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khkco4bls
01-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Guys do u use collectibles insurance or american collectibles insurance. Any upside to either one. Who do u use?

dapro
01-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Thanks to Mr. Zipper, I use, http://www.collectinsure.com/

MGHPro
01-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Their quotes seem reasonable, but has anyone had any experiences with making a claim?

khkco4bls
01-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Matt that's what I would like to know. I need to get this done.

Koufax32fan
02-04-2014, 08:10 PM
Do folks here have recommendations for insurance companies to insure collectibles? Or, do people use riders to their homeowners insurance policies?

toyman55
02-04-2014, 09:56 PM
I tried using my insurance company as a rider but they wanted me to have an appraiser come in and determine the value on each piece first. Let's see with over 300 various pieces I shudder at what that would cost me.

khkco4bls
02-05-2014, 07:59 AM
That's the problem. Would cost a small fortune to bring someone in.

timzcardz
02-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Their quotes seem reasonable, but has anyone had any experiences with making a claim?

Here's a past thread from a few years ago about a stolen cad and claim made.

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=118262

ooo-ribay
02-05-2014, 04:34 PM
I have thought about insurance more than once but in the end have decided if I ever have a theft or fire, I will just move on (and maybe end my addiction).

I can just imagine the conversation with an adjuster re: my Mays gamer....

Them: "it's a what? Oh, a bat. And it's cracked? And you say it's worth how much???":rolleyes:

timzcardz
02-07-2014, 08:32 AM
I have thought about insurance more than once but in the end have decided if I ever have a theft or fire, I will just move on (and maybe end my addiction).

I can just imagine the conversation with an adjuster re: my Mays gamer....

Them: "it's a what? Oh, a bat. And it's cracked? And you say it's worth how much???":rolleyes:


Coverage is surprisingly inexpensive, to the point of being a no-brainer, and does provide some peace of mind.

And with a company that specializes in this type of thing, your cracked bat scenario will not come to be realized.

Runscott
02-09-2014, 07:44 PM
looks to be around 1.8% annually of inventory value

Is this really a no-brainer?

stlcardinalsfan
02-13-2014, 12:33 AM
Safe deposit box???? Cheaper on the small stuff...

joed25
02-16-2014, 07:08 PM
Does anyone know of an affordable dealers insurance company? I sell a lot of my items on eBay and I was told I need a dealers policy.

Runscott
03-28-2014, 01:03 PM
Wanted to provide an update. I just got a quote from the company Dapro recommended (and who provided Scott with his claim check - documented in the thread link above). There is a lot more to this than I realized - insurance covers more than just the time your items spend in your home. Doing the math, it appears to be a no-brainer, given the amount and type of inventory I have.

But I'll provide another update after I get a few questions answered by the sales rep and sign the deal.

Klrdds
03-28-2014, 09:41 PM
I use a Traveler's collectible policy issued through the Tom Finkelmeir Insurance Agency out of Ohio. I have had it for approximately 10 years and the rates are fair in my opinion, and while I have never had a claim their customer service has been good when I have needed something; and they were fairly flexible in structuring my policy. I have not wanted to change to another agency/company.

Runscott
03-28-2014, 09:44 PM
The problem is that you can't use normal insurance in some areas - I can't get collectibles insured, period, where I live. No one will do it. After talking with my insurance agent about it, in detail, I understand. But I think you will see, after I post the details, that it can be a real money-saver if you are a dealer, to insure through a collectibles specialist. Probably also good for pure collectors, but they pay will pay the same and not use all the benefits.

MyGuyTy
03-29-2014, 01:39 AM
Safe deposit box???? Cheaper on the small stuff...

Pretty much what I use now for a select group of cards.

Runscott
03-29-2014, 05:41 PM
I love my Safe Deposit Box. Makes me feel like a grown-up. If I had one in Switzerland I could feel like a grown-up spy.