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01/31/2006 09:33:47 PM · #1
Well, Hey...
My camera was just stolen last night, along with my lenses and equipment (digital rebel)... broke into my car, took the stuff from my trunk. So, my post in BlueII will be the last for a while, though im not sure any will really miss my photography...Though I would like to think so
= ). Well, just had to rant...In reality, its only material goods and isnt the most important thing in life. Take some amazing pics for me will ya!

Joshua
01/31/2006 09:35:49 PM · #2
Man, that's craptacular. Does your car insurance policy cover the equipment since it was in the car?
01/31/2006 09:35:54 PM · #3
Do you have insurance? Especially since it was in the car?

I'm really sorry to hear this. Hope you find a new camera soon!
01/31/2006 09:35:54 PM · #4
Joshua,

Check to see if your homeowners insurance will cover it - if you have homeowners insurance. Mine does, but you have to pay the deductible. I got a seperate policy for my camera equipment and laptop - so no deductible now.

Sorry to hear of your bad luck. Hope we will see you back shooting soon.
01/31/2006 09:39:04 PM · #5
Sorry to hear that. I know how you feel I have been robbed before. Damn thiefs, kill them all!
01/31/2006 09:47:07 PM · #6
OMG! That's horrible! I hope you can find away to replace your camera.

If you can, look up Glenn's Fair Price on the internet. It's here in Harrisonburg, but Gary's really good about working out deals with people. Like if you have some decent film camera stuff to trade in... I traded my Nikon N-80 to help pay for my camera. He gave me a good trade.
01/31/2006 09:57:26 PM · #7
Please tell me that you had a Personal Articles policy on the camera, or at least that you have homeowners or renters insurance?

If you do, you should be able to recover most of your losses.

Sorry that happened to you. :(

~Terry
01/31/2006 10:22:24 PM · #8
I didn't even report mine -- I think the increased premiums I'd end up paying would be way more than my camera was worth : (
01/31/2006 10:26:32 PM · #9
thats sucks so much......... dam I hate to hear stories like this. Sorry to hear that I hope your car insurance will cover it. I never ever leave my camera in my car. Geese I hope you get something out of your insurance. BEst of luck... :-(
01/31/2006 10:34:41 PM · #10
Don't give up. Order a new one. Get it shipped overnight.

Nick
01/31/2006 10:56:35 PM · #11
Originally posted by digitalpins:

thats sucks so much......... dam I hate to hear stories like this. Sorry to hear that I hope your car insurance will cover it. I never ever leave my camera in my car. Geese I hope you get something out of your insurance. BEst of luck... :-(


Car insurance will not cover contents (at least in the US). Contents are covered by homeowners/renters insurance, unless you are carrying (as I do) a separate policy on the camera equipment.

~Terry
01/31/2006 10:59:59 PM · #12
Originally posted by Nikolai1024:

Don't give up. Order a new one. Get it shipped overnight.


You buying?

~Terry
01/31/2006 11:01:48 PM · #13
Its just gods way of telling you to buy a Nikon .... I know all about loss my friend, I just had all my guitars stolen from my house including a Martin, Gibson, fender, and a Tokai green flame maple guitar that was a present.. hurts at first but picjk yourself up dude, dust down and crack on mate... If you cannot afford another camera Im sure someone here will offer you one.. I only have an old Nikon coolpix910 that is not used but you are welcome to it.. anyway, as i say, there are people here who care and have big huge hearts... we still love ya dude cheer up and get snapping again soon..


01/31/2006 11:18:45 PM · #14
That sucks. I always keep my camera at my side...I don't know what I'm going to do when I go to Florida this year -- I'd almost feel like I was abandoning it leaving it unprotected in a hotel room.
01/31/2006 11:25:56 PM · #15
Sucky.

Well, maybe even if you don't get another camera for a while you'll start it back up later on.
I'd be kinda upset if my cameras got stolen, having no form of insurance on them other than what my parents might have for homeowners insurance, and I don't know if that counts since I made all the money to buy the stuff with..
01/31/2006 11:28:58 PM · #16
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I didn't even report mine -- I think the increased premiums I'd end up paying would be way more than my camera was worth : (


Most insurance does not go up for comp claims like theft, broken windows etc. In fact many states have laws that only allows rates to increase if found at fault. The insurance compnay may not like all the claims but they are playing poker just like playewrs in Vegas, sometimes the win and sometimes they lose .... nahhhh they always win.
02/01/2006 03:31:19 AM · #17
That's a bummer. I too hope you had insurance. My home contents policy includes a certain amount of coverage for items away from home, but I got all the big-ticket camera items listed on there specifically because they'd exceed the allowance. Costs me an extra couple of hundred a year, but it's worth it I think.

A few years ago most of my equipment was stolen (someone broke into my apartment). It was frustrating, particularly because I couldn't shoot for six weeks, but because my insurer had a "new for old" policy, it meant I got "free" upgrades on things that were no longer being produced (e.g. high-speed flash instead of basic one) - plus I had the opportunity to upgrade some items and only pay the difference (e.g. change to a larger bag, upgrade a body). So it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

Left me convinced that insurance is worthwhile.
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