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    Two devastated mechanics say that their livelihoods are at threat after thieves broke into their workshop and stole their entire tool collections. The total cost of damage and theft is thought to be around £100,000. Read the full story here and let us know if you’ve had a similar experience.

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    Peter Miles

    No insurance? I know that doesn’t make the loss any less traumatic and it doesn’t make me feel any better towards the scum that did it but at least insurance can get you back in business.

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    Tom helm

    This is all too common now.these scumbags know we invest good money in our tools to do the job & they rob us and sell them for a fix.Some of the buyers are to blame too.They know the people they are buying off & the quality of the tools they are buying for peanuts but don’t care. As for the insurance side of things has mr miles tried getting cover for 100000 worth of tools.I had my transit stolen in November.fortunately probably only about 500 pounds worth of tools in it.Haggled with the insurance for 3 months before getting paid less than halve the value.if I relied for my van for the business 3 months would have finished me.good luck to the guys involved & hope you turn this around

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    Absolutely no excuse for not having insurance !
    Have every sympathy for losing your tools and hope whoever stole them gets what they deserve.

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    I know what you are going through 2 years since we had a break in all snap on tool boxes damaged all snap on tools taken could’nt even find a socket to remove a wheel.We were insured but the insurance company have riddled their way out of not paying out so far, all sorts of reasons,they are avoiding the policy, with out going into detail, they offered me 3 years premiums back.So far its cost me £2500 in solicitor fees he now wants another £1000.00 to continue i’m no further forward than when i started. So loss of earnings had to turn work down and trying to get another £1000.00 to pay solicitor.My claim 3 snap on tool boxes plus tools in the region of £70.000.As we are small business can’t go to insurance ombudsman, no help from anywhere.I wish you better luck than i’ve had.

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    Pete Lancaster

    We’ve had two break-ins over the last 13 years We did have insurance coverage, but the first claim payment was not enough to cover the true loss, we underestimated the replacement cost value, ( A Snap-on knuckle strong bar cost about £18 in the eighties, but the same bar now is near the hundred marks!). The second break-in we lost a large amount of cash, but our insurance didn’t cover cash. So please don’t, underestimate the replacement value!

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