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Old 04-02-2008, 12:45 PM
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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 ?
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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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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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Old 04-02-2008, 06:19 PM
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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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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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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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Just have them take it out of your pay for the month (or 2). Then you wont be out of pocket.
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Im curious to know how these situations are handled? What if noone is home when it happens?
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:28 PM
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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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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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