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December 15, 2015, 08:07 PM #0

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Hey everyone,

I recently wrote off a vehicle from Japan and was wondering if anyone could recommend an arbitrator that is familiar with imports and can get me through the whole process as quick as possible.

Any help is appreciated
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    December 16, 2015, 10:04 AM #1

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    Originally posted by ZBuller80
    Hey everyone,

    I recently wrote off a vehicle from Japan and was wondering if anyone could recommend an arbitrator that is familiar with imports and can get me through the whole process as quick as possible.

    Any help is appreciated
    What did you write off? that may sway someone... I know Subarus but nothing about Nissans...
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      December 16, 2015, 11:33 PM #2

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        December 17, 2015, 09:23 AM #4

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        Originally posted by themikewoo
        Bump for you because I want a wagon.

        Once you go longroof, you never go back, lol.

        To the OP, who did you import through?  Maybe they would serve as a decent appraiser? 

        A word of caution before heading too far down this road, the way arbitration works is each party (insured and MPI) assign an appraiser at their own cost, if those 2 parties are not able to reach an agreement, a 3rd party is brought in with the cost split between the 2 parties, whose say is final and binding.  As we have only 1 auto insurer in the province, it's an underlier that the appraisers won't want to piss off MPI, as the bulk of their work comes from them.  I was contemplating going this route a few years ago and decided that with the extra cost to me, and the way the deck is stacked against the insured, it wasn't worth the risk to me.  It's a broken system, and the sheeple are blind to it.  Good luck!
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          December 18, 2015, 03:22 PM #5

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          Originally posted by IanB
          Once you go longroof, you never go back, lol.

          To the OP, who did you import through?  Maybe they would serve as a decent appraiser? 

          A word of caution before heading too far down this road, the way arbitration works is each party (insured and MPI) assign an appraiser at their own cost, if those 2 parties are not able to reach an agreement, a 3rd party is brought in with the cost split between the 2 parties, whose say is final and binding.  As we have only 1 auto insurer in the province, it's an underlier that the appraisers won't want to piss off MPI, as the bulk of their work comes from them.  I was contemplating going this route a few years ago and decided that with the extra cost to me, and the way the deck is stacked against the insured, it wasn't worth the risk to me.  It's a broken system, and the sheeple are blind to it.  Good luck!

          I imported through Boss imports.

          I was also a little skeptical when they provided me with a list of their approved arbitrators.

          I just wanna get the most I can out of the goons
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            December 18, 2015, 03:33 PM #6

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            I'm also curious how long the process normally takes and if it will actually be worth my time.

            What kind of experience has everyone had with the process and how much more were you able to get? (Minus expenses)

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              Originally posted by ZBuller80
              I'm also curious how long the process normally takes and if it will actually be worth my time.

              What kind of experience has everyone had with the process and how much more were you able to get? (Minus expenses)
              I would highly recommend you to settle on a value before the arbitration process. I have been there and it's nothing but a downhill slope. They typically don't care about what your arbitrator has to say and believe they know everything there is about your car and it's history.

              Being a company run by the government there is very little you can do and in the end they tell you to go to court if you don't like their appraisal. Which again is government related so you end up boxed in a corner.
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                December 18, 2015, 06:52 PM #8

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                If the 2 appraisers can't agree, and they bring in an "umpire"/third appraiser, it's now 2 against 1 for MPI, is basically what I was trying to say earlier, as the bulk of these appraiser's work is through MPI.
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                  December 19, 2015, 10:59 PM #9

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                  Originally posted by Stefan
                  I would highly recommend you to settle on a value before the arbitration process. I have been there and it's nothing but a downhill slope. They typically don't care about what your arbitrator has to say and believe they know everything there is about your car and it's history.

                  Being a company run by the government there is very little you can do and in the end they tell you to go to court if you don't like their appraisal. Which again is government related so you end up boxed in a corner.


                  I already tried. They got the vehicle appraised first and gave me an offer. I counter-offered and they decided to stick with their original offer which was pretty lame.
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