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Damaged Car and Muscle Don’t Belong Together

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 13, 2017

Being a very active food blogger in the Greater Atlanta Area I’m out and about a lot and meet new people frequently, but it’s not like the topic of sell your car comes up often. When it does, I’m on it; but if I’m honest it’s only because I met, talked to, and I write for the guys behind Car Buyer USA; and I’m truly impressed with these guys. I’ve never really had a reason to feel any kind of passion about selling or buying cars. My passion has always been about classics and muscle cars. Oh, and a Bugatti; I need a Bugatti. I’m meant to have a Bugatti sitting in my long driveway right outside my two 20 car garages housing my Superbird, ’59 hardtop convertible Corvette, Cuda, Dart, Comet, Charger, GTO, Barracuda, …you get the picture, which brings me to the reason for this post; “classic car damage”. It’s really so sad. The words damaged car and muscle don’t belong together, much less process. They just don’t compute.

I watch car auctions on TV and my friend and I’ll battle over do you drive it or do you cart it around? My feeling is part of the fun of having a badass street mean muscle of a classic is showing off. Ha. I’d want EVERYONE to not only see me rolling down the highway, but hear me coming. How does it go? “Got those highway blues can’t you hear my motor runnin’? Flyin’ down the road with my foot on the floor. All the way in town they can hear me comin’. Ford’s about to drop she won’t do no more. fa la la la la…” Yep, that’s me. And I can’t forget about “Gotta keep movin’ or I’ll lose my mind.” It’s just something you feel or you just don’t. I’ll never understand how those who don’t get “it”, don’t get it and it seems impossible a person wouldn’t feel it. But no matter, the rumbling of muscle gliding down the highway is the American way, period, and I’m as American as they come.

So, how did it make me feel when Tom told me his precious 1966 GTO was in a car crash? “My heart started achin’, my body started shakin’ and I can’t take no mo-ore!” and the room began to spin. Tragic. I couldn’t imagine. Give me a ’66 GTO and let Mother Nature so much as blow wind on her and she’d get her butt whooped. Let some guy hurt my baby… oh boy. Yeah, I have redneck hiding in me and I know where to find it when it’s needed. I think I’d be red in the face screaming before I realized it.

After I caught my breathe I moved the conversation to, “I know someone that buys accident cars for sale. I know who you could sell your car to if you’re looking to cut your losses.” The way Tom looked at me, “what is my car worth?” you would’ve thought I had three heads; and he didn’t have to ask if I was crazy. Rude. I already knew he wasn’t selling his GTO, I just shamelessly seized the opportunity to promote my guys. Car Buyer USA’s claim to fame, rightfully so, is “we buy cars in any condition anywhere in the U.S. and we do it fast, easy, and safe.” You can drop your car off at one of their preferred partners or if you need them to, they’ll come to you and have cash in your bank in no time. I’m not really sure if they’d buy a classic, but if you or someone you know has a 2004 or later vehicle that needs to be sold quick, they’re your guys. Jeez, now the Doobie Brothers and Whiteshake will be going off in my head all day. Could be worse though. It could be won’t you be my neighbor; and by the way, you know damaged car and muscle don’t belong together. It’s an oxymoron as much as the guy that hurt Tom’s GTO is a moron. Classic car damage is a sin. I’d hit a tree first.

Sell Damaged Car – What is My Car Worth?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 02, 2017

Has your car been in an accident? Has a tree crushed the hood? Was there a hit and run? Is the at fault driver’s insurance company giving you a hard time; do they even have insurance coverage? Is your insurance company not paying enough to cover all the repairs? Too many hassles filing an insurance claim? If so, we have good news! We can answer that burning question, “What is my car worth?” in 20-seconds and even better; we buy damaged cars all the time at top dollar.


The unexpected can happen to anyone; a negligent driver could come along or a tree could come crashing down. The wind could pick up your vehicle and rolled it around a few times or you could leave your car in neutral forgetting to put the emergency brake on. Then there’s always a freak accident that could happen – a bag of money falls from the sky and you don’t want to use it to pay for repairs… ok, that’s probably not going to happen so don’t count on it. Or any number of things can leave your car damaged.


