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Date: Thu Sep 2 12:29:28 1999

> My name is Bo Zimmerman. I've been collecting computers (and calculators,
> and disk drives, and printers, etc, etc) made by Commodore Business Machines
> for about three years, with my primary interest being programming and
> tinkering (upgrading, networking, etc.) If anyone is amused by such things,
> I maintain a web site of my collection at

Welcome to the list! I grew up on the PET, and there are several other CBM
people on the list. Larry Anderson is our resident expert, I think.

> My question concerns insurance, and is the reason I was referred to this
> fine gathering. Does anyone here carry insurance against fire (or theft?!)
> for their collections?

IIRC my home contents insurance doesn't cover my collection. I intend to change
that... man~ana...

When I brought a Tek 4052 to the USA for the VCF last year, I insured it for
2000 pounds (about $3000 US), which cost me 100 pounds just for the 2 weeks I
was out of the UK. With a policy excess of 100 pounds, I didn't bother claiming
for the minor chassis bends and keyboard damamge when the airline dropped it.
It still worked, after all!

I don't know whether my insurance experience is typical. Anyone else?


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