For Manny Pacquiao, it’s about getting a chance to win, not the money

For Manny Pacquiao, it wasn’t about winning the business deal.

It was about proving he was the better fighter.

Pacquiao cut his losses in negotiations to secure a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. So on Saturday night, fittingly in Las Vegas, the gamble Pacquiao made gives him a chance to go all in and win the legacy bout, with all the high-rollers and the world watching.

“If my concern is myself alone, the fight is hard to make happen,” said Pacquiao, who accepted a 60%-40% purse split in Mayweather’s favor. “I didn’t want 60-40. I did it for the sake of the fans. We know they’ve been waiting for this fight for five years.”

When the buzz first started about this super-fight, it was Pacquiao who was No. 1 in boxing’s mythical pound-for-pound rankings. But the fighters’ swapped spots, as Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) kept winning while Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) suffered a December 2012 knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.

Rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Manny Pacquiao was already called the best boxer in the 2000s. At the age of 35 with a record of 56 wins, five losses and two ties, Pacquiao shows no sign of slowing down.

Pacquiao’s professional boxing career started in 1995 and he boxed primarily in the Philippines until 2001. In his 2001 debut in the United States against Lehlohonolo Ledwaba of South Africa, Pacquiao won by TKO in six rounds.

Before facing Mexico’s Erik Morales in March 19, 2005, in Las Vegas, Pacquiao had not lost since September 1999. Morales won by unanimous decision to take the WBC international super featherweight title.

Ten months later, Pacquiao faced Erik Morales again. Pacquiao knocked Morales out in the 10th round. It was the first time Morales was knocked out in his boxing career.

Pacquiao trades punches with David Diaz during their WBC lightweight championship boxing match June 28, 2008, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won by knockout in the ninth round.
That loss made the already problematic negotiations between the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps all the more difficult. Previously, they’d had major disputes over drug-testing, the purse cut and personal feuds.

After Pacquiao lost, Mayweather was quick to dismiss him as a possible opponent by saying the Filipino first had to finish his business with Marquez, who won in their fourth fight.

But Pacquiao, 36, responded with three convincing victories over younger men, including a unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley that avenged a controversial loss to Bradley in 2012 because of bad judging. Pacquiao then set a personal record by knocking down Chris Algieri six times last November in a lopsided decision in China.

As he concluded training for Algieri, Pacquiao was asked about the Mayweather side saying it would require accepting a 60-40 split to get the fight made.

“Yeah, I’ll do that,” Pacquiao said without pause. “No problem.”

Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said negotiations started at an even steeper disadvantage, with Mayweather’s representative proposing a 65-35 split.

“Manny truly believes money isn’t everything, and you can’t be cheated when money isn’t everything,” Arum said. “He was willing to sacrifice points to make the fight. Simple as that. He wanted the fight.”

Arum, who’s been brokering fight deals since the 1960s, said, “Obviously, I pushed back” from the 65-35 talk, “but it went on for weeks.”

Friction between Arum and his former fighter Mayweather, along with the promoter’s strong influence on Pacquiao, were considered as major reasons the fight would never happen.

In my mind, I didn’t think I’d be a good boxer. All that was really in my mind was to earn a kilo of rice.
– Manny Pacquiao, on his humble beginnings as a fighter
“Some can paint me as a Svengali who dictates what to do to Manny, but it’s not the truth. I stayed in this business so long by taking directions, and getting approval, from athletes,” Arum said. “If Manny wants to take a ridiculously low percentage, it’s his career and his life. … We settled for this because Manny was willing to.

“Whether it was a smart decision or a stupid decision, it’s a decision he and I will live with.”

Of course, given the historic scope of this fight, both boxers will earn unheard-of sums for their bout Saturday. Together they could earn more than $300 million for what should be a record pay-per-view bout, with a possible $100 million for Pacquiao.

Pacquiao’s first memories of boxing also center on money.

He still remembers how, as a poverty-stricken child, his uncle showed him VHS tapes of boxing matches featuring Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., the Ruelas brothers and more.

At age 11, when Pacquiao used to sell doughnuts and other items on the street to help pad his family’s income, his uncle led him to a Sunday boxing contest. The young boy was surprised to learn that he’d been entered into the competition.

“I was excited, like, ‘What’s this?’ ” Pacquiao said.

He won a three-round decision and was given 100 pesos for the triumph — two dollars — and split the money with his uncle while giving the rest to his mother for groceries.

