I needed some car insurance the other day for an old 4×4 car I just bought
If you thought Vistaprint were masters of the upsell think again
They have NOTHING on insurance companies.
Years back they simply used to tell you whether things like legal cover, courtesy car, windscreen replacement, lost keys and a hundred other things were included in the cover.
Not any more
The policy I bought seemed really cheap.
That’s because each of these upsells was presented to me individually in a process than lasted 15 minutes.
Each one was accompanied by a cartoon of what horrors could happen if I didn’t buy.
Some bloke staring down a drain having dropped his keys into the sewer. Another hapless chap standing in front of a judge handing over sackfuls of money because he didn’t buy legal insurance.
Luckily the cover I need is for an old ‘workhorse’ car that I’ve bought for chucking garden waste in the back and pottering round the village so I don’t want any extras.
But it was fascinating to watch 🙂
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