|Re: Car Insurance via Ebay
Group: uk.people.consumers.ebay · Group Profile
Author: tpow Date: Aug 2, 2008 20:26
"(used to be) Fat Sam" knox.orangehome.co.uk> wrote in message
> Alan Smith wrote:
>> Sometime back in the mists of time ebay was offering free 7 days car
>> insurance with any car bought via ebay. Despite searching I can find
>> no mention of this on the site, has it been withdrawn? Was it just a
>> short term gimmick?
> It was provided by Norwich Union Direct, and it was at teh time intended
> to be a long running thing.
> It was designed to be the same as their 7-day-driveaway deals that they
> provided for Ford and Jaguar dealerships when customers bought cars from
> It worked like this...
> You buy a car, but need insurance to drive it home, get it taxed etc.
> So Ebay seller tells you to ring a number and speak to Norwich Union.
> They'll give you 7 days fully comp insurance for free.
> This gives the seller an extra selling feature if he's clever enough to
> capitalise on it - strangely, loads didn't.
> So you rinng NUD, and they ask a few questions, then email a cover note to
> you in PDF format which you print out at home.
> Before the call ends, they take the opportunity to provide you with a
> quote for the full years insurance based on the info you've just given.
> This is how they make their profit from it, as a lot of people don't want
> the hassle of ringing round loads of different companies after the week is
> up, and for the sake of convenience, just take out the years policy.
> I know this because I worked in the Norwich Union callcentre at the time
> when this offer was introduced. I was fielding calls for Ford insurance,
> Jaguar insurance, Norwich Union Direct, RAC Direct and Ebay Driveaway, so
> I had received training in all the various products.
> I don't work there anymore, but I think I heard somewhere that it's no
> longer being offered.
ringing around, not in this day and age.
we bought a car and it went thus
We visited the local garage at 12.30pm to view a car. I had seen it there a
couple of evenings as I passed by. The car (VW) looked very good but only
had 3 months Tax & MOT.
We offered a BIN price