June 12, 2014 4:09 PM EDT

Severe storms last week had huge balls of hail raining down from Colorado to Nebraska, causing damage to hundreds of vehicles. Bodies were dented and windscreens shattered, with Woodhouse Auto Family in Blair, Neb. suffering millions of dollars in damage to their inventory.

There is an upside for consumers, however, as Automotive News reports, with shoppers snapping up deals on cars damaged by the storms.

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