I called Autoglass for a replacement windscreen quote.
As it happens the windscreen on my new car is fine but I wanted to know how much a replacement would cost for insurance purposes.
The telephone sales person took the registration and looked up the model.
I was asked did I need it replacing now" and I answered yes. "That will be £950".
I said OK thanks.
I was then asked "did I want to book an appointment?". I said no thanks....
"but you said you needed it now"
Yes but its too expensive, I'll look elsewhere.
"If you book an appointment today you'll get 10% discount £855"
No, I still think its too expensive and I'll look elsewhere
"just before you go I'm authorised to offer you another 12% discount if you have it fixed today" making it £752"
No thanks, I'll still look elsewhere.
A staggering £200 reduction in just 3 minutes.
Had I really been standing next to a vehicle with a shattered windscreen or a person a little more vulnerable I probably would have taken the first price.