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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 09:18 PM
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Please don't feed Shane's ego
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Please don't feed Shane's ego
Why not? He did me a good turn. I have no other coin.

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Why not? He did me a good turn. I have no other coin.

???? He befriended you on a cold and lonely night? Damn that Shane get's around, I think he has his sights set on Dig next.........
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Insist that it should be totaled. I should have pushed for this when the ML got smacked and despite nearly $9000 in repairs, it never was the same.

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Damn, Bot....hope your wife is okay and you get a fair settlement quickly.
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I agree completely, Shane. 2 reasons:

#1 I hate liars
#2 Liars often get caught when they fock with the law (thank goodness). In utilitarian terms, the risk ain't close to worth the reward.
Who said anything about lying?

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If your car was a real creampuff (and it sounds like it might have been) you could always (at your own expense) have it appraised yourself by an independent third party and use that as a starting point for negotiations. It makes it harder for the adjuster to screw with you if you have the written opinion of a qualified appraiser who has taken the actual condition of your car into account when valuing it. The whole "I found a few cars just like yours" line is bullshit when dealing with a 14 year old car because of the wide variance in car condition. This is akin to getting your own expert witness to counter the argument of their expert witness.
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