Will I be able to insure my gear if it's all used and pre-owned?

3 months 1 week ago #647376 by Craig Stone
As I sit here with my coffee reading over post by many of you.  I noticed some insurance related questions, which reminded me of something I had been wondering.  Almost my entire camera gear collection was purchased used.  Stuff with MPB and KEH, I have receipts.  However stuff from Craigslist, no receipts.  Cash only.  I've saved myself a nice bit of cash, but a decent amount of this gear was with no receipts.  I do have print outs of the original ads I responded too and my Ebay account shows record of transactions.  So can all of this be insured?


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3 months 1 week ago #647498 by Sawyer
As long as the items aren't on stolen list you should be fine. 

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3 months 1 week ago #647614 by Colorado Mike
:agree:   the insurance company will likely want to see photos of the gear to be insured to verify condition too.   


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3 months 1 week ago #648052 by Frost Photography

Sawyer wrote: As long as the items aren't on stolen list you should be fine. 



I was going to say the same thing.  If the person who sold you the gear ran after they grabbed your money, you might want to look into your serial number.  

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3 months 1 week ago #648059 by garyrhook
Did you tell your auto insurer you bought your car? No, only whether it was financed.

The insurance company is not concerned with the origin of the equipment. Only it's value.


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3 months 1 week ago #648065 by Prago
Yep, insurance company doesn't care about where it came from.  Actually what they care about is value and condition.  

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