Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
2503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 928

Subscriber

  Reply # 1558653 24-May-2016 13:50
Send private message

While there will always be cases of dodgy types conning the system, and there are certainly flaws in the system, in this case I feel it was lack of buyer education. The information was out there that this vehicle had been imported from Australia, and had sustained water/flood damage. It's just that I suspect few buyers do checks to this level, or even know that they can. I think this information should be included in all 'common' vehicle history checks - e.g. carjam, motorweb etc (or maybe it is in their paid checks?). I think the second issue in this case was, despite a MVDT ruling in her favour, she's not received the money form the dealer - there should be stronger legal enforcement of this type of ruling.





Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

1525 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 376


  Reply # 1558806 24-May-2016 16:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

When someone wins a case in court like this and a company doesn't pay out it should be made debt collectable with costs and other legal enforcement that comes with debts against limited liability companies.


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software


11177 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3542

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1558991 24-May-2016 22:18
Send private message

joker97: I'm more worried about dodgy construction material for buildings

 

 

 

And the dodgy people putting them together and the dodgy people certifying their compliance...!






31 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 1559106 25-May-2016 07:45
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

I would say the simplest answer is to instruct Customs to refuse clearance to any such vehicles at the border, returning them to Australia.

 

 

Aussie De-Reg rules are overly restrictive (as are a lot of things over there - think of them as the poor cousin to UK on "nanny statism"). Anyway, a car with hail damage is absolutely fine for import and repair. A ute that has been wet (fresh water) to the bottom of the rear bumper = fine in my books. They key is that the buyer is fully informed and makes a decision based on that.

 

The De-Reg (in most cases) stems from the Ins Coy having a claim made against them. The loss on their books will be attributed to an event (Cyclone Winnebago = Storm/Weather Event) and they can do their reporting. Happy days... However, until the vehicle is inspected separate to that process, details of the loss won't be clear;

 

- Hail Damage

 

- Fresh water flooded

 

- Salt water flooded

 

- Tree fell on the vehicle causing major structural damage

 

- Lightening struck the ute tray causing arcing (I'm being silly now...)

 

Each of these has a different repair process to make it safe and a differing acceptance level from the public around whether they would want it afterwards. 


1 | 2 | 3 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.