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Unread 12-08-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: SRQ
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crack rental. Hopefully you had the tumblers changed.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I am so sorry this happened to you. My dad always told me, "No good deed goes unpunished," and this definitely fits into that category. I know the new keys with electronic chips are extremely expensive, so I don't doubt the price quoted. Your only recourse is t take this guy t court, but since you've got nothing in writing that might be hard to win because he'll probably lie.

I hate to tell you this, but never lend anything to anyone unless you can afford to lose it. It just seems like a lot of people just aren't responsible and can't be trusted.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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An acquaintance of your husband? Really? What's the correct story here? Was this after you lent the car recently to your Lawyer who needed your car?

The dates are in sync. But. . your car or a rental car? Hmmm.

"my husband said 'no' because we don't know this guy and well, frankly, what if he steals the rental car?"

Have I had a brush with 2 psychopaths?

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Unread 12-08-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Ok, I loaned my car to a friend of my husbands. A casual aquaintence really. (We barely knew him)

This was 12 days ago.

He was meant to borrow the car for 5 days. But he promised for 2 days to bring it back but he never turned up.

I was extremely MAD and that's putting it mildly.

I had to get to work and I ended up having to borrow my neighbours car - I promised to fill it with gas as payment $60.

Now this original 'person' reckons he has lost my car keys.

He had it towed to a locksmith and ordered new keys for it. I didn't believe him so I called the locksmith myself and it's all true.

Now the keys came in yesterday (Over $400) worth and this guy promised the locksmith he would pick the car up and buy the new keys.

Didn't happen.

Now we can't contact the original borrower - and it looks like I'll be paying over $400 and driving over 2 hours to get my car back.

Does anyone have any words of advice? Or any comfort for me?

Ps I know I am stoopid for loaning my car out, blah blah - but this guy took advantage of my husband and myself during a very difficult time. (It's a long story)


You should have called the police and reported it stolen on the second day.

You have learned a very valuable lesson (I HOPE)!
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Unread 12-08-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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I think i would seek the wisdom of my GodFather...

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Unread 12-08-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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i think you've lost a lot of money, and learned a valuable lesson about trusting people you hardly know.

sorry.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Why on Earth would you loan your car out to anybody - much less someone you don't even know! : smack::s mack::sm ack::sma ck::smac k::smack : : smack::s mack::sm ack::sma ck::smac k::smack :
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Unread 12-08-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: California
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call the police, your car is stolen.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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i had thought of that, but they might not be willing to entertain it since the car was loaned willingly.

the insurance might not pay out because the keys were handed over.

it might be worth asking tho, you never know.


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call the police, your car is stolen.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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If he/she loaned the car for a certain period of time with the expectation that he/she would get it back, and the person he/she loaned it to never returned it, it is stolen. Consent has been vitiated. But back to my original thought .... why in tarnation would you lend your car to someone you don't know???
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