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Can anyone recommend a cheap panel beater?

By ohmygoy 8 November 2011 27

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A while ago, I was at work when a few drunk people decided it would be a great idea to throw all the furniture off the back balcony. Due to the fact we were really busy and short staffed at the time, no one noticed what they had done until after the damage was done.

Unfortunately, my car and a colleagues car happened to be in the firing range and I only have third party insurance 🙁

We did get video footage of them doing it, and also know who they are, but because they’re such no-hopers in the first place I’ve been informed that there really is no point in suing them.

First quote I got was $4,000, but I’m really hoping I’ll be able to get it fixed for less.

If you can help or direct me someone that might be able to that would be great. Cheers

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DUG 4:24 pm 15 Nov 11

Man that sucks!
Where did this happen so i can avoid parking in their parking lot.
FYI – pretty cold that your employer didnt offer to help out, hard pill to swallow at your age.

Classified 7:51 am 09 Nov 11

krats said :

Classified said :

http://www.gio.com.au/car-insurance/third-party-car-insurance

Note the second major point on the page:

“GIO provides cover up to $5,000 for damage caused to your car by an uninsured driver when we agree you are not at fault and you can provide us with the name, address and registration details of the other driver.”

Obviously key are is ‘uninsured’, but I would still call and check.

There Was NO OTHER CAR,It Was Furniture!!!

That’s why I keep saying GIVE THEM A CALL!!!

krats 7:10 am 09 Nov 11

Classified said :

http://www.gio.com.au/car-insurance/third-party-car-insurance

Note the second major point on the page:

“GIO provides cover up to $5,000 for damage caused to your car by an uninsured driver when we agree you are not at fault and you can provide us with the name, address and registration details of the other driver.”

Obviously key are is ‘uninsured’, but I would still call and check.

There Was NO OTHER CAR,It Was Furniture!!!

Innovation 7:45 pm 08 Nov 11

Agree that some third party policies may provide cover if you can find the person at fault. Be careful though going through the court/tribunal process on your own. I haven’t looked recently but there are fees and charges for lodging and proceding with a claim. We went through such a process agreed on a settlement with the no hopers, they made one $50 payment (they owed thousands) and then skipped town. When we enquired what happened next we were told that if we found them we could try to garnish their wages (assuming they managed to get jobs) or we could start the court process again (after paying a new lot of fees and charges).

Classified 6:13 pm 08 Nov 11

Just checked the NRMA website, they provide the same cover.

Classified 6:07 pm 08 Nov 11

http://www.gio.com.au/car-insurance/third-party-car-insurance

Note the second major point on the page:

“GIO provides cover up to $5,000 for damage caused to your car by an uninsured driver when we agree you are not at fault and you can provide us with the name, address and registration details of the other driver.”

Obviously key are is ‘uninsured’, but I would still call and check.

Classified 6:05 pm 08 Nov 11

harvyk1 said :

Classified said :

OK, all may not be lost. You say you have third party insurance – is this third party property? If so, you may well find that it actually covers your car if you can nominate the at fault party.

Won’t cover squat. Third Party insurance only covers you against claims made by a third party and \ or a third parties insurance company.

Some years ago I had an old car which had third party property insurance with GIO. The policy explicitly stated that my vehicle would be covered if the accident was not my fault and I could identify the at fault party.

Give them a call. It may come to nothing, but it may save a lot of trouble.

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