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Old 03-13-2012, 02:45 PM
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"Also, do you personally know anyone who ever recovered money from the window etching insurance scheme?"

This was a quote taken directly from that website....and the answer is yes, now you do know someone...
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Re: Window Etching

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My check for 5k was not a scam....There may be some companies that are are not reputable but i know that the company i used was totally legit. Did not give me a single issue collecting the money.
What was the name of your etching insurance company? Hear you can get it for a fraction of what dealers get for this service .
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Re: Window Etching

They mentioned it when I bought mine but told them no, that is why I have insurance. When it came time to sign the papers I saw the charge ($239 as well) and told them NO. They took it off along with a few other little charges they tried to sneak by with. Funny think is that the window was already etched but didin't notice it till I got home.
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They mentioned it when I bought mine but told them no, that is why I have insurance. When it came time to sign the papers I saw the charge ($239 as well) and told them NO. They took it off along with a few other little charges they tried to sneak by with. Funny think is that the window was already etched but didin't notice it till I got home.
It seriously takes like 20 seconds to etch 4 windows. I used to have to do this as a detailer at the "luxury brand" dealership I used to work at. Such a money grab from the dealers...
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Re: Window Etching

Basically a profit center for the dealership. The etching that magically appeared on my invoice after I negotiated the deal on my Lexus was passed off as a "mandatory" charge. After I told them to f themselves and was ready to walk away for the $249, the "mandatory" charge magically disappeared.

I remember a link to the etching website (name slips my mind) that proudly proclaimed how the company worked with the dealership to help maximize the dealer's profits! Once I remember the name of the etching company I'll try to find the link.

BTW, no etching on the JGC.
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You can buy a kit for $20-30. This is one of those items that works out to nearly 100% profit for the dealer. Our local Subaru dealer puts $10 worth of pinstriping and door edge guards on their cars and charges $600 for its "appearance and protection package." Apparently these scams work!
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You can buy a kit for $20-30. This is one of those items that works out to nearly 100% profit for the dealer. Our local Subaru dealer puts $10 worth of pinstriping and door edge guards on their cars and charges $600 for its "appearance and protection package." Apparently these scams work!
No Just get a good insurance co that will replace lost with a new one.
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