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      05-13-2009, 08:36 AM   #23
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If you believe in a chinese witch craft... there is a thing called "Ta Siu Yan" or beating the wicked spirit in Hong Kong. It will hit the bad guy and get all the bad luck out of you. I shall perform one for you later haha.
Not to make light of it in any way - infact I'm something of a "believer".
Go taka! If they can convince a real estate developer to change the design of a 20+ story appartment block, and include a hole in the middle of the building, so the dragon in the hill behind the appartment block has "clearer access" to the sea to get a drink - and this in in HK and all the apartments are well and truely occupied - then I'm on board.

Let's look out for a very sad driver, with an apologetic & remorseful look on his face - with a banged up 4WD. That's him / her.
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      05-13-2009, 09:24 AM   #24
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It could have been worse...

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      05-13-2009, 06:49 PM   #25
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Now that make me ask a question.

What happen if...

You hit someone and your car has no damage to fix. And the other car needs to be fixed.

You give them the details. What happen next?

Will you ultimately lose rating 1 and/or pay excess on other people's claim?
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      05-14-2009, 04:35 AM   #26
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Ouch!!! That hurts I'm sorry to hear Sarah

Though I do believe in 'what goes around, comes around' so I'm sure this person will get their comeuppence.
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      05-14-2009, 06:21 AM   #27
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Now that make me ask a question.

What happen if...

You hit someone and your car has no damage to fix. And the other car needs to be fixed.

You give them the details. What happen next?

Will you ultimately lose rating 1 and/or pay excess on other people's claim?
Depends. Obviously you'll have to pay for the repairs if you are at fault. They shouldn't be paying any excess cause they weren't at fault, so technically their insurer isn't out of pocket, provided they get the money from you. Their insurer has two ways of getting the repair cost from you: 1. you pay out of pocket; or 2. you make a claim through your insurer saying you were at fault, and hence you pay your excess so it is your insurer that pays the repair bill. In the latter case, if you don't have rating 1 protection, you'll loose your rating 1.

Of course if there is no damage to your car it is likely there is very little damage on the other car, so it might be cheaper for you to just pay for the repairs directly with no insurer involvement from both sides.
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      05-14-2009, 06:23 AM   #28
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Oh and do remember, even if there is no damage you are required by law to either stop and exchange details, or report the accident to the nearest police station at your earliest opportunity....I learnt that one just recently.
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      05-14-2009, 03:56 PM   #29
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I had a classic piece of BS put on me by the NRMA when I went to insure my 135i. My daughter had taken her Getz (insured in my name) to a friends gathering and was parked on the property and inside the house. Another girl arrived in her car and whilst parking, she hit my daughters car so she was totally at fault.
The NRMA penalised me slightly on my insurance costs because I had an "incident". Did'nt matter that we were the totally inocent party and the other girls insurance company paid to have the Getz fixed, the fact that there had been an "incident", I would be penalised.
How's that for a long standing client who's never made a claim with them for 40 years?????????????
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      05-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #30
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Ohhh, thats not very good.
I am with Shannons, they said if i can get a rego and details of the person who hit me they will refud and my excess and they would return my no claims bonus to the way it was before.

I have been stalking the carpark with my camera every day hopeing they they will park there again.
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      05-14-2009, 05:38 PM   #31
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Insurance company's are a law among themselves..

My renewal came through from GIO for my 135i vert, now that its 12 months old and they hiked it from $1495 to $1895..(with no claims in 20 years)

Rang up and was given the usual BS about premium increases, but get this..
Where last year I was given a 20% discount for the "Named Driver" option, this year it was only 5% due to the reason that it was so popular with their clients that GIO lost money on the premiums...what a load of BS..

After 15 mins on the phone going from lacky operator to supervisor, they reduced the premium back to $1495 as a "good will gesture"...for a long term customer..
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      05-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #32
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I had a similar but less constructive discussion with NRMA last year concerning one of my other cars. They tried convincing me if I raise the voluntary excess, I could equal (bring back down) the premium to that of the previous year's rate.

At that time I think I provided the phone agent a quick lesson in math, and subsequently removed all my business with them.

They seem to make you work to retain the same premiums as the year before instead of premiums automatically going down over time as your car depreciates. Then they make you think it's a good deal.

When I started ringing around, I got the impression 'new quotes' seemed more competitive than 'renewals'.
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      05-14-2009, 11:20 PM   #33
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Ohhh, thats not very good.
I am with Shannons, they said if i can get a rego and details of the person who hit me they will refud and my excess and they would return my no claims bonus to the way it was before.

I have been stalking the carpark with my camera every day hopeing they they will park there again.
Shannon is ace and helped me through my last claim....

Somehow your hubby did not seem to think that way. Ask him hehe...
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      05-14-2009, 11:22 PM   #34
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Insurance company's are a law among themselves..

My renewal came through from GIO for my 135i vert, now that its 12 months old and they hiked it from $1495 to $1895..(with no claims in 20 years)

Rang up and was given the usual BS about premium increases, but get this..
Where last year I was given a 20% discount for the "Named Driver" option, this year it was only 5% due to the reason that it was so popular with their clients that GIO lost money on the premiums...what a load of BS..

After 15 mins on the phone going from lacky operator to supervisor, they reduced the premium back to $1495 as a "good will gesture"...for a long term customer..
Screw renewal Zuzu. They are always higher for the same market value.

I just go to the same or different company and ask for another quote. If there are internet one like GIO just do another one. It will turn up cheaper. Do not get screwed by them.

My wife's Kluger get a premium $960 from $840 the year before adn $780 for the first year. I am saying "fuck them" this time.

You can withdrawl anytime in the insurance and just keep chaning 2 companies every 6 months.
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      05-14-2009, 11:25 PM   #35
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Another way is when you have a relative....

In my case, my father's place in another low risk suburb. I am tempted to change all insurance to them and back and forth to get the cheapest today's price.

I wonder if that works too.
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      05-15-2009, 07:47 AM   #36
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good tip taka... I won't sign that renewal form anymore until I get another quote. Could save some dosh for some nice sashimis...
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      05-15-2009, 08:06 AM   #37
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It is not my tip. Shameless to say I took that advice from the current affair.
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      05-17-2009, 02:21 AM   #38
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Sorry about that, it really is a shame.
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