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Old 17.10.2011, 11:14
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

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What was his name?
I heard it was a female blonde:


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Old 17.10.2011, 11:15
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

Hey, stuff happens. I once hit the button for the interior light when I was getting out of the car, the car locked just fine. But then later on car would not start. Someone came, he is a garage who does TCS calls in my area, it was late, the guy was very nice, didn't make me feel stupid at all.

So perhaps whoever helped you is a TCS partner and the bill can be covered.
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Woke up with this blonde next to me.
Not sure of the relevance here. Did you also have a dead battery?
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Old 17.10.2011, 11:45
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

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What was his name?
Never did get her name DK. But she did mention something about this guy she'd had a few weeks ago, pink tutu wearing dude with glasses that had some weird habits and preferred posting on forums than attending to her female needs.

So I baked her cake on your behalf
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

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Woke up with this blonde next to me.

Seemed genuine enough, but then she insisted on breakfast instead of just catching the bus to work.

It cost me CHF 13.80 to get some bread, milk and coffee.

Would the TCS or REGA take care of the croissants and the broad if I have special coverage?

She needed towing? in that case you might have a claim
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Old 17.10.2011, 12:09
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

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The bill, a whopping 140 Euro .....
As bills for stupidity go, you got off lightly.

Others pay themselves silly for lawyers, are humiliated by them, cough up half their life's savings and end up submitting monthly checks 10 times those 140 Euros .....

all for mumbling those stupid words: "......... yes I will........." to the wrong person.

But this post maybe belongs somewhere else
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Old 17.10.2011, 14:06
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I wonder if this cost is covered by my car insurance or TCS cover.
The answer is: it probably was covered, but they won't be paying out because of how you dealt with the claim.

Your TCS membership would almost certainly have covered you for this sort of breakdown. Additionally, some insurance policies (like mine, with AXA/Winterthur) include breakdown cover as well.

However, in order to have your service covered, you need to call your insurer or TCS when you've actually broken down. That way, they can confirm your coverage and dispatch one of their service vehicles to assist you. Had you done this at the time, you almost certainly wouldn't have had to pay a penny.

By incurring the cost yourself, I suspect you've just learned a EUR140- lesson. I think it's very unlikely that either the TCS or your insurance company will reimburse you after-the-fact.

You should have been provided with a card with your TCS membership with an emergency phone number on it -- from now on, keep this in your wallet or glovebox in case you ever get stuck again.
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

just called TCS, they told that my policy covers for breakdowns in Switzerland only, and that for europe one has to contract an add-on

will be checking with my car insurance soon
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Old 17.10.2011, 14:21
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

Re-reading the original post - I think a number of us have missed that fact the incident occurred in France!!

In which case the OP would have been lucky to get the TCS to cross the border and help.

However, all is not lost, TCS do ETI cover Europe and Worldwide. The former covers ALL mediterranean countries - YES including Libya, Israel etc (A bonus when we drove to Morocco).

Not only does it give you breakdown cover - but also a whole load of other travel cover for you and your family - and only 98chf per year. Well worth having in my view.
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TCS do ETI cover Europe and Worldwide. The former covers ALL mediterranean countries - YES including Libya, Israel etc (A bonus when we drove to Morocco).

Not only does it give you breakdown cover - but also a whole load of other travel cover for you and your family - and only 98chf per year. Well worth having in my view.
exactly that was what I was told by TCS ,
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Re: 140 Euro is the cost of being stupid

I too can confirm that you should check your insurance and maybe even have their number in your car so you will be set if your car battery doesn't have juice. I moped for days because I was parked in an area where a jump start would have been impossible. Borrowed somebofys booster pack but the unit was not charged enough. I was about to call a garage to come boost my car when i had the idea to check with my axa inszrance and sure enough i had it and it was free.

Also a good idea to have a battery booster pack in the car. I just bought one for 50 euros in OBI, Germany. (41 euros after tax refund) Not only do i feel more secure, I can help other people, pump my tires and check pressure, use it as a charger for my battery, and it has a USB port so you can charge your devices
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Re-reading the original post - I think a number of us have missed that fact the incident occurred in France!!

In which case the OP would have been lucky to get the TCS to cross the border and help.

However, all is not lost, TCS do ETI cover Europe and Worldwide. The former covers ALL mediterranean countries - YES including Libya, Israel etc (A bonus when we drove to Morocco).

Not only does it give you breakdown cover - but also a whole load of other travel cover for you and your family - and only 98chf per year. Well worth having in my view.
Worth checking with your insurance company as well -- as I mentioned above, my AXA/Winterthur auto policy ('Strada') automatically covers me for breakdown in Switzerland. I was able to add on an additional policy ('Intertours') which covers all of the below across Europe (Coverage applies in Europe and the countries bordering the Mediterranean, not including the Russian Federation, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan):
Vehicle assistance insurance:

- Roadside assistance and towing
- Vehicle recovery
- Storage fees
- Return vehicle transport
- Transportation costs and incremental costs
- Incremental costs for room and board
- Delivery costs for replacement parts (abroad)
My premium was CHF69- a year, so quite a bit cheaper than buying the same thing from TCS. It pays to shop around!
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Old 17.10.2011, 15:48
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My premium was CHF69- a year, so quite a bit cheaper than buying the same thing from TCS. It pays to shop around!
75chf for one person - 103chf for the whole family is the TCS ETI cover.

So for an extra 6/34chf you get the medical insurance - and a few other bits and pieces.

Worth having one or the other in my book.
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