Have you not seen the puctures of his hifi?
I’ve seen and heard the hifi! But even at full retail it’s worth less than half that. I’m not sure I’d want to insure it for full retail unless I knew some shady gangster types who could fake a heist…
All risks includes new-for-old. Yes you’re right, about 50% is for the hifi. When you really think about it, if the bungalow went up in flames, that’s probably quite conservative. The replacement figure for the deck/arm/cart alone is nearing £60k. A new M7 is over £30k, etc etc.
The fact that I paid only a fraction of those prices is irrelevant.
It’s an interesting problem really. It looks like you’re paying an extra grand or so for that coverage, so you’ll get £250k (say) if it goes up in flames, when it cost you £100k (say). If you could get an entirely adequate replacement for £100k, is it worth paying for the extra cover? I don’t have the answer, but it’s worth thinking about.
Got Kate’s insurance for £75 cheaper than her quote from LV
Carole Nash was cheapest.
How do you arrive a new price for the horns, not like you could order a new pair?
Interested as I haven’t a clue how to value my speakers.
“Pete, can you take a sabbatical from work and build me a new set of horns for a hundred grand?”
“Sure, if I can subcontract the routing to Adam…”
The obvious answer is to pay less and have reduced cover. If the insurance Co only had to cover what I paid, then insured value would plummet. But I don’t want to do that.
This was a difficult one. I discussed it (commissioning the remaking of them to the same design) with the broker. He, I and the Aviva underwriter agreed on a figure of £75k.
I’m thinking my £8 a month contents insurance might not be enough
I have this fantasy conversation in my mind
Me I lost my LV Air Scouts in a fire
Insurer You are insured new for old
Me But they are not made anymore
Insurer What is the equivalent in their current range?
Me Vox Palladians
The fact that I’ve seen worse arguments doesn’t mean that you’d win that one, I imagine