This week I realised how important it is to always haggle over the price you pay for things.
Last year I paid £168 for an insurance policy to cover my central heating system and boiler.
Luckily my boiler has been fine and I haven’t used the policy. So when I came to renew I was surprised to see my renewal price listed as £182.
I said I wasn’t happy about the increase and I was put through to the customer complaints department.
I explained I’d never used the policy and thought the increase was not justified.
The customer services person put me on hold for a couple of minutes, then came back telling me they could now offer the policy for £164!
The moral? Don’t settle for the first price.