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Old 06 April 2011, 04:57   #1
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Insuring my retro game collection.

This might not be in the right area, so feel free to move if required.

I was just wondering if anyone else felt they needed to insure their collection? I am just starting to get to the stage where if anything happened to it then I would cry.
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Old 06 April 2011, 09:37   #2
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well when choosing a house insurance policy I had to ensure that single items with a value over 1000 were covered. This increased my premium a little but not that much and it does give a little safe feeling should the house fall over while I am out.

I will say at the end of the day its just a load of old computers, while I have a tangible hold on a few of them, in the worse case scenario, I would shrug and start again.

I have at least one of every Amiga Model, with the exception of the Towers, as I really don't have any liking for them. I am short only an A3000, but I am hoping to get one o these this year.

The problem is, how do you fill in the insurance form to explain collectible vintage computing?... to be honest, I am not that smart, so I contacted the insurance company and had to send in a list, with pictures and expected replacement costs...

yeah.... still working on that =)
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That's what I figured. we are insured through the Halifax and I know we are covered upto 2000 per item. but when it came to my collection it stumped them a bit. I know it's only plastic and chips but I would be still gutted if I lost them. They suggested sending in a list of everything too.
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Old 06 April 2011, 10:29   #4
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Take Pictures of everything, maybe print out ebay auctions of similar consoles or computers you have to suggest values and keep an up to date list of your games on a site like Moby Games or even just in a spread sheet.
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Take Pictures of everything, maybe print out ebay auctions of similar consoles or computers you have to suggest values and keep an up to date list of your games on a site like Moby Games or even just in a spread sheet.

Thats a great idea my friend, although.... this spread sheet would need to be kept under wifie radar!
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Thats a great idea my friend, although.... this spread sheet would need to be kept under wifie radar!
I done a spreadsheet recently - If Mrs Fitz ever sees that they'll all be on eBay and she'll be off to Cuba

Oh and I'll probably be single
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Old 06 April 2011, 22:18   #8
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With collections like Zetr0's, you might be in trouble anyway, but the rest of us should simply tell the lady of the house "it's either this, or a saltwater aquarium!"
Your going to run in to pricetags around 5 000 euro and climbing for a new 375-450L tub. And thats the very least you would start with, ofcourse. On top of that you will have a new electricity bill. Count on a tank of that size to consume 0.2-0.5kw/h, 24/7. (Thats after averaging out the lighting on the whole cycle)

One way or another, you CAN make the Amiga collection sound cheap.
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Mrs critanime doesn't care very much what I buy as long as the bills are paid. The only time she complained was when I bought a sharp fami twin.
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