Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:26PM
I guess some do. Just seems an easy way to scam things if you include matters in your own hands that can result in no proof of the situation.
Posted Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:38AM
Some insurance companies will cover "mysterious disappearance" depending on the the type of coverage you have.
(Edited on 2012-07-30 07:38:45 by strathroy)
Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:07AM
Posted By DaveLongMedia:
Posted By whitemay:
That's terrible news - I'm so sorry. Aren't you able to claim on your household insurance for all or part of the loss?
Unfortunately not since it wasn't taken from my home.
Our insurance includes items used outside the home. Have you asked your insurance company?
ETA For anyone wondering whether I claimed anything from our insurance company after my recent accident which caused me some serious damage and my camera rather less so - I didn't. The camera turned out to be fine despite landing heavily on the pavement but the lens damage was repaired at the cost of about £150 so I didn't want to risk increasing next year's insurance premiums for such a small amount.
(Edited on 2012-07-31 03:12:10 by whitemay)
Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:26AM
I just spoke with my insurance company and they basically said that nothing outside the house is covered. The example was that if a bike had been stolen from our appartment building (the basement, the bike "cage" outside", etc), then it would be covered. No so if it were stolen outside a restaurant or store while I was out and about.
He suggested this company (website only in German) because his company doesn't cover items against loss (mainly just car insurance, life insurance, home insurance, etc).
Linda, I don't follow the forums regularly enough to have heard what happened to you. I hope whatever it was, you're on the road to recovery!
ETA: edited for clarity
(Edited on 2012-07-31 05:28:01 by DaveLongMedia)
Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:50AM
Oh dear. That's a shame - but it might be worth thinking about for the future. It might cost a bit more but could be worth it.
Yes, thanks, Dave, recovering extremely well! (A TV cameraman tripped me during the Jubilee and I had a few nasty injuries including a broken hip - and damaged camera lens!)
Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:47AM
It's the same for insurance in the States. If my camera gear is lost or stolen, I'm covered worldwide.
Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:45PM
Posted By DaveLongMedia:
I've since ordered and already received my new a77, three lenses, and other gear that was lost. Looking forward to start shooting again soon and getting back into the flow. So amazed by the leap forward in technology from my 5-year old a700 to my new a77 (which is essentially the replacement for the a700).
(Edited on 2012-07-26 05:13:58 by DaveLongMedia)
Amazing, isn't it? I've got the A900, but we got the A65 for my wife Viennetta. I am blown away by all the things that camera can do, but especially the tracking autofocus! Watch out for noise in the red channel though, and you'll be seeing more CA too because of the increased mp count in the APSC sized sensor.
Posted Sat Aug 4, 2012 10:02AM
I am presently looking for my camera... I have hopes that it is in my house somewhere but we did look for it and can't find it.... yet.
I am happy for those who are helping you raise money.