It may be the first day of fall but just a few weeks ago a summer thunderstorm hit leaving some extensive damage.
That storm dropped hail that still has businesses feeling the effects.
Billion Automotive is putting it's hail damage on the line, up for sale.
The sales flier states 'Our loss, Your gain.'
But what's at stake is the damage hail did to more than 3,500 new and used cars at seven dealerships.
And right now, they're hoping to cut their losses by cutting their customers a good deal on a car.
Billion is calling it a 'Hail Sale' but how much money you could save could depend upon exactly which car catches your eye.
Billion Automotive finance manager Paul Eich said "we're going to have roughly 3,500 cars out there and they'll have a wide range of vehicles to choose from. Some of the vehicles that got hailed on, like I said, some of them were fixed, some of them weren't but some weren't that bad also, either. So it's just a matter of what the customer's looking for."
Eich said after the storm hit, they had to find a temporary home for all of those damaged cars.
"It took a lot of manpower. We had to have a lot of our sales guys and other help around the dealership to push them through to have the adjusters look at them. So a lot of driving back and forth from the fairgrounds," Eich said.
Which is where the damage assessment began.
"We had the insurance adjusters out here to get them through and looked at, and a lot of them, some of them you fix and some of them you don't fix," Eich said.
And those are the cars which will be wheeled back out to the fairgrounds.
"It was a lot of work but we're going to head back out to the sale and we'll be all back together and make it real easy for the consumer to do some shopping and save a lot of money," Eich said.
But despite all of the nicks and cracks, Eich remains optimistic.
"You take a lot of pride in what you do and your vehicles and try to represent your brand, in my case, the Chevrolet brand, as good as possible. But at the same time, it's an act of God and you just got to get through it and keep moving," Eich said.
These cars are being sold 'as-is.'
But as you saw from the pictures, there are markings all over the cars highlighting the type of damage.
And you don't like the idea of 'as-is,' Paul told us they'll fix the cars, but for a fee.
Thursday, December 12 2013 2:49 PM EST2013-12-12 19:49:48 GMT
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