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Aug 16, 2010 01:35 |  #1

Last night me and my wife went out to go eat in Waikiki, i got my food and she wanted something else so we go to The royal Hawaiian Shopping center (great place to take photos)
We just missed the elevator so im waiting by the Big coco pot (coco nut Tree stump carved into a pot) this is over 6ft tall and weighs around 300+lb

Well i have my camera on a mono pod that's collapsed and im checking some settings when the pot rocks towards me i put my arm up to try and stop and it falls past me hits my mono-pod and rips the camera out of my hands.

all the little parts on the floor is my lens ( 50mm f1.8 )- the camera has a cracked LCD screen (xsi) and wont power on, my battery grip had to be forced open to reveal one broke battery - my tiltall tripod is now useless as one of the legs (converts to a mono-pod ) is crushed,

and to make things more worse i have to wait for 8am Monday to speak to he mall owners as no one is there weekends ,
i made a report with security,

Took 3 of us to lift the pot of he mono-pod

I was told these pots have fallen over before , there sposed to be secured with screw to a bracket - this on had 3 out of 4 screw - and the 3 were bent and corded the bottom of the pot had holes in it but they were not ripped or cracked - it was like the screws were not all they way in

im out $1000+ i hope they help me with this
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Aug 16, 2010 05:32 |  #2

wow. I'd imagine they should help you especially with the history of them falling over. That could have killed a kid if it weighs 300lbs.


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Aug 16, 2010 05:54 as a reply to  @ buurin's post |  #3

Its a good job that it landed on the camera rather than you ... but still, it's very sad to hear. I hope it turns out well in the end.


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Aug 16, 2010 06:45 |  #4

Speak nicely to them and explain the situation. See if they will sort it out amicably - it will most likely be covered by insurance.

If that fails, try asking them how a little article in the local rag might look (especially when given the slant that it might easily have been a kid under there).

It certainly looks like that pot is no way secure enough - I would have thought it would have been bolted down with mechanical anchors if it weighs that much, not 4 screws.


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Aug 16, 2010 06:52 |  #5

+1 on the fact that it's camera gear and not you or the wife. Canon can be replaced!

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Aug 16, 2010 13:16 |  #6

Lets hope that the shopping center people are reasonable and will do the right thing. Please keep us posted on the outcome, good luck!




  
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Aug 16, 2010 14:55 |  #7

Ok spoke to the mangers of the mall - told me there is nothing they can do they will pass information to the owners, i kind of got upset at this and asked if they could make sure some one called me today to let me know whats going on

Hour latter i got a call from there risk manger , very nice guy - told me that he would pass it onto there insurance company who would assign an adjuster and they would contact me today or tommorow -

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Aug 16, 2010 15:03 |  #8

Wow, great news. If they are this responsive I suspect you won't have any problems. Of course, now that they have passed the buck to the insurance company you never know.

Perhaps there is a 7D in your future (you know, from the emotional toll this has had ... :D)




  
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Aug 16, 2010 17:49 as a reply to  @ LarkM's post |  #9

If they don't immediately offer to cover 100% or more of your loss, call a lawyer. Let him negotiate for you. You negotiate with him that anything he settles for get you 100% or more cash in hand, plus his fee.




  
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Aug 16, 2010 20:22 |  #10

If they don't do right by you voluntarily, threaten them with a small claims lawsuit (up to $5000 is 'small claims') the fact that you will bring up to the judge 'tort negligence' on the part of the mall management and owners for not remedying a problem know to have occured in the past with pots topping over, for actual damages and punitive damages!


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Aug 16, 2010 22:20 |  #11

That's a shame that your brand new Canon 5DMark2 with the 24-105 L lens was smashed by that flowerpot.

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Aug 16, 2010 22:27 |  #12

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #10735043 (external link)
That's a shame that your brand new Canon 5DMark2 with the 24-105 L lens was smashed by that flowerpot.

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if you gonna go that way, i think i see a broken 50L! :lol:


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Aug 16, 2010 22:31 |  #13

That's not a 50L. Here's a better image of what exactly got smashed: http://****/19NyEW (external link)


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Aug 16, 2010 22:50 |  #14

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Aug 17, 2010 00:50 as a reply to  @ LarkM's post |  #15

Wasn't this the camera?


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