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Stolen: Avanti Blade 4.0 - Seven Hills, NSW

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:34 pm
by Nalkur
Bike Details
2008 Avanti Blade 4.0
Serial Number: U81K21551
Age: brand new, purchased last Sunday, ridden once
Colour: Blue and white
Accessories: Fluid mini-pump, Topeak super tourist pannier carrier, BBB saddle bag (w. tube, tyre levers, allen keys, valve adaptor), white BBB drink bottle cage, chepo front light

Picture and specs links I will get the moderators help to do.

Theft Details
Stolen from my home in south Seven Hills, NSW.

Taken sometime between 10pm Wednesday May 28 2008 and 2:30am Thursday May 29 2008.

Fingures crossed it turns up, after saving for ages to buy it.
Any help will be appreciated.
Regards
Geoff

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:41 pm
by Kalgrm
Now that really sucks Geoff!

Please PM me the link for the pics and I'll upload the link for you.

I hope it shows up.
Graeme

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:00 pm
by mikesbytes
Sorry to hear that Geoff. Here's your details;

Nalkur wrote:Hey Mike.

As I am a new user, could you add the following links/image to my Stolen post.

Picture (from Avanti website) -
Image

Full specs can be found at: http://www.avantibikes.com/fitness/blade-8.aspx?bid=91

Thanks mate.
Geoff

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:42 pm
by Boognoss
That sucks Geoff.

I generally keep an eye out for other Avanti bikes on the road (see my sig) but I'll be extra vigilant in the Hills when riding..... Hopefully it's spotted and recognised as stolen.

Cheers.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:43 pm
by jasimon
Did you buy it with a gold credit card?

Gold credit cards typically include 90 day purchase protection insurance. This covers you against the theft of the goods in that period. (Check the fine print though.)

After that it is often possible to add your bike to a contents insurance policy as a specified item to insure against theft anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.

If it doesn't help you this time, then maybe next time... commiserations.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:08 pm
by Blaze
if it was stolen from home it might well be covered under the contents insurance anyway...

No joy from bank

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:10 pm
by Nalkur
Thanks peoples.

Just spoke to my bank (Commonwealth Bank). They can't do anything unless I made the purchase whilst travelling overseas :-(

My insurance - well they (AAMI) will only cover upto $1000 and the excess is $600. With only $400 left, anyone have any good deals going ;-)

Re: No joy from bank

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:50 pm
by jasimon
Nalkur wrote:Thanks peoples.

Just spoke to my bank (Commonwealth Bank). They can't do anything unless I made the purchase whilst travelling overseas :-(

My insurance - well they (AAMI) will only cover upto $1000 and the excess is $600. With only $400 left, anyone have any good deals going ;-)


Shame about the coverage - certainly the Westpac and NAB gold policies purchase protection are separate from the overseas travel insurance. (And they have extended warranty cover to boot.)

I think there is typically a $1000 limit per item in contents insurance policies unless you specify them. But, your accessories could be considered additional items while the excess should only apply once per 'event'. Thus, if you add up the cost of all your accessories you might just be able to get more than $400 back. Not a whole lot of comfort... but better than a poke in the eye.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:01 pm
by Mulger bill
G'Day Geoff.

FU...!!! :x :evil: :evil:

Really sorry 'bout this mate.

Shaun

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