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01/13/2009 07:45 PM ID: 76214 Permalink   

Rental Car Company to Parents of Boys Killed in Glacier: Pay the BIll

 

The parents of the two boys killed in the Fox glacier in New Zealand have been asked by the rental car company, the boys used, to pay for a bill when the car was towed away from the scene.

The Toyota Torago that the boys rented was parked nearby and the keys for the car were with the son who has not been found yet. The company wants the parents to pay for the replacement set of keys as well.

The company owner Edwin Chan say that 'emotional blackmail' should not be the reason the bill is not paid. The total cost is about $1600 and charge for the extra days has been waived.

 
  Source: www.news.com.au  
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  Good.  
 
I hope they get paid.
 
  by: qwerty017   01/13/2009 11:35 PM     
  You know...  
 
...while the parents should be responsible for the bill if they co-signed or whatever, does the company really want to risk its livelihood over $1600?
 
  by: vash_the_stampede     01/13/2009 11:43 PM     
  I'm just  
 
not sure why the parents should pay the bill when the boys were legally adults. I would challenge the bill. I believe the company is trying to take advantage of the situation.
 
  by: sleeky     01/14/2009 12:00 AM     
  @sleeky  
 
The father was on the contract as being a driver.
 
  by: qwerty017   01/14/2009 12:03 AM     
  I sincerely hope..  
 
the next we hear about this man is he has lost his company.

"I do have compassion for them. But they obviously can't expect me to pick up the pieces."

That alone would send me crazy had I just lost my children, he would have got his money from me in person shoved right down his mean throat.


"I'm just not sure why the parents should pay the bill when the boys were legally adults. I would challenge the bill. I believe the company is trying to take advantage of the situation."

I think you may be right @ Sleeky, that low life would pick those poor lads bones too.
 
  by: captainJane     01/14/2009 12:09 AM     
  i don't think so  
 
i mean, yeah, it's sad that the kids died, but if the father is on the bill as a driver, or co-signed, that means he's just as responsible for the bill as the kids were. that's all there is to it.
 
  by: ludwitr   01/14/2009 01:24 AM     
  Yeah  
 
I would have tolook at the contract and the fine print more closely before I made a decision either way. How is it the father was on the contract when the boys lived in Australia. I was under the impression that they were there alone.
 
  by: sleeky     01/14/2009 02:22 AM     
  @All  
 
I am sure that the company has a duplicate set of keys to the car. Why didn't they just go and drive it back?
 
  by: Hytekhik   01/14/2009 05:34 PM     
  Looks like he backed down.  
 
http://www.news.com.au/...
So much for not giving in to blackmail.
 
  by: qwerty017   01/14/2009 05:44 PM     
  '@qwerty017  
 
I should think he would, he made him self to be a monster with the words he used, let alone the action.
 
  by: captainJane     01/14/2009 05:51 PM     
  @captainJane  
 
Yeah. Cause making someone pay for something they agreed to pay is so horrible.
 
  by: qwerty017   01/14/2009 05:56 PM     
  @qwerty017  
 
They didn't have any choice if they wanted to rent a car. They could have bought an old car for this fee.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   01/17/2009 11:17 PM     
 
 
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