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    I broke window today.
    insurence will not cover it . somthing about a deduction.
    dont have the money to pay for it.
    I was thinking to offer free services to cover the repairs or somthing.
    has anyone else encounted a simular situation ?

  • #2
    Hi Blaine,

    Do you know what your deductible is? That is the amount you have to pay out of pocket before the insurance company will pick up the rest?

    Also do you have an idea how much the window would cost to replace?
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    • #3
      Call a glass & mirror company & see about getting it reglazed. *You DON'T have to replace the whole window & frame. *It's quicker, cheaper & avoids costly stucco/siding repairs.



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      • #4
        my deductible is $500
        to replace it is $187
        I would think I have to replace it b/c theres a hole the size of a baseball,$187 is not bad just got the estimate today I thought it would have been more b/c its an old building in an historical area. also come to find out the same company change the glass on the same building a few months back.
        this kinda thing just stresses me out

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        • #5
          Yeah, Relazing means simply that replacing only the glass... Not the frame.

          well that's not too bad. I shattered a sliding glass door last month (threw a rock with a line trimmer) It was a lot more expensive. No fun. but it happens.

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          • #6
            Hi Blaine,

            I don't know how creative they would want to be with bartering, but what if you offered them a bunch of coupons for lawn care service they could hand out to their customers?

            Maybe you could give them the value of the window in coupons and then they wouldn't charge you for the window?

            Plus it could introduce you to a whole new bunch of potential customers.

            Could that work?
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            • #7
              Just have them take it out of your pay for the month (or 2). Then you wont be out of pocket.
              Northern California

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              • #8
                Im curious to know how these situations are handled? What if noone is home when it happens?

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                • #9
                  the guy seems pretty flexible.
                  he had some work cutting down some bannana trees a while back, but my estimate was too high. maybe i'll offer to take care of it in exchange.

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                  • #10
                    Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ April 02 2008,6:15)]Im curious to know how these situations are handled? What if noone is home when it happens?
                    I'm a pretty honest guy.Plus the fear of someone else seeing me, I personally would have left a note, or called when I got home.

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                    • #11
                      Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ April 02 2008,6:15)]Im curious to know how these situations are handled? What if noone is home when it happens?
                      If no one sees it then run like ####, buy two kids a baseball, take it to the yard, have one of em throw it through the window, Viola, blame the youngins, they can still cry!!!


                      I kid.....I like the barter idea, maybe give him just a shade more than 187 in trade, tell him you ll give him 250 bucks in service for his time and trouble and some goodwill.


                      If ya play your cards right, you could "bid" it for 250 bucks at the 187 dollar price, if ya know what I mean.

                      If you give 187 in service and he feels he got 250 in service, he will be happy so will you
                      My hair is turning white, my necks alwayas been red, my collar is still blue

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                      • #12
                        yeah I didnt mean try an not be seen and not pay for it....just oh **** when it happens then how to aproach the home owner.

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                        • #13
                          Quote[/b] ]Hi Blaine,

                          I don't know how creative they would want to be with bartering, but what if you offered them a bunch of coupons for lawn care service they could hand out to their customers?

                          Maybe you could give them the value of the window in coupons and then they wouldn't charge you for the window?

                          Plus it could introduce you to a whole new bunch of potential customers.

                          Could that work?
                          Steve, you're amazing...always thinking of a marketing angle...good stuff.

                          I think most people understand accidents happen.

                          Anyone who has bought my program knows that there is an "Occurrence Log" included for incidents like this. I recommend writing a summary of exactly what happened and taking digital photographs.

                          If the person claims you did more damage than what actually happened the occurrence log and the photographs will help back up your side of the story. This information will also help your insurance agent determine the amount of damage.

                          Keith
                          Start a profitable lawn care business.

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                          • #14
                            Good point Keith...everyone has done this, and if you haven't you will. Re-glazing may cost just as much as the window. I would just fix it and keep moving on. I think no matter what you offer the client besides fixing the window will leave a bad taste in their mouth.

                            If I loan someone $50.00 and they pay me back with beer and a pack of cigars...that is not what I wanted, I wanted my money back. My opinion here.

                            I just think it would be easier to fix the window, that way nothing is held above you head.

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                            • #15
                              Quote[/b] (F3Nelson @ April 02 2008,9:00)]
                              Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ April 02 2008,6:15)]Im curious to know how these situations are handled? What if noone is home when it happens?
                              If no one sees it then run like ####, buy two kids a baseball, take it to the yard, have one of em throw it through the window, Viola, blame the youngins, they can still cry!!!


                              I kid.....I like the barter idea, maybe give him just a shade more than 187 in trade, tell him you ll give him 250 bucks in service for his time and trouble and some goodwill.


                              If ya play your cards right, you could "bid" it for 250 bucks at the 187 dollar price, if ya know what I mean. *

                              If you give 187 in service and he feels he got 250 in service, he will be happy so will you
                              I like this idea. Ill be talking to him today.
                              I'll let you guys know what happens.

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