General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
I've also just recently changed my insurance provider (Hastings), who were about to charge me this year £568.04. Not accepting that, I went back to my previous provider (LV) who said they'd charge me £321.05 a year, which I did accept. No, I don't drive a Bentley, or a Porsche, or a Tesla.
Ironically, when I bought my car two years ago I tried LV and they gave me an inflated cost, and that's why I changed providers back then.
I then phoned Hastings, roughly 15 minutes before they closed for the day, and explained I wanted to cancel. The guy jumped through several hoops and climbed a couple of mountains trying his best to bring their price down, and I waited patiently and answered his questions. Finally, after doing some "calculations" he came back and joyously said they could bring down my yearly cost to £325.85. Yippee!
When I got a word in edgeways I told him I still wanted to cancel as it still wasn't good enough. By now my patience had worn thin and told him that for the last two years they'd been ripping me off.
Thing is, my brother suggested I go with Hastings. He drives a 2L car and his insurance was half that of mine for my 1.4L Astra. I think my boss only pays a few quid more for his brand new BMW, and no, I've never been in an accident, nor have I ever had a claim against me.
Just goes to show that you can't trust 'em.
Replied: 27th May 2022 at 19:31