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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6045 on: June 15, 2019, 12:59:37 PM »
**Update**

An hour or so messing around online has resulted in:

Increased coverage (now including my e-bike) and greater contents cover.
Cover for the garage
A lower premium (after cashback) than the aformenioned highly ranked navy types

When I presented these facts to my current provider on the phone, I got a "very sorry to hear you are thinking of leaving us, what if offered you this price (£23 less) than the e-mail offer....."

 :goggleeyes:

Lets just think about this for a second;

What they just actually said was "We know we sent you an automatic message saying we will automtically take some money from you and renew your premium, but if you actually bother to ring us (and deal with awful hold music), we will give you THE EXACT same cover for almost 25% less..."

Now I am sorry but that is just  :censored: cynical.

Needless to say, proof of cancellation just arrived in my e-mail in box!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6046 on: June 15, 2019, 01:07:53 PM »
Had a similar thing in that I received a renewal from 'a long winded epic story' company and found same cover for less with another company. I rang up 'long winded epic story' company and was immediately offered a 'loyalty' bonus which took their premium below the competition ::)
I told them where to stick it on the basis they should have offered that in the first place and not try to screw me for what they thought they could get away with.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6047 on: June 15, 2019, 07:10:51 PM »
As Mrs talisman has finally hung up her working clothes, the time was ripe to see what the open market could offer our vehicle insurance for.

Backstory is that Mrs t. was self-employed and used her own vehicle, and we were tied to 'a small brown and white' dog company as they were the only ones prepared to offer the insurance she required, and as a result they were regularly 'extracting the urine' with their renewal demands, which were reduced when one phoned up (as others have noted). Having used a couple of the on-line comparison sites (the one with the meerkats and the fat man singing) looking for multi-car for our two vehicles, I was deeply suspicious of the 'introductory' prices quoted and eventually gave up.

I then tried the company we have a bit of life insurance with, (A Merseyside city + Manchester (or London) station) and once I had put all the details in and waited a couple of tens of seconds for a response, was confronted by a blank page with 'Sorry we can't provide you with the inurance you requested' and a return to the page we started on, inviting me to submit an application for car insurance.

So I tried the 'Winston Woolfe' company and within a few minutes had a quote, while a bit larger than the comparison sites, after comparison of what the insurance actually included versus what were extras in others, decided to take a punt on that. We'll see what the renewal is in 12 months time, but in the mean time we have insurance that I am pretty happy with.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6048 on: June 15, 2019, 07:20:55 PM »
It’s a fun game insurance renewal isn’t it :doh:

I set aside at least an hour a year for each,  because though the comparison sites have made the job easier, some big name companies don’t list on them.

@talisman56 : If you are still looking at multicar next year, have a look at Aviva. I do not recommend any company lightly, but I have never had any issue with them. Phone calls are a pleasure and we have made numerous changes during the term (including a car!) and never been charged an admin fee.

Plus their website is a doddle compared to others.

Anyway, back to being angry....grrrr....

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6049 on: June 15, 2019, 08:08:41 PM »
Trying to decode some of these insurance company names is like doing The Times crossword. ???
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6050 on: June 15, 2019, 08:10:52 PM »
What ever happened to the Pru, Norwich Union, Scottish Widows et al?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6051 on: June 16, 2019, 03:22:37 AM »
Trying to decode some of these insurance company names is like doing The Times crossword. ???

Yeah, but it's a bit of fun in this Angry part. So far, I haven't been stumped although it's been a near thing now and then!

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6052 on: June 16, 2019, 11:25:04 AM »
Trying to decode some of these insurance company names is like doing The Times crossword. ???

Yeah, but it's a bit of fun in this Angry part. So far, I haven't been stumped although it's been a near thing now and then!

Maybe fun if you've got them all. It took me an embarrassingly long time to get 'Winston Woolfe' :-[ and I'm still stumped by 'a long winded epic story'! The frustration is making me a little angry. >:(
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6053 on: June 16, 2019, 11:50:22 AM »
Maybe fun if you've got them all. It took me an embarrassingly long time to get 'Winston Woolfe' :-[ and I'm still stumped by 'a long winded epic story'! The frustration is making me a little angry. >:(

Saga?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6054 on: June 16, 2019, 11:55:51 AM »

Saga?

Sounds more like a soap opera!





Sorry  :-[ off to get my coat

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6055 on: June 16, 2019, 12:12:55 PM »
Holidays for old folks.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6056 on: June 16, 2019, 12:35:12 PM »
Maybe fun if you've got them all. It took me an embarrassingly long time to get 'Winston Woolfe' :-[ and I'm still stumped by 'a long winded epic story'! The frustration is making me a little angry. >:(

Saga?

 :doh: :smackedface:
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6057 on: June 16, 2019, 12:50:21 PM »
The Direct Line was set up by the RBS years ago, the guy who thought it up, an RBS employee
was on a profit related to how well the project went, he was so embarrassed by the amount he was
making he took  lower percentage...... ???  not sure who owns it now.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6058 on: June 16, 2019, 12:56:07 PM »
Maybe fun if you've got them all. It took me an embarrassingly long time to get 'Winston Woolfe' :-[ and I'm still stumped by 'a long winded epic story'! The frustration is making me a little angry. >:(

Saga?

 :doh: :smackedface:

 >:D >:D ;)
So far I have spotted the following cryptic ones:-
Admiral
Churchill
Compare the Market
Go Compare
LVA
Direct Line

(Note I did say 'so far')

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6059 on: June 16, 2019, 01:01:56 PM »
PS the Winstone  Woolfe ads are quite entertaining, just waiting for Harvey Keitel
to shoot someone when they say they'll use Aviva instead. Regarding celebs in
tv ads the Kevin Bacon EE is are awful as are the Harry Redknapp bookie and
the Alan Marshtit funeral plan ads. , plus anything with Ant and Dec, Claudia
Winklepicker and beardies flogging razors.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2019, 01:07:25 PM by broadsword, Reason: Iguana on line at Djakarta Central »

 

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