“Fifty pesos, that was big,” Pacquiao said. “Six pesos was a kilo of rice. I was thinking, ‘This is good for everybody.’ I was selling doughnuts, whatever I can sell … but boxing was one day of some work and you earn more money.

“My teacher saw me come in a little bruised up one day and told me, ‘Maybe you become Flash Elorde [the late former featherweight world champion from the Philippines].’ ”

Little did they know …

Pacquiao said when he was watching those fight videos, seeing the legendary men fighting in packed venues, his uncle imagined aloud: “What if you could get like that? In a building like that?”

“I loved boxing because it helped my mother,” Pacquiao said. “In my mind, I didn’t think I’d be a good boxer. All that was really in my mind was to earn a kilo of rice.”

Pacquiao became a pro at 16 and fought 43 fights, almost all in the Philippines, before his first bout in the U.S. in 2001. His furious fighting style, an ability to knock out bigger men and his winning titles at various weight classes made him an international star.

His success here made his returns home heart-tugging, and he’d literally allow lines to form at his home, where he’d hand out money.

He enjoys the fruits of his labor — drives a lavish sports car, is angling to buy a multi-million-dollar home in L.A. with this purse from the Mayweather fight — but his newborn religious faith and current duties as a congressman in the Philippines still leave him feeling obligated.

“I enjoy helping people — the poor, orphans — I cannot leave them hungry without helping them. I’m not materialistic,” he said. “The money’s not mine. It’s God’s grace that’s entrusted to me.

“My first concern every fight is how to entertain people, give them enjoyment and make them happy. Of course, for doing that, there’s a price, and [Mayweather] set this price.”

Pacquiao admits both men had “nowhere to go,” regarding another big fight. Mayweather, 38, wouldn’t come close to earning $200 million in a fight against Amir Khan, and Marquez no longer wants to fight Pacquiao.

Pacquiao could’ve dug in, pressing Mayweather for a better cut with so many millions possible. But Pacquiao said he has other concerns.

“I have to make sure I’m in the best condition of my life,” he said. “Being an underdog, you’re more focused on training, from the first day to the last day. I’m very confident. My training, conditioning; I can feel it. My speed, footwork, punches … are the things to beat his [defensive] style and win the fight.”

The possibility of recouping a larger chunk in a rematch is something Pacquiao said he can tend to after this fight.

First, he has to win, and so he routinely spent this training camp in L.A. running up to Griffith Observatory, with a pack of fans and countrymen tailing.

“The most important thing in this fight is cutting off the ring — with strong legs, footwork, speed,” Pacquiao said. “It’s good to get to the top of the observatory and feel like I do now.”

He’ll break camp Monday, then drive himself to Las Vegas.

“No problem,” he said, about the biggest fight of his life on Saturday. “I’m ready.”


NFL draft’s ‘experience of a lifetime’ may not woo Mariota, Winston

Marcus Mariota plans on skipping the experience of a lifetime, attending the NFL draft in Chicago, to honor a previous commitment. Jameis Winston is poised to make a similar decision.

Mariota’s high school friends in Hawaii have planned a huge party in his honor, and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner gave his RSVP last year.

“Mariota has been saying since October that they’re having a class party,” former Dallas Cowboys personnel guru and senior analyst Gil Brandt, himself a big part of overseeing draft invitations to the top draft prospects, told USA TODAY Sports. “Mariota feels torn because he’d like to come (to the draft). Yet he has this obligation.

“In Winston’s case, it sounds to me like he’d like to change his mind.”

Winston, the former Florida State star and 2013 Heisman winner who is likely to be picked first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is leaning toward spending draft night in his hometown of Bessemer, Ala., with his family, including a grandmother who has Type-2 diabetes.

Attending the draft is not mandatory for invited players. But it’s very rare for top picks — especially marquee quarterbacks — to bypass draft week’s festivities, which include media obligations, community events and a red carpet appearance prior to the first round.

“We respect any player’s decision to do what is best for him on draft day, especially when it involves family,” the league said in a statement.

“There have been other top players who have elected not to attend previous drafts. We expect to have about 25 of the highest-rated players in Chicago for the festivities there.”

Still, the league can’t be happy that such visible players won’t be in attendance for an event it plans to rotate around the country. The draft had been held in New York since 1965, but the NFL is taking it on the road to the Windy City and could dangle it to cities that want to bid for it in the future.

