Far be it for me to interfere with your right to join a class action suite,
be my guest. Never saw one yet that didn't cost the participants and line
the lawyers pockets.
You're right, I should have said, "Do you see the buzzards circling"?
98 C5 Black/Black/Auto
72 Shark Black/Black/4spd
I would join in if I had signed up for that auto insurance. I know of one
class actions suit that didn't cost the participants. There was one
mentioned in the Wash Post that was against record companies. Of course,
since so many people participated (all you had to do was fill an online form
saying you bought a cd recently), instead of going to the people, the money
went to some charity. Either way it didn't cost the participants a cent.
I got ripped on their coverage as well. It seems that they're tied in with
Ebay pretty close.
They turned down coverage to replace the crankshaft pulley. It has a rubber
part and therefore is a
wear and tear item. The car had +/- 40,0000 at the time. The dealer
doesn't even want to deal with
them, I have to use the Shell gas station if I even want an attempt made to
get coverage. Also, you have
to call and advise them of the pending repair, and then the mechanic has to
call and get the authorization.
I haven't ever been past that point, but I'm sure they have a few more
hoops. I'm never buying an
extended warranty through 1st Source Auto warranty.com again. Maybe a few
more posts like this
will cost them a customer or two. Of course if they see this post, and want
to return my $1100, I'll say something
nice about them. I doubt that would ever happen though. The lawyer guy
should persue this angle as well.
Please define "tied with". Oh, and tell me you didn't do business with
a spammer in the first place.
Was that in the contract you signed? (you did _read_ it first, right?)
Did you ask the dealer, before you signed the contract, if they would
work with them?
Did you know any of this before you signed? Should you have?
If you signed up for it without understanding what it was about, you
deserve nothing more than a smack upside the head. If you bought it as
a result of a spam post in a usenet group, you deserve a kick in the pants.
I'm not saying that what they (may or may not) do is right, by any means,
but that if people would use their heads when signing up for something
that costs real money, then people who abuse consumers would have fewer
Thanks for calling me an idiot dave. I appreciate it.
The vehicle was purchased through Ebay. Please don't knock it till you try
it. I didn't have to work with a dealership. Benefit no. 1.
The contract I signed does not have a listing of parts that they will/will
not replace. I don't know about you, but whenever I go to the Chevy dealer
I'm always treated second class so I try to stay away. (Some examples are:
2 weeks wait for an LS1 serp. belt, wanting money up front to order it,
inquired about a weatherstrip- was given price on part then sent to body
shop to wait again for est to install, etc...) So no, I din't call the
dealer and ask if they would work with an extended warranty company. 1str
Source claims that they pay with a credit card over the phone. So the claim
process is easy.
Maybe I'm too trusting but since Ebay hasn't ever screwed me, I figured
their reffered extended warranty co. would be ok too.
I checked twice, and don't see the word "idiot" in my message at all.
I am not, and would not, knock buying a car from a seller on eBay.
I was asking you to clarify your statement of, quote, "It seems that
they're tied in with Ebay pretty close."
And you signed it anyway?
I don't have a Chevy, so I would have no direct knowledge of how they
treat their customers.
Hm. Tell you what - I'll sell you an extended warranty, 5 year coverage,
for all covered  parts, and service provided at an authorized 
 (Does not cover electrical or mechanical parts, fluids, adjustments,
labor, towing, rental, or loaner expenses)
 Authorized service location is my garage, which is open on the 29th
of februrary during odd-numbered years.
Was this advertised as an auction on eBay, or was it an email you got that
claimed to be from ebay, or what? I get a few dozen spams a week
claiming to be "from" ebay, but a quick look at headers shows it's just
someone using the name.
I've heard all the, I've heard, I know of, and I would stories before, pick
one and join or get the facts and then tell me how it comes out. By the way
I'm over 60 so you may have to tell my heirs. If you are able to, fine one
that the litigants actually got a legitimate return on their money, keep
track of the ones that didn't. I'll bet that charities coffers are busting
at the seams, those nice little lawyers just give so much. Get real. I've
been there on more than one suit, been deposed by the New York lawyers, know
what it costs, know what was won, know how it's divvied up, how about you.
98 C5 Black/Black/Auto
72 Shark Black/Black/4spd
There was no real trial..for me. You see, it was that record company thing I
mentioned earlier. All you had to do to be part of the suit was to sign a
thing saying you had bought a CD within the past certain amount of time (i
think it was a year). It was in the Washington Post, I had bought a CD, so I
signed up. Part of the deal was either each person gets $20, or, if it was
over a certain of number of people the record companies had to give the
money to some performing arts charity.
I've been involved in four (not my fault, they just keep asking me
Two of them were shareholder suits. The relationship of my investment
to that of the big investors who brought the suits, along with the
issue of a company with no money remaining, meant a meaningless
The two others involved suits against profitable companies. In both
cases, I was quite pleased with the outcome in terms of $'s spent
vs. $'s recovered. Yes, it would be nice to get your entire "loss"
back - but unless you want to pay an attorney and take the risk on
yourself, you take what you can get.
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