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My Lenses were Stolen...AGAIN!

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Jan 30, 2013 10:35 |  #46

nccb wrote in post #15546394 (external link)

$5k for $62/year. Can't beat it.

I've been told the same thing. Planning on moving my car policy over as well, just need to get around to it. The agent will be thrilled, my wife said there was no chance of me switching due to my past experiences with other agents in the company. HEard good things about response time if you file a claim too.

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Jan 30, 2013 10:38 |  #47

MikeWa wrote in post #15547444 (external link)
"There was NO way so see it."

Unless they were just walking along breaking windows they must have seen something. Sorry for your loss. It really sucks that we can no longer leave anything where people can see it. So sad.


Maybe they saw the targets, figured he was a shooter and thought they could steal guns? I've heard of thieves targeting cars with gun related bumper stickers too-the guy with a Bushmaster or LaRue Tactical sticker is more likely to have a gun in the car than a guy with an Obama sticker for instance.

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Jan 30, 2013 12:10 as a reply to  @ post 15547760 |  #48

A friend of mine got nothing more than an old basket ball stolen from the back seat. Window smashed, damage on the door, messed up seat upholstery. And then all the hassle with the insurance, the repairs... Some people would argue that the ball was visible on the seat, while your camera gear was not. Still...

Naturally gets your mind on things like booby trapping ;)

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Jan 30, 2013 14:05 |  #49

Several years ago I had a car window smashed in Philly for about $2 in loose change I had sitting in a open cupholder - while parked across the street from a police station.

You never know how much (or how little) it will take for someone to break into your car.

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Jan 30, 2013 18:04 as a reply to  @ jrbdmb's post |  #50

That really Sucks

When I have my camera gear with me I carry it everywhere. If I go inside for dinner it goes with me to eat

Same here it all goes where I go. I take nothing for granted I had my truck broken into at the hospital ER they got my GPS.
Hope you get it back

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Jan 30, 2013 21:30 |  #51

nccb wrote in post #15546394 (external link)

$5k for $62/year. Can't beat it.

What company is this with? Did I miss it in a previous/later reply?

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Jan 30, 2013 22:32 |  #52

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Jan 30, 2013 22:48 as a reply to  @ post 15546100 |  #53

I always keep my backpack with me - never stays in a car, even outside my house.

Sorry to hear about that, op.

$10 says the person with your gear knows nothing about the value and isn't smart enough to use google. ;)

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Jan 31, 2013 00:20 |  #54

This may seem nuts but it is pretty darn secure. I put my Pelican case behind my passenger seat (two door), Motor the seat back and tilt it back. Do the same with drivers seat. Black Pelican case and black interior can barely be seen. Literally no room to get it out without some serious equipment (Jaws of life) and a lot of time. It is wedged in there. Pull the fuse and it's pretty secure. Not something I do on any sort of regular basis but it's good to have the option. I keep the pelican empty in my trunk so it's ready if I need it.
I of course have insurance and follow all precautions of someone growing up in Chicago and presently living in the Bay area.

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Jan 31, 2013 16:38 as a reply to  @ giacom's post |  #55

i worked with a doctor who took everything out of his glove box and left his car unlocked. He got tired of having to replace windows in his car.

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Jan 31, 2013 16:41 |  #56

Seems like u might be targetted

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Jan 31, 2013 22:19 |  #57

DreDaze wrote in post #15546009 (external link)
you had your car broken in to, and gear stolen...and then you left your gear in your car again, and it was broken into, and stolen...

what's that saying...

hope you get it back...but don't leave your stuff in the car next time

and have insurance. It is cheap.

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Feb 03, 2013 19:15 |  #58

mystik610 wrote in post #15550766 (external link)
They should give you a separate deductible for your camera gear if you schedule it to your homeowners policy. A claim against your camera gear won't substantially increase the rate of your home. The camera gear is rated separately. Any rate increases would really only affect the cost of the camera coverage (which is cheap anyway). It's technically a separate coverage.

This right here, if not find an insurance company that will.. I have all my camera gear covered seperately, actually my household has an extra policy covering all the electronics and computers we own (Specifically because we realized that if anything ever happened a large chunk of what we own wouldnt be covered)

Sure, a little more money, But at least if something happens i know my butt is covered

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Feb 03, 2013 21:17 |  #59

I'm another big fan of insurance, and a personal valuable property policy at that. As others have indicated, it usually runs around $60 per $5K in coverage and is tied to the specific items you choose to insure. (They track by the serial numbers.) It gives me great peace of mind if all of my gear is stolen and it even covers replacement if I drop the lens and break it. Worth every penny in my mind...

I'm sorry to hear that your gear was stolen again. I hope a miracle happens and you're able to get it back soon.


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