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#21 M1tommygun

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:15 PM

Man-o-man that stinks!! This happening before you even make your first payment really stings. The pieces of vile gutless crap who did this will get their just rewards, sooner or later. What comes around, goes around. Being that the car is new, it does make sense that some auto body shop is trying to beat the system for a few bucks. No wonder we pay out the wazoo for insurance. Speaking of "legalized extortion", did your insurance company pay for some new wheels and tires?

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:32 PM

They said it falls under my comprehensive... It is costing a tooth over a grand to get the rims and tires. I have to front the money (or wait a week for an adjuster) and then send them all the paper work and wait for a check.

I certainly can't be without my ride for a week so I am paying the money and then waiting on the check. Everything went smooth as far as talking to the police and the insurance people. I put the locking lug nuts on the two remaining rims..

For the first time in my life I wish I had the "Boot" to put over my rim. rolleyes.gif
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#23 M1tommygun

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:53 PM

It is good that it is covered, and the insurance company is not giving you a hard time about it. It is unbelievable how much factory wheels and tires are. If the ins. co. did not pay this you would have been screwed by both them and the gutless thiefs. Does the police have any ideas, and have there been a rash of car part thefts lately? Too bad you do not have the "Boot" to shove up the scum's back side.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 10:22 PM

Sorry to hear this, might look to the guy with the fancy rims- He could have done it or at least surely knowns the best wheel locks ahahahah
Seriously, Maybe put an ad in the newspaper for exactly what was stolen- then .... follow up=> doesn't matter if they are yours or not someone might have to explain where they got them, and the person before that and so on back down the line- If nothing else you can cause so trouble.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:20 AM

Most of us here probably have had similar situations at one time or another...I know that doesn`t take the sting out,Nick...I had a hopped up Olds broke into to get the wheelock key to steal the rims and tires...gave the police the security tape,,,`yep,..there was two of them...with hats...got yer four wheels and tires...`not much help from them...next time caught them redhanded,,,and the perps did 3 years and paid restitution!...I loved those checks coming every month..almost hated to cash them...should have framed them...Nick,you need a `Protected by Machine Gun Administrator`window sticker...they might get the message, wink.gif
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:42 AM

Being an attorney that fights with insurance companies all the time, anytime you deal with a company that has any derivation of the words "state" or "farm" in their name, you are SOL (s*** out of luck). Horrible service, horrible claims adjusting, serving the almighty self through preservation of their dollar jerks.

If you want to know what I really think, just ask!

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:18 AM

Well said TNKen! I was insured for 11 years by an insurance company here in NC that had "state" and "farm" in the name. After my wife backed into a car that was parked behind her, and not in a designated parking spot, we got got royally screwed by them. They stated that since the claim was over $2500 we ended up with three points on our insurance. Even though we both have very clean driving records, their attitude was "too bad, it was my wife's fault". They offered absolutely no help for us, as far as a rate increase break, just a tough luck. I won't even get into all the money we had been sinking into them for the last 11 years. I would not reccomend the online ins. co. that starts with a G.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 07:44 PM

Fast? ahahaha, thats funny! One magazine called it all SHOW and NO GO! It's only 130HP Breaking the speed limit is barely possible, especially with the A/C on!
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 04:48 PM

Nick,

I dug up this old post because I had a similar situation occur to me; and it's even Thompson related (somewhat.)

I get a call from PK. My Thompson is ready to ship home. All I need to do is send him a check. cool.gif

To quicken the process, I sent the check to him FedEx. On the way back from the FedEx office, some A$$#OLE turns left in front of me (in an intersection) and destroys my car. sad.gif I loved my car; it was an '86 Mustang convertible that had over 392,000 miles on it. It was like Al Bundy and his Dodge; inseparable!

Turns out this guy has no drivers license, no insurance, his registration is bogus, and he already had warrant out for his arrest that was issued in 1998!

So, I get stuck with the bill. The insurance company will only pay the bluebook value, which isn't much for an '86 Ford.

The good news is, they actually caught the guy (after he left on foot) and this guys warrant was a paternity warrant. He gets to pay for eight years worth of child support. laugh.gif

The other good news is that Tommy will be coming home soon. biggrin.gif

Let's hope this "buzzard luck" ends soon!

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