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So I'm replacing my DVD collection

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by 11aa11aa, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. 11aa11aa

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    Some Ba :oops: rds stole my DVD collection.

    Any ideas which company would be worth talking to about replacing about 200 dvds?

    Anyone know if a company does discount for bulk orders?
     
  2. Fordy

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    holy cow, how did this happen?
     
  3. slowen

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    That is bad news, I would be gutted as i have just over 500 DVD's and it would kill me to replace them all have to check if they are listed on the insurance in case some thief breaks in but hey at least the law has changed and now if anyone breaks in they can expect a baseball bat if they try and steal anything

    If your getting it done on the insurance just go to any good retailer but if your paying yourself I would suggest play, ebay
     
  4. JSW

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    That stinks :censored: Hope you havn't lost any oop discs :eek:

    Even if insurance paying I would still use your fav cheap supplier.
    Try emailing CD-WOW they may offer you 50p of every disc at least ;)
     
  5. AML

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    You might want to hold out for HD DVD and Blu ray since you have to start again, you might as well go hi def.
     
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    Think it could be a long while before he could get all his DVDS on HD-DVD or Blu Ray i am sure he had many classic in there which prob will take ages to get a Hi Def Re master.
     
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    gutted for you. what a society we live in. :thumbsdow
    I'd be tempted after getting insurance money to restructure my collection completely. All that lolly and so many nice sets to choose from nowadays.

    All collectors should check their insurance asap, as 'collections' are not always covered, and we all know they try to get out of paying out if they can.

    I checked and found I was, but a mate who has over 400 dvd's had to add to his policy.

    Good luck
     
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    Very sorry to hear about that.

    How does that work on insurance, do they require proof of the DVDs taken or just take your word for it??
     
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    I'm really sorry to hear that. If I were you I would just shop around on the internet as I'm sure you're bound to be able to pick up tons of your collection really cheaply. I doubt if any retailer would offer you substantial discounts to make it worth your while going with just one company

    AML, you're assuming he can afford to buy a new player, amplifier and high-definition compatible TV plus the increased cost of the new software (films) which will be extremely limited for quite a while.
     
  10. BigEvilJimmy

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    sorry to hear that mate. where would you get insurance for a dvd collection?
     
  11. AML

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    This insurance point is a very valid one. How do people get insurance for a large collection of software. Not only DVDs but say games and CDs.

    I spend and have spent a lot of money on software over tha last several years. Games, DVDs and more.
     
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    that's a good point I should insure mine too
     
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    Thanks for your kind words.

    I was gutted. They took all DVD's & CD's. The insurance company have been great about it. The one I'm with now doesn't seperate collections so they're lumped in with the rest of the house insurance. The insureror I was with before I had to list all CD's and they'd only pay out a certain amount (at that time I had over 700 CD's)

    You'd be surprised how easy it is to remember the DVD's you've got. A trip round HMV and a visit to Play, Amazon provided me with a history of what I'd bought from each site.

    Insurance wise they are offering £Cash or replacement. I think £Cash is better just so I can pick and choose. And maybe be a bit wiser in what I by. I mean I had Titanic in my collection - what was I thinking!
     
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    Oh and they also took TV, AV Amp, DVD player. So am looking to replace it all. Which isn't too bad as I was hoping to upgrade. But still it does stick in the craw a little.

    And yes the insurance Company just asks for what proof you can provide, I had, weirdly proof for about 50% of the DVDs.
     
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    a good way of listing all titles you have for insurance purchases is by using dvdprofiler.
    I would look at your policies for contents insurance and especially the exemptions part.
    If in ANY DOUBT contact your insurance, and tell them what you have and get advice. It may be that a photograph is requested, or updates for a list.
    It is murky territory as what value can be put on 'out of print' dvd's ?????

    My insurance lists seperate items up to £2000 (which covers my plasma), and DVD's are under collections - I will check later and let you know the exact terms.

    It is vital that you check though, as it would be heartbreaking if you found it wasn't covered.
     
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    It would be, i must check mine.

    For the OOP titles i wonder if they would just give you open market value at the time of the claim as for me they are the ones that i would be most gutted about losing.
     
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    I would get a comparison on ebay or something like that. Not sure if they would accept that, but at the end of the day thats what you would have to pay to replace it
     
  18. Dean

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    That would **** me right off, i've got almost 600 DVDs now :eek: It's a good idea to use something like DVD profiler to catalogue your DVDs too just in case something like this happens :rolleyes:
     
  19. Gary D

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    A couple of points on Insurance:

    phone your insurance company and find out the status of your cover - if its not covered make sure that you do what you can to get it covered. You may find you need specialist insurance (dont just assume that it is covered!!!!) - remember your insurance company do not want to give you the money!! they will get out of it anyway they can - dont give them any excuses!

    take pictures of it!!! in situ!!! make sure that the titles are readable in the photo. - that way you have a record of what you have. if you have anything collectable make sure you take a separate photo. ensure that the photos are in context - i.e. you can see its your home! if you can, place the pictures on an external server so you know they are safe.

    I heard about someone (it may have been on here) who claimed and his insurance company told him that they didn't believe he had so many disks and wouldn't pay out. i take photos of mine every saturday morning.

    its a good idea to use DVD profiler as many members do - but without the photos to back it up your shagged - you could spend all day adding titles that you dont own to the list (after all its like nobody has thought of ripping off an insurance company before) - if there is a picture taken in your home on your shelves then you have something to show them and prove that its yours.


    gary
     
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    I called my insurance company up today (as I'm paranoid) - Norwich Union - and they said that my collection IS covered under contents, as long as all your household contents don't exceed your insured level (e.g. £40k).

    It is DEFINITELY vital that you take photographs (as mentioned above), and in your home enviroment, as if they are being sticky (especially with OOP) it is proof. Profiler is another way of showing you have the discs, but everytime you update the date changes, so they could argue against that.

    I would advise everyone to check asap
     

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