Insuring birding equipment

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Subject: Insuring birding equipment
From: inger vandyke <>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 02:16:57 +0000
Hi Frank,
The premiums are generally on the expensive side for insuring your gear and 
personally the only time I would consider taking this out is if I was to travel 
in a high risk area like India, Africa or South America where the likelihood of 
my stuff getting stolen is a lot more probable.  

As a professional, if something happens to my gear, I can write it off on my 
business.  I replace camera bodies every three years and given the cost of 
insurance, I can't see the point.  When I did the feasibility of it the premium 
was too expensive for the way that I use a camera.  I would expect a scope to 
last a lot longer than my gear so this could be worth considering.  
Still, insurance, like any other personal expenses, should be based on your 
habits and how you would use/need it.
I hope this info is of assistance.


Inger Vandyke
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> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 13:00:46 +1100
> From: 
> To: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Insuring birding equipment
> I'd be interested to know which companies will insure scopes and binos? I've 
> never been able to include them under household or travel insurance as there 
> is a limit (way below the value of the equipment) on individual items. 
> Regards
> Frank Antram
> -----Original message-----
> From: "Tony Russel" 
> Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:29:33 +1100
> To: "'Carl Clifford'"  "'Greg Little'" 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Leica's warranty and customer service
> > Insurers ? You have to be kidding . They're as bad as the service agents for
> > wriggling out of paying up.
> > 
> > Tony
> > 
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