No, he’s not kidding. I just spoke to a guy from Defence about our damages from the move. They will repair the bed and the hutch, we need to get a report on the DVD player to state what is wrong/broken and if the damage was moving related. They’re going to pay for the crystal vase, the damage to the fridge and for replacing the microwave. Sounds good, right???? The microwave is four years old, so we are only being paid $100 for it. It costs over $300 to buy the same one new. Hello???? We had a working microwave three weeks ago, it has been damaged/destroyed because the army moved us and now they don’t even give proper replacement value????? Give me a break!!!!!!
When I asked about it I was told that it’s because we are assumed to be replacing like with like meaning that we are expected to go and buy a four year old microwave. Not that I have a problem with buying second-hand, but a microwave is not something I want to buy used with no knowledge of how it’s been treated and used or abused.