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May 22, 2016 12:59 |  #1

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately, My car was broken into, and my cameras and lenses have been stolen. We were in a car rental in Miami, FL. does anyone have any suggestions or advises for me about how to track down my camera stuff or any advises at all about my situation?? I would really appreciate it. Thank you.




  
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May 22, 2016 13:18 |  #2

Gee that's really bad. File a claim with your insurance company, You do have insurance don't you?


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May 22, 2016 13:40 as a reply to  @ rrblint's post |  #3

Unfortunately ! I don't have insurance.




  
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May 22, 2016 13:59 |  #4

Do you have serial numbers of any/all of the stuff?


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May 22, 2016 14:35 |  #5

Um, my auto policy will cover contents up to a certain amount....

But, I also have specific valuable items covered by S/N today.

Sorry that happened to you....


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May 23, 2016 01:13 |  #6

1. Check the local craigs list for new sales of the items you lost.

2. Learn from the experience - anything you can't afford to replace should be insured.


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May 23, 2016 05:41 |  #7

Check every pawn shop within 5 miles of the theft. It's a huge help if you have the serial numbers. If you ordered the equipment online you might be able to pull up the invoices on the vendors website and find the serial numbers if you don't have those. Good luck.




  
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May 23, 2016 07:38 |  #8

Personally I'd alert KEH.COM, because they are the only online vendor I know of which responds to a request to sell them used gear and executes the process.

And they do check S/Ns.


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May 23, 2016 10:19 |  #9

thank you to all Advises ! now we're back home Georgia and sitting in empty room ;( Our wedding in 2 more weeks and so stressful now. Hopefully they will contact us to deal for all equipments.




  
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May 23, 2016 10:45 |  #10

Never put valuables in the trunk when you have ARRIVED AT the parking spot!!! Thieves watch folks, and know to break in.
Think of Xmas break-ins in shopping center parking lots, when people put purchases into the trunk, and go back inside to do more shopping

If you find it necessary to place valuables in the trunk, put them inside the trunk SOMEWHERE ELSE and THEN go find a place to park, close and lock the doors and walk away as if all your valuables are being taken with you.


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May 24, 2016 07:53 |  #11

There are different policies that could cover your stuff. You say you don't have insurance, but you had a car rental, which means you had at least your normal auto coverage OR purchased coverage through the rental company. Look through the auto policy closely. Also, in many cases a homeowners policy would cover this theft, after you have paid the deductible. So while my personal articles policy would cover my camera equipment with zero deductible, my homeowners would cover it anyway, with my $500 deductible.




  
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May 24, 2016 14:08 as a reply to  @ mikeinctown's post |  #12

We called car rental insurance and they said NOT cover personal items ! We also called Adorama and Canon customer service to see any help, but they just got all my items Serial # to see any service later.
Question : Do you know any web or place to get equipment insurance ? Time to get serious after big lesson learned. Thank you in advance!




  
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May 24, 2016 14:59 |  #13

BJ_Nguyen wrote in post #18017676 (external link)
Question : Do you know any web or place to get equipment insurance ? Time to get serious after big lesson learned. Thank you in advance!

Go to your homeowner's (or renter's) insurance agency.


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