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gary r uk

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cheepest car insurance?
« on: January 04, 2008, 01:39:11 pm »

hi guys
what is the job description that provides the cheepest car insurance?.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 01:42:27 pm »

Undertaker probably....
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 01:49:53 pm »

Retired?

Milk float test driver?

Explosives carrier? Aparently, any motoring conviction and you loose your license to move explosives by road. so you loose your lively hood.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 02:17:03 pm »

Have you tried a web search for "driver insurance occupation rates" or some such

just a thought

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 02:31:25 pm »

Published: 04/10/2007
With a motorist's profession having a big bearing on the premium that they pay for their car insurance, it has been revealed by insurance comparison website Confused.com that professional footballers pay the most for their cover.

Research revealed that a 32 year-old footballer with a maximum no claims discount driving a Ford Mondeo LX in London would pay an average premium of 1,348 to car insurance companies for cover. At the other end of the scale however, a male secretary with matching circumstances would pay just 501, on average, for the same policy.

Behind footballers, comedians and stuntmen can also be expected to pay a hefty sum of money for their car insurance, with the average cost of cover for someone with the same profile coming in at 1,113 and 1,069 respectively.

Fortune tellers, circus workers, mini-cab drivers, journalists, builders, bee keepers, bin men and driving instructors were also among the most costly professions for car insurance. Police officers, paramedics, bank managers, doctors, lawyers, teachers and firemen, on the other hand, were found to be among the cheapest.

Debra Williams, managing director of Confused.com, said: "Insurers assess risk in many different ways, one of which is profession. While one insurer may have a terrible claims history for footballers, another may not. This is why it is vital to shop around for insurance."

In June, Confused.com reported that using alternative ways to describe the same occupation could lead car insurance premium savings of as much as 33 per cent.ADNFCR-1058-ID-18305502-ADNFCR
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 02:43:48 pm »




So what does Amateur Model Boat Builder rate?  :angel:
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 02:46:17 pm »

Don't know if they insure drivers of zimmer frames etc  :-\
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 03:07:37 pm »

Some time ago (a long time ago) a gentlemen came to our workshop and tried to entice people to buy Life Insurance.
He was there for the best part of 2 hours and I wondered why he did not come to see me ( not that I wanted Insurance). Later I asked the lads what was the problem, apparently they told the gentlemen that on weekends I go parachuting...Hmmmm ::) ::)

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008, 08:21:19 pm »

Hey Dicky - how come 'fortune tellers' have to pay more?
I'd have thought that - "with the ability to see the future" - they'd be a pretty safe bet ........

 {-) {-)

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008, 08:31:41 pm »

Better not let my insurance company know that I know how many races you will win this year Danny or my insurance will go up then. :-\ {-)
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2008, 08:44:08 pm »

I'm surprised anyone will take you on  ::) ::)
You wait - I'll show you (then I can take the michael about your boat steering skills)   :P

Danny
I've had THREE page five models all in the same month  (smiley with thumb on nose, waving fingers)   :D
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008, 08:46:39 pm »

Rather have 5 page 3 models myself. Hhmmmmmm what day is it ? :D

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7961.0
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Re: cheepest car insurance?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008, 08:57:37 pm »

You want to be careful - just thinking about ONE could do you in  {-) {-)

What's the link to the OMRA dates for?
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2008, 09:05:56 pm »

Read it. ::)
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2008, 09:22:42 pm »

Is there any such thing as cheap car insurance!?  >:(
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Re: cheepest car insurance?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2008, 10:04:05 pm »

the money saving expert was on radio 2 this aft where he claimed a quote of 20. something using the comparison sites on the net and then using a cash back service  against the quote offering 50. back if their quote was not beaten .
sounds confusing but i might as well give it a try as my insurance is due soon .
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2008, 11:01:49 pm »

Going for the cheapest is not always the best option - you need to look at the conditions etc. very carefully. Also, do a bit of Googling to see how willing the insurer is to pay out promptly and in full on a claim.
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2008, 11:23:27 pm »

Totaly agree with Colin cheapest isn't always the best learnt that the hard way many years go when Irish-American went bust ..........never again
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2008, 09:47:14 am »

I seem to have bucked the trend for ever increasing motor premiums. Mine's been reducing year on year for four years now!? Loyalty, perhaps, as I've been with the same insurer for around 15 years, and they've always been cheapest, whoever I've phoned for quotes.

I now pay 268 for a 3 year old Focus, fully comp, business use cover, uninsured loss, courtesy car, the works. Last year I had to have a new windscreen, I only paid a small excess, then someone scraped me while I was parked outside my house. One phone call to my broker was all it took and everything else was taken care of. I had to pay the 50 excess up front, but got it back a month later.

I wondered what the premium would do in November, but it went down again. I'm sticking with them.  :)

The price comparison sites and AA etc don't seem to quote from my insurers, maybe that's why they're cheaper - no middle men (other than the broker, who actually does provide a service and isn't just a voice on the phone).

Oh, the insurer is NIG, by the way.

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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2008, 09:50:37 am »

I'm a dab-hand at nicking cars, me. Living a life thus, it means I avoid the rip-off insurers. So far I've mown down seventy-two traffic wardens and one Michael Winner... all without one single insurance claim in sight.

Sign up today for your free introductory offer at www.play_the_rip-off_insurers_at_their_own_game.com
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2008, 10:33:29 am »

Hi Andy, we are with NIG as well and the insurance for my wifes Ford Thunderbird (300BHP, 4.6 litre V8 coupe)
has just gone down this year to 194 full comp which is amazing when you consider the performance of this car!!!!!!
I also insure my motorcycle with them (220 full comp) and my Chevy Dayvan (109 full comp)

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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2008, 12:48:39 pm »

The best deal must be for classic car insurance. My Austin 7 costs me 48 fully comp, with free breakdown recovery included. Oh, and no road tax either!

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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2008, 01:54:30 pm »

Hi Andy, we are with NIG as well and the insurance for my wifes Ford Thunderbird (300BHP, 4.6 litre V8 coupe)
has just gone down this year to 194 full comp which is amazing when you consider the performance of this car!!!!!!
I also insure my motorcycle with them (220 full comp) and my Chevy Dayvan (109 full comp)

Mark.
Well, they want half as much again as Saga for my Frontera, have you tried Bennets for bike insurance?
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2008, 07:47:44 pm »

On TV programme yesterday they said that drivers' insurance isn't compulsory in New Zealand, is that right??
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2008, 12:26:22 pm »

48 fully comp! Mind you, that car doesn't go fast enough to have an accident. ;) (Ducks down low to avoid incoming!)
That's how much I paid to insure my first car, a Vauxhall Viva HB, back in 77. That was 10% of the value of the car, for TPFT cover as a learner driver. I bet today's youngsters would like to pay just 10% of their car's value when they're starting to drive.

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