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Re: Murphy's Law

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Subject: Re: Murphy's Law
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 18:58:44 -0800
on 11/19/02 6:17 PM, Andrew B. Lundgren at wrote:

> my guess is that they will total your B.  They did mine.  I bought it
> from them and repaired it.  They never got the car from me.
I think James is describing an accident involving his wife's Mercury. His B
is apparently already in the shop from a previous incident.

But your point is well taken. My wife's 95 Geo Metro was recently hit by an
unlicensed/uninsured driver. Since it was in great shape and she liked it,
and decent hatchbacks are scarce in the used car market, I begged and
wheedled the insurance adjuster to valuing it at high-end blue book. This
was good, because their estimator came up with a repair cost that was only
$150 below this figure. There was a small pre-existing problem with the door
which I wanted fixed while it was in the shop, and this would have overrun
the cost into the "totalled" range, so we accepted the insurance estimate,
took the check, and paid the shop ourselves. So that's one strategy...

> On Tue, 19 Nov 2002 17:16:28 -0800 (PST), JAMES SCHULTE wrote:
>> Wow!
>> When it's going bad it's really going bad.  My wife
>> got hit by a Buck in Lansdale, PA. near Pennbrooke
>> Middle School in the 99 Mercury Mystique today at 4
>> p.m. She is fine, and the deer died a horrible death,
>> unfortunately.
>> Karen said it flew into the air on impact and landed
>> next to the car.  She was real lucky.
>>  We haven't even received the check from the
>> Insurance company for the 70B yet.  I had to get a
>> rental (Saturn ugh!).  I figure between $1500 and
>> $2000 in damage.  We have a $500, so it will be an
>> expensive situation with the Insurance company only
>> paying $20 for a rental.  Wish I had the MG to drive.
>> Jim
> --
> Andrew Lundgren


Max Heim
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