The moral of this story, is a number of unfortunate events that can damage a car, truck, van, or SUV, is unlimited; but it doesn’t matter with us. We buy cars in any condition whether it’s smooth and shiny, has some rust spots, or is bent and dent. What, the engine doesn’t purr? That’s alright too, it doesn’t even need to be running. We can get the question, “what is my car worth?” answered in 20-seconds flat and you’ll have a solid offer; and trust us, the offer will surprise you. Then? Then you won’t believe how fast, safe, and easy it is to sell a damaged car to CarBuyerUSAfill out our short form, and see how fast 20-seconds really are.

Car Damaged In an Accident? Use a Diminished Value Calculator for the Correct Reimbursement Amount

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When you’re in a car accident there’s a process that follows. First, you make sure everyone is ok. Second, there’s an accident report. Third, insurance information is exchanged. Fourth, assuming the at fault driver has insurance coverage; you file a claim with their insurance company and your car’s damages are repaired; but what about the value of your car? Is it the same as its pre-accident condition after all repairs are completed? The answer is no. When your car is damaged in an accident you should use a diminished value calculator for the correct reimbursement amount you’re entitled to.

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What is a diminished value calculator?

A diminished value calculator uses a formula that calculates all damages, including body damages and mechanical damages, to show what a car’s diminished value is based on the difference in value before an accident and after an accident.

Once all car damages from an accident are repaired, it’s back to its original value, right?

Wrong; it’s impossible for a vehicle that’s been in a car accident to be repaired to its original condition prior to an accident. Think about this for a second. Let’s say your car was manufacture produced tight; meaning nothing was loose, shaking, vibrating, grinding, or making weird noises before the car crash. And, let’s assume the value of the car was $17,000 pre-car accident and all damages that occurred in the crash are repairable to what seem perfectly sound and back to its pre-crash condition. Six months later you decide to trade your car in on a new truck and the car salesmen tells you the CarFax he pulled shows the details of the accident and the value of your car has dropped drastically from $17,000 all the way down to $9,000. I don’t know about you, but that’s no small potatoes! $8,000 is a HUGE DIFFERENCE IN VALUE. What? The insurance company didn’t mention that could happen? Really? Noooo way!

Value numbers fluctuate depending on make, model, year, miles, and type of damages, but that’s what happens when a vehicle is damaged in an accident. Its value drops; this is known as diminished value. Guess what may surprise you, but comes to know surprise here? The at fault driver’s insurance company never even mumbled the words diminished value. Do you know why that is? It’s because they didn’t want to pay you the pre-accident and post-accident value difference. They know it exists and they know it can be expensive for them, so mums the word! Guess who “the man is sticking it to” instead of you “sticking it to the man”? That would be you!

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Being knowledgeable about the difference in value of your vehicle after a car accident is imperative to receiving the reimbursement you’re entitled to. No one at an insurance company is going to make you aware of it, and even if you ask they may very well tell you there is no such thing as diminished value, or they may use the 17c formula to fool you into believing its calculation results is the correct and only diminished value number for your car. It’s just not so and I hate to say it, but they could be lying to you. They know 17c only considers body damage and not mechanical damages. Mechanical repairs are not included in the 17c formula because the insurance company doesn’t pay a diminished value amount on parts they pay for to replace any damaged parts. That’s not fair to you, so lucky for you there’s a solution to this problem known as a diminished value calculator. Expert Mike Lasini does a good job explaining how it all works in his How Do Insurance Companies Calculate A Diminished Value Claim? article.

When you’ve been in a car accident, we can help you determine the diminished value of your car, truck, van, or SUV to find out the real-life number you deserve. Moreover, since we buy cars, you can skip the repairs and insurance low-balling altogether; and we pay you more than any other buyer you’ll find, you can sell your damaged car to us at top diminished value. So when your car has been damaged in an accident, let us use our diminished value calculator for the correct reimbursement amount and pay you what you deserve. Call one of our live agents today at 888-995-6498 and let us tell you the difference in diminished value for your vehicle.

Get a LEGIT FREE CASH OFFER IN WRITING and Sell Your Car to a Family Member or Friend

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 25, 2017

Are you thinking you might want to sell your car to someone you already know? Are you wondering how much your vehicle is worth in today’s market? Then why not get a FREE LEGIT CASH OFFER in writing from CarBuyerUSA and sell your car, truck, van, or SUV – 2004 model or up – to a family member, co-worker, neighbor, or friend and get your asking price without any hassles? When you know the true value of your car, who can argue with that?