“You’re always disappointed when you don’t have the top quarterbacks there,” said Brandt. “But we’ll have a lot of good players there, a lot of players who want to be there. The experience they’ll have in Chicago will be off the charts.

“It’s not going to affect the draft going forward. I’ve got 20 agents calling who want their kids there. … The city of Chicago is going to make this one of the great offseason events ever.

“Deep down both these guys want to come.”

Brandt says Mariota’s dilemma runs deeper than spending draft night with his friends and family.

“Marcus just said that it’s the island culture, and that he owed something to the islands where he was raised,” said Brandt, who discussed the matter with Mariota at Oregon’s pro day last month.

“You admire the guy for keeping his word.”

In concert with NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent and VP of football communications Michael Signora, Brandt was influential in inviting a record 30 players to the 2014 draft. That was seven more prospects than the previous draft.

But other notables have skipped the league’s offseason flagship event before.

Cleveland Browns perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas, the third overall pick in 2007, opted to go fishing with his father, father-in-law and agent on Lake Michigan. Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, the 25th pick in 2010, opted to stay home in Jacksonville with family members and friends after several of them were unable to make it for the draft celebration in New York.

“It wouldn’t be that big a deal if it wasn’t both of them,” said Brandt, referring to Winston and Mariota. “And it wouldn’t be that big a deal if it were two wide receiver or defensive backs. But there’s so much publicity attention devoted to quarterbacks.

“It’s unfortunate they can’t be there. And we wish they were there. But we also wish them both good luck.”

Mariota and Winston can only hope they don’t reflect on their decisions with regret.

“They are going to be missing out on something special,” Courtney Warmack, mother of Tennessee Titans guard Chance Warmack, told USA TODAY Sports.

She raved about the experience she had with her son, who was picked 10th overall in 2013.

“They’re missing out on a wonderful opportunity, just the camaraderie with their draft classmates who still talk about that experience whenever they see Chance,” added Courtney Warmack, a Fulton County schools administrator in Atlanta.

“For our whole family, the draft experience was memorable. The league treated us so well. It was so well organized, just a class act.”

Chance Warmack had the time of his life in Manhattan — so much so that his mom sent a thank you letter to Brandt and Signora.

“Everybody has their own reasons for going and not going,” Chance Warmack said. “But it definitely was an experience of a lifetime walking across that stage.”


Steven Spielberg To Direct Sci-Fi Cult Favorite ‘Ready Player One’; Back At Warner Bros

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Spielberg is set to direct Ready Player One, the highly anticipated project based on the popular sci-fi book by Ernest Cline that takes place in a virtual world. What a coup for Warner Bros, which will bring it to the screen along with Village Roadshow. This is expected to be Spielberg’s next movie after The BFG.

Ready Player One also marks the director’s return to Warner Bros after a 14-year absence. The last picture he directed there was A.I. Artificial Intelligence in 2001, which the grandmaster Stanley Kubrick had developed there. Before that, it was Empire Of The Sun (1987) and the critically acclaimed The Color Purple (1985). He also produced Gremlins and Goonies in the mid-1980s for the studio. “We are thrilled to welcome Steven back to Warner Bros,” said Greg Silverman, the studio’s President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production. “We had an historic series of collaborations in the 1980s and 1990s and have wanted to bring him back for years.”

Spielberg and his films are actually mentioned in the 2011 book. “I also absorbed the complete filmographies of each of his favorite directors, “says the main character Wade Watts at one point as he’s studying the interests of digital utopia creator James Donovan Halliday. “Cameron, Gilliam, Jackson, Fincher, Kubrick, Lucas, Spielberg, Del Toro, Tarantino. And of course Kevin Smith.” There are also references to the Indiana Jones franchise, which Spielberg directed, and E.T. in the wide ranging cultural touchpoints of Ready Player One.

Finally Spielberg doing a classic Spielberg film.
With this news, a question arises about how they will bring a key element of the book’s virtual world to life for the big screen. After all, it seems imperative for the audience to feel like they were dropped into the middle of a video game.

That kind of technology is just becoming available, and if these guys implement that, this could change the face of cinema. The studio has been on the cutting edge of this kind of thing before, pushing the envelope with technology and visual effects with such films as The Lego Movie, Inception and The Matrix – all with great results. If anyone can pull it off again, it will be these guys.

