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TerryB 01-01-2013 06:14 PM

15,000 Hurricane Sandy cars up for auction.
 
I guess if needed a parts car this would be a good thing. Body parts anyway.
http://www.weather.com/news/hurrican...-cars-20121231

incubus625 01-01-2013 08:40 PM

This is literially a couple minutes down the road from me. I drove home the other night and they have huge flood lights lighting up all the cars. Supposedly its being watched by federal agents too.

cyfocus01 01-01-2013 09:20 PM

WOW! That's an A$$ load of cars!

sleepyboy 01-01-2013 09:35 PM

I think they should crush all those cars like they did for the cash for clunkers cars (which was a horrible program by the way). That way none of those cars could possible be put back into circulation.

elsolo 01-01-2013 10:12 PM

Those cars all have SALVAGE titles now that the insurance companies have paid off damage claims.

The parts are still good, and should have their value recovered by parting them out.

Don't be an idiot masquerading as a victim and buy a salvage vehicle, even if the seller claims it was because of a "minor fender bender".

elsolo 01-01-2013 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 4521010)
I think they should crush all those cars like they did for the cash for clunkers cars (which was a horrible program by the way). That way none of those cars could possible be put back into circulation.

So you want the government to pay the current owners of the vehicles, or should they be forced to lose their investment?

Should this be done only for big floods, or anytime insurance totals out a vehicle?

What other personal property rights do you favor eliminating?

goinloco1 01-02-2013 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elsolo (Post 4521071)
So you want the government to pay the current owners of the vehicles, or should they be forced to lose their investment?

Should this be done only for big floods, or anytime insurance totals out a vehicle?

What other personal property rights do you favor eliminating?

Insurance totalled the vehicles, the govt has nothing to do with them. quit with the dramatics.
alot of these cars were damaged by salt water (i.e. flooded), the fly by nites buying them aren't going to properly clean them. fix and flip to make a buck.
You can have all the pos's you want, first thing that pops up is always electrical problems. small wires and salt water= big problems a short while after. They also have a way with scrubbing titles clean.
happens every damn hurricane or storm on the coast and the shysters end up screwing unsuspecting people in the central part of the states and elsewhere.
crush the flood damaged pos cars and have it done with. Our insurance already paid them off, turn them into little metal shards, plain and simple, before insurance pays them off twice, if you could even get it insured.

rambleon84 01-02-2013 08:49 AM

That is a lot of cars!

RonMaiden 01-02-2013 09:23 AM

Unless some less scrupulous people sell the cars the titles will be stamped as flood damaged so it's a buyer beware situation.

FLYLOW 01-02-2013 10:27 AM

Prob bought for cheap and shipped to other coutries... Like back home and sold as if nothing ver happened to them


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