Getting a cash offer is as easy as 1-2-3 and you’ll have a solid number to work with that we’ll stand behind. All it takes is filling in our short form with your car’s year, make, model, trim level and miles, and your cash offer appears onscreen! And guess what? You do NOT enter a VIN number and 94% of the time the offers pop-up after 20 seconds. For the other 6%, one of our live agents will be happy to help you get the value of your vehicle in writing. What’s more, we promise it is the best offer you will find anywhere, and it’s the same amount we’ll pay you if you decide to sell your car to us.

All you have to do to have an instant 20-second CASH OFFER is enter your car’s information and click the red GET MY OFFER button. There is no bantering, groveling, bickering, dickering, haggling, strife, posturing, or pressure from us at all!


Here’s the bottom line:

Our 20-second CASH OFFER is what your car is worth and CarBuyerUSA will pay this right now in cash! No stories, no payment plans, no financing, no inspections, and no expert witness evaluations. Just a solid offer for what your car is worth. Take it or leave it, and if you tell us “I got this MUCH for my vehicle and I would rather sell it to you!” that’s great! We’ll get started so you have CASH IN YOUR BANK FAST, SAFE, AND EASY! We even make it convenient for you... if you want, we’ll come to you to buy your car.

So go on! Get a legit FREE CASH OFFER in writing from us right now! Just don’t forget, we’re in the business of buying cars at top dollar so if your family member, co-worker, neighbor, or friend tries to pressure you into lowering your sale price, we buy cars and you can sell your car, truck, van, or SUV to us without the hassles RIGHT ON THE SPOT. We’ll put cash in your bank faster than a speeding bullet! Ok, not that fast, but FAST! Then you can tell those in your inner circle you sold your car online, the buyer came to you, and you got cash in the bank quick; and you never even left couch.

How Much Is My Damaged Car Worth?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 21, 2017

When your car is in an accident, you may come to a decision where repairing it to its original condition is too expensive for you and start asking yourself, “how much is my car worth?” Unfortunately, many people experience this reality. Some of you have the minimum coverage to meet state laws and like thousands of others, you keep your fingers crossed nothing will happen. Then there are those of you who realize a vehicle can never be as good as before an accident, even with the best repairs, and decide you don’t want to file a diminished value claim with the driver at fault’s insurance company; so you opt to sell your car as is.

There are unlimited reasons you might start asking what the value of your damaged car is; I could never name them all, much less come up with a complete list. Whatever your reason for searching for companies that buy cars; we buy cars in any condition running or not; and we buy damaged cars so we have you covered there too.

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Your question, “How much is my damaged car worth?” is much easier to find and answer to than you think. All it takes for a 20-second instant offer is filling out our short form; that’s it. Then, once we both agree on a fair amount, you sell your car to Car Buyer USA and we take care of all the arrangements for you to hand over your car to us. We’ll even come to you to pick it up at no extra charge. How convenient is that? So what are you waiting for? Enter your car’s information and get an offer.

Paul Got Fast Cash for His Emergency Fund – We Buy Cars

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 18, 2017

With all the media coverage about Hurricane Irma, right on the heels of Houston, Texas’ Hurricane Harvey, it might put Florida in the front of people’s minds as the state whose residents need of help the most. While it’s very true Florida residents need help, so does Houston and surrounding areas. They’re still struggling and people who reside there are short on supplies, shelter, food, and money. We were reminded of this when we received a call from Paul; his mom lives in Houston and needed his help. He sold his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado to Car Buyer USA and got fast cash for his emergency fund.

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When Paul spoke to our agent, he explained it made more sense to send his mom money rather than use money for a round trip plane ticket. Since his mom was ok and staying with relatives out in Texas, he felt she was in good hands and extra cash would help her more and she could best decide where the money should be spent. Well, we buy cars so we bought his truck.

With the fact that we buy cars everyday as routine, helping customers like this is very rewarding. We know, if you need cash fast, the first thing that comes to mind is not to sell to car. However, when you have an unexpected emergency and you need money quickly; and if you have a car, truck, van, or SUV you can sell, call us and sell your car to get fast cash for your emergency fund. And remember, we buy any car, 2004 or later model, in any condition. That means even the ones not running, rusty, or banged up; and by the way, even if it’s been in a hurricane.

