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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:20 am

Too dear for my household policy this year after the introductory discount I got last year - back to the Meerkats for me! :lol:

My Z4C wasn't exactly cheap at renewal either! And CKI couldn't get near the quote I had from Saga for my 2nd car in April. (OK, I'm old). :lol:

Why do we have to pay too much with an existing provider, or be compelled to change every year? (Assuming we haven't signed up for the repeat card debit). :headbang:

General Insurance seems to be solely inhabited by call-centre operatives (or quote monkeys) who go through the script and have no understanding, discretion, authority or ability! :P

It wasn't like that when I first worked in that industry in 1977!
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Post by bladeowner » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:48 am

Mr Tidy wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:20 am
Too dear for my household policy this year after the introductory discount I got last year - back to the Meerkats for me! :lol:

My Z4C wasn't exactly cheap at renewal either! And CKI couldn't get near the quote I had from Saga for my 2nd car in April. (OK, I'm old). :lol:

Why do we have to pay too much with an existing provider, or be compelled to change every year? (Assuming we haven't signed up for the repeat card debit). :headbang:

General Insurance seems to be solely inhabited by call-centre operatives (or quote monkeys) who go through the script and have no understanding, discretion, authority or ability! :P

It wasn't like that when I first worked in that industry in 1977!
Ins Co. or brokers just don't seem interested in taking your money year on year even when you've never claimed without upping the premium eventually. So you go through the annual rigmarole of finding a better quote. Thankfully, if you saved your details on Meerkat et al you have to make minimal alterations to get a new quote whereas a calling them by phone results in ages of questions usually resulting in a disappointing quote.
I guess it must work for the brokers as a business model -assuming most customers will not bother to check other providers and accept the increased quote.
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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:52 am

The skill of the broker (because it's not OUR price) is in trying to find customers the best quote from the products and schemes we have available to us. We (Chris Knott) renew at around 80% because we're good at what we do and we have access to good facilities. So it's not always about customer inertia or increased quotes. There will be times when customers do find a better price elsewhere and we have nowhere else to go - just like any other business. Sometimes though we can encourage insurers to respond and retain the business. It's all contributing to that 80% retention rate.

Price isn't the only consideration for car enthusiasts either - quality of service, the assurance of being able to speak to a human being, relationship, expertise, having someone between you and the insurer, being able to choose your own repairer, model knowledge and accountability to the club/forum as a whole all carry their own value.
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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:23 pm

Right, straight in with it...

Congratulations to Philip Appleyard, a member of Volvo Owners Club, for winning our August draw. Philip has won a Platinum Supercar Blast plus High-Speed Passenger Ride or Photo. He gets track time in his favourite new supercar (6 to choose from) at his choice from 8 locations nationwide.

Entrants qualified by requesting a car insurance quote during August (purchase not required).

ANOTHER CHRIS KNOTT COMPETITION
If you like the idea of winning one of our prizes we do have another competition running at the moment - the Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine which has been going on all Summer on social media.

Simply post a pic of your car with the theme 'Shine' and we'll judge the winner after the closing date but be quick, the closing date is this Thursday!!

Post your pic on either our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and do these 3 things in the comments...

- @tag Chris Knott Insurance
- use hashtag #ShowShine2017
- @tag your club/forum

We'd love to see your cars!

All this is just a distraction of course - what we'd really like you to do is give us a call for a quote when your car insurance falls due.

QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 - please mention this forum to access our special club scheme

ONLINE: complete brief info - Chris Knott Callback Form

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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:12 am

Hi, two things quickly -

1. COMPETITION
You'll know we've been running the 2017 Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine on our social media channels - the chance for members to share pics of their cars with us in the hope of winning a decent prize.

We've really loved seeing what cars members drive and from the 200 or so entries it was a tough job to pick a winner. However, I'm pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Chris Knott Virtual Show & Shine as Ashley Gratton with his MkI Golf.

