as a gay man, like, it just feels like you're even more fodder for being taken advantage of and like so gross and it's so wrong. I had a terrible experience with my last lease too. And I'm sorry, I just feel so bad that you left in tears.

[00:05:32] Chelsey Donn: Like I really, I feel protective over you, so I want to like go over there and beat them up because they made you cry. And after that, and I'm sorry.

[00:05:40] Trey Gerrald: I'm already not like, and I'm not looking at like a Lexus or a Beamer or like a Maserati. I'm literally looking at a very

[00:05:48] Chelsey Donn: I know you're like, I don't want to say the name, but like yeah, no, you're looking at like a very.

[00:05:52] Trey Gerrald: unremarkable brand. Yes. All right. That's A'..

[00:05:56] Chelsey Donn: Oh, I'm so sorry.

[00:05:58] Trey Gerrald: The thing is, is we are just in the culture that we are of the pandemic. And so every brand is adding this market adjustment. So it's just not the time supply and demand it's it is morally frustrating because I've also suffered from the pandemic. Consumers have suffered from the pandemic.

[00:06:16] Trey Gerrald: I recognize instead of getting 300 cars a month. Three, so they need to make money, but it is sort of, it feels disgusting that I can't get a fair deal. And so I think I just can't do a car Right. now. I'm going to have to wait until a couple of years when the market readjusts.

[00:06:32] Chelsey Donn: Oh God. So much.

[00:06:34] Trey Gerrald: let's let it go. I'm happy to be here where it's going to be more fun.

[00:06:37] Trey Gerrald: So Chelsey, why you share, what do you want to complain about today?

[00:06:41] Chelsey Donn: My complaint, I feel like is a lot more basic. And again, you know, whatever, we don't need to preface this by saying that I'm privileged. I know that I am, you know, dishwashers. Great. Love him. Why is there a dryer setting? I don't get it. Does it ever work? Every single time I do a load in the dishwasher.

[00:06:57] Chelsey Donn: I put the heated dry option on so that everything will be dry when I take it out. And yet every single time. I opened up the dishwasher, especially. Yeah, especially the top shelf. Like the top shelf is like a disaster. You gotta be like timing things out. I gotta get the bottom shelf done. Cause if I start with the top shelf, I'm just going to soak the whole bottom shelf.

[00:07:24] Chelsey Donn: And then this is a nightmare. I have to get a towel. It's really taking a long time. It feels all of a sudden, like slower than if I would have just washed the dash, drive the dish and put it away. Like what's going on.

[00:07:35] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. I've definitely noticed that when you have like, on the top of cups, it's always a little pool of water. It's like, how did you not go away? I don't understand.

[00:07:44] Chelsey Donn: I don't get

[00:07:45] Trey Gerrald: a very small square footage of space that you're pumping heat. And how has it not trying?

[00:07:50] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I'm like, maybe I'm over stuffing it. That's the only thing I can think of.

[00:07:55] Trey Gerrald: I don't know. Do you do that?

[00:07:57] Chelsey Donn: I do overstuff her, but like, I feel like I overstuff within reason. Like, I'm not like half hazard about the way that I load my dishwasher. I'm always putting things in a way that I know that they're going to get clean, that they, like, I don't know.

[00:08:10] Chelsey Donn: It is crazy though.

[00:08:12] Trey Gerrald: Why don't you do a Review Queen test and do 10% less than usual and report back and tell us if it worked or not.

[00:08:20] Chelsey Donn: All right. I'll do a smaller load and see if it makes a difference. So I can let you guys

[00:08:24] Trey Gerrald: I'm serious. I want to know if