BB needs your sympathy

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by beetlejuice, Oct 18, 2005.

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  1. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    Not if the damage is estimated to be greater than the overall value of the car.. Then it's "totalled" and replacement value is what you get.
     
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  2. big ed

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    Awrite Bee Bee,

    Enough of this Bulldip!!

    Just say the word an I'll mobilize the 'Hoorah Brigade' (if I can ever find any of them!) an we'll kick some butt!!

    Maj Marg and Primroast have been AWOL it seems like forever so It's me an Chise! (If our Homes will release us!)

    No one will be able to withstand our repartee, unless of course, the Judge does not have a sense of humor. In that case...your case is toast!!

    Awaiting you signal on HMS Lostcauses, Brig Adm. ed
     
  3. wildman

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    The Wildman is ready to get "wild". Oops, on second thought I'd better let others handle this one. I'd be up on that soap box for a long time, people would think I was running for political office, and we all know what a wonderful job of things any government agency or politician does.

    Thanks
    Wildman
     
  4. big ed

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    Hey Wildguy,

    Not to fret! As you have traveled extensively over hill and dale and hit some dusty trails in your time you can handle the Logistics for our campaign. If we happen to encounter any neer-do-wells we will just utilize our George Carlin gambit, which is, "If you can't beat them.....arrange to have them beaten!"

    Mobilizing in Little Big Horn, Lt Gen Custard ed
     
  5. WSFuser

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    wow, so im not the only who knows bout george carlin! if there ever was a funny guy its him.
     
  6. big ed

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    Yea...He is one of the Masters!!

    I know that George would want me to pass this on.... H.S.I.O.W!!

    Holy sh**! It's only Wednesday!!

    Smirking in Serajevo, Fan ed
     
  7. wildman

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    :mad: We shall fight any insurance company, we shall decimate any shyster lawyer, we shall take no prisoners, we shall get BettleBoss in big trouble and now we shall stop and have a bier and forget this whole idea.

    Yup one funny guy. Proved fact: Laughter is good for you health.

    Thanks
    Wildman (El Presidentie)
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  8. BeetleBoss

    BeetleBoss She who posts lots of <I>Smileys</I>

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    WORD WORD WORD!!!!!!!!
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    SEND THEM ALL OUT NOW!!!!!!! SOLDIER!!!!!!
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    OK....yesterday, was the Pity Party

    lotsa crying......why me......we're gonna get screwed......and it wasn't my fault
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    and there was chocolate!

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    I don't even know what the kids ate for dinner yesterday.


     
  9. BeetleBoss

    BeetleBoss She who posts lots of <I>Smileys</I>

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    continued

    I was reading all your goofy posts, guys.
    Thanks sooo much for your support..
    ..and how you keep putting my smile back.

    from this [​IMG]========= to this [​IMG]
    I just love you guys....you make me feel soooo special.
    ~I'm kinda wondering why you even care about all this~



    Anyway!!


    Today is a new day! http://bestsmileys.com/anxious/4.gif

    and I'm ready to fight!
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    Her insurance came out today
    and offered me their estimate for my car...


    are you sitting down?



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    I DON'T THINK SO!!!!

    I'm soooooo mad!!!

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    So, my plan is to take the car up to Olathe Ford
    and ask them if this car with its
    low mileage, new transmission, MINUS the damage...

    ......how much would they sell it for.


    That will be the REPLACEMENT VALUE!





    Soooo......whatcha think? [​IMG]Any other ideas?? [​IMG]
     
  10. Mullet

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    Gawd, that really sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I believe you were very upset. :doubt: :doubt: :doubt:

    I don't blame you. I've got a pair of roller blades you can have.
     
  11. Devinco

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    BeetleBoss,

    Sorry for how it's turning out for you.
    Maybe you can get a little more for the parts when you take it to the junkyard if you show the receipts of the recent repairs.
    Hate for unfair things to happen to nice people.

    Things will get better :)
     
  12. Airking

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    As we say in Oz (Australia) the whole smash-repair / insurance industry is a rort!



    Definition:

    Rort.
    verb {T} AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH INFORMAL
    to take unfair advantage of a public service for - IN YOUR CASE, THEIR BENEFIT.
     
  13. mikel108

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    Hi BB,
    Firstly, is the car a write off, or is it mostly cosmetic bodywork??

    If the car is a write off I would take the $1200 (retain your old car), and then I would buy another PRE-1995 Taurus. This will give you a car that should be comparable to what you had minus a new transmission. Plus you will have all the new parts. If you do this it has to be a pre 1995 as the transmissions may differ. They used the AXOD and the AXOD-E in these years. Or you can take the $1200 and sell the transmission to a shop or private buyer. These transmissions are a wanted item. Many mechanics have put their kids through college on this one alone. Ford had many problems with them, and there was eventually a class action suit against them that they lost. A quick search on Taurus transmissions will show how poor they were. Thank God I bought the AX4N model transmission (purely by luck!)
    Mike
     
  14. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Sorry about all your troubles, BB n BJ!!

    Hope it all works out for ya, with all the good thoughts coming from here.......it should have a better ending.......

    Hope you did check in with your doc, tho, ya never know....!?

