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  1. Registered User

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    Default In the next 10 minutes - assistance, please! How do you describe a cymbal?

    I'm writing out a claims form for my Paiste Signature 22" Dark Energy Mk II ride which arrived damaged in the post.

    I am required to describe the item in as much detail as possible.

    My question is - damage aside (will be dealt with in a different paragraph and I'm fully able to accurately describe it!) how do you describe a cymbal to someone who doesn't know what one is?

    Below is my attempt at it. Can anyone improve on it?

    I'm sending this off when I've found a way of getting all the photo's together. Any and all assistance would be very much appreciated!

    Musical instrument cymbal for a drum kit, handmade out of bronze. Circular in shape and 22 in diameter. Approximately 3kg in weight.

  2. Paiste-oholic

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    That sounds good, maybe add new or used, and country of origin?

  3. Registered User

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    You don't describe what a cymbal is. A cymbal is an English word that does not need explanation. You just say cymbal. Then you go on to describe what kind of cymbal it is. e.g. diameter, model, brand, etc. So that they can get an accurate idea of what it is worth by getting a retail quote.

  4. Cymbalminded fool.

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    ^- This. People working for insurance companies do know how to read a dictionary, or most likely use Google to find out the retail price. You can also link them to the manufacturer's site, with a little digging to all country (or continent) specific list prices.
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  5. Registered User

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    All done. Named, branded, described, linked and photo'd. Proofs of postage and original purchase receipt (courtesy of the seller), evidence of the packaging and evidence of the damage.

    Now I just have to wait anything up to 30 days for a response.

    Cheers for those that assisted.

  6. This Demon I Blame

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    Those are really nice rides, shame it was damaged. What was the damage?
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  7. o.0

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    Let's see a shot of the damage. I'm curious what happened.

  8. Registered User

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    Definitely state brand and model in case someone wants to do a little research
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