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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:49 pm 
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My private car has been written off after my crash four weeks ago.

Always new it would be from the moment it happened, but only settled today.

Never accept the first offer from an insurance company, they are a bunch of shylocks.

Made it clear that I would appeal if they didn’t up the offer. Difference between opening offer and settlement was nearly £2,000!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:09 am 
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jimbo wrote:
Made it clear that I would appeal if they didn’t up the offer. Difference between opening offer and settlement was nearly £2,000!

A lesson to us all.

Thing is most folks are happy to get anything and move on.

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the only trouble is if you appeal the onus is on you to PROVE the car is worth more

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:49 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
the only trouble is if you appeal the onus is on you to PROVE the car is worth more


That wasn’t difficult. Auto trader website is very useful indeed.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:00 pm 
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I had a vehicle written off years ago (Sierra sapphire 2.0 GLS, fantastic car!) after four months I still hadn’t received my money, gave them a bill of just over £1,000 storage from a friend who ran a garage ( the car was sat on my drive!) they settled within the week and I was a grand up!


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If possible always store damaged vehicle on your property. off the highway

If possible value a cash repair and look at buying the "wreck" off the insurance company, it worked well for me at least once and badly for my son when he didnt (as usual) follow my advice

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:22 pm 
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jimbo wrote:
My private car has been written off after my crash four weeks ago.

Always new it would be from the moment it happened, but only settled today.

Never accept the first offer from an insurance company, they are a bunch of shylocks.

Made it clear that I would appeal if they didn’t up the offer. Difference between opening offer and settlement was nearly £2,000!


FFS that much for a Lada :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:45 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
jimbo wrote:
My private car has been written off after my crash four weeks ago.

Always new it would be from the moment it happened, but only settled today.

Never accept the first offer from an insurance company, they are a bunch of shylocks.

Made it clear that I would appeal if they didn’t up the offer. Difference between opening offer and settlement was nearly £2,000!


FFS that much for a Lada :lol:


Lara de luxe thank you.

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