> 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?
> cdb, cdbKILLspambarnard.name on 22/03/2002
> cdb, .....cdbKILLspam.....barnard.name on 22/03/2002
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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
::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.
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.