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Offline Lesley-Ann Reading
20 Dec 2010, 01:20 PM | Post: #11

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(20 Dec 2010 01:04 PM)kaska Wrote:  Thank goodness. Within 24 hrs you should be back up & running. Its a worry with insurers, christmas time & bad weather. 3 in 1 made me wonder how long you'd be waiting. But seems all will be sorted fairly quickly.

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I about to go drop my car at our local depot, they called to say they didn't have a side window for my make and model of car in the depot so have ordered one in. It should be here tomorrow morning. They asked if I could get the car into the depot and they would clear out the glass left inside the door and car itself so they can simply install the new window tomorrow.

Luckily, or unluckily, when we went to cover the window last night what was left in the glass shattered and fell out. So there is no window there at all. Makes it easier to see through that a shatter sheet of glass, so hopefully I will get my car back tomorrow afternoon sometime.

Well, I'm off out now. See you all later.
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Offline DDCambs Reading Immune (The Rho Agenda : Book Two)
20 Dec 2010, 06:50 PM | Post: #12

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Two years ago, the day before Christmas Eve, I set out to have lunch with a friend. Driving through the next village to mine, they have created speed reduction measures, one of which is to narrow the road so that only one car is allowed to pass at the same time. I was approaching this part and, without any warning, a group of youngsters (both sexes) jumped out into the road making rude gestures and sticking their tongues out etc. They didn't take any notice that this was in a speed reduction area or the speed (around 25mph) I was doing. I had to swerve to miss them and ended up mounting the pavement and hitting the sign posts. After a few seconds to recover, I got out of the car and could hear the hoots of laughter as they ran off. Angry All this in a, rather upmarket, area.

It cost £3,000 to put the car back to normal. I lost my protected no-claims bonus and missed out on a superb lunch. Thankfully, my policy included a hire car whilst my car was off the road. However, my car has never felt the same since.

I know it's the season of good will but I know exactly what I'd do to any kids who think it funny to act in such ways (and their parents) if I had my way.....

...it wouldn't be pleasant
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(20 Dec 2010 06:50 PM)DDCambs Wrote:  I know it's the season of good will but I know exactly what I'd do to any kids who think it funny to act in such ways (and their parents) if I had my way.....

...it wouldn't be pleasant

A lot of car owners and even one house owner in our area would definitely agree with you today. At the last count there were almost 30 vehicles damaged last night, all the work of same group of yobs.

When I handed in my car this afternoon the man at the depot said their count was 16 so far of cars needing at least one window/windscreen replaced from my area today alone. They are all working overtime tonight to clean out the broken glass from the frame and inside the car so that tomorrow when the windows come in they just have to pop in the new windows and secure them.

They are rushed off their feet trying to keep up with the sheer volume of work from this particular group's handiwork.
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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
20 Dec 2010, 08:46 PM | Post: #14

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(20 Dec 2010 08:10 PM)Lesley-Ann Wrote:  
(20 Dec 2010 06:50 PM)DDCambs Wrote:  I know it's the season of good will but I know exactly what I'd do to any kids who think it funny to act in such ways (and their parents) if I had my way.....

...it wouldn't be pleasant

A lot of car owners and even one house owner in our area would definitely agree with you today. At the last count there were almost 30 vehicles damaged last night, all the work of same group of yobs.

When I handed in my car this afternoon the man at the depot said their count was 16 so far of cars needing at least one window/windscreen replaced from my area today alone. They are all working overtime tonight to clean out the broken glass from the frame and inside the car so that tomorrow when the windows come in they just have to pop in the new windows and secure them.

They are rushed off their feet trying to keep up with the sheer volume of work from this particular group's handiwork.

I know it's little consolation, but at least you have a group of people who are prepared to actually work to get you back on the road.
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20 Dec 2010, 11:47 PM | Post: #15

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"I know it's little consolation, but at least you have a group of people who are prepared to actually work to get you back on the road"

At a cost, Lesley-Ann

My insurance premium went up by over £200, at renewal. Even when I shopped around, I had to pay and extra £185 a year. All because of some badly raised kids......
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(20 Dec 2010 11:47 PM)DDCambs Wrote:  "I know it's little consolation, but at least you have a group of people who are prepared to actually work to get you back on the road"

At a cost, Lesley-Ann

My insurance premium went up by over £200, at renewal. Even when I shopped around, I had to pay and extra £185 a year. All because of some badly raised kids......

My insurance shot up from £200 to £450 when I had to renew it at the beginning of December, I managed to shop around and get it just under £300 from Admiral.

I know I changed cars and my new car was worth more but still the difference was telling. I had to pay £40 difference to my insurers in February when I got my new car, and that was the difference in cover for 9 months (almost 10 months).

I calculated that given the difference I paid my insurance should be around the £300 to £350 mark at renewal so I was more than a little upset to see it was a good £100 over my outer calculations.

I seems I don't stay with insurers for more than a couple of years now. I make it a habit to go to the various comparison websites and get quotes before my renewal documents come in and see what company can give me the best deal. At the rising cost of car insurance you can't afford to simply stay at the same company to save the hassle of moving around year after year.

Now you can't simply afford not to shop around.
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21 Dec 2010, 10:13 AM | Post: #17

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It's true any claim shoots up your insurance. We had a pushbike stolen from our shed many years ago & i claimed for it along with the police report, however seeing the insurance shoot up the following year, we actually ended up paying for the bike ourselves. I have been very careful about claiming for anything else since, even pet insurance.
When we had a flood however, we would never have coped without insurance & i didnt mind it going up as the damage came to many many thousands of pounds & was an horrendous experience. I couldnt even change insurers as no-one else would quote cheaper once you've had a flood!

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