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2004\01\08@221612 by cdb

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I am having difficulty believing this, but I'm just trying to get
laptop only insurance - no house contents just laptop.

Apart from specialist university schemes, the only insurer in
Australia appears to be ProtectIt underwritten by Chubb insurance.

And at A$300 a year, this is dearer than my house insurance and a
smidgen cheaper than my car.

UK and US seem to have many specialist insurers falling over
themselves for this type of business.

Oh yes and according to the policy notes, I can't purchase this
insurance anyway as I didn't take it out at time of purchase.

Any one in Australia managed to get independent insurance for this
sort of thing?

Colin
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2004\01\09@064529 by Wesley Moore

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You should be able to get cover for your laptop and mobile phone and things
like that through option valuables cover on your contents insurance.

Wes

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 01:15:01PM +1000, cdb wrote:
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2004\01\11@171433 by Russell McMahon

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>I am having difficulty believing this, but I'm just trying to get
> laptop only insurance - no house contents just laptop.

Laptops are very high risk.
Interestingly, a comment on thefts from cars in the UK noted that 1 in 4
involved a laptop theft.


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2004\01\11@224858 by cdb

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On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 10:47:01 +1300, Russell McMahon wrote:
::Laptops are very high risk.
::Interestingly, a comment on thefts from cars in the UK noted that 1
::in 4
::involved a laptop theft.

Yup, I appreciated that, but the household cover (which I don't
need), doesn't cover very much as far as laptops are concerned, the
policy makes you think it does.

I got all excited when my google search threw up a company who seemed
reasonable, until I found one must be domiciled in either the UK or
Belgium to be covered. I could give a UK address, but somehow I don't
think the 28 day other country cover, would be of much help.

I'm just surprised that only one insurer offers specific cover in
Australia. Albeit under different badges.

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2004\01\12@164239 by John Ferrell
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I cannot remember if you are an Amateur Radio Operator or not. In the US,
our organization has special insurance available to cover radio equipment.
It is only a short stretch to include a computer now days. My TenTec Pegasus
Transciever has no panel, just a DB9 connector.

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