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Fed-ex doesn't cover watches??

January 24 2005 at 9:08 AM
Chris E. in NJ  (Login ChrisE.)

Someone brought it to my attention that fed-ex does not cover watches for more than $500. I thought if you purchase the insurance, they'd cover to whatever...is this not true. I have bought and sold dozens of Panerai and shipped via fed-ex, can't believe I am not hearing this until now.
Any insight??


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H Doan
(Login hungdoan)

same applies for UPS

January 24 2005, 9:20 AM 

This is why I only us US Postal Priority Mail. up to $50K in coverage including jewlery and watches.

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(Login marstogc)

Does USPS really cover up to 50K?

January 24 2005, 9:27 AM 

I had thought it was $5,000 - just checking. I did ship a watch this summer and asked to insure at $7,000 but the clerk told me 5K was the limit.



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SteveS in NJ
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$25,000 if you send it registered and add the max. insurance [nt]

January 24 2005, 9:47 AM 


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Randy Gospich
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You're right and I use them all of the time.

January 24 2005, 9:30 AM 

It is very risky.

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Chris E. in NJ
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Which? Fed-Ex, or USPS?

January 24 2005, 9:46 AM 

I have never had a problem with Fed-ex....but

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Randy Gospich
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I use FedEx exclusively. We have had too much loss

January 24 2005, 5:15 PM 

with UPS & USPS. USPS is very difficult to get a claim resolved and they are soetimes sloppy about getting proof of delivery. Overall FedEx has been better for us. Make sure that you use packaging large enough to insure, i.e., small packages are sometimes limited to $500. I probably would not state that there is jewerly/watches in the package. Use your imagination.

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(Login clifW)

Get OneService and your a** is covered,.,..jewelry and

January 24 2005, 9:50 AM 

watches is all they do and they get good Fedex and DHL rates

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(Login ABANET)

This is nothing new.

January 24 2005, 10:08 AM 


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(Login SteveDabs)

It's 2005 and there is not a worldwide courier available that will insure your watch.....

January 24 2005, 3:28 PM 

for delivery. This has been something that has annoyed me for sometime. I have generally used Fed-Ex who have thus far been excellent but evrytime I send a watch I can't relax until I get that E-mail that the buyer has safely recieved the goods. It's a sad state of affairs for this day and age.
In the UK we can send goods insured up to £2500 (Approx $5000) and they are also excellent, although strangely I have heard that does not cover watches, but everyone here uses them for this purpose.

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(Login clifW)

I repeat, OneService and Parcel Pro=Peace of Mind

January 24 2005, 4:11 PM 

Their rates are better than rack rates via Fedex with insured accountability to boot.

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