Is this car insurance "hack" common knowledge?

I pushed my car insurance to the limits few months ago. I called 5 car insurance brokers to get an offer from each one of them with exactly same conditions. Then I contacted 2 of them which I really wanted (because of their good reputation) and presented them offers which were much cheaper than theirs. One of them went 10% under the best offer of the 5 from the beginning.

I hope this helps someone.


Yeah personal contact often works that way. I negotiated my car insurance down by 900.- (from 2.3k to 1.4k) by doing the same…
Also works for mortgages, just ask around and eventually you know someone at a bank and bam. 0.15% lower than the competitors offer.