First the story, then the possible rights issues and cinematic technology that are involved in bringing the story to the big screen: The book takes place in 2044 and follows the story of a virtual-reality game creator who offers up his entire company to the best player who can find an Easter egg in one of his many virtual worlds via a game called OASIS. A teenager named Wade Watts decides to take it on after millions have failed over many years. The key to winning the game is a plethora of pop culture clues from the 1980s. Whomever figures it out and wins the game — without having their avatars killed in the process — takes over the entire OASIS empire.

Ready Player One was published by Random House Crown in 2011, however the studio acquired the rights to the film in 2010 for producers Donald De Line and Dan Farah, who brought the project into the studio. They will produce with Kristie Macosko Krieger. Warner Bros plunked down a high-six-figure deal, besting other suitors at the time. The book has become a phenomenon, published in 40 countries; it was on The New York Times‘ best seller’s list and was chosen best-of by numerous news and pop cultures websites around the globe. Silverman, who was President of Production at the time, bought the project for the studio. It is being overseen by SVP Production Jesse Ehrman and production executive Racheline Benveniste.

Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Avengers) wrote the latest script after taking over the duties from Cline and Eric Eason (A Better Life). Interestingly, Penn and Cline worked together on the video game documentary Atari: Game Over and have said to be collaborating on the Ready Player One script extremely well for some time.

Now, the rights issue: The book is loaded with references of popular culture rich in 1980s video game icons. How will the studio handle that? “I think what we have to do is drill down to the best version of the movie and then see who wants to be a part of what will surely be a great film,” Silverman told Deadline. “What we found with The Lego Movie is that when we went and talked to those having the rights, people got excited about being involved.” For that film, Warners already owned Batman but did not have rights to Star Wars. They were able to secure that for an animated version, however. And Lego already had a licensing deal with Star Wars.

Now the possible technology that could be used: How will they bring the virtual world to life? “At Warners, we always have our eye on all the groundbreaking visual effects and technology available worldwide, and we feel very confidant with any new ground that Steven would want to tackle,” said Silverman. “He’s a master filmmaker, so we feel very comfortable with him. The story is the main thing, and whatever works best for audience enjoyment is what we’ll do.”

Down in Hollywood, FL, one company’s virtual-reality technology has gotten the attention of some big investors, including Google and Qualcomm. Magic Leap has promised to push cinematic reality by providing an experience beyond 3D; in fact, it is said to put 3D into the rearview mirror as far as technological advances because it fools the brain into believing that a 3D object is actually real. And it supposedly does it without making the viewers nauseated (key point).

Magic Leap has been designing virtual-world technology for some time and already is valued at $1 billion without even putting a product out. How so? Any potential investor it brings in goes apesh*t over what they see, though the company has kept most of what they are doing under wraps publicly.

Other companies are also said to be developing similar technology to shift reality, including Nvidia and MIT Media Lab.

Might Ready Player One be the way to showcase a new technology that is said to make virtual feel real? Last year, Google led a round of investors that poured $524 million into the company; the group included venture capital and private equity firms such as Obvious Ventures, KKR, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins.

Certainly all involved have thought about that. Who knows which technology they will use, but it’s definitely out there, and companies are scrambling to develop the first one used in cinema. Spielberg is repped by CAA and attorney Bruce Ramer. The agency also reps Penn and Cline.


Angelina Jolie Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes To Avoid Cancer

Angelina Jolie has revealed that she underwent preventative surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week after tests found inflammatory markers that could be an indication of cancer.

Jolie, who had a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 when genetic tests showed an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday that the same BRCA1 gene gives her a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.

As a result, the 39-year-old filmmaker, actress, UN envoy and mother of six had been planning to undergo the procedure for some time.

“It is a less complex surgery than the mastectomy, but its effects are more severe. It puts a woman into forced menopause,” Jolie wrote. “So I was readying myself physically and emotionally, discussing options with doctors, researching alternative medicine, and mapping my hormones for estrogen or progesterone replacement. But I felt I still had months to make the date.”

When she learned two weeks ago that tests revealed higher inflammation levels, Jolie and her doctors decided it was time. Her husband, actor Brad Pitt, who was in France at the time, flew to be with her during the procedure, a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

Jolie wrote that doctors found a small benign tumor on one ovary, but no signs of cancer in any of the tissues.

As a result of the surgery, she is now in menopause.

After her double mastectomy, Jolie revealed to People magazine that she was planning to have her ovaries removed. She also told Entertainment Weekly that she was preparing to have another surgery to prevent cancer.

