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Harvey cars parked #4521689
09/20/17 09:34 PM
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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4521747
09/20/17 10:37 PM
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Wow!!! Glad I bought a new car already this year and got my deal because deals are going g to be hard to get on new or used cars now

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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4521751
09/20/17 10:42 PM
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Port Orange, Florida
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Hey, we are finally going to start exporting cars to Mexico now!! Bet these go like Hotcakes down there.



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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4521779
09/20/17 11:47 PM
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Wow...that is just a crazy amount of them....


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4521845
09/21/17 04:09 AM
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What a shame. I'm certain there are plenty that by hook or crook will find their way around the country, be misrepresented and sold to people thinking they got a good deal.


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4522064
09/21/17 09:54 AM
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It's great for those who manufacture and sell cars I guess. Not so great for the car insurance companies and ultimately those who need it.


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4522073
09/21/17 10:01 AM
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I seen two articles yesterday on the two places they are parking all the vehicles. Some are already on auction sites.
The used car market in TX just made a dramatic jump in prices. I have been looking at getting a car when I get back to south Texas for the winter and that idea is now probably going to be scrapped as the prices have went up about 15-20%. Probably have to jump a plane and go back up north.



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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4522149
09/21/17 11:32 AM
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I'm looking to pick up one out of Florida from a friend who buys them..

makes me a little nervous...


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4522151
09/21/17 11:33 AM
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It is a good time to be a dealership in Texas, I would imagine.


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4522168
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Its a backyard industry in south TX to buy wrecks and fix them. Was told Harlingen was the capitol of car repair. Cheap labor and lot of work gets done outside. Have watched a car get stripped, parts replaced and primed,painted and out the gate in just a couple days. With the water level being high and in the cars for days one article said that mold is horrendous.



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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4522545
09/21/17 07:15 PM
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Given the prices some of these cars are commanding at auction, many will be repaired and resold.
Many of these cars will end up being just fine for their new owners.
How much of the "flood car" phobia is real and how much of it is just an old wives tale?
I don't know, but I do know that a Corvette that brings $42K at auction ain't gonna end up as a parts car.


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: fdcg27] #4522934
09/22/17 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Given the prices some of these cars are commanding at auction, many will be repaired and resold.


Who monitors if the flooded Houston cars are being auctioned? Is it the insurance companies selling them?


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: gfh77665] #4523052
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I'll take a 6-speed Hemi Challenger with no sunroof in anything except red, black, or white, and a 2004-2006 883 or 1200 Sportster Roadster, please. I can even come down to get them with a truck and trailer.


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: Linctex] #4523428
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Given the prices some of these cars are commanding at auction, many will be repaired and resold.


Who monitors if the flooded Houston cars are being auctioned? Is it the insurance companies selling them?


Of course cars found to be total losses go to auction. Where else would they go? The insurers need to recover what they can of the payout they made to the owner, or maybe the owner's finance company. A mutual company like State Farm has a legal obligation to do so since it's owned by its insureds, very much as a publicly held company is owned by its stockholders.
The insurers send them to auction companies like Copart and their interest ends at that point. They get the proceeds net of the third party seller's fees and they have no further interest in the vehicles.
How else would anyone dispose of a total loss vehicle?


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Re: Harvey cars parked [Re: SF0059] #4523558
09/22/17 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: SF0059
It is a good time to be a dealership in Texas, I would imagine.

No! Reputable dealers don't want to have anything to do with reconditioned flood vehicles, and because of the loss of so many vehicles and the resulting high demand, there will be a major shortage of good used vehicles and much higher prices as a result. Used vehicle wholesale prices are already escalating substantially. Reputable dealers are NOT happy about this!

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