: Medical Expenses May Force Sale--What Should I Ask?



sefa01
10-30-07, 03:02 PM
My daughter's insurance company recently stopped paying for certain prescriptions she's on, so I'm now stuck for $3,000 a month. My CTS-V has been a luxury--albeit a very pleasant one--since I got it. But I think I'll have to sell it now.

Trying to get some idea on price. I just put a Magnuson Supercharger on in April, so that's warrantied for another 2 1/2 years. The regular warranty is through 5/08.

The car is a 2004 CTS-V with 42,000 miles. Color is black.

Other mods include the following:

B&B exhaust (still have OEM if buyer wants that too)
QA1 12-way adjustable shocks
TPIS headers and hi-flow cats
CarTech heavy duty clutch
Mallett shifter
BMR anti-wheelhop kit
Ultimate pedals
CAI
Stealth tune

ZEUSROTTY
10-30-07, 05:37 PM
Hey man sorry to hear about that... But you may actually be able to contact the makers of the drugs for a deep discount... Or Go onlne to a good pharmacy in Canada and see what there price is... I had a kidney and pancreas transplant a few years ago and thats what I do... Its way cheaper and you can order it in bulk... Like a years worth...

ZEUSROTTY
10-30-07, 05:38 PM
if not i would say about 27-29k and i may even be interested...

DILLIGAF
10-30-07, 06:03 PM
Damn dude,that sucks.Thats the highest I've ever heard of.I hope she gets better.

JimmyH
10-30-07, 06:11 PM
Sorry to hear about that. I would say you will get the most for your car if you strip it back to stock and sell off the parts. I think that is what most people do.

sefa01
10-30-07, 08:14 PM
Sorry to hear about that. I would say you will get the most for your car if you strip it back to stock and sell off the parts. I think that is what most people do.


I know that's what a lot of people say is the best way to maximize the price. But I've got a lot of things on my mind and I really want to sell it the way it is. This is a fantastic car and the first person who winds it out with the supercharger will, I think, want to buy it. While I wouldn't call it a distress sell, I'm going to be very reasonable in selling it.

thebigjimsho
10-30-07, 09:28 PM
My daughter's insurance company recently stopped paying for certain prescriptions she's on, so I'm now stuck for $3,000 a month. My CTS-V has been a luxury--albeit a very pleasant one--since I got it. But I think I'll have to sell it now.

Trying to get some idea on price. I just put a Magnuson Supercharger on in April, so that's warrantied for another 2 1/2 years. The regular warranty is through 5/08.

The car is a 2004 CTS-V with 42,000 miles. Color is black.

Other mods include the following:

B&B exhaust (still have OEM if buyer wants that too)
QA1 12-way adjustable shocks
TPIS headers and hi-flow cats
CarTech heavy duty clutch
Mallett shifter
BMR anti-wheelhop kit
Ultimate pedals
CAI
Stealth tuneOh goodness! I hope things work out for you, no matter whether you have to sell the V or not...

rand49er
10-30-07, 10:27 PM
I echo the above sentiments. Sorry to see you have to sell, but when it's one of your children, nothing matters more. Hope all works out well.

And, somebody is going to get a hell of a car. Say, wonder if c5 rv is still looking for a V? Too late right now, but maybe I'll give him a call tomorrow.

Regardless, Good Luck!

sefa01
10-31-07, 10:44 AM
Hey man sorry to hear about that... But you may actually be able to contact the makers of the drugs for a deep discount... Or Go onlne to a good pharmacy in Canada and see what there price is... I had a kidney and pancreas transplant a few years ago and thats what I do... Its way cheaper and you can order it in bulk... Like a years worth...

Her problem is intense migraines and you can't get some of the drugs she takes in Canada. For example, Aftiq runs about $2k a month and is only available in US--and nobody discounts it.

ZEUSROTTY
10-31-07, 12:57 PM
http://www.freemedicinefoundation.com/freemedicines.html?gclid=CPiU-53NuY8CFQINPAod4TnWdQ

Twitch
10-31-07, 01:29 PM
I feel for man. Hope she gets better and everything works out well.

atdeneve
10-31-07, 03:21 PM
I know it's more a sending of kind sentiments, but I don't think migraines are something that one really gets better from. You may have an acute episode, however, by and large, I think it's a chronic condition. My mother has migraines and she doesn't really take anything for them. Nothing seemed to really work. Matter of fact, I think that's the case with many, if not most people with migraines. Nothing seems to really work. Though, I am making quite a generalization from the handful of people I've talked to who have migraines.

Anyways. So that stuff works. Aftiq. Never heard of that. Not Actiq, right? I mean, Actiq is used for cancer patients. It's an opioid. Not sure the connection with preventing migraines. Though I guess it could just be a palliative measure, in which case I guess it would only be used in severe cases. Don't know if my mother still has migraines. Probably not severe enough to be taking that stuff, though. Certainly, not if it's $2000 a month.

You know, the V may be a luxury, however, even if you sold it, you'd eat through that cost in less than a year. Why are they refusing to continue coverage of those prescriptions? Have you looked at polices with other insurance companies? Gotta be another way. Just gotta. Gotta. Gotta. Look at all the angles. See it from afar. Do you see it? Do you see it, now? Ah, it'll come to ya.

HushH
10-31-07, 03:35 PM
Sorry to hear about that. Hope everything works out for you. As far as the car goes, If I were looking I'd be willing to pay upper 20s for it provided it was in good condition.

sefa01
10-31-07, 06:06 PM
I know it's more a sending of kind sentiments, but I don't think migraines are something that one really gets better from. You may have an acute episode, however, by and large, I think it's a chronic condition. My mother has migraines and she doesn't really take anything for them. Nothing seemed to really work. Matter of fact, I think that's the case with many, if not most people with migraines. Nothing seems to really work. Though, I am making quite a generalization from the handful of people I've talked to who have migraines.

Anyways. So that stuff works. Aftiq. Never heard of that. Not Actiq, right? I mean, Actiq is used for cancer patients. It's an opioid. Not sure the connection with preventing migraines. Though I guess it could just be a palliative measure, in which case I guess it would only be used in severe cases. Don't know if my mother still has migraines. Probably not severe enough to be taking that stuff, though. Certainly, not if it's $2000 a month.

You know, the V may be a luxury, however, even if you sold it, you'd eat through that cost in less than a year. Why are they refusing to continue coverage of those prescriptions? Have you looked at polices with other insurance companies? Gotta be another way. Just gotta. Gotta. Gotta. Look at all the angles. See it from afar. Do you see it? Do you see it, now? Ah, it'll come to ya.


Actiq is the medication and it is usually prescribed for cancer patients. But my daughter had it prescribed to her "off label" and her insurance company paid for it for quite a while. But they notified her in August that they would no longer pay.

You're right that most severe migraine patients don't get better. But my daughter had been fully functioning--including graduating from college 4 years ago, getting a great job, and buying her own home. It's only been the last couple of months that the problem has gotten severe enough that she's missing work and may have to go on disability. My wife and I are getting involved now to see if there are specialists that can at least bring her back to where she was.

I want to thank everyone for their kind wishes. The car is rather unimportant in the grand scheme of things.