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Old 01-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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15,000 Hurricane Sandy cars up for auction.

I guess if needed a parts car this would be a good thing. Body parts anyway.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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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.
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WOW! That's an A$$ load of cars!
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
The insurance companies own the vehicles, that's what they do when a car is "totaled", they buy it off you.

So you want the insurance companies to eat a huge loss by not recovering scrap value for the property they own.

That is your call for government involvement, making the government force the insurance companies to crush their junk cars.

You want dramatics, how about a poorly thought out appeal for more laws and regulations to protect stupid people from their own stupidity.

P.S.: I don't buy salvage vehicles. If you don't know what you are looking at when buying used equipment, go lease a new Kia. Call you insurance agent and tell him you are going to buy a salvage vehicle, see if you will be saving any money, you won't.
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The insurance companies own the vehicles, that's what they do when a car is "totaled", they buy it off you.

So you want the insurance companies to eat a huge loss by not recovering scrap value for the property they own.

That is your call for government involvement, making the government force the insurance companies to crush their junk cars.

You want dramatics, how about a poorly thought out appeal for more laws and regulations to protect stupid people from their own stupidity.

P.S.: I don't buy salvage vehicles. If you don't know what you are looking at when buying used equipment, go lease a new Kia. Call you insurance agent and tell him you are going to buy a salvage vehicle, see if you will be saving any money, you won't.
This was what you said... think about how anyone else would read it.
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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?

you make it sound like the owners are going to lose everything on their vehicle if the govt doesn't step in and do something.

And then you turn around and say the same thing I did... scrap. you just put it as scrap value. I said turn itno metal shards... a scrap yard would do that now wouldn't they, or does your neighbor happen to have a shredder in his back yard? (even if he did he sell it for scrap).
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The insurance companies own the vehicles, that's what they do when a car is "totaled", they buy it off you.

So you want the insurance companies to eat a huge loss by not recovering scrap value for the property they own.

That is your call for government involvement, making the government force the insurance companies to crush their junk cars.

You want dramatics, how about a poorly thought out appeal for more laws and regulations to protect stupid people from their own stupidity.

P.S.: I don't buy salvage vehicles. If you don't know what you are looking at when buying used equipment, go lease a new Kia. Call you insurance agent and tell him you are going to buy a salvage vehicle, see if you will be saving any money, you won't.
My son bought a salvage titled vehicle a few months ago and the insurance company (USAA) was FINE with it and his rates were very reasonable. He knew the seller though, who owns a shop specializing in Subarus and the car was an Imprezza repaired by the shop and the car has been fine. I think if the sellers want to sell the vehicles after being submerged they should be required to be disassembled to parts and any electrical parts should be required to be smashed and recycled.

We've been through this situation after every major hurricane and salt water flooded cars HAVE BEEN SOLD later to unsuspecting buyers, often in different states where the "flooded" status of the car may not be apparent with a title from that different state. In cases like this the government (aka "We the People") is not an enemy and can help protect citizens from unscrupulous sellers of flooded cars.
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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".
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