Full details including the Top 5 finalists' cars here: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/news/chris ... inner.html

2. OFFER ON CHRIS KNOTT'S UK BREAKDOWN COVER
Just to let you know that the current offer is about to expire so you'll need to get in quick if you'd like to benefit. Our comprehensive cover starts at £63 but you can get an extra £5 OFF until the end of September.

Request a quote and buy online at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/rescue or call us on 0800 917 2274.

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Post by Marekdawg » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi, Wanted to have a quick check. I'm sure i know the answer but anyway :? , just wanted to find somthing cheaper than my current is quoting.

Would I qualify- 22yr old, 2yr NCD, havent outright owned a 'peformance' car. But I have had use of a Range Rover 4.2 supercharged Vogue and a 4.4 diesel Vogue roughly 400BHP.
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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:29 am

Hi Marek, as you've predicted, your age is the main barrier I'm afraid. Our minimum age for most Z4's is 25. Good luck with your search though.

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Post by Marekdawg » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:00 am

ChrisKnottIns wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:29 am
Hi Marek, as you've predicted, your age is the main barrier I'm afraid. Our minimum age for most Z4's is 25. Good luck with your search though.

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Thanks Nick, yea I did think that would be the verdict. Not an issue, like the terminator said - 'Ill be back... in three years for my insurance' :lol:
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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:05 am

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Post by tomandb » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:11 pm

Hello Chris
I am looking at a BMW Z4 2.5 23i M Sport sDrive 2dr Automatic 2011 (11) with 23,000 miles.
I am 73 but have owned two Z4s previously - the last in June 2016.
I had a small bump (£600) in my old Merc on the 17/7/15 when I had NCD 9 years protected.
Prior to that I had a bit of a slide on an icy road in 1977.
I got 3 points and £100 fine on 28/8/2014 - an SP30 - I only have the 3 points in total.
We own our house - No dependents - Car parked on drive outside house in small private development.
Can you please give me some idea of the comprehensive insurance for the above.
Don't need breakdown cover, legal expenses or courtesy car.
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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:34 am

Hi tomandb, I'm very happy to help. However, there are a few more rating factors beyond the info you have supplied so it's best if you can give us a call to go through a quote - I can't even offer a ball-park without all the details.

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Post by tomandb » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:50 pm

Ok Chris... I'll get back to you.

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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:21 pm

Hi all, Happy New Year!

I just wanted to thank you again if you requested a quote from us last year. And for those of you who took out cover through us we really do appreciate your custom.

I'm keen to know what prizes might interest you this year for our competitions. I was thinking about a Dash-Cam prize for one of them. Would you welcome that? Let me know.

I know we have to be there on price for you first and foremost but a competition always helps encourage members to call us to find out what that price may be.

Please do call us for a quote if your car insurance is due soon.

QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 - please mention this forum's unique code to access our special car club scheme.

We're good for standard, modified, modern or classic cars. So you can ask us to quote for all the cars in your household and receive discounts for multi-car cover, whether you bring them all at once or separately.

If you prefer us to call you please complete contact details at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote and look out for a callback from 01424 200477.

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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:19 pm

Hi, just thought I'd post to let you know our current competition closes soon, so if you want to be in with a chance of winning a Nextbase Duo HD DashCam (with 32Gb SD Card) you'd better not hang about.

HOW TO ENTER
When you request a Chris Knott Car Insurance quote before 31/3 you gain instant entry in our prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random from our quotes database.

Info on the various ways to request a quote and full competition details here - WIN a DashCam with Chris Knott.

However the quickest way is to just call us on 0800 917 2274 and find out how much you could save by switching your car insurance to Chris Knott at renewal.

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Post by ChrisKnottIns » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:46 pm

This just in: we're finding that one of our insurer partners will offer classic policies to Z4s older than 2006 - that's pretty young to qualify for classic - so if your car's parked in a garage or on the driveway and it's limited mileage and agreed value you're after (you also don't need to use your bonus on a classic), this could be great for you.

Give us a call and you'll also gain entry in our current BTCC Tickets competition.

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