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USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Drew Longnecker (184.21.136.---)
Date: July 28, 2020 06:21AM

I shipped a 7.5 ft. fly rod to a customer in Montana USPS. He called to tell me it arrived broken. The pics showed it snapped about 2 inches above the grip. I need to file a claim. My question is, What do you use for a comparison Price? They want documents for proof of value.

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Dan Grulke (166.94.3.---)
Date: July 28, 2020 07:06AM

You will more than likely get compensated for materials. They push back on labor. I have done better by getting quotes and "appraisals" from other rod builders. @#$%& and been there. Save reciepts, copy everything, and hope you had insurance.

Sorry and it @#$%&,

DG

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 28, 2020 07:20AM

What did your customer pay you for the rod? Do you have a copy of the invoice or receipt? That should be all you need.

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: July 28, 2020 10:09AM

Tom is correct,
If you insured it - they will pay your stated amount. You paid for the insurance - after all.
Herb

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 28, 2020 10:17AM

They won't necessarily pay the insured amount. They will pay "up to" the insured amount, with proof of value. Whatever you sold the rod to your customer for, should be considered the value.

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: July 28, 2020 10:18AM

Drew,
Send them the bill for the rod that you have built for the customer and have presented to the customer.

That is the value of the loss. I assume that this was also the value for which you paid for insurance as well?

You paid so much money for XXX dollars of insurance. You should be paid XXX dollars, since that was the loss incurred.

Take care

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: July 28, 2020 04:05PM

Fedex pays insured amount with documentation. No slippage.
Herb

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 28, 2020 05:03PM

Insurance is typically purchased in block amounts. So much for say, $500 upper limit, more for perhaps $1000 upper limit. So on and so forth. So if you purchased $500 worth and a $300 rod is broken or lost, you get $300, not $500.

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Brian Gross (50.226.78.---)
Date: July 28, 2020 05:27PM

Was said rod in a PVC tube? Or a box?

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Drew Longnecker (184.21.136.---)
Date: July 29, 2020 07:27AM

Yes, I have a copy of the receipt.

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Drew Longnecker (184.21.136.---)
Date: July 29, 2020 07:30AM

It was shipped in a cardboard tube that I received 3 rod blanks in from one of the companies to the left.

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Re: USPS Insurance Claim
Posted by: Drew Longnecker (184.21.136.---)
Date: July 29, 2020 07:33AM

The package was insured.
Thanks for all the information.

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