Shipping older radios & insurance claims

L.G. Robertson digital-conjurers at ROADRUNNER.COM
Sun Nov 25 18:43:39 EST 2007


It's right there on the back of the it.

...and I just went through this with a client 6 months ago.  FedEx Air 
Freight thrashed a beautiful 1940 Philco console that was professionally 
crated, marked in red stencil 2" lettering, "This-Side-Up", 
"Fragile-Electronics" and "Do Not Drop".

The client was witness to the event, that being  the rolling out of said 
marked crate on a 100' roller ramp with sevral inches between the rollers, 
causing said crate to go "whump-whump-whump" down the ramp at warp nine, 
hitting the stop at the end with a crash.

They then pulled the "Ooops, sorry, this is in the 'Extroadinary Value' 
disclaimer on the back of the waybill" routine, and limited damages to $500.

Perhaps you've not had to file a claim with them!



At 02:57 PM 11/25/2007, you wrote:
>No - if you ship to a business address using your Fedex
>account they do not impose such a limit.  I can't speak
>for residential shipments, ut I have shipped radios in the
>$700 to $100 range and insured them for the full amount
>with Federal Express.
>I don't know where people are being told these limits but it has not
>happened to me at all.
> > 2. Do not ship any vintage radio over worth over $500 via FedEx; they have
> > an "Exclusionary Rule" of $500 about anything of "Unusual Worth or Value",
> > and they include vintage radios in that category.  I have seen a thread in
> > here that suggests the limit is $100; my info is about 6 months old on
> > this, so they may have gotten even stingier.

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