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Unread 02-27-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Default Beware, take care, the repo man

Car repossessions are on the rise, guns are being fired, and people are getting hurt:

Violence between repo men, car owners on the rise (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090227/ap_on_re_us/repo_violence - broken link)
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Unread 02-27-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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At least the widow should be rich after she sues the repo company and who ever was having the car repoed.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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You mean wrongful death? I don't how it will play out since the widow's husband shot first... I think the prosecutor is going to have a tough time convicting the guy even though he "breached the peace" he still had a right to defend himself...
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Unread 02-27-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Let this be a lesson. If you are behind in payments, do not park your car in front of your house. Either put it in the garage or find somewhere good to hide it somewhere. Must learn to be clever about these things.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Most people have to work, they just repo it while you are at work or if you go out or doing anything else... that's why repo works so well... these people don't typically just sit at home... they go out to restaurants, stores, party, whatever... they just don't pay their bills... repo is to take advantage of the opportunity...
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Unread 02-27-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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If it is now the property of the lender, why is it not possible to consider it stolen property and have the police present when it is removed? I never understood the whole reposession game.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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Its hard to do that to the police, the police are usually busy chasing high priority crimes than to find repossessed cars and even then, you need a tow truck which isn't a typical police vehicle... its more convenient and easy to have a "repo" person do it... as well as cost effective considering a car doesn't cost as much as a house (well, most cars anyway)...
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Unread 02-27-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'll stir the ant nest by offering a simple solution:

Pay off your car, or buy a used one with plenty of life left. And keep the one you've got until it's more cost-effective to replace it rather than repair.

Flame away...
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Unread 02-28-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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How was the guy supposed to know it wasn't some one stealing his car? If this was a theft and he shot the perp it wouldn't even be a story.
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Unread 02-28-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Rifles tend to make better stand-off and distance weapons.
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