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    A courier that will insure an iMac....?

    SO I sold my iMac theother day. Boxed it all up this morning and took a trip to the post office who quoted me £50 to have it sent on a £48 hour delivery with £700 of insurance. I made my excuses and left thinking that this was rather extortionate.

    I have tried City Link and ParcelForce, but neither cover iMacs under their insurance policies.

    Does anyone know of a courier that does?

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    Yes the post office X)

    You'll struggle. One of my biggest mistakes was buying a glass-fronted monitor. Barely any couriers offer compensation unless you pay ridiculous amounts, most don't even give an option for compensation.

    I think you're best bet is to refund, explain why and sell it as pick-up only, and always make sure you get cash on collection for an iMac as well. bbc.co.uk/new…046 <-- This is a well known scam.. a friend of mine fell for it!


    Edited by: "mamboboy" 23rd Jan 2013

    Just message the buyer see if they will cover it.

    WTF happened to my thread

    Original Poster

    It was a personal sale, nothing to do with eBay and they are too far away to collect it. I don't have 1400+ eBay feedback without knowing how to play the game

    I don't mind paying £40 / £50 for it as long as it is insured. Just cannot seem to find one.

    interparcel or collect plus will insure it

    If you don't mind paying £40/£50 for it as long as it's insured, why are you asking on here when RM quoted you £50 with £700 of insurance?

    Original Poster

    Interparcel wont insure it according to their T's & C's. It is classed as a restricted item and is only covered for the base insurance value of £20, and Parcelforce specifically exclude iMacs from compensation (as well as computer monitors and other All In One computers)


    Edited by: "Simon_G" 23rd Jan 2013

    Original Poster

    Interestingly enough, although ParcelForce will not cover the iMac for insurance, Parcel2Go will cover it themselves for £200 in damage and up to £2500 for loss.

    That's about the best I can find at the moment.

    I would phone interparcel then, as I send multiple Monitors to vessels docked all over the UK fully insured with them. A 27" well packed monitor costs £55 next day insured upto £700 with them. This is a buisness account though.

    have you tried ups ? they deliver most macs

    i sent a 21.5 imac rmsd before have you weighed it my local post office will take my word if i say its 10kg

    Original Poster

    Hi Dunc, yes mate, weighed in at 13kg at the PO. Will look into UPS

    I came up with this when I sent my iMac, if you go on parcel 2 go, it says they dont cover macbooks and mac screens, where the iMac is both, they dont specifically say it is not covered. At the end of the day, if they damage it themselves, they will have to pay for it!! Just send it and hope for the best, the money you have to pay in order to insure it is massively excessive.

    Simon_G

    Hi Dunc, yes mate, weighed in at 13kg at the PO. Will look into UPS



    go to another preferably small post office and tell them its 10kg ive sent 2 imacs rmsd in the past

    aircanman

    I came up with this when I sent my iMac, if you go on parcel 2 go, it … I came up with this when I sent my iMac, if you go on parcel 2 go, it says they dont cover macbooks and mac screens, where the iMac is both, they dont specifically say it is not covered. At the end of the day, if they damage it themselves, they will have to pay for it!! Just send it and hope for the best, the money you have to pay in order to insure it is massively excessive.


    They do. Just type in 'iMac' for what the item is and it says it isn't covered.

    Ipostparcels

    Just wondering if you managed to send the parcel in the end?

    Original Poster

    Yep, Parcelforce, although it turns out that no couriers I came across would insure a glass screen. So I sent it via ParcelForce and took the chance. It arrived in one piece.

    Mason2010x

    Ipostparcels



    I know this an old post but thanks for this - just what I was looking for.

    I've got an iMac to post - only cost me £13.76 for next day delivery with iPost Parcels insured up to £500.

    Original Poster

    I'd check to make sure they cover glass in their insurance, as most of them dont.
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