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Offline MildlyWild

Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« on: July 13, 2021, 05:28:26 pm »

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1482834758737269&id=100010322776476

With the sickening riots and looting going on I'm sure several bike shops and businesses like The Bike Shack have been severely affected.  Being from CT I've never even heard of the TBS, but would be happy to make a modest financial contribution to help them get through this.
I'm sure some of you have experience wrt the best way for us Dogs to help in whatever way we can?
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2021, 10:05:28 am »
Eks in hou my op hoogte
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2021, 01:33:19 pm »
Are they not insured?  If not, I wouldn't leave a bike there.  Fucked up situation anyway.
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2021, 01:57:45 pm »
Are they not insured?  If not, I wouldn't leave a bike there.  Fucked up situation anyway.
Only SASRIA insurance will pay out now... the rest will claim force majure... :'(
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2021, 07:40:55 am »
@katana , did you confirm with the shop that you take your bike to , Have insurance cover ? I own a bike shop , yes I have cover , but one never plan for crap like this looting spree . I closed early on Monday as there was talk of protest in Randburg , I have burglar bars in front of my windows , but more of a deterrent than a prevention of theft , difficult to attach bars on a big plate glass window , I will admit that I was concerned , what if they damaged my shop and walked off with the bikes , my Quads , bakkie trailer ? how does one start again , this Guy has put his life and soul into the business , now its all gone , we dont need comments like yours in these times .
 
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2021, 08:34:34 am »
Are they not insured?  If not, I wouldn't leave a bike there.  Fucked up situation anyway.
Only SASRIA insurance will pay out now... the rest will claim force majure... :'(

Yes, SASRIA.... I've dealt a couple of times with them on behalf of my clients. Average time to settle a claim 3 months +  :dousing:
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2021, 08:38:09 am »
To me the difference is helping an individual.  There are many people in need at the moment.  A business needs insurance to protect itself and its clients.  This thread was started by someone not related to the business.  Now there is a call for helping.  Sure, it is terrible, but has anyone actually confirmed the business is not covered?

I don't want to sound cruel or harsh, but this is the reality of South Africa.  I cannot afford a medical aid, but my business and clients are covered.
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2021, 08:46:41 am »
To me the difference is helping an individual.  There are many people in need at the moment.  A business needs insurance to protect itself and its clients.  This thread was started by someone not related to the business.  Now there is a call for helping.  Sure, it is terrible, but has anyone actually confirmed the business is not covered?

I don't want to sound cruel or harsh, but this is the reality of South Africa.  I cannot afford a medical aid, but my business and clients are covered.

Is it not just as irresponsible to leave yourself, and your loved ones, at the mercy of state health care??
 

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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2021, 11:20:58 am »
To me the difference is helping an individual.  There are many people in need at the moment.  A business needs insurance to protect itself and its clients.  This thread was started by someone not related to the business.  Now there is a call for helping.  Sure, it is terrible, but has anyone actually confirmed the business is not covered?

I don't want to sound cruel or harsh, but this is the reality of South Africa.  I cannot afford a medical aid, but my business and clients are covered.

Being a (small) business owner myself I know the difficulties faced well - maybe the business ito stock, equipment and bikes are covered fully, but the cost of insurance is so high that we sometimes have to compromise which means you might not be paid out the full replacement value.
Loss of income over the months it will take to get set up again?
Co-payments?
Paying staff while not earning an income?
Putting fuel in your bakkie when you're trying to simply survive the barrage of expenses?

This kind of thing, on top of an already tough economic environment will sink many many businesses, and behind many of those there is simply an individual
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2021, 02:21:58 pm »
To me the difference is helping an individual.  There are many people in need at the moment.  A business needs insurance to protect itself and its clients.  This thread was started by someone not related to the business.  Now there is a call for helping.  Sure, it is terrible, but has anyone actually confirmed the business is not covered?

I don't want to sound cruel or harsh, but this is the reality of South Africa.  I cannot afford a medical aid, but my business and clients are covered.

Is it not just as irresponsible to leave yourself, and your loved ones, at the mercy of state health care??
I am a little more responsible than I sound.  I gambled 4 years to build a buffer to be able to take care of myself.  I was paying insurance all that time.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2021, 03:43:47 pm »
I don't understand why some people do not include SASRIA in their insurance as its cheap enough. There are plenty businesses now needing assistance I'd imagine.
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2021, 09:05:01 pm »
I don't understand why some people do not include SASRIA in their insurance as its cheap enough. There are plenty businesses now needing assistance I'd imagine.

If I am not mistaken, it is compulsory to have SASRIA these days.  I might be wrong, but that is how I understand it.
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2021, 08:14:08 am »
Going a bit off topic, I would like to help -a few of us would and I would like to think if I was in the same position I would get some help here like I've had a few times before. I have just heard good stuff about these guys and if you can help please do- couple of bucks some tools oil whatever, maybe kit they can sell again( where is Louis Xander  :))  I have seen details on FB on the Sa Motorsport Dakar site and will find again a post here. It's a all sad shit show situation and things are difficult all round but I can help a bit- in the next week or so we will start loading to Dbn again and I can assist if there is anyone wanting to send to send stuff up.
We have claimed against Sasria via our insurance when we lost trucks due  to lawless Ness and the delays was huge taking months to pay cause it's underwritten by a vrot bankrupt government.
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2021, 10:14:07 am »
Going a bit off topic, I would like to help -a few of us would and I would like to think if I was in the same position I would get some help here like I've had a few times before. I have just heard good stuff about these guys and if you can help please do- couple of bucks some tools oil whatever, maybe kit they can sell again( where is Louis Xander  :))  I have seen details on FB on the Sa Motorsport Dakar site and will find again a post here. It's a all sad shit show situation and things are difficult all round but I can help a bit- in the next week or so we will start loading to Dbn again and I can assist if there is anyone wanting to send to send stuff up.
We have claimed against Sasria via our insurance when we lost trucks due  to lawless Ness and the delays was huge taking months to pay cause it's underwritten by a vrot bankrupt government.
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2021, 10:23:09 am »
I don't understand why some people do not include SASRIA in their insurance as its cheap enough. There are plenty businesses now needing assistance I'd imagine.

If I am not mistaken, it is compulsory to have SASRIA these days.  I might be wrong, but that is how I understand it.
Do not think so, otherwise SASRIA would not have to have TV adverts... :sip:
 
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2021, 10:51:55 am »
I would like to donate some workshop tools to anyone that has has lost out because of the looting..I have doubles of spanners and sockets. Please pm me your details for delivery and i will make a parcel to send.I am a mechanic and know your pain when things get stolen . :thumleft: :thumleft:
 
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2021, 07:26:07 am »
Thanks LE- i will assist with transport from CT to DBN if required- if anyone else can or wants to assist/chip in let me know and we can send all up together

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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2021, 07:58:10 am »
My hart het gebreek toe ek die man se insetsel of FB sien!!  Wat sÍ mens om so iemand te troos?   :'(
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Re: Let's help out looted bike shops like The Bike Shack
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2021, 08:39:37 am »
I don't understand why some people do not include SASRIA in their insurance as its cheap enough. There are plenty businesses now needing assistance I'd imagine.

If I am not mistaken, it is compulsory to have SASRIA these days.  I might be wrong, but that is how I understand it.

SASRIA is optional on business policies, and automatically included in personal policies.
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2021, 09:09:18 am »
Very nice gesture.  To the know it all's on here, please fuck off and let this thread fulfill its purpose.

You have no idea what we went through this past week, trying to protect our families and possessions.