HOw much should it cost to fix a tranny leak? on 2000 Isuzu Trooper

I had the fluid flushed, filter replaced, and fluid replaced yesterday for $270. It is leaking a lot! Was that a total waste of $? why didn't the mechanic suggest fixing the leak first?

by in Colorado Springs, CO on April 25, 2013
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ANSWER by on April 25, 2013
What service did you request when you talked to manager? Was it leaking before this work?
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COMMENT by on April 29, 2013
Car was not "jumping" upon acceleration from a stop, but that ran fine. I did tell him I had tranny fluid on garage floor, so obviously there was a leak. Car was wet underneath, too.
ANSWER by on April 25, 2013
cause they wanted your $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ what part is leaking?
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COMMENT by on April 29, 2013
When I asked mechanic to show me how to check tranny fluid (difficult on a Trooper, no dipstick) he showed me while the car was on the lift. I asked about all the tranny fluid all over the underside of the car. He said it had some small leaks and he could call me with the estimate. I had to call him 48 hrs later and then he said it would be $320 to replace accumulator and we could do it in a week. Within 4 days the car would not shift into reverse or drive.