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Disaster

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by DaveC52, May 8, 2019.

  1. EmilysDad

    EmilysDad Senior Member

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    Merc had my car to sort a leaky air spring/bag. After some to-ing & fro-ing as they reckoned they couldn't find a fault, I went to collect my car to find to find that both passenger doors were dented. They put on their best poker face & said they'd no idea how it could have happened but I'd sent the service manager photos of my car on their car park showing that the suspension was low on one corner so they couldn't deny it. Apparently their CCTV was down ......
     
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    00slk Senior Member

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    My minor disaster involved my SL being reversed into a couple weeks back, I priced up the parts and went back to the offending driver who happily paid up the price to have my car sorted :)
     
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    Always good to get 2x quotes anyway, show him the MB quote then present the other one, it should encourage him to pay on the spot, show he is not being ripped off, cover you in the event you have to sue for recovery.



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  4. flowrider99

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    Its fraud if the OP presents an inflated quote from an MB dealer to the other driver who pays the amount on the quote and then the OP takes the car to a cheaper garage and pockets the difference.
     
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    In a past life, I have written more estimates than I care to think about for the main Dealership that I worked for. In fairness, the majority, wanting to keep their vehicle to manufacturers specfication, gave the repair job to us. Some of course, got the main dealer quotation, and then took the car to some one else....not a thing in the world I could do about it in a lot of cases. But in some case's, the car would be traded in to us, but the fact that we had not carried out the repairs, ment a very reduced trade in price. Also, we had a very good reputation when it came to crash repairs.. what we repaired we stood over. At that time, it was one of the most modern and up to date Body Shops in the Country, with the very latest in alignment and jig system's. So we were expensive, but you pay for quality, and car's never suffered price wise after our repairs. So now we come to the question of Fraud....I would not be inclined to agree with you. Say, after getting an MB repair quote, and the Indy one, the owner decides that he will trade it in.......should he go by the MB quote, or the Indy bodyshop? Bear in mind, that the Indy might not have the same facilities as the Dealership? And the job is not to the same standard.....?? So what he pocketed from the quote, he could very well lose more than he gained in the long run.
     
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    Happy Ending !!!! And just to show that there are Happy Endings,, not all shunt's are horror storys.
     
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    If the OP goes around, The gentleman might say the OP was demanding money with menaces, and deny all knowledge of the incident.
     
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    One big flaw in that is the video evidence....


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    Yes Sl500, that's one way to solve it !
     
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    True, he could say he has amnesia, anything is possible these days :shock:
     
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    Yes, and it could be contagious........:cool::cool::cool:
     
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