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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1380 on: December 05, 2022, 02:12:31 PM »

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1381 on: December 10, 2022, 10:40:04 PM »
My car was totalled after accident. Insurance is giving me a valuation quote 1100 less than what I bought the car for a few months citing prior damages on the car. I'm not sure whether those damages are actually worth that much or not. Any thoughts on if there is room to negotiate?

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1382 on: December 10, 2022, 10:41:46 PM »
My car was totalled after accident. Insurance is giving me a valuation quote 1100 less than what I bought the car for a few months citing prior damages on the car. I'm not sure whether those damages are actually worth that much or not. Any thoughts on if there is room to negotiate?
You can always negotiate (convince them). Make sure they include taxes and title fees.
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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1383 on: December 10, 2022, 10:47:13 PM »
Thanks !
Any success stories on things that have worked.
They have included taxes already
Not sure about title fees though

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1384 on: December 10, 2022, 10:59:19 PM »
My son's car was recently totalled. They deducted for tires and worn seats. He had the receipt for the tires he just replaced and for the seats he told them he was the only one 99% of the time in the car. The seats looked new. They made adjustments for both.
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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1385 on: December 11, 2022, 01:27:53 PM »
My car was totalled after accident. Insurance is giving me a valuation quote 1100 less than what I bought the car for a few months citing prior damages on the car. I'm not sure whether those damages are actually worth that much or not. Any thoughts on if there is room to negotiate?
Your insurance or the other party? Who was at fault?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1386 on: December 11, 2022, 09:37:29 PM »
Your insurance or the other party? Who was at fault?
My insurance
They are considering me as at fault

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1387 on: December 12, 2022, 06:10:57 AM »
My insurance
They are considering me as at fault
You are not obligated to accept their offer, you can definitely negotiate with them.

A relative recently go a really low offer from insurance, at first they were willing to gove him and extra few hundred, but after agruing and asking to deal with someone else, they offered an additional $2k(+tax) to settle. At this point it's still a low offer, so he may get a private adjuster to fight for another few $k.

I know someone who got another $7k with a private adjuster, but that was when the car market was much hotter.

All that being said, the car market has been cooling down, so it really makes sense that your car is worth less than it was a few months ago.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1388 on: December 19, 2022, 10:10:55 PM »
My car was totalled after accident. Insurance is giving me a valuation quote 1100 less than what I bought the car for a few months citing prior damages on the car. I'm not sure whether those damages are actually worth that much or not. Any thoughts on if there is room to negotiate?
In NYS I believe they have 3 options on how to evaluate your car. Start with asking them how exactly they came to that conclusion. Which cars did they look at to estimate the value of your car.
I had this in 2019 with Ameriprise. I looked at each car that they compared it to. One of them was a different trim with significant damage on the driver's side door. I had them remove that from the comparison and compare it to something more accurate. I also got the NYS Dept of Financial Services involved. I think my quote went up around 20% after all was said and done.
They kicked me off the insurance 8 months later.

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1389 on: December 19, 2022, 11:16:14 PM »
Ended up negotiating a little higher and just accepting considering the current market

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1390 on: January 12, 2023, 11:57:05 PM »
In Dec 22 I moved from liberty mutual to esurance, when I canceled LM they had me fill out a form which I accidentally dated for Dec 21. A few days later I got a check with a refund for the full policy from Dec 21 to Dec 22. A few days later I realized that my registration and license are suspended bcs of insurance lapse. I have since tried to fix this but LM doesn't care and the DMW couldn't care less. Anything I can do? Or if anyone knows someone who deals with insurance lapse?

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1391 on: January 15, 2023, 12:33:20 AM »
Any good brokers?
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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1392 on: January 15, 2023, 04:05:33 PM »
In Dec 22 I moved from liberty mutual to esurance, when I canceled LM they had me fill out a form which I accidentally dated for Dec 21. A few days later I got a check with a refund for the full policy from Dec 21 to Dec 22. A few days later I realized that my registration and license are suspended bcs of insurance lapse. I have since tried to fix this but LM doesn't care and the DMW couldn't care less. Anything I can do? Or if anyone knows someone who deals with insurance lapse?

They suspended your license & reg because of a lapse that in theory is no longer in lapse?

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1393 on: January 19, 2023, 11:52:21 AM »
In Dec 22 I moved from liberty mutual to esurance, when I canceled LM they had me fill out a form which I accidentally dated for Dec 21. A few days later I got a check with a refund for the full policy from Dec 21 to Dec 22. A few days later I realized that my registration and license are suspended bcs of insurance lapse. I have since tried to fix this but LM doesn't care and the DMW couldn't care less. Anything I can do? Or if anyone knows someone who deals with insurance lapse?
I don't think there is much you can do, you may need to pay a fine

Esurance didn't give you a cancelation document to send to LM? Usually the new insurance will give you cancelation document to send

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1394 on: January 22, 2023, 09:22:03 AM »
I own a car never got accidente had 2 seatbelt ticket 3+ years ago and want to insure the minimum possible in NYC (only third party) and they are charging me 1200 for six months:!!!
what should I do?

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1395 on: January 22, 2023, 09:25:02 AM »
I own a car never got accidente had 2 seatbelt ticket 3+ years ago and want to insure the minimum possible in NYC (only third party) and they are charging me 1200 for six months:!!!
what should I do?
Move out of NYC?

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1396 on: January 22, 2023, 09:30:11 AM »
Move out of NYC?

I wish but I cant, its a brand new kia 2023 with all the safety in it I even did the course to lower something but went down like 20$ !!!
what the normal price for the most basics insurance in nyc? for 6 motnhs?

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1397 on: January 22, 2023, 09:51:16 AM »
I own a car never got accidente had 2 seatbelt ticket 3+ years ago and want to insure the minimum possible in NYC (only third party) and they are charging me 1200 for six months:!!!
what should I do?
Which insurance company?
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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1398 on: January 22, 2023, 10:16:38 AM »

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Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« Reply #1399 on: January 22, 2023, 10:23:24 AM »
I own a car never got accidente had 2 seatbelt ticket 3+ years ago and want to insure the minimum possible in NYC (only third party) and they are charging me 1200 for six months:!!!
what should I do?
$1200 for 6 months isn't terrible in NYC