JAZZISCOOL wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:43 amThe owner said it was the front bumper, one head light, the fender, the wheel and a couple of suspension items (e.g. lower control arm, strut) and fender liners around the wheel.
Ok to laugh ; ' ) Sometimes it is ok to ask questions that may seem obvious to others LOL. I am here to learn and I do learn a lot from BH's! $12 could be close for the "diminished value". But as the original owner, I'm a bit sentimental.
More extensive than I thought... it might be worth bringing up and hoping for $500... Throw that number out there and see if they bite.
Do I think you'll get it? Not 100% convinced... but maybe they'll counter-offer and you'll get something.
Think about it.... the shop's insurer likely has 10,000+ claims against them annually from parties they insure. If they can shave $200 off each claim and say that "DV does not apply" or conveniently forget to mention it (which they will)... what is $200 times 10,000?
One more thing --- for all the people insured by USAA --- I've said it here before, their corporate HQ is on par with the majors in O&G in Houston... e.g. Exxon and Chevron.