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    Default Seriously 1500 for marine insurance!!

    Is this seriously what it costs!!!!!! I am a bit blown away at the amount, we only have a 20ft container and honestly there isn't anything amazing in there. scarycat in shock

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    who are you shipping with and whats the value of your goods?

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    Pickfords and they quote at below

    To export effects to New Zealand in 20' container, Move date:
    10/11/2010 3272.00 0.00% 0.00 3272.00

    Total Value - Marine insurance - All Risks Sea/Air - Subject to
    Excess - Total value = 45,880.00 @ 1147 cuft x 40.00 @ 3% +
    IPT of 5%
    1376.40 0.00% 0.00 1376.40

    Total Value - Marine insurance - All Risks Sea/Air - Subject to

    Excess - Item valued over 1,000 = 1,200 @ 3% 36.00 0.00% 0.00 36.00

    Insurance Premium Tax 70.62 0% 0.00 70.62

    Maybe this is fine, but just got a bit of a scare Might be worth me totalling up what we are sending to see if it actually comes to 45,000!

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    they should offer you a fixed price policy where you determine the value. remember to do a bit of research as its the nz price to replace then convert back to pounds for items. we found a lot of our stuff we wouldnt replace anyway so didnt insure. haggle hard, i think we got something like 1.3% in the end as the insurance market is fiercely competitive and where the money is for them.
    You can also use a third party insurer. I cant remember the name but do a search on here as there is one insurer that gets good reviews.

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    just remembered! something like letton percival

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    We used Lloyds of London who were way cheaper by miles than others we had quotes from. It was ten years ago though so things may have changed

    Worth a try though.

    Good luck!

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    We are using Letton Percival instead of our shippers (PSS) - much cheaper and v easy to deal with so far, via email

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    Thanks everyone, have just submitted a quote to letton percival so finger crossed. Also have done a list of furniture and realised that our furniture certainly does not total the amount on the insurance. I will go back to pickfords and ask them to requote the lower amount and see what they come back with.

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    The only way to know what your stuff is worth is to do a real detailed list. An Ikea bookcase is likely to cost significantly less than all the books on it. It's easy to overlook stuff like that. Spend the time working out what cover you need so you're not over or under insured. But do get insurance. Probability is in your favour but containers do fall off the side of boats.

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    It worked for me SC, Pickfords came back with a much improved quote when they thought I was going to take the insurance elsewhere.

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