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Forum: General Discussion-Collision Repair Industry

Issue impacting the Collision Repair Industry

  1. Working for the man

    10 years ago I opened my little shop in an economy where people had money to spend, dents they wanted fixed, and cool old cars they wanted restored,...

    Posted By tom rodman
    • Replies: 1
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    09-05-2016 09:22 AM Go to last post
  2. The death of another small shop

    After 10 years running a small shop behind my house, I'm getting out, HAD ENOUGH....sick of being an unpaid sales tax collector for the state of NJ,...

    Posted By tom rodman
    • Replies: 0
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    09-04-2016 07:06 PM Go to last post
  3. Unjust Enrichment?

    Here's another issue. What about when an appraiser writes an estimate based on a rusty old junk part, or a salvage part that no longer exists, or an...

    Posted By Mike Parker
    • Replies: 2
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    08-11-2016 10:10 AM Go to last post
  4. Is it a conspiracy?

    I had an insurer call and tell me they found a salvage door for a consumer's damaged car. They wanted me to rewrite my estimate with the salvage door...

    Posted By Mike Parker
    • Replies: 5
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    08-09-2016 08:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Cool The Hartford.

    Wow, gettin' pretty jiggy out here lately in regards to tactics used by adjusters. We rarely even deal with Hartford. How about you? What's been your...

    Posted By Pam
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    • Replies: 10
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    08-04-2016 04:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Do you negotiate?

    When discussing the cost of a loss with a third party, do you submit yourself to "industry standards"? If so, who wrote them? Do you state your...

    Posted By Roger Walling
    • Replies: 9
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    06-22-2016 10:43 PM Go to last post
  7. Greg Caccaro

    In case you weren't aware, Greg passed away day before yesterday. He was 66. Greg was a kind heart, bull dog. He stayed the course. Well done my...

    Posted By Roy Smalley
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,328
    06-02-2016 08:57 AM Go to last post
  8. The power of Face Book

    One of my customers with an 06 Toyota was steered to a NJM preferred shop by a tow truck operator, the shop was a DRP for New Jersey manufactures...

    Posted By tom rodman
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,945
    05-28-2016 09:36 AM Go to last post
  9. History makes us all wise.....too late

    Two major times collision repairers failed to take effective action and now is buried.. Twenty years ago on behalf of the national collision...

    Posted By Roy Smalley
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,367
    05-15-2016 04:27 PM Go to last post
  10. Implied contracts and consent to authorize repairs????

    I had an opportunity to do a post repair inspection at the request of a vehicle owner to see if repairs were performed and completed based on the...

    Posted By Johnny Crash
    • Replies: 3
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    05-05-2016 06:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Adjusters write the darndest things!

    Adjuster acknowledged that they depend on "professionals" to make aftermarket parts look and fit good. Well, that is good because any additional...

    Posted By MarkFP
    • Replies: 4
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    04-29-2016 11:14 AM Go to last post
  12. Collision Ecosystem

    What is a collision repair ecosystem? I think the driver that delivers paint would have some great input to the CIC Committee.

    Posted By Mike Parker
    • Replies: 6
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    03-15-2016 02:01 PM Go to last post
  13. magnesium parts....

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/casting-the-future-of-lighter-vehicles-1455892867

    Posted By Roy Smalley
    • Replies: 2
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    02-24-2016 08:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Who has the contract?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/business/dealbook/pivotal-nursing-home-suit-raises-a-simple-question-who-signed-the-contract.html?emc=edit_th_201602...

    Posted By Roy Smalley
    • Replies: 4
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    02-24-2016 07:39 AM Go to last post
  15. What if

    What if you installed siding and you had a guy follow you around and go to each prospective customer and tell them that he has a guy that will do the...

    Posted By Mike Parker
    • Replies: 1
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    02-15-2016 01:23 PM Go to last post
  16. Folder Watcher

    This morning I got in to do some paperwork at 7:20 AM. There was a message on my monitor that said "folder watcher started EMSOUT"'. It was a CCCONE...

    Posted By Mike Parker
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    02-09-2016 09:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Who is the company calling around trying to get you to buy a subscription to

    software that will compare and convert your estimate and the insurers estimate? I am not looking to buy I want a name.. Thanks

    Posted By Mark Cobb -ME
    • Replies: 7
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    02-09-2016 10:10 AM Go to last post
  18. Capa technical committee

    A rather impressive list of folks they elected to this committee to represent the independent collision industry. Only collision repair shops buy...

    Posted By Mike Parker
    • Replies: 5
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    02-03-2016 07:29 PM Go to last post
  19. Springfield law firms reach $8 million settlement in class-action suit against Progre

    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/02/springfield_law_firms_reach_se.html#incart_river_mobile_home They issued policy's with $8000 PIP...

    Posted By Roger Walling
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,152
    02-02-2016 07:20 PM Go to last post
  20. The simple things in life

    There is nothing more amusing that so simply shows what a mess this industry is and the inability for ANYONE to get it cleaned up but to get 2...

    Posted By Mark Cobb -ME
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,288
    01-31-2016 07:29 AM Go to last post

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