Did Hurricane Irma Trash Your Car and Now You Want to Sell It?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 15, 2017

Car Buyer USA has all of those affected by hurricanes as of late in our hearts and our prayers. It’s terrible that hurricanes have been ramped over the last few weeks; tearing up cities, neighborhoods, shorelines, and everything in their way; and Irma? Irma was the scariest of all at over 300 miles wide at a CAT 5 for the majority of its life, and traveling a meager 16 mph or less devastating thousands of people. If Hurricane Irma trashed your car and you now want to sell it, let’s talk. We buy any 2004 or later model car in any condition, so Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, sell your car to us and get the most cash for it.

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True story.

I have a cousin, her husband, and her daughter who live in Savannah and they made plans to head north to our area (Atlanta) to stay safe. The closer the day came to evacuate, Russell (husband) decided they would stay and ride it out since Irma was to be around a CAT 1. Was this a smart move? LOL, my vote is a big fat no. They are safe and no one got hurt, but a tree redesigned his work truck.

The next day my sister called Lisa to find out how bad the weather got and make sure they were ok. Lisa’s daughter answered the phone. “Ugh mom’s in bed and we’re ok.” Lisa in the background yells, “A tree fell on Russell’s truck.” Russell in the background, “And we’re all dead!” I think Lisa probably gave Russell a few, “I told you so” and most likely a piece of her mind. I’m pretty sure she’s not going to let him forget about it for a while.

Yes, I did. I told them about Car Buyer USA and if they decide to sell his truck, they’ll be getting a 20-second quote and getting the highest offer on and off the Internet. If Hurricane Irma trashed your car and you want to sell it, don’t hesitate to fill out a short form and get your instant 20-second offer. Then let’s talk and take your damaged car off your hands. Sell your car to us and instantly have less stress and cash in the bank! Remember, if your car, truck, van, or SUV is a 2004 or later model, not only do we buy cars but we buy any car in any condition. What are you waiting for? See how it works.

Craigslist Crime Headlines – August 2017

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Craigslist is one of the most, if not the most, popular advertising sites. It allows a seller, or any other person posting in one of their many categories, to maximize their reach for potential buyers. That’s a fantastic service to offer the public and for free; but just how free is it really? The actual fee could be the cost of your life. The Craigslist Crimes for August 2017 are just a needle in the haystack for all the crimes that started with logging into a Craigslist account. Why would you ever run an ad on this site to sell your car when there are so many criminal accounts on record?

According to Wikipedia “Internet homicide refers to a killing in which victim and perpetrator met online, in some cases having known each other previously only through the Internet. Also Internet killer is an appellation found in media reports for a person who broadcasts the crime of murder online or who murders a victim met through the Internet. The first known murder of a victim met online was in 1996. Depending on the venue used, other terms used in the media are Internet chat room killer, Craigslist killer, Facebook serial killer. Internet homicide can also be part of an Internet suicide pact or consensual homicide. Some commentators believe that reports on these homicides have overemphasized their connection to the Internet.”

August 3rd – Christian Richard Koelsch was charged with misdemeanor counts. He confessed to investigators during questioning, after the IP address and phone number used to create his estranged “wife’s” account lead back to him. He put a “contract killer for hire” ad on himself under his wife’s name, and even put her real phone number in the ad.

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August 16th – A 50-year-old woman lost nearly $1,500 in a Myrtle Beach Hotel Craigslist scam. Guess who didn’t have a room reserved.

August 22nd – Georgia Craigslist Killing Over Shoes, seriously over shoes?

August 28th – A woman met with a buyer to sell her 2009 Subaru Legacy who was then robbed at gunpoint.

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Those are only a few incidents; Craigslist crime headlines for August 2017, list is a long one. Just do what’s smart and stay away from Craigslist when it comes time to sell your car. Car Buyer USA goes to great lengths to not only make the process conveniently fast and easy for you, but they make it safe. We buy cars in any condition and we’ll even come to you to do it. We’ll even meet you at your local police station because being safe is important.

