Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Stolen Leica
From: "Harold Gess" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 21:18:51 +0200

Now for an interesting question. What do you do when insurance pays out half
the replacement value and then your camera comes back to you?

Harold (hoping his stolen Noctilux one day returns to him but only paid half
value by the insurance!)

>A friend of mine had the same thing happen with his professional video
>The insurance paid up, probably 20,000 GBP, and he was happy.
>He then saw at a 'car boot sale' his camera for sale for 50 GBP. At first
>was tempted to phone the police, then he went over and bought the camera
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dan Cardish []
>> When my M4-P was stolen from me, my insurance company compensated me with
>> a
>> new camera (I had replacement value insurance).  From that point, the
>> stolen camera belonged to the insurance company, so it now makes no
>> difference to me if the camera suddenly showed up at a Leica repair
>> facility or a local pawn shop (other than perk my curiosity).  I would
>> just
>> as soon not ever see it again.
>> Dan C.