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#91
General discussion / Re: Car Insurance!!!!!
Last post by No1 - May 30, 2024, 02:18:27 PM
Got a great deal recently with Hastings for my 19 year old daughter who has been driving for two years.  Her own policy (with telematics) for her own wee runaround.  The price was a couple of thousand pound less than any other quotes.  I still can't believe how cheap it was in comparison to others (about £850 was the price).  Keep thinking we missed something in the small print!!  Her previous insurers flat out refused to quote this year.
#92
General discussion / Re: Car Insurance!!!!!
Last post by tbrick18 - May 30, 2024, 02:10:26 PM
I've had a real run in with insurance companies over the last week or so.
My wee runabout, with our 18yo on it, packed in. Bought a new runabout (3Kish car) and phoned up to change the insurance. They went through the details and it seemed they had our daughter down as only having provisional licence and not full licence, so I informed them that was wrong. They said then she had to come off the policy as they wouldn't insure a young driver and that she wouldn't have been covered all this time (9 months into policy).

They only option they gave us was to take her off the policy or cancel the entire policy.
So I cancelled and set about looking for a new policy. Got some ridiculous quotes (1.5 diesel clio) between 5K and 8K. Not happy with previous insurer, Lloyds, at all - as I feel they have just done this as they know they can get a higher premium now.

Axa quoted £1600 with a telemtry device, next cheapest was about 2.5K.
So I went with Axa, until it came to the point of paying and it said I had to phone them.
I call them, and some cheeky wee f....person on the phone just said that I was just insuring this so my daughter can drive and they'd only quote on her name 4.5K. I explained the car was mine, I was the driver and I've 10+ years NCB, but he just said it didn't matter that basically I was only saying that so she could get cheaper insurance. I'd love to know the legality of that.
Yes my daughter will be driving, but it's not her car nor will she be the main driver.

I tried Abbey, who were more sympathetic, but said they couldn't add her onto a new policy on a new car until I had been driving it myself for 2 years - even though I have 10+ years NCB.
The whole thing is a racket and they seem to be making up rules and inflating the prices.

I had to go with a 2.5K policy with a telemetry device.
I am not surprised there are so many un-insured drivers out there with this approach.
I'd imagine there are not many people who can afford to pay insurance like that every year on top of a car payment.
What makes it worse - my next lad turns 17 in July. No idea what I'm going to do to get him covered.

What have others found?
Anyone any idea if it's worth my time complaining to Lloyds, Axa, Abbey?
#93
General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC ...
Last post by johnnycool - May 30, 2024, 02:03:11 PM
Quote from: quit yo jibbajabba on May 30, 2024, 11:10:31 AMWheres Pickford for hadn't heard that

Chelsea allegedly.

#94
GAA Discussion / Re: Sam Maguire 2024 Group 1 ...
Last post by tbrick18 - May 30, 2024, 01:53:59 PM
Quote from: galwayman on May 30, 2024, 01:15:44 PMHard to find out much info up here but rumour is both Comer and Finnerty are out.
Have heard conflicting reports as to how serious each injury is so who knows.

Comer in particular would be a huge loss for Galway - he's one of those players you love to watch playing.
#95
General discussion / Re: Westminster General Electi...
Last post by lurganblue - May 30, 2024, 01:53:51 PM
Quote from: Sportacus on May 30, 2024, 01:04:50 PM
Quote from: lurganblue on May 30, 2024, 11:06:17 AM
Quote from: Sportacus on May 30, 2024, 09:37:58 AMGavin admits there is an Irish Sea Border.  Pathetic that Nolan had Jeffrey in front of him for hours and let him spoof away that checks and customs were gone - there are checks every day of the week at the ports in Belfast and Larne.

As there always has been?
Not on your Tesco groceries.

Is that why there were no bananas the other day. Stuck in Larne
#96
General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds Unite...
Last post by Rufus T Firefly - May 30, 2024, 01:38:58 PM
Major news off the field this morning with the story being released that Red Bull have bought a minority shareholding in Leeds and will become the new shirt sponsor.

The move will not give them a place on the board, so should ease worries - certainly in the short term - about Red Bull's modus operandi of going in and changing club / stadium names.

The deal is considered to be a record breaking one in England in terms of monetary value, outside the Premier League, so should help considerably in terms of taking the Club forward.
#97
General discussion / Re: Name your three favourite ...
Last post by DownFanatic - May 30, 2024, 01:33:02 PM
The Masterplan
Talk Tonight
Don't Go Away
#98
General discussion / Re: Car Insurance!!!!!
Last post by cornerback - May 30, 2024, 01:20:41 PM
Nope.

Wife with Abbey; renewal offer up 40% on last year.

Phoned Abbey and got another company at 20% up on last year which was the cheapest by a long way.
#99
GAA Discussion / Re: Sam Maguire 2024 Group 1 ...
Last post by galwayman - May 30, 2024, 01:15:44 PM
Hard to find out much info up here but rumour is both Comer and Finnerty are out.
Have heard conflicting reports as to how serious each injury is so who knows.
#100
General discussion / Re: Movie recommendations
Last post by theticklemister - May 30, 2024, 01:14:07 PM
Quote from: tbrick18 on May 29, 2024, 04:02:12 PM
Quote from: theticklemister on May 29, 2024, 02:14:14 PM
Quote from: tbrick18 on May 29, 2024, 10:28:10 AMTook my boys to see Fall Guy.
They loved it and obviously didn't get the references to the original series.
It's a bit of fun, solid 6/10 with some nostalgia thrown in for good measure.

I loved Tremors  ;D


I thought it was a pile of balls

Tremors or The Fall Guy?

Fall Guy isn't brilliant, but I liked the nostalgia element. My lads really enjoyed it, aged 11 and 16,

Fall guy