Well, it has been quite a few days since the last post about all of the junk that has been going on with Walmart and Leah’s car. The incident occurred on March 10th, and it’s now March 27th, so it’s been nearly 3 weeks without Leah’s car being returned.
Since the last update, quite a bit has happened. Let’s try and break it down in not quite as much detail as in the past.
- The Ford dealership finally returned with an estimate of the damage. They provided an initial quote of $2,041. This included a new rotor, backing plate, lug nuts, and lug screws. They also needed to repair the quarter panel, replace the back bumper with a used one, and reattach some of the affixment molding. They came back a few days later and upped their estimate by $300. They stated that the absolute earliest that they would be finished with the repairs would be the 28th, since that’s when the parts would be received.
- The insurance company (Walmart’s insurance company, rather) required some paperwork from Leah’s step-dad (the owner of the vehicle) that stated that the check could be sent to her for the damages. They got it in at the last minute, but Lindsey from CMI indicated that it was received in time, and that they would be overnighting the check via FedEx. I received the check the next day (yesterday) and deposited it today. So, we’ll see how the chain of believability goes until the very end. I’m still skeptical that something isn’t fishy, but I have no reason to believe otherwise thus far.
-Walmart also included $35/day (standard rate) for a rental car, despite the fact that we were able to avoid this expense through the generosity of our families. This will be nice (though it seems, again, fishy) as some extra to offset some of the expense and inconvenience.
So, tommorow, we’ll have to be in contact with the dealership, to see if the repairs are being completed and if the damages will be the same cost.