Bergman provided this useful information 7 years, 1 month ago:

POV Claims after shipping

So my car was digned up a little in-transit. The offer made to settle was USD125 per ding (USD250) and the chip to the running board was called "hidden" and not noted upon inspection. It was the first thing I saw so I'm not sure how it was hidden.

I got the repair estimate today...EUR 2687.89 - I'm glad I did not settle. The guy at the VPC seemed mad taht I did not take the offer, now I know why. He even tried to agrue when I told him that I alreadt knew that body work costs a lot more in Germany than in the US. He said not always...I know it's ALWAYS.

The point? DON'T SETTLE AT THE VPC!!! They will try and low ball you because once you take the money it's a closed case.



7 years, 1 month ago

Quote by Bergman:
So my car was digned up a little in-transit. The offer made to settle was USD125 per ding (USD250) and the chip to the running board was called "hidden" and not noted upon inspection. It was the first thing I saw so I'm not sure how it was hidden.

I got the repair estimate today...EUR 2687.89 - I'm glad I did not settle. The guy at the VPC seemed mad taht I did not take the offer, now I know why. He even tried to agrue when I told him that I alreadt knew that body work costs a lot more in Germany than in the US. He said not always...I know it's ALWAYS.

The point? DON'T SETTLE AT THE VPC!!! They will try and low ball you because once you take the money it's a closed case.



Good info.

I have been back stateside for nearly 15 months, and I am still waiting for reimbursements related to my car shipment and for postage for personal items.

The government sure is fast about taking your money, but getting money out of them is like pulling teeth.

7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, always make sure the offer covers your costs before you take the money. Sorry to hear about your troubles Bergman. Hope you get it all fixed and looking new.

Would you like to contribute? Add your reply to this topic