1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Timeframe a bussiness can collect money from you?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by sliverworm, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Apr 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM
    #1
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    Does anybody know if there is a time frame a business can collect money from you for services or goods? I ask because back in 2006 I was in a wreck with one of my cars, I took it to a body shop and got everything fixed and to my knowledge paid for, however just a few weeks ago I got a call from the body shop asking for me to pay $250 for a deductible, I called my insurance and they dunno what is going on they only took care of what they were billed for. The incident happened over 3 years ago and they are just now coming back saying I need to pay them?! Why would they let me take my vehicle if I hadn't paid? Can I just ignore them or should I call and tell them its stupid and offer to pay some of the money back? I don't even own that freakin car anymore..
     
  2. Apr 6, 2009 at 7:33 PM
    #2
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    posted in the wrong spot, oops
     
  3. Apr 6, 2009 at 7:35 PM
    #3
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    do you have your bill? it should say how much is paid. Call the body shop, maybe they confused you with someone else
     
  4. Apr 6, 2009 at 7:38 PM
    #4
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    No I don't have a bill and they have my car make/model and address so I don't think they mixed me up with anybody
     
  5. Apr 6, 2009 at 7:40 PM
    #5
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    take that back, I do have a bill they sent me a copy of it and it breaks down how $250 is owed.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2009 at 8:01 PM
    #6
    hillbillytaco

    hillbillytaco HOT!!

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Member:
    #9647
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeremy
    westbyGodvirginia
    Vehicle:
    06 impulse red trd off road dc v6 6spd
    i'd tell them to eat it and to get their heads out of their ass. it's been three years sorry about their bad luck
     
  7. Apr 6, 2009 at 8:05 PM
    #7
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    so after 3 years they decide to tell you that you owe $250? Or did they send you a copy of your bill?

    Tell them go pound sand.:rolleyes:


    they must be hurting for money if there going that deep into there records
     
  8. Apr 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM
    #8
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    I just hope they don't try to report me to some collections or something, but I do find it kind of stupid they are coming at me now..
     
  9. Apr 6, 2009 at 8:15 PM
    #9
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    i think they would send you like second and final notices before they did anything like a collections agency.

    If it does come down to that, send them half since it took them 3 years to call you..lol
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 6:40 AM
    #10
    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7011
    Messages:
    17,641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rotorhead
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    Vehicle:
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    It IS odd that it took them 3 years to find they were missing the money and get in touch with you.
    But if you have a bill that outlines it-and they are looking for it...You might want to pay. Going to collections is bad juju and good credit is hard to build but easy to mess up.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:16 AM
    #11
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    maybe they will just take partial payment, its kinda stupid for them to come back now
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    #12
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    any more input on this?
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    #13
    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9104
    Messages:
    42,597
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Susan
    SC
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner SR5 V6 w/tow pkg
    OEM SS tube steps, Access LE tonneau cover, pop n'lock, AVS in-channel vent visors, stubby antenna, Wet Okole seat covers, bed mat, rear diff breather mod, 4 extra d rings in bed, K&N air filter.
    Even though the bill has your name/address on it, doesn't mean they didn't mix you up with someone else. I'd call them and ask them if it really is your bill and then why it took them 3 years to send a bill... Ask them to explain why you "owe" the $$$.

    Do you have a deductable on your policy? Did you pay it when you picked the vehicle up?

    If you really do owe it, I'd pay up - go with what BrunesDoesTRD said - it would be bad if you have good credit, and this screwed it up.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    #14
    petersharp

    petersharp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Member:
    #3566
    Messages:
    925
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Do you need to ask?! It's up there ^
    Louisville, CO
    Vehicle:
    Ex DC LB Sport owner.
    If they can prove that you owe it then I'm pretty sure you're still liable. But you can play with them - tell them you'll take 3 yrs to pay as they took 3 yrs to send it to you.

    Or tell them you're flat broke and can't afford it: 'Things change a lot in 3 yrs don't ya know' etc etc
     
  15. Apr 7, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    #15
    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Member:
    #6624
    Messages:
    7,075
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Birmingham
    Vehicle:
    Sold my truck Jan '13... Still hang around.
    Are you saying that you have a copy of the original bill from years ago, or are you talking about a bill they just sent you?

    If you have the original bill and it says you owe $250 that you never paid, I'd man up and pay it. It's stupid that they waited this long to try to get the money, but you always owed it. It's childish to try to get out of a debt just because they didn't service it timely. (If they were asking for back-interest, though, I'd tell them where they could shove that extra amount.)

    If you're talking about a bill you just received and you have no indication that you ever owed the $250 back in the day, I'd be much more skeptical. I'd put up a fight.

    My $0.02
     
  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:52 PM
    #16
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    I have a copy of what they sent me, not the original bill . I will give them a call and talk to them about why it took so long for them to get back to me..
     
  17. Apr 10, 2009 at 6:25 PM
    #17
    sliverworm

    sliverworm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    Statue of limitations on this in the state of Texas is 4yrs..

    I have not heard anything from these people for about a month, maybe if i can ignore them for another year I don't have to pay lol.. jk
     
To Top