Well it’s that time of year again when I need to trawl the websites and find out which one of the ridiculously high price car insurances is actually the cheapest.
I remember when I was 19 I was told the insurance gets cheaper when you’re over 21, when I was 22 I was told it gets cheaper when you’re 25, when I was 26 I was told….well you get where this is going.
Anyway, I went to one of those ‘type your details once and we do all the searching for you’ insurance-broker type websites and I have to say, it was actually quite amusing seeing some of the results coming back.
So, in no particular order, are some of the more amusing (at least to me) results I got back:
- “We were unable to obtain a quote from this Insurer due to the age of the main driver.”
Well that’s just plain rude…I’m 36! Am I *really* uninsurable at this age?!
Besides, isn’t that being ageist? Aren’t there laws against that sort of thing?
- We were unable to obtain a quote from this Insurer as the Insurer has chosen not to support the amount of annual miles you have selected.
Oh come on! I said average mileage, actually probably below average mileage!
- This Insurer has chosen not to appear in our table.
This one I can’t get my head around. At some point somebody has sat down and thought it is better to show me that message rather than just not display it at all! That’s just being rude! I’d rather not know about the people who don’t want to give me a quotation thank you very much.
As an analogy can you imagine if whenever you ran a SQL query it showed you all the records that didn’t meet your criteria too? How useless would that be?
- We were unable to obtain a quote from this Insurer as they have chosen not to support the number of claims you have entered onto your policy.
What?! I had one claim 4 years ago which was someone elses fault! Jeez….talk about being picky! It’s almost like these insurance companies don’t want to pay out or something.
- We were unable to obtain a quote from this Insurer as they have chosen not to support the gender of the main driver.
Oh now we’re just getting rude, what sort of language is ‘not to support the gender’? Hmmm, so we’ve already had ageist, now we’re being sexist about it!
Just for the record, I consider myself a pretty safe driver (I’m tempting fate now I know), I’ve only ever claimed on my insurance once in all the years I’ve been driving (and that was someone elses fault), but for some reason it gets more and more expensive every year to get new car insurance!