Shipping older radios & insurance claims

L.G. Robertson digital-conjurers at ROADRUNNER.COM
Wed Nov 28 13:27:45 EST 2007

It isn't just antiques; read it again...:

"4. Antiques, _or any commodity_ that exhibits the style or fashion of a 
past era, etc" [BTW, The term "Antique" has been through a lot in the past 
decades; among car buffs, it's 25 years; among antique dealers, it used to 
mean _anything_ older than 100 years.  Now it's down to 50, among some 
dealers.  At they define "antique" (among other defs) as:

"8. Any work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or the like, 
created or produced in a former period, or, according to U.S. customs laws, 
100 years before date of purchase."]

This is why I avoid the use of the word "antique" when referring to old 
radios, preferring "vintage" instead.

Back to the Fine Print: "...or any commodity that recalls, etc"; This is so 
broad you could drive a truck through it, but, again, this is FedEx's 
handbook, not mine. Better to ship though a shipper that doesn't have this 
sort of convoluted series of "outs" that looks like it was written by the 
Torts Law Faculty at Harvard.

There's an old (50+ years) article that lists the terms and conditions on 
the back of a 1930's shipper waybill...if you think the above is bad, well, 
I'll make it a separate post.  it's a hoot.


At 07:07 PM 11/27/2007, you wrote:
>So it's only an antique if you decide to call it that.
>If it's selling for an old radio price then that';s what it is.
>Now if you sell a mint  Atwater Kent for $50,000 I suppose that
>would get you into the definate antique category.
>Why is anyone saying that something is an "antique?"
> > For what it's worth, this is from the FedEx "Service Guide"; (note item 
> #4,
> > this is the one that, according to FedEx Claims, relates to vintage 
> radios):
> >
> > ==========================================================
> >
> >

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