Appraisals

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Nerf, May 17, 2009.

  1. Nerf

    Nerf Piano User

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    Howdy folks,

    I'm not sure if this is the correct spot for this question so if it's not...SORRY!! :-)

    Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions on a good way to get a "proper" appraisal for your trumpet(s)? This is strictly for insurance purposes so the more accurate the better. I know that I could look them up & get the current retail price, but those "pesky" insurance people want something in writing. So, thanks for your help!
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If your insurance includes replacing an instrument in case of theft or damage, a comparable offer from any music store will do.
     
  3. govtmodel

    govtmodel Pianissimo User

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    Check the American Society of Appraisers site, with particular attention directed to personal property- American Society of Appraisers - Personal Property

    You'll want an appraisal that conforms to the Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
     
  4. Hoosier303

    Hoosier303 Pianissimo User

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    USPAP is for real estate only
     
  5. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    I asked Monette for a current price list and gave it to the insurance company. I would think for a small fee you could have a music store do a write up for you. I did it with jewelry.
     
  6. govtmodel

    govtmodel Pianissimo User

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