The first time I ever heard about GEICO, was 1973. Funny name for an auto insurance company. But my estimable editor at NEW YORK Magazine — a magazine published for people who by and large don’t own cars, because they live in New York, where you’re crazy to own a car — told me to check into them anyway.
I’ve been recommending GEICO (along with a few others) ever since.
For reasons too boring to inflict, I have not, however, until now, been using GEICO myself. On Easter Sunday, having just seen their TV ad urging a 15-minute phone call to see how much you could save, I gave it a shot.
Who’s at work on Easter Sunday?
Well, GEICO was, and in fine spirits, and in 15 minutes I had knocked 34% off the cost of my auto insurance for the exact same coverage I’d been getting previously. A saving of $482 a year.
You may not do as well. But 15 minutes? That number again: 800-841-3000.
Tomorrow: Jackie — Oh, What Prices!
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Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.~Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953
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