What Is Diminished Value? Don’t Let “Big Insurance” Fool You

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Why is that’s an important question? It’s because when compared to the over 7.4 billion people in this world only a hand full have ever heard of it. When you ask most people, “What is diminished value?” the response would most likely be, “What is what?” CrashCalculator.com understands it’s a mystery to people, and why shouldn’t it be? The only ones that knew about it for what seems like forever are insurance companies; and why the heck would they tell you about it when they lose money if you are educated on it?

Way back on May 26, 2010, ABCNew.com published an article about diminished value – Been in a Car Wreck? Get Reimbursed for Lost Value – and it’s still something most people don’t know about. Let’s end the mystery, take control away from “big insurance”, and put you in the driver’s seat, because those holding the purse strings aren’t about to let you in on their big secret.

First, it’s important to know that most insurance policies prevent the owner of filing a diminished value claim against your own insurance. This means you’ll need to file a claim with the vehicle operator at fault’s insurance company. But act fast and don’t procrastinate too long, some states have statute of limitations on property damage claims.

Now, about diminished value, just what is it? It’s pretty easy to understand.

  1. What was your car worth before the crash?
  2. How much less is it worth now because it was in an accident?

Just two easy questions are all it takes to be aware of your right to be reimbursed for the “true loss in damages”.

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Don’t let “big insurance” fool you into believing you can only get that low-balled return on your claim. Don’t accept their offer, contact us first. We’ll answer all your questions, help you and you’ll have a solid understanding of what diminished value is. We promise. Something else to consider, if you or someone you know, before or after filing a car, truck, van, or SUV diminished value claim wants to get top dollar for a vehicle, check out CarBuyerUSA.com. You can sell your 2004 or younger car in any condition, running or not the easy, fast, and safe way. They’ll even come to you to do it! How’s that for convenience?

Link to article on State Farm

Seriously State Farm? Glue to Attach the Honda Fit’s Roof Instead Of Welding It On? #SMH

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 31, 2017

I have one-word adjectives for this topic. I’m not going to be funny, at all. This is serious business. All for a stupid dime in a pocket. Seriously State Farm? I mean c’mon! What tha… is wrong with you? When did greed go so off rail? You encouraged glue to attach the Honda Fit’s roof back on instead of welding it on? 3M’s adhesive that hadn’t even been tested? If this is found to be true; gross misconduct and shame on you, 3M, and John Eagle Collision Center of Dallas, Texas. #SMH Be warned people, when your vehicle has been repaired due to an accident and you go to sell your car, it may not be safe for the new owner. Be smart and put due diligence on your to do list.

According to Autobody News:

    “John Eagle Collision Center in Dallas, TX, and State Farm were sued in two separate cases for $1 million for allegedly using only adhesive to attach a new roof panel to a Honda Fit rather than welding it, as required by Honda OEM procedures.”

If this is true, this inherently causes alarm for not only repair centers across the U.S., but State Farm Mutual Automobile Company as well. After all, according to Autobody News it looks like the second suite, if filed but I can’t imagine it won’t be in federal court soon, will attempt to prove the American iconic insurance company influenced the auto repair not meeting OEM specifications to save a dime.

This is not Car Buyer USA’s opinion, but as far as I’m concerned, they may have well used a hot glue gun. If another accident occurs who knows how that roof will act? Adhesive?? Really?? Idiots! All of them! How do you put people’s safety and lives at risk? And not just the driver of this car, there are others to be considered. What if this car is rolling down the road and the roof flies off on a Texas scorching hot day. What? Cross your fingers and hope your actions don’t come back to bite you? If you ask me, this is ignorance and disgusting arrogance at its worse.

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It’s kind of hard to even find a way to include that we buy cars, but if your car, truck, van, or SUV is damaged in an accident and you don’t want to risk big insurance has your back, sell your car to Car Buyer USA. And, if you’re interested in the full story we’re following (will keep you posted) you should read the entire article; it’s a real eye opener to how far “the big man” will allegedly go to save a dime. Allegedly because the case against John Eagle Collision Center in Dallas, Texas is still pending and filing of a new law suite is still pending against State Farm and 3M the adhesive manufacturer. If they’re found guilty, these acts are disgusting and unacceptable in monumental ways. Hop over to Crash Calculator to see how Mike Lasini tells you how this ties into diminished value and information on Autobody News’ full story; but before you go. If you are looking to sell your car, fill out our short form for an instant 20-second offer on your car, truck, van, or SUV!

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