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Renewal

Discussion in 'Insurance' started by Dean Fletcher, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Rappey69

    Rappey69 Senior Member

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    Insurance is a strange thing as i bought another c220 estate, 11 years newer, more power, more value yet nearly half the previous cars insurance cost ?
     
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  2. AJD

    AJD Senior Member

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    2012 W204 Sport ///AMG Line 4dr Auto, Obsidian Black, Light Grey Faux Leather. And no AMG badges !!
    I have just received the insurance renewal for the insurance on the car. I have been with Tesco's for a few years now and I was a bit shocked on the renewal price. Last year I paid a £261 premium. This year they are asking for £361 !!. :(

    I then rang a search on Money Supermarket and the best figure was £209, and surprise, surprise it was Tesco's. I rang them and told hem I was a little shocked by their renewal premium and that I had run a search on Moneysupermarket and come up with a figure of £209 quoted by Tesco of all people. The guy on the end of the phone said that they were happy to honour that price and if I would press go to site and give them the reference number they would process it at that price. :rolleyes:

    That is £152 less that the renewal quote and £52 less than last years premium. Why do they do it ?? They are obviously looking for gullible people to bolster their coffers. :rolleyes::confused:
     
  3. Jimbo1959

    Jimbo1959 Senior Member

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    Just goes to show if you shop about that you can get a better deal pretty easily and often from the same vendor too.
     
  4. davemercedes

    davemercedes Senior Member

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    I think every business that can have variable pricing and promotions are all the same. A few years ago I had to Europe regularly and my wife found a travel agent selling "bucket price" tickets for the Seacat. I used to roll up ten minutes before departure time and show my club card then get put into the first-on/first-off position and was seated in their club area with free newspaper and free drink - yes: a G&T if I wanted! Thiq was such an absolute nonsense - I was paying less than anybody else!

    One time I had to collect my ticket at the check in at Folkestone and got chatting with the lady who sorted it out. I casually said how ridiculous it was - I was a happy loyal customer but why couldn't I get my discount direct instead of getting it through an agent - who they paid commission for my business? She said they had said this to management repeatedly - and said that she should be able to immediately sign me up to the same Club Class package but management refused to let them!

    No wonder they disappeared...
     

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