20100120 – GEDC1402 – new headlight, fender
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
The replacement car parts don’t look too exciting when they aren’t on a car. And the leather captain’s chair they are on? We finally got rid of it! It’s now in New Jersey, at SubGeniuses 808 & Christie’s place.
fender, headlight, leather chair.
January 20, 2010.
BACKSTORY: Clint’s car came back from the body shop totalled. He bought a new fender ( + S/H), headlight ( + S/H), and blinker (not pictured, ), and, with GREAT HELP from his friend Matthew G, got it fixed for 0 (had to spend another on bolts and bulbs at the hardware store). Meanwhile, Farmer’s Insurance paid him out 50 (they would have paid out 0 more if I’d let them keep it). Major profit! Well, right after the snow melted, his tie rod broke, and sway rod was about to break, so it was another 0 on top of that. But still: $ ~700 out, 50 in. Major profit.
Even if I could somehow gotten a car as good as mine for half of what they paid me, this was STILL the most economical route.
Let this be a lesson to people who let their insurance "total" their car, and then go out and buy a new one, pretending that they are helpless and "have" to. BULLPUCKEY! One more lesson that reinforces the concept that doing things the "normal" way is almost never the most perseonally advantageous way. Thank you, "Bob", for your great SLACK!