Re: Pack Liability
Jeff Claggett (jclagget@BELLSOUTH.NET)
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 14:12:20 -0400
On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Carolyn Greathouse wrote:
> treasurer with her estimate : $500 plus she wants us to pay for three days'
> car rental. We're still in shock. Understand, we have every intention of
> making her car good, but do we have to accept this estimate and the car
> rental? We feel she's taking advantage of us.
Ick... Got to hate it when these things happen :(
> Does anyone out these have any experience with a situation like this? These
> are some options we're considering: 1) Request three estimates; 2)
> Contacting a local Pontiac dealer to see if they'll donate time or costs;
> 3) Ask her to submit it to her insurance and we'll pay the deductible; 4) I
> won't tell you what some parents have suggested !
(*shooting from hip*) :) Okay... I would definatatly go route 1 route 2
or route 3. (Route 4 sounds interesting, but we are scouts :) Multiple
estimates is not that uncommon and is something insurance cos usually do.
Depending on your GM dealer they may or may not have a body shop that can
handle this kind of work (If they don't then they usually subcontract
locally for any body work). The rental car seems a bit extreme in my
judgement. I personally like the route 3 option the best, as if she
bothered she might have rental coverage under her insurance (I know I do).
Thing is, what is her deductible? It could be anything from $250 to $1000.
However, (if my memory of insurance is right (Not had to claim in ages :))
they will of course find the best rate (Its in their best interest :) and
then go from there..
Just my $0.25
Jeff Claggett Willmington Island, GA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City