    Got a line on some sure-fire Lotto numbers, when I get my winnings check, I'll buy ya a HUMMER with a few years supply of petro, of course! :rolleyes:

    Probably cost more than the HUMMER! :p

    Don't give up! :D

    Marja:cool:
     
  15. BeetleBoss

    BeetleBoss She who posts lots of <I>Smileys</I>

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    <Sooooooo.........what ended up happening?? You ask?>





    Welllllllllll..........as Paul Harvey would say,
    Time for the Rest of the Story
    {not that I'm old enough to know about Paul Harvey}


    {And now, that everything has been said and done and mailed and received
    .....and my file is closed, I feel comfortable posting.}


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    Sooooo, last week, I spoke to Don from her insurance{the guy that gave me the settlement estimate} I told him, that the amount of $1497.00 for the value of my car was totally unacceptable.
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    I told him how it was going to cost me at least $3100.00 to get the car repaired {dumb blonde act}, and that we were definitly getting my car repaired because we had just gotten done putting over $3,000.00 of work into it that we were still paying for......and I was not going to get rid of my car and just throw away that money. I told him that I had taken my car around to dealerships in this area and they told me that they could sell my car minus the damage, with its new transmission, for $4,000.00....because, that type of car had a history of a bad transmissions, and that was something a future customer wouldn't have to be concerned with. {fib [​IMG] }And remember, the only thing that is wrong with my car is the damage that your client caused to it. It was in perfect condition and ran prefectly. And before your client chose to turn infront of me and cause this accident, my car could've easily gone for another 200,000 miles{we were hoping.. And we had a life time warranty on a transmission that only had 1600 miles on it!
    {ya like how I kept bringing up that this was all their client's fault!} He said, he didn't have the authority to change the amount for the value of the car. I told him, "well, I need to speak with the person who does"

    So, I spoke to his supervisor. We basically, had the same conversation, accept he said that if I could show him proof from a dealership that my car was worth more than $1497.00, he wouldn't have a problem changing that amount.

    THAT WAS THE 'OPENING' THAT I NEEDED!!


    Sooo....I got my pretty blonde hair all fixed up.......and my best low cut shirt on, and took my car to the closest high priced, rinky dink dealership down the street. I told them that all I need is a paper saying that they would TRY TO SELL my car for $2500.00......NOT would anyone buy it for that....just that they would try to sell it for that much. http://img115.exs.cx/img115/9916/z4dwink.gif

    And look what I got!! http://img99.exs.cx/img99/8577/yupi3ti.gif

    http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/3830/fridaynovember0420056rz.jpg

    Thanks Regan!!! I owe ya big!! http://img118.exs.cx/img118/6574/t1zcheekkiss.gif

    So.......I immediatly fax that to Don...with a note saying what his supervisor had told me. And how I look forward to speaking with him Monday about this. And to have a nice weekend :)

    The next thing I do, while I still had the rental car...I took my car over to another body shop. I show them the car, tell them that there is no insurance involved, and ask them if I can provide them with a bumper...how much could they fix this car for....basically, whats the cheapest they could make it look decent. They said the blinker light was about $30 new, I should be able to get a bumper from a junkyard for $150, and they could fix it for $150.
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    I calmly told them, I will find you the bumper by tomorrow.

    I called around to probably, 50 junkyards and finally find a bumper for my car about 45 mins away. And I get my car in the shop the next day.

    Now to Monday.........

    I finally get a hold of Don, he tells me that they will up their offer to $2063.53 and I get to keep the car. I said, I'll take it!! And I do my happy dance!! {http://img99.exs.cx/img99/8577/yupi3ti.gif}

    Soooooooo, here's the car....it doesn't look perfect....but, it still drives/runs just great!!
    ..and we all feel much more 'at home' in it......and Alicia says it has a smile again. [​IMG]
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    And I got this in the mail....
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    ....and it went straight to the bank http://img115.exs.cx/img115/9916/z4dwink.gif

    Sooooo, if ya think about it.....we almost got all of our transmission paid for. http://img108.exs.cx/img108/1172/a4nvictory.gif

    But, I'm thinkin', I wanna go get a small freezer for the garage.


    A BIG THANKS for everyone's support!
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    And huge Thanks!! ronjor for listening to all my whinning in PMs
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    And a ENORMOUS THANK YOU!! bigc....for allllllllllllll your advice!!
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  16. greyfox

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    Great bit of negotiating BB! Who said blondes are dumb?Way to go girl!
     
  17. Devinco

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    Awesome job BeetleBoss. Your great attitude has overcome a difficult obstacle.

    [MOVE]Well done!! :) Keep :) on :) rolling! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)[/MOVE]
     
  18. wildman

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    :) Way to go. Good lesson out of all of this folks, and that is that insurance companies are not your friends. Glad to see there are individuals who will not be intimidated by them.

    Car don't look to bad either BB. Perhaps all the windows can roll down now? Keep the "tank" just in case!

    Thanks
    Wildman
    :D :cool: :eek: :D :p
     
  19. mikel108

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    Hey Cindy, you still coming to Canada. My car insurance comes due soon....my agent is an old, lonley man. .....PS Wear a shorter top this time;)
     
  20. ~*Nat*~

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    Hey you guys !

    Mind if I come along ? [​IMG]
    I mean, me and BB together, could 'kill those 3 flies with one swat' !!


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  21. ~*Nat*~

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    BTW Steve & Cindy.

    I'm really happy for you 2. Seems as if it has worked out well for you !!

    Way to go !!! {{{HUGS}}}


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    @BB: I'm very happy for you and BJ. Good to know everything worked out well! :)
     
  23. ~*Nat*~

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    LOL! I would never really.
    Even fleas are welcome here ! :blink: :ninja:

    It...It's just a saying...ya know ? :oops: :D
     
  24. beetlejuice

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    Yeah and burn down the town too I bet! :eek: :eek: ;)
     
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