TomJonesDad

Estimating value of shipped items

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    Anyone got any suggestions on an easy way to estimate?

    I wouldn't have a clue how much some of our stuff is worth and I don't relish spending hours on the internet looking for similar to price them. We don't have anything that would bump up the value so a ball park figure for a 3 bed house would be a help. We are taking most of our contents including fridge/freezer, washing machine etc. etc.

    What did others do for their insurance and value to give to the shipping company?

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    LOL - I do value everything, hence my question!

     

    I'll get the wife to do some research and get a list together of costs to replace - then I guess double it and add some more to convert it into Aussie costs to replace :biglaugh:

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    Guest Cornish Pasties

    Hi,

     

    I was same wondering how I was going to work out how much it was worth "at destination" I mean..how on earth are you meant to work that one out! In the end I just went round & just guessed at rough cost of our things. We aren't taking most of our white goods as integral but for 3 bedroomed house ours worked out at 22k. Perhaps with white goods maybe 25k?

    Good luck!

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    We came up with a figure of about £25K but for shipping insurance purposes (remembering you'd have to replace it all in Oz) we actually added £10K to that. We had a look at a number of big items on some Aus web sites and the additional cost was about right in terms of the difference in costs between UK and Oz.

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    Guest vikkiann

    Just don't under value for insurance purposes!

     

    We had to itemise and stupidly under valued on certain items then when furniture got damaged, argue with the insurance company.

     

    5 months later and the battle is still going on.

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    Guest Chris_J

    What's the excess? Is it worth saying something is 300 if the excess is 250 for example. I have probably under insured but some stuff isn't worth much more than the excess and then there is the ball ache of claiming. I think I insured for about 22 to 23k. I bet I would only get a cost for 2nd hand replace cost or to take account of wear and tear etc etc.

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    Guest vikkiann

    We didn't have any excess on our insurance.

    Furniture is fairly cheap here but high end stuff is mega expensive!

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    We have a £250 excess but it is a new for old policy. We have some good quality furniture so wanted to make sure we could replace it like for like if anything happened.

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    Guest Chris_J

    We used Letton Percival not sure if it was a new for old policy though.

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