'Tother day I got a[n unsolicited] 'phone call from a large [rapidly fitting to your car ancilliary equipment] company re Car Insurance.... Co, "Is your Car insurance due for renewal?" Me, "Yes" Co, "Can we connect you to our sister co, who will endeavour to get you the best quote?" Me, "Certainly"
Young Lady[?] rapidly, [and in a Scots accent] runs through the "terms and conditions".......and asks for my Postcode, DoB and then says that I have been accepted by two companies. She then says that she will connect me to Insurance Co "A", and Ins Co "B" will call me back. When I stated that I was under the impression that she would give me the quotes, and if I had to hang around on the end of the 'phone, I would rather do it myself, I got "Well, that was a waste of time then, wasn't it? Followed by a "Click.......Brrrrrrr" So, I am looking elsewhere..... watp,iktch
It seems that here in Germany all of the "great telephone offers" and sales pitches are made by automatic, pre-recorded voices. One's reaction is curt message of the "go forth and multiply" variety, followed by slamming the 'phone down.
It seems that they are specially timed to cause the most inconvenience possible. Bd's