In her latest op-ed, Jolie emphasized that her decisions are specific to her, and that a family history of the disease played a role in her decision. She lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer.

Jolie said other women may have different options, writing:

“I did not do this solely because I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation, and I want other women to hear this. A positive BRCA test does not mean a leap to surgery. I have spoken to many doctors, surgeons and naturopaths. There are other options. Some women take birth control pills or rely on alternative medicines combined with frequent checks. There is more than one way to deal with any health issue. The most important thing is to learn about the options and choose what is right for you personally.”
She added that younger women may have the option to remove the fallopian tubes but keep their ovaries so they do not go into menopause and can still have children.

“It is not easy to make these decisions,” Jolie wrote. “But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue. You can seek advice, learn about the options and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power.”

To read Angelina Jolie’s full op-ed, head over to the New York Times.


Steve Nash Announces Retirement From The NBA

Steve Nash finally made official what many have long expected: that he is retiring from the NBA.

“It’s bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I’m also really excited to learn to do something else,” Nash wrote in a post published Saturday on The Players’ Tribune titled “Life After Basketball.”

Nash didn’t see the court this year with the Lakers, sidelined again with injuries. The two-time NBA MVP said in his post that after his 19 years in the NBA, he “will likely never play basketball again.”

Nash, who turned 41 last month, will finish his career as the most accurate free throw shooter in NBA history, according to ESPN, with a 90.4 percentage. He is also the third highest in assists with 10,335 trailing John Stockton and Jason Kidd.

Nash’s retirement has long been expected as he has struggled with back pain and injuries towards the end of his career. In 2014 Nash himself speculated that with one year left on his contract, this would be his last season.

“I heard someone once say there comes a day when they tell us all that we can’t play anymore. We’re not good enough. Surplus to requirements. Too slow, maybe. When you’re a teenager with outsized dreams and a growing obsession, and someone tells you this ain’t gonna last forever, it’s scary. I never forgot it,” he wrote.

Throughout his essay, Nash thanks the fans and supports and fellow teammates and players from his storied time with both the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers.

I remember when Dirk [Nowitzki] and I were nobodies. He used to say over dinner sometimes, “How are us two stiffs gonna make it in this league?” Somehow we made something of ourselves. After all the wins and all the great times we’ve had around the world together, what really means the most to me are the late nights early in our careers when we’d go back to the Landry Center in Dallas, to play a few more games of HORSE and one-on-one.
Nash, who said he also had a future in soccer had he focused on the sport, was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft by Phoenix. Steve Nash announces retirement


It’s official: ‘The X-Files’ is back with Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Chris Carter

The truth is out there once more — “The X-Files” is coming back to television. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will clip on their FBI name badges again as supernatural investigators Mulder and Scully in six new episodes of the cult show.

The show’s creator Chris Carter is onboard for the new episodes. “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said in the official announcement. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, [making this] a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

The world has indeed moved on: what will conspiracy-theorist Mulder make of a post-Snowden world where a cover-up of alien activity seems like one of the more benign things a government agency can do? Now that everyone has a smartphone and Instagram, will each episode only be five minutes long? And will Mulder and Scully end up together?
It’s official: ‘The X-Files’ is back with Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Chris Carter
The new series is produced by Fox and will go into production this summer. It’s yet to be confirmed when it will be broadcast.

“The X-Files” first hit TV screens in September 1993, telling the story of supernatural-obsessed FBI agent Fox “Spooky” Mulder and his skeptical partner Dana Scully. A huge global hit, the show ran for nine seasons and won 16 Emmy Awards and 5 Golden Globes. The series ended in 2002, and Mulder and Scully were last seen in the movie “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” in 2008.

The return of the “X-Files” will be more welcome news for fans of FBI agents entangled in ’90s weirdness: “Twin Peaks” is slated to return for a new series, although creator David Lynch has said that’s not as certain as we may have hoped.


Starbucks ends ‘Race Together’ coffee cup campaign, continues push for forums and new stores

The water got too hot for Starbucks’ ill-defined race crusade.

The java giant is pulling the plug on its controversial “Race Together” campaign, according to a company memo from CEO Howard Schultz.

Baristas were no longer to write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, concluding the most visible part of the company’s diversity and racial equality campaign.

