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Old 24-05-2009, 3:28 PM
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Can anyone recommend any companies that give insurance for our goods whilst they are in storage?
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Old 24-05-2009, 8:26 PM
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Do you already have home/contents insurance? if so, ring them up and ask them how much it'd cost to change the location/address on your policy. Never take out the rip off insurance offered by companies like Safestore/Big Yellow/etc.
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Old 24-05-2009, 8:32 PM
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Another option: http://www.insurastore.com/
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Old 24-05-2009, 10:16 PM
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dont the storage companies have there own insurance???? i got my furniture back after 10mths of storage an me settee was damaged,,,so i claimed off thee insurance to have it recovered
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Old 24-05-2009, 11:02 PM
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I found that some storage people do have insurance and others dont.

I will check that out about my house insurance and the link.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:03 PM
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There's a big difference between genuinely offering help/suggestions to people and doing so because you think you have spotted an opportunity for a gratuitous spot of self-promotion for your line of business. This especially applies when BY is AFIAA one of the storage companies who make using their in-house insurance a condition of using their storage facilities.

Look up at the top of the board: Don't post links for personal gain. Except in the referrers section and always declare any interest.

OP - try an insurance broker, or if you google self-storage insurance policy (or do a search of this forum) a particular firm's name will come up: they specialise in this type of insurance. Unfortunately, it looks like BY and at least one of the other biggies won't accept you using your own insurance.




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Old 02-06-2009, 12:13 PM
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I found that some storage people do have insurance and others dont.

I will check that out about my house insurance and the link.
All storage companies should be insured
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Old 18-06-2009, 5:10 PM
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It makes me really angry to see a company like Big Yellow advertising on this site I totally agree with tbs624.

I think the main underlying fact here is that Big Yellow charge in excess of £1.20 per £1000 of cover per week where as other insurance options available sell insurance for less than half that price.

The only 'Total Peace of mind' Big Yellow has is it is forcing its unsuspecting customer to take there over priced insurance therefore extracting maximum profit. Maybe they would like to justify there rates and explain why they are so ridiculously high.

This site is called Money Saving Expert not Spend your Money on Overpriced Products that are Designed to Rip You Off dot com.

scw1 do yourself a favour DO NOT USE BIG YELLOW.

Big Yellow do yourself a favour and remove yourself from this site because if you don't I am going to report you.
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Old 19-06-2009, 3:04 PM
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I am in shocked now they said that you can only insure your content with Big Yellow if you are storing stuff with them. according to insurastore.

I just called Big Yellow to confirm this as well.

IS THIS LEGAL??? I thought retailers cannot force you to insure with a tied provider that charges at least 3 times as much!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 8:21 AM
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should i be concerned that after 2 attempts to get a quote from insurastore they have still not got back to me ? not giving me the greatest confidence that i should part with £30 or so every month to them if they don't even respond to new business.


no wonder he has a smile on his face...
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Old 13-08-2009, 8:09 AM
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well, after 3 attempts to get a quote insurastore still hadn't gotten back to me, a great sign of hows things would be if i ended up needing to make a claim.

stay away from this company, it certainly won't be difficult too !


no wonder he has a smile on his face...
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Old 20-08-2009, 7:48 AM
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out of interest, has anyone ever made contact with insurastore ? do they avoid anyone who wants to insure anything over a certain amount ?? or in my case, completely ignore them.


no wonder he has a smile on his face...
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Old 27-08-2009, 7:44 PM
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in case anyone is actually reading this, i ended up using an insurance broker who got me insurance for less than half the price insurastore claim to cost on their site, plus i got additional insurance as part of the deal.

so my advice would be speak to an insurance broker to see what deal they can find you rather than use these cowboys for insuring the contents of your storage unit.


no wonder he has a smile on his face...
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Old 28-08-2009, 10:37 AM
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I have to say, I have had totally the opposite experience. Insurastore have been nothing but helpful and polite and responded to emails the same day. I even phoned them and found the person to be very helpful...he actually told me how to get a better deal on storage.

I guess everyone’s experience is different. Intresting about the broker though.
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Old 28-08-2009, 11:13 AM
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In the first storage place I had More Than covered me for stuff in storage and at my new place, in effect splitting the policy....
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Old 30-08-2009, 3:45 PM
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fair enough pennydrop, tho your probably overpaying but about twice the amount you should be paying.

i'm shocked you got a response from an email tho...


no wonder he has a smile on his face...
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Old 30-08-2009, 4:13 PM
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call me cynical but all of pennydrops posts seem to either be recommending insurastore or slagging off big yellow...
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Old 31-08-2009, 7:44 PM
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i didn't want to say anything, but i did have my suspicion's when i saw the post count.

trust me, i emailed insurastore 3 times and got no reply at all.


no wonder he has a smile on his face...
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:27 AM
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Think what you like. It is something I felt others should know as I saved a lot of money as a result. When I find something else that hasn't already been reported on this site I will talk about that.

Thanks for the vote of support!
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Old 01-09-2009, 3:27 PM
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fair do's, you must have been paying a small fortune before tho. i would seriously think about contacting an insurance broker to see what they can find you.


no wonder he has a smile on his face...
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