From: Palindrome on
Signal wrote:
> I'm interested in taking out car insurance through Quidco. Never used
> them before. Have read the help guide http://www.quidco.com/help/119
> but everything is happening 'behind the scenes'. If I follow the steps
> outlined (eg. clear cookie cache, turn off pop up blockers etc) will
> anything appear on screen, or in my cookie folder, say, to assure me
> that the process is working correctly? Is Quidco recommended, does it
> work if you follow the outlined steps? TIA
>
>
I use a totally different browser (IE) for going via Quidco than I use
when looking at websites or using other comparison websites (FF). Never
had a problem yet. That is basically all I use IE for, plus a few sites
that demand it (eg some parts of M$oft).

However, I haven't always managed to get the same car insurance
quotation, that way - the Quidco route has often ended up producing a
higher quote (no idea why).

So, for insurance, it can be worth trying all options - getting a quote
directly from the company's website, going via a comparison website,
going via Quidco and /phoning the company up and mentioning what other
quotes you have received/. Doing the latter has (every time) resulted in
them revising the figure downward - to beat the price (even including
Quidco discount).. In one case, phoning got them to reduce the quote to
about half what the website offered...

Obviously you can't simply retrieve a quote that you got when going via
a comparison site.

--
Sue


From: Him & Her on
Signal wrote in message
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> I'm interested in taking out car insurance through Quidco.
> Never used
> them before. Have read the help guide
> http://www.quidco.com/help/119
> but everything is happening 'behind the scenes'. If I follow
> the steps
> outlined (eg. clear cookie cache, turn off pop up blockers etc)
> will
> anything appear on screen, or in my cookie folder, say, to
> assure me
> that the process is working correctly? Is Quidco recommended,
> does it
> work if you follow the outlined steps? TIA

I've followed all the steps on the two occasions I've used
quidco. The first was home contents taken out in July 2007 (NOTE:
that's not a typo 2007) and I'm still waiting for my cashback
even though they have promptly been given all info they've asked
for. Quidco have now stopped communicating on that one -
interesting seeing as I was promised a resolution in '4 weeks' on
12 June 08. No doubt that was a typo and they meant 4 months.

--
Regards,

Him & Her
http://www.failed.me.uk


From: xCx on
Signal wrote:
> I'm interested in taking out car insurance through Quidco. Never used
> them before. Have read the help guide http://www.quidco.com/help/119
> but everything is happening 'behind the scenes'. If I follow the steps
> outlined (eg. clear cookie cache, turn off pop up blockers etc) will
> anything appear on screen, or in my cookie folder, say, to assure me
> that the process is working correctly? Is Quidco recommended, does it
> work if you follow the outlined steps? TIA
>
>

I've had a single problem with them, I get my car insurance and my
partners car insurance through them EVERY year, recently got home and
contents cover, all of the big things never had an issue.

The only thing I've had back out is a magazine subscription, I was
supposed to get �3.60 but because it's under �5 they wont investigate it
so I cancelled the DD for the magazine, no cashback? No customer!

I know what you mean though about their site not being very re-assuring,
they do seem to have thousands of members though and doing searches on
google brings up mainly positive stuff.
From: Simon Finnigan on
"Signal" <signal(a)lineone.net> wrote in message
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> Palindrome <me9(a)privacy.net> wrote:
>
>>> I'm interested in taking out car insurance through Quidco. Never used
>>> them before. Have read the help guide http://www.quidco.com/help/119
>>> but everything is happening 'behind the scenes'. If I follow the steps
>>> outlined (eg. clear cookie cache, turn off pop up blockers etc) will
>>> anything appear on screen, or in my cookie folder, say, to assure me
>>> that the process is working correctly? Is Quidco recommended, does it
>>> work if you follow the outlined steps? TIA
>>>
>>>
>>I use a totally different browser (IE) for going via Quidco than I use
>>when looking at websites or using other comparison websites (FF). Never
>>had a problem yet. That is basically all I use IE for, plus a few sites
>>that demand it (eg some parts of M$oft).
>>
>>However, I haven't always managed to get the same car insurance
>>quotation, that way - the Quidco route has often ended up producing a
>>higher quote (no idea why).
>>
>>So, for insurance, it can be worth trying all options - getting a quote
>>directly from the company's website, going via a comparison website,
>>going via Quidco and /phoning the company up and mentioning what other
>>quotes you have received/. Doing the latter has (every time) resulted in
>>them revising the figure downward - to beat the price (even including
>>Quidco discount).. In one case, phoning got them to reduce the quote to
>>about half what the website offered...
>>
>>Obviously you can't simply retrieve a quote that you got when going via
>>a comparison site.
>
> Thanks..
>
> I've been trying various options and yes getting different results
> from the same insurers, depending on the route I'm taking.
>
> The best quote I have currently is from e-sure (wrt to previous post
> on this, they e-sure me that all their call centres are in the UK :).
> I do get an even better quote from Halifax when going through Quidco
> taking the cashback into account. However if they don't pay out for
> whatever reason it works out more expensive...
>
> So far... undecided..

I always treat cashback as a punt - if I get it, brilliant. if not, then
c`est la vie. If the cashback is �50, and the quote is �5 more expensive
than the next cheapest, then that`s ewll worth a go. if the cashback is
�50, and I can get the insurance for �45 less elsewhere, that`s not worth a
go. Ultimately it`s about the risk:reward ratio, and where you`re happy
with it.

having said that, I`ve had one thing not track, and that was resolved
through their site.

From: John Whitworth on

"Signal" <signal(a)lineone.net> wrote in message
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> I'm interested in taking out car insurance through Quidco. Never used
> them before. Have read the help guide http://www.quidco.com/help/119
> but everything is happening 'behind the scenes'. If I follow the steps
> outlined (eg. clear cookie cache, turn off pop up blockers etc) will
> anything appear on screen, or in my cookie folder, say, to assure me
> that the process is working correctly? Is Quidco recommended, does it
> work if you follow the outlined steps? TIA

I first took out LTSB home insurance through Quidco. Generally speaking, an
item will 'track' pretty quickly, and if that happens you are probably OK.
If it doesn't 'track', then get onto them ASAP. I was sceptical at first, as
my buildings and contents cover was �202, and the cashback was �120. But
happy days, it arrived in my bank account on Thursday last week! :-)

There is little that will appear to comfort you that all has gone well
though. Probably simplest advice is to start with just one browser
window/tab open, and then use Quidco from that. By that method, you can't
accidentally click on another instance of the same site that you were using
to get quotes from.

Interestingly though, I haven't noticed the different quotes via different
routes issue yet. I.e. when I do my preliminary search outside of Quidco, I
get the same offer when going via Quidco.

JW