The unorthodox marketing move was supposed to turn the coffee corporation’s stores into impromptu forums for racial dialogues, but even Starbucks staffers seemed confused by it.

Many said they barely had enough time to fill out orders and were never briefed about the campaign before it was launched, the Daily News reported last week.

“While there has been criticism of the initiative — and I know this hasn’t been easy for any of you — let me assure you that we didn’t expect universal praise,” Schultz said Sunday.

Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz speaks during the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting in Seattle, Washington March 18, 2015. Starbucks Corp will begin offering delivery in New York City and Seattle later this year, when it also plans to expand mobile order and pay services across the United States.

Starbucks has no plans to stop other parts of the initiative, including forums and the hiring of 10,000 employees from diverse backgrounds to man new coffee shops in disadvantaged urban areas.

The race crusade was largely panned by employees after it was launched Monday. Some baristas were reluctant to use their stickers during busy shifts, or were just uncomfortable diving into their personal opinions.

The marketing campaign’s backlash included sarcastic tweets revolving around the #RaceTogether hashtag, but the corporation’s intentions did earn support from one community leader in St. Louis, Missouri. Alderman Antonio French, who has remained vocal on ending racial tensions since the shooting death of Michael Brown, applauded the move.
Starbucks Will Stop Writing ‘Race Together’ on Coffee Cups
“The scale of the attempt alone is worth praise,” French tweeted Saturday.

Schultz maintained the campaign was designed to make sure that “the promise of the American Dream should be available to every person in this country, not just a select few.”

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Red Auto Takes Auto Extended Warranty Coverage to an industry leading poll position

Red Auto Takes Auto Extended Warranty Coverage to an industry leading poll position


Newport Beach, CA IJR NEWS – – 1/21/2015


Warranty Quote, a division of Red Auto Protection, unveils their latest auto coverage industry exclusive auto protection and also announces that they are now servicing their own policies.


Assuring their customers get the best auto coverage and not the best policy for a salesperson is the first priority we have accomplished says Red Auto’s CEO Elijah Norton. “Our customers come first, with this change comes adding our own administrator, which allows us to cater to the type of coverage we can provide.  This gives us control of the claims process which is a characteristic that most other companies can’t match.  I think the best part best part of this is that our contracts have been written so that customers don’t have to have a law degree to understand them.”


warranty quote's piece of mind
warranty quote’s piece of mind

Red Auto’s direct enhancements seem to be the correct moves that could very well  propel them to the top of used car extended protection food chain. Over the years this industry has righteously earned  the often referred to “fly by night”  reputation and is highly scrutinized industry.  Much regulation has taken part of this changing profession regarding auto protection and the “extended warranty” industry referred staple services.


With only a handful of credible  extended car coverage companies, (BBB A rated companies), Red Auto has took pride in its recognized reputation since  its beginnings several years ago.  On, January 19, 2015 Red Auto took the next leap in announcing the creation of it’s industry only coverage plans  and  direct servicing of claims that puts them in a class of their own.


Until this announcement by Red Auto, depending on their coverage level, consumers were limited by every company in the industry in that they could usually only purchase an enhanced powertrain  policy to fulfill the void for their manufacturers   warranty termination time and their additional coverage policy.  Red Auto will now offer   premier and premium coverage in between the expiration of auto manufactures warranty and 100,000 miles.  Additional powertrain coverage will also be available up to 190,000 miles.


Warranty Quotes, Public Advisor, Christopher John, told Headline News Guru, “Before investing thousands into a vehicle, and even more for an extended or premium warranty, it’s important to know what parts of the vehicle are covered under the warranty or protection plan. Many consumers believe that a warranty or protection plan covers you bumper-to-bumper, but every policy has limitations.”


“Red Auto has literally took the ambiguity out of traditional claims and put the customers first, this kind of service and customer focused strategy adds a new level to extended coverage that is going to make the competition non existent when comparing apples to apples. And if other companies feel they can match this coverage, they will have to earn their customer reputation like we have. Consumer reviews and customers repeat business ultimately control our success, we rely on this. It is probably the best feeling for a customer to talk with the same company when dealing with a claim, rather than having call a third party that really has no interest in them.”


Finally John advised customers to check for limitations in their policies,  some warranties have maximums for the amount they will spend on a type of repair.  He also said to, consider extra coverage and check out warranty tier options offering extended service or coverage for air filters, oil changes, tune-ups and similar items.


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Senior Journalist

IJR News Assistant Editor in Chief