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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It was only 80 years from the time Darwin published ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES until we detonated the first nuclear bomb. In the lifetime of one person, we went from figuring out where we came from to figuring out how to get rid of ourselves.~Paleontologist Jack Horner
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