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#1 Brenton Lee

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

Even though I don't have "good" gear, I calculated that on average I am rolling around with $5000-$8000 worth of equipment at any one time, sometimes it's all in one camera assistant bag. 

 

Whether its in the back of a car, travelling internationally etc I'm kinda paranoid it's going to go walkabout. 

 

I was toying with the idea of keeping a tracking device in it - has anyone got any experience with this or can recommend any particular product? 

 

Also - I am aware insurance exists but I'd rather avoid the pain in the butt that is filing a claim and then buying all my stolen goods back on eBay. 

 

 


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#2 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:54 PM

Get insurance. Just do it. Yes it's disgustingly expensive. But think of what happens to your livelihood if something does happen and you're not covered.

I know a couple of people who have recently had cars stolen (along with all of their gear inside), and had no insurance.

And now they're stuffed.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:33 PM

Get insurance; as mentioned, tracking devices wouldn't do much good unless they happen to tallk to a network all the time; which i'm sure would cost more than insurance and deductible over time.


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