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not a nice thing to wake up to

December 30th, 2009 at 12:25 am

This morning DF woke me up to tell me someone had thrown a concrete brick through my back car window.

There is glass everywhere that I have to clean up before it rains again (but I want to vent first).

Insurance doesn't cover it because I only have third party property damage, fire and theft. (Because I don't see the point in paying $1500 a year for insuring a car that is only worth $5000 - so instead I pay $383 a year). Even so, if my insurance DID cover it, my excess would have been $500, because I am under 25.

The silver lining in all of this is, because I am a member of an automobile club (which costs $70 a year), I get a 20% discount on glass repairs and replacements with a certain company. I called them, and the cost to replace the window is $570, with a discount that brings it to $456, plus the rubber seals approximately $50. All of this AND they come to my house to do it. So in the end, it's cost me basically the same amount.

So I am feeling a little better after this whole incident. Except now I have to go and clean glass out of my car. And throw out my NEW seat covers. ARGH.

6 Responses to “not a nice thing to wake up to”

  1. miclason Says:

    IŽd be fuming!!! Vent away!

  2. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Grrr, why do people do stuff like that? It just chaps my butt. I have an old car parked at our office and recently someone took a black marker and wrote the word "shoe" on it several times. On my car! Why, I oughtta..and you should, too! Wink

  3. whitestripe Says:

    Denise: you must forgive me for laughing at what they wrote... shoe? i guess you can only be thankful they did not write anything rude.
    but yes, we oughtta... Wink

  4. jj76 Says:

    ha. I've had worse written on my van, but thankfully it was washable.

    Wow. For the replacement window, that sounds expensive (might be the diff of AU vs US?). Have you tried a junk yard?! They might have a car that's the same as yours with a perfectly good rear window?! We replaced our rear truck window that way for $100. Someone broke into the truck by smashing out the window.

    Best of luck!! Sorry for the sucky morning.

  5. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Yeah, 'shoe'! What the hell does that mean? We haven't a clue and it really ticks me off. Blasted kids...I assume it was kids but who knows? Sorry about your window but that does sound like a lot.

  6. frugaltexan Says:

    Ugh! I'm sorry to hear about this. Why do people do this kind of thing??

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