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Join Date: May 2013
County: Phnom Penh
Car insurance (again)
It seems that there is a plot somewhere to complete pee me off at every opportunity.
This time itís our old favourite, car insurance.
A couple of weeks ago I got my renewal. This price quoted was £490, which includes business use, and this and that, and probably the other too. However, it didnít include the protected no claims I added last year. I whacked my details into confused .com and the cheapest quote was £300 odd from some outfit Iíd never heard of. Rather irritatingly, my own insurance company gave a quote of £390 for better cover than shown on my renewal.
I like the company Iím with, when weíve had claims in the past they have been excellent but I donít want my pants pulled down over the price so I gave them a call. I explained my issue and the chap on the phone tracked down the new quote to compare with the renewal. With the changes Iíd made last year reapplied, my renewal quote went up to £590 (at which point I was about to tell him, politely, where to stick it). The confused.com quote stayed resolutely at £390 for exactly the same cover. I politely explained that I didnít think that shafting loyal customers was really on. He agreed and they matched the confused.com quote, as is their policy (if you ring up and ask). In the end, Iíve got better cover for less money with a company Iím happy to be with but Iím still left feeling a tad disgruntled.
Auto Express - six issues for a quid. Offer must end soon (and then immediately start up again).
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