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Old 01-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by FakeName View Post
Dunno. I expected a fight, but they paid up. I was straight with them, didn't inflate, treated them honestly, and they returned the favor.

I did have an itemized estimate from the shop- did your buddy?
Yes but they would only pay the listed shop labor rate if the check was directly sent to the shop (or the shop billed them).

Originally Posted by Xtremjeepn View Post
If the title doesn't transfer to the insurance company it doesn't get rebranded as salvage. So the typical "buy back" the insurance company never ends up with the title. They just reduce your check by the amount of the buy back. Title never transfers, doesn't end up with a salvage mark on it.
Again, I think this varies significantly depending on the state you live in. Every states insurance and vehicle licencing regulations are different.
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