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    How much does it cost to insure an expensive card?

    Hi, im looking to send a $1500-2000 card to beckett. What would you guys advise to be the best shipping method, and do you know how much insurance would cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees48 View Post
    Hi, im looking to send a $1500-2000 card to beckett. What would you guys advise to be the best shipping method, and do you know how much insurance would cost?

    Thanks
    I'd look for a show close by that has a BGS grader there, have them raw grade it and then have them take it in for slabbing.
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    Wouldn't that end up being more expensive?

    I'd have to pay for the raw grade, and i'd still have to pay for insurance as well.

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    You could send it registered mail. It's the slowest, but safest. Every person who touches your package...I mean box....I mean card....has to sign their name to it and so on. That way if something happens to it, the post office knows right where to start looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swish54_99 View Post
    You could send it registered mail. It's the slowest, but safest. Every person who touches your package...I mean box....I mean card....has to sign their name to it and so on. That way if something happens to it, the post office knows right where to start looking.

    Oh, so insurance is pretty much not needed (aside from possible damage) if you go registered? Do you know how much it is to ship a card this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees48 View Post
    Wouldn't that end up being more expensive?

    I'd have to pay for the raw grade, and i'd still have to pay for insurance as well.
    You're worried about the cost of grading when you're going to stick a $2,000 card in the mail? I'd still rather do it that way, even if it did end up costing a bit more, because then it only has to be mailed once, from BGS back to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    You're worried about the cost of grading when you're going to stick a $2,000 card in the mail? I'd still rather do it that way, even if it did end up costing a bit more, because then it only has to be mailed once, from BGS back to you.
    There are none in my area as well. I'm seeing some stories about how terrible registered mail is. So maybe I'll go priority with insurance. Anyone know how much insurance runs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees48 View Post
    Oh, so insurance is pretty much not needed (aside from possible damage) if you go registered? Do you know how much it is to ship a card this way?

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    Still need insurance. I believe registered you can insure up to $10K.

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    I want to say maybe $10 or so?

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    I've only shipped one card registered a few years back, don't remember how much it was. I want to say it was less than $15. But yes, you would still need insurance on it...might be included in the price, idk.

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    I shipped this card to the UK for about $16 Registered.. The buyer paid $1600 for it..


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
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    Go with this or I don't know maybe ..............................

    call the post office. No matter what you decide, get insurance.
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