questionshow much do you think a glow in the dark woot…

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Glow in the dark? Oh you mean the radio active ones. They had value? I am joking I have no idea what value they have.

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How did it get broken? (I know...if there is a way, movers will find it.)

This one went for $12.99 on ebay.

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You're submitting a claim on a Woot monkey? How much free time do you have?...

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@skispeakeasy: 18 moves in 22 years and I'm fed up with things being destroyed. It's now the principle of the thing and I've got all the time in the world for picayune things. If something is going to cost me 10 cents for a replacement it's getting claimed. I'm tired of these guys getting over, little things going missing, sometimes big things (like loppers on this move, how do you "misplace" loppers?), everything getting nicked and torn just a little bit. It adds up to your stuff getting trashed over time and no recourse and no compensation. So I'm going to get about .03% of what I'm owed for all the things that have gotten screwed up over the years.

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@zuiquan: Good Luck you will need it. Some movers actually believe the customer is right but on the whole You are probably kicking a soda can into the oncoming wind of a Hurricane and hoping it will hit a target rather than return to you at high speed.

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@mybestuser1: Ah see, but I've got a gov't (military) contract. Our moves don't work like civilian moves any more where you're just dealing with the mover and trying to make them make you whole. Now if they break something they've got to replace it. But they rely on the fact that people won't take the time to claim things unless it's something major. I've just gotten to the point where I'm not taking it any more so I'm going to claim EVERYTHING.

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@zuiquan: If that's the case just be careful and make sure You don't accidentally claim the wrong thing because I'm sure our Government frowns on mistakes. They are going to be wondering a lot about what a glow in the dark woot monkey is anyway.

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@mybestuser1: Yeah, that's another thing that I won't even get into. OK, no, I will because it grinds my gears. So we had stuff in storage that magically gained 500 pounds while we were overseas. Not sure how but maybe the washer and dryer were eating things in the storage locker. Anyway, we reported the discrepancy (to the gov't) and were told something to the effect of: nobody cares as long as you're not over your weight limit (we get a certain amount of pounds that they'll ship and if we go over the limit we have to pay out of pocket). So the government pays these contractors to move goods and pays them by weight. But nobody cares how much stuff weighs unless we go over our allowed weight. Like if I shipped 12,000 lbs of stuff and my limit was 13,000 it's cool. But if this 12,000 magically turns into 12,500 it's still cool, as long as it's not 13,001. That bugs me. Sure, we don't have money for pilot flight hours but we can throw money away on magically weight gaining storage items.

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@mybestuser1: Just to be clear on this though, it's not the government who is reimbursing, it's the moving company and their insurance carrier.

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For a claim like that, I'd say $5-$10.
If you're interested, I'll sell you one for $25 plus shipping! I can't remember if I took tags off or not...

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@bsmith1: So the way I read this is it will cost me $25 plus shipping to replace this monkey. That's what I'm looking for, actual replacement value, not what someone might value as its worth. Weird, I know.

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@zuiquan: Yep. Hard to find one cheaper at this time.

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@zuiquan: One of my friends said she has a Woot glow in the dark monkey that will be posted on eBay in the next couple days. Maybe you can get it at a reasonable price there.

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@zuiquan: Yea, I hear you. I'm glad you are taking a stand and claiming everything: after I learned the hard way after the first move (it is an incredible PITA, and they take forever to pay) I got beaten down and just accepted the losses.

One thing that really is true: even when they don't break stuff, everything gets beaten up just a little bit (sometimes more than a little bit) on each move. And if you go for the "well just get cheap furniture" route, I'll tell you that doesn't work either: The cheap stuff gets completely destroyed in moves: One move I had a couple of desks that came out in about 8 pieces. Then I had to figure out how to get rid of the broken furniture.

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Speaking like a true collector of things, all I can really accurately tell you regarding value of a collector item/sentimental item is:

It is (always) only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it at any given time. One day it could sell for very little, then after time it could be worth alot, several months/years later it could go for nothing once again.

Think about beanie babies...where are they now?

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Depending upon the nature of the claim and the type of scam you are trying to overcompensate.... I mean with what group are you trying to file which claim?

Is this a workers comp claim that you are filing with your moving company employer that supplements your Wootastic income? Did your monkey stop glowing after being subjected to long periods of time in the darkest recesses of your moving van causing you to break your toe when you stubbed it on that box of Proslat wrenches when tripping over last nights wine bottle and rifle scope debris.... all because that monkey stopped glowing?

I would definitely say this would be worth a 2 billion candlelight powered solar flare and a pair of designer sporting sunglasses to prevent injury to your retinas when your monkey suddenly remembers how to shine.... oh, and some blackberry wine to numb your toe and assist you in dealing with the emotional trauma of publicly claiming anything in these time of crisis'.

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(carefully placed advertising links to select Woot! products have been removed from the above response until such time as appropriate, or inappropriate as the case may be, terms of compensation have been ironed out (or run through a hot drier to prevent any sporadic wrinkles as we contemplate string theory and what part glowing mascots play in the quantum mechanics of the bathroom flux capacitors that our government is paying the transportation costs of; not to exceed 13,000 lbs of course.)

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@acbrumbley:

Not only are you a tad late with your reply,

You also sound like an idiot !