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Engineering certificate for brake upgrade from SS to Brembo brakes ?!

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Ron Burgundy, Apr 24, 2018.

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  1. kleanphil

    kleanphil Active Member

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    I informed my insurance NRMA about all the mods on my car and upped the insurance value by 20 k which was the highest they would go , they were happy to take my money and flippantly said it wasn't a problem as long as the mods were all legal . I'm pretty sure that unless I get mod plates for all the mods ive done ,which I haven't yet , if the time ever arose , they would use every excuse under the sun not to pay out
     
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    ^ true but if/when they deny your claim, your up for the damages to the other car, road infrastructure (how much does it take to replace a traffic light) and all personal injuries which can easily be in the millions in a serious crash.

    Under your current conditions, it’s better to not have any property of value in your name and simple declarer bankruptsy as the big end of town occasionally does.

    Or better still, get it certified and sleep in peace knowing your fully protected by your insurance from your driving errors.
     
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    I’m getting my plate next week. It’s probably the best way to roll.
     
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    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    As it happens in all good movies the Brembo caliper saga is not over. The buyer received them today and Australia post managed to bang them up so now all 4 calipers have suffered some damage to paint. The seller is returning the calipers...
    I am $300 dollars out of pocket in selling fees and postage and will have set of cosmetically damaged calipers.

    Right now I wish to scream and cry at the same time...

    When i get them back , I will list to sell them again for about $500 which will mean another $1000 bucks loss if i anyone wants them for that money anyway...

    My heart is broken and i am tossing up in bed at 1.45am.

    Will now sit on the street corner and beg for money...

    Could not be worse timing too...

    Pretty much broke :(

    Should start go fund me page to pull myself out of this mess...
     
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    Sad to say but you should of got them engineered & put on! ;)
     
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    So sorry to hear of this. I would park them and use them when you float again.

    Don’t make another loss.
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    That sucks. $300 In selling fees and postage?
    Where they insured in transit?
     
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    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    Nope..
    Ebay takes 10.9% these days. Paid $40 for postage and have to pay seller to send them back. Paypal also took $70 bucks.
     
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    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    They probably need respray now. The paint is chipped on all of them...
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Broke is a state of mind mate. So is feeling content.
     
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    Spewin'

    How were they packaged ?
     
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    Clearly not well enough. All individually bubble wrapped then put in a box with tons of paper and cardboard so they dont move around. Good ole' aus post must have dropped them from a plane....and of course they could not care less...
     
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    I wouldn't think you could do much more than that.

    Useless twats.
     
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    Respray wouldn’t be a bad idea...any colour you like then! What an opportunity!
     
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    Hahahah
    No ******* way...
    Want the cunts out of my sight..
     
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    @Ron Burgundy that’s unfortunate you’ve had such an experiance with shipping and selling charges.

    I’ve never dealt with eBay sales but I thought if a product is returned, as is the case in a real retail store, all costs are fully refunded including any credit card costs. As such I don’t know why eBay and PayPal wouldn’t ldnt play by the same rules.

    So what did eBay and PayPal say about reversing the charges since the sale had to be effectively reversed?

    I hope the buyer noted the damaged box on receiving and signing for the package (assuming he would have had to signed for it). If so, you have proof of damaged delivery and as such, Aus Post have a claim process for damaged goods. IIRC you don’t need to be insured to make a claim but registered non insured claims are limited to $100 + postage, see Aus Post Compensation.

    Hopefully the buyer sent photos of the damage to you before returning them as it may make the process simpler, especially if he has pictures of a damaged box showing it was indeed dropped.

    Really, I’m shocked you’re out so much cash for an Ass Posts handling blunder. If eBay & PayPal won’t reimberse charges, then add that “loss” to the cost of repairing the calipers along with return shipping when you make you claim with Aus Post and push them to step up and take full responsibility.

    Good luck with it.
     
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    wetwork65 A wet business

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    Why take the correct course of action and end this saga too soon? Its been fun following it ;)
     
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    It may not be an error, it may be the authorities see the vehicle as a Commodore manufactured by Holden.

    The easiest way to find out is to ask if any of the HSV owners on the forum have HSV on their rego papers or do their rego papers say:
    Make: HOL
    Model: COMMODO
     
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    Ebay or PayPal have no interest in any reimbursement. It is their policy. The transaction went through. Thry coukd care less what happened in transit and the fact that the item will be returned.

    Aus post would only maybe cover $100 bucks after investigation. My time to mess with them is not worth $100 bucks.
     
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    Yeah...'cause in my case the correct course of action was to make my car illegally modified or fork out 4k for brake upgrade....the money I dont have...
     
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