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How do you insure and collect insurance on shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by teddiliza, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. I shipped eggs for the first time and insured them at the P.O. for $20. The clerk told me there might be a hard time proving that they were worth that if anyone needed to collect. Luckily, the eggs got to their destination safely. I had a TON of bubble wrap.

    So....if they hadn't?

    Please share your experiences on the concept of shipping eggs insurance and how to collect, tips, etc.....

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I didn't think you could insure eggs.
  3. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    im confused...id like info on this as well.....very interesting...you pay for insurance? How much does that cost? I think you should insure the eggs for whatever the buyer paid. But thats all I know.
  4. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    The USPS does not insure hatching eggs that I know of. :<)
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Quote:You would first off have to "prove" what your eggs are valued at showing resources at the current days market price....and have written receipts of that paid.. ....doesn't work.
    BUT, they don't insure eggs period.....so don't bother.
  6. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    You wouldn't have been able to collect. The postoffice will not insure perishable items.
    For the record I don't ship or sell eggs, But if I did i wouldn't insure "eggs" I would insure "grandmas antique vase". Any problems from breakage just go to the thrift store and find something cheap and fragile so you can show them the pieces. [​IMG]
  7. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Songster

    Nov 5, 2008
    Quote:This is what my PO told me also.

  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby &amp; farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    My USPS will not insure. I did have a USPS at another city offer to insure for me when I shipped from there (I was doing errands and it was faster to ship from there). At any rate, when I asked the person to double check that they could insure, she came back and said no, she was in error.

    So even if USPS offers it, when an employee doesn't understand that they won't pay, they will not honor it. Have a blessed day. Nancy
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I agree with the others. Look at the fine print on the back of your insurance slip. They do not pay out insurance claims on perishable or fragile items (that are not packed correctly). Who determines if it was packed correctly..they probably do. [​IMG] Don't waste your money. Be prepared to send replacements if the PO destroys the box.

    eta - they will pay on the claim if the entire box is lost. That is the only thing insurance would be good for and the odds of that happening are slim. They make you wait 2 weeks to see if the box shows up. Yep, I've experienced this.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  10. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:I didn't think you could either.

    Never take a word of Postal worker, they can never be held responsible for what they say or what they do (Government unionized sacred cows).

    If your eggs are lost or damaged you will never see a penny from USPS, guaranteed.

    If I am wrong and you will prove to me than you collected any amount of "insurance" on shipped eggs from USPS, I will pay you double the amount the USPS did.


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