I lost $1700!!!!!
March 13, 2007 11:52am CST
I made a HUGE mistake last week which cost me $1700....One of our vehicles wouldn't start last Wednesday, so we called our local auto mechanic to have a look. We had it towed to the repair shop. They told us that the transmission needed to be completely overhauled. As disappointed as we were, we paid the $1700 to have it fixed. The car is now running beautifully.... Yesterday it occured to me that when we bought the car in 2004, we also purchased a warranty. I thought that it had already expired since it has already been about 3 years since we bought it. Well, I dug the warranty out of my filing cabinet, and realized that it doesn't expire until April!! I called the company, and they told me that I cannot be reimbursed the money that I paid because I didn't call them PRIOR to having my car repaired. I am soooo angry! If I had just called them first, we wouldn't have had to pay a single penny. Can you even believe that??
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• United States
16 Mar 07
LOL well thank you. I know what you mean though...I have lost a lot of money in the past too that could have been easily avoided if I just researched things a little further. If you don't mind me asking, which car manufacturer was so difficult?
22 Mar 07
I understand how you could have blamed yourself for not exhausting some measures first before digging into your pockets. So better be alert the next time when things like that happens. It wouldn't hurt if you call the car company first to seek out some alternatives. But so it happened so try to forget about it or you'll spend another couple of bucks for medicine.
• United States
21 Mar 07
Oh Man! I am so sorry you had to do that. I would be sick. Has anyone told you to just chalk it up as a lesson learned? I hate it when I have done something like that and there is nothing that I can do about it. Then someone comes along and says that. I dont need to hear that. I just want my money back. again I am so sorry.