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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:04 PM

Good news...bad news.

Bad news:
250,000 cars wrecked by Sandy.

Good news:
250,000 cars will have to be replaced. Sad but true that will be a boost to the economy.

Bad news: Prices are shooting up because of the storm.

Bad news: some of those wrecks will be showing up in used car lots a few months from now, just as Katrina cars were.
Sadly, there is a good business in passing off "salvage" cars as "good".( something hurricane wise folks have learned the hard way)

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8887085

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:06 PM

1. My cousin lives in Jersey City, and his car got flooded out.

That is his fault because he was warned to move it, and like a dope he did not. The insurance company is paying for a replacement.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:19 PM

2. Wouldn't be surprised if insurance companies start to include a not-liable clause if an owner

 

refuses to mover her/his car when advised or directed by government to move it.

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Response to jody (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:28 PM

4. That is what I thought but they are paying his claim.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:26 PM

3. Who says crime doesn't pay. 100 years of political bribery has paid off very well for the tertiary

 

auto industry. Our used automobile laws in almost every state have created an open institution of organized crime and few Americans even realize it. In civilized countries automobiles that are written off as total losses are either required to be to destroyed or the VIN/title is permanently tagged with the notice that that vehicle has been severely damaged and is not suitable for resale. Not in America, by God. Here, companies that knowingly sell defective and dangerous vehicles to unsuspecting consumers are protected from any liability for their actions by law.

It's no wonder that organized crime has thrived here for the last 150 years, the gangsters treat their clients better than the law.

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