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    • Nile
    • By Nile 9th Mar 17, 6:30 PM
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    Car insurance quote - don't just renew
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    Car insurance quote - don't just renew 9th Mar 17 at 6:30 PM
    My OH who is not a moneysaver like me, said "I've got a renewal quote for my car insurance. It's only gone up around £20 so I'm just going to renew".

    I couldn't resist the challenge, to get a better quote and save us some money. Via the MSE main site Insurance (compare the meerkat) I got a quote which was £115 cheaper!!!

    The bonus of 2 for 1 cinema tickets for a year is great too.
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    • By rudekid48 9th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    Obviously you checked that the level of cover was identical and you were not giving your money to a cheap bucket shop...
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    • By so very confused 9th Mar 17, 10:12 PM
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    My insurance went up by £300! I checked with them, nothing doing. Went online to the meerkats. Quote for the same policy for £30 a year less than I was paying! Phoned them to check this was the same policy. They were a bit gobsmacked but confirmed it was the same deal.
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    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 10th Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    My insurance went up by £300! I checked with them, nothing doing. Went online to the meerkats. Quote for the same policy for £30 a year less than I was paying! Phoned them to check this was the same policy. They were a bit gobsmacked but confirmed it was the same deal.
    One very happy bunny
    Originally posted by so very confused
    My insurers never seem gobsmacked when I do this, they generally just change my renewal quote to match the online quote...

    ... which saves them having to pay a chunk of commission to the comparison site, which would be payable if I went the new quote.

    In the old days they used to lookup the online quote to check, but more recently they seem to just take my word for it.

    (If you ask them why the online quote is cheaper than the renewal quote, they just have a standard scripted answer ready - so I usually don't bother.)
    Last edited by eddddy; 10-03-2017 at 11:07 AM.
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