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Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
FWIW - a U-Line Guitar Box is 50 x 20 x 8.....combined length, width and girth measurement: 106", just under the 108", where "oversize" starts to kick in at UPS, USPS, etc.
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HD28 Player

07/30/16 5:14 PM
Re: Guitar insurance companies? (reply)
Anderson.  Used Heritage but changed years ago due to better rates and more clarity around shipping coverage and other terms.  Also they don't force appraisals which can really add up if you have a lot of instruments.
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MPkrNth

07/30/16 4:52 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
How do you insure with Heritage for just shipping ?
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banditcosmo

07/30/16 4:52 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
NY Lefty wrote:  If you have a policy you can insure it yourself and then remove it from your policy once it lands safely. I'm in the middle of getting quotes as we speak.    A friend and fellow member here just bought a guitar from me...
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MPkrNth

07/30/16 4:39 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
Guy's what are you paying for a Heritage policy ?
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PICKITLUTHER

07/30/16 4:19 PM
Re: Guitar insurance companies? (reply)
Clarion
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DaveFMFL

07/30/16 4:08 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
I had a $7500 guitar destroyed by UPS they paid the claim Document the package with photos on how it is packed. I also had a hiscox case rated at 1500psi they busted the case and guitar. Without photos they will give you a hard time...
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tippie53

07/30/16 3:11 PM
Re: Guitar insurance companies? (reply)
Heritage
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tippie53

07/30/16 3:08 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
Here is information from Fed Ex on Declared Value and Limits of Liability:http://www.fedex.com/us/service-guide/after-you-ship/terms/express-ground-samedaycity.html These terms have changed from time to time. See particularly E, F, and...
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Alex Zk

07/30/16 2:50 PM
Guitar insurance companies? (topic)
Daniel's thread about shipping reminded me to ask you all something. Which insurance company do you use/prefer, and why? A friend recommended "Anderson" and others have mentioned "Heritage". Who do you use? Thanks in advance!George
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NY Lefty

07/30/16 2:18 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
I ship a lot of guitars from Long Island via FedEx and I've never paid anywhere near $150. That includes Cali and Alaska. But, I guess I should count my blessings that I've never had a claim so far. I've heard some true horror stories...
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NY Lefty

07/30/16 2:16 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
Daniel,A standard 50x20x10 guitar box will be slightly over their 108 max but, in my experience, they rarely check if you box it yourself, print your label & drop it off at a UPS pickup. But to be safe, you can use a slightly shorter...
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Cass Sumrall

07/30/16 2:15 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
Thanks guys. I must be doing something wrong as I enter the dimensions, which results in oversize charges.DD
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Daniel Dorogusker

07/30/16 1:53 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
I agree that paying a shipper for insurance is pretty much a waste of money - I too insure with Heritage & don't waste money on paying shippers for their "insurance".  But for a value of $3500, it should not cost you that much to...
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Cass Sumrall

07/30/16 1:00 PM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
Buck wrote:The most important point to note is that most shippers do not sell actual insurance. They allow you to pay more for "declared value" which they will only pay if you can prove to their satisfaction that the damage was their...
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bryankimsey

07/30/16 11:51 AM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
I always take a guitar to the main UPS hub, not a store and I always purchase the declared value option. I'm in Calif and it always cost me $80-$90 for ground shipping when the package goes east of the Mississippi. 
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PICKITLUTHER

07/30/16 5:35 AM
Re: Why buy guitars and not play them? (reply)
Apparently, some guitar buyers are collectors. I complain sometimes that the vintage collectors have deprived working musicians of good used instruments. However, at least the collectors who buy new guitars will keep luthiers and high...
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MrSoul

07/30/16 4:58 AM
Re: Which guitar(s) made you GASfree? (reply)
For a variety of reasons, I have no interest in acquiring any more guitars. I like the ones that I have,(a Martin D28, a Collings OM3, an old Gretsch Double Anniversay, and a Fender Strat). I wish I had more time to the play them. I...
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MrSoul

07/30/16 4:39 AM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
I do have a UPS account and recently shipped a guitar to Gruhn for $150. And that was without insurance. I guess NYC is expensive as a point of departure.  It should be the same price as anywhere, unless you choose to go to a UPS Store...
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Arnoldgtr

07/30/16 3:45 AM
Re: Shipping Cost (reply)
The most important point to note is that most shippers do not sell actual insurance. They allow you to pay more for "declared value" which they will only pay if you can prove to their satisfaction that the damage was their fault. I...
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Buck

07/30/16 3:27 AM

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