Yesterday I received my first online car insurance quote from an insurance company on the Internet. Five minutes later, I got another.
Then another, and another, and so it continued until I had eight! Yes, eight quotes; I counted. Eight quotes to match the eight phone calls I received from insurance reps that made up the eight individual quotes for me.
Each quote came from a different insurance company; I had no idea there were so many insurance companies in existence.
The phone was ringing off the hook and I’ve never been so popular. I felt like a queen after all the attention and the best part of it was that I didn’t have to spend a penny, they phoned me!
All this on top of how easy it was to get the quotes in the first place. Needless to say, I haven’t even recovered from the shock yet. I thought that I would have to schlep around town to a bunch of insurance companies, leastways, that’s what my mama told me I would have to do.
Maybe that was how they got insurance when she was young but nowadays you can do it online.
I’ll admit that I was none the wiser until I complained to my girlfriend about not having the time to go visiting insurance companies, and she told me I could go get an online car insurance quote.
At first, I didn’t think it would make any difference whether I got the insurance online or visited the insurance companies personally but when my girlfriend mentioned the extra shopping time, I was convinced.
She said that I would only have to visit one insurance website and type in my details once to get a bunch of quotes and that I could go shopping in the time it would save me by doing this.
It was at this particular point that I remembered a piece of mama’s advice about insurance, advice that wasn’t out of date, for once. Mama said a person should always get three quotes to choose from, and as you can see, I got eight!
I think you should know that even after entering my details I was still not totally convinced that this online car insurance quote story would work. I thought that I would enter my details on the website of the online insurance company and that would be the end of it.
I honestly didn’t expect to hear a peep out of them, let alone eight whole quotes. I was contemplating phoning my girlfriend and berating her for sending me on a wild goose chase when the phone rang.
It was the first insurance rep wanting to know where he could send my car insurance quote. And he was so nice, answering all my questions in a way that a blond like me could understand.
He told me to call back if I had any questions about my quote he wouldn’t give me his personal number though. Ah well, you can’t blame a girl for trying.