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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Fedex Insurance: what does it really cover?

I need to ship a guitar and I am planning on using Fedex to ship, but I am under the impression they don't offer insurance that will fully cover the guitar and case. I hear from people that they do offer insurance, but what does this really cover?

What if it gets lost? Are they going to reimburse me for the declared value of the item?

Anyone use a 3rd party insurance that covers the item against loss of package, damage, theft, etc....?

I won't use UPS because they suck in handling big packages, and I don't have good experiences when it comes to large and expensive musical gear.

Don't want to use USPS either, not too reliable and they've lost several packages already, and never got reimbursed when I was supposed to.

So what is the best way to insure a Fedex package that will cover against damage, theft, and loss?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 01:52 AM
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Re: Fedex Insurance: what does it really cover?

Never had a problem with USPS. As far as insurance, they'll cover the amount of the insurance you pay for. Make sure to have some sort of sales receipt, or bil of sale for proof of worth.

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