Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

33 posts


Topic # 25157 13-Aug-2008 15:09
Send private message

Hiya all

Can anyone give any advice on who to goto for a reasonable deal in insurance ... ?

looking for contents + car ... I tried getting some quotes but it did my head in answering the same questions over & over & over ... and then it was difficult to see how each policy compared .

so... any tips ? we're going to Napier this weekend so i need something before then . gah .

Create new topic
652 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27


  Reply # 156604 13-Aug-2008 15:18
Send private message

Determining who gives the best insurance deal really is a personal thing. It is specific to your needs and history - hence the requirement to answer all of those questions!!

Personally I find that State is best for me in my situation (and they've given me service through a couple of car insurance claims that is second to none).

In saying that (and remembering previous threads of a similar nature) others have found the best provider for them and their unique situation is different to mine.

You really DO need to answer those questions yourself in order for the provider to give you the most accurate quote on premiums. Make sure you read the fine print to see what they will and won't cover as well.

What's good for one, most probably won't be the best option for you

6299 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 378

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 156735 13-Aug-2008 22:12
Send private message

boomshanka: looking for contents + car ... I tried getting some quotes but it did my head in answering the same questions over & over & over ... and then it was difficult to see how each policy compared .

Unfortunately you'll just have to do the hard yards. I recommend getting quotes from all the major providers and spend some time going through the pros/cons of each one.  I recently changed companies and saved a couple hundred off the yearly premium.

I agree with bcourtney, different policies will best suit different people.  Make sure you get any other drivers of your car put down as named drivers (otherwise they won't be covered) and realise that if you are male and < 25, insurance companies already hate you Smile (I'm lucky enough to be in that bracket).

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21

Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27

Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15

Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59

Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42

New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18

All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54

How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52

NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46

Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47

Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.