Insure the box or tesco black box?

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I'm looking at insuring my 58 reg mini and these two are the cheapest. However both having black boxes I want to know if the fact I drive at night regularly coming home from work at 10-11:30ish will affect the score/price? It says no curfew but surely it won't like it!
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I had the Tesco black box and honestly, driving late at night was no problem.
I work as a waitress which means I often left after 10:30. For Tesco, you get up to 100 bonus miles every month, with the better drivers scoring higher. Even though I regularly drove after ‘curfew’ I still achieved over 90 bonus miles a month.
The curfew on Tesco isn’t actually a curfew, it’s a recommendation as most crashes occur after this time.
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(Original post by Meg1458)
I had the Tesco black box and honestly, driving late at night was no problem.
I work as a waitress which means I often left after 10:30. For Tesco, you get up to 100 bonus miles every month, with the better drivers scoring higher. Even though I regularly drove after ‘curfew’ I still achieved over 90 bonus miles a month.
The curfew on Tesco isn’t actually a curfew, it’s a recommendation as most crashes occur after this time.
Is there an app to see how you’re doing?
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(Original post by abbiclark)Is there an app to see how you’re doing?
Yeah, you’re given a login to an online portal which updates every month
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Neither. Do not buy black box. I would rather not drive at all than have my driving tracked every second.
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I wish people would stop asking about black boxes, just pay abit more and get it without blackbox, trust me I was in the same boat, basically got my first car 6 months ago, with blackbox insurance was 1.2K without it was 1.9K, I had to save up a couple £100 so I could get it without, it really is a bad thing to buy, you constantly feel under pressure
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(Original post by cbaforcba)
I wish people would stop asking about black boxes, just pay abit more and get it without blackbox, trust me I was in the same boat, basically got my first car 6 months ago, with blackbox insurance was 1.2K without it was 1.9K, I had to save up a couple £100 so I could get it without, it really is a bad thing to buy, you constantly feel under pressure
I agree.
Black boxes are **** and i wouldnt touch one with a bargepole.
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(Original post by Emma:-))
I agree.
Black boxes are **** and i wouldnt touch one with a bargepole.
Hahaha, I agree, it just annoys me when people constantly ask questions about them when literally 90% of TSR learning to drive TSR posts end up saying to not get a blackbox
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(Original post by cbaforcba)
Hahaha, I agree, it just annoys me when people constantly ask questions about them when literally 90% of TSR learning to drive TSR posts end up saying to not get a blackbox
They should be banned in my opinion
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(Original post by Emma:-))
They should be banned in my opinion
AGREED!!!
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Just read all the other box threads, I'll skip to the short answer - don't do it.
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(Original post by cbaforcba)
Hahaha, I agree, it just annoys me when people constantly ask questions about them when literally 90% of TSR learning to drive TSR posts end up saying to not get a blackbox
Tell me about it 🙄
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(Original post by abbiclark)
I'm looking at insuring my 58 reg mini and these two are the cheapest. However both having black boxes I want to know if the fact I drive at night regularly coming home from work at 10-11:30ish will affect the score/price? It says no curfew but surely it won't like it!
I’m certain Tesco and insure the box is the same company or part of. I’m with Tesco (with a black box) and payed for bonus miles only to find out the money I paid went to insure the box.
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(Original post by Yasadan)
I’m certain Tesco and insure the box is the same company or part of. I’m with Tesco (with a black box) and payed for bonus miles only to find out the money I paid went to insure the box.
This is true.

All Tesco black box policies are administered by ITB
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Did they ask for you licence number because I’ve just got insurance with mine but the licence I’ve reordered hasn’t arrived yet
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(Original post by cbaforcba)
I wish people would stop asking about black boxes, just pay abit more and get it without blackbox, trust me I was in the same boat, basically got my first car 6 months ago, with blackbox insurance was 1.2K without it was 1.9K, I had to save up a couple £100 so I could get it without, it really is a bad thing to buy, you constantly feel under pressure
Lol? Some people can't get non black box policies
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Lol? Some people can't get non black box policies
What a load of crap.
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What a load of crap.
I can't get it on the A3 1.6 I have learners insurance on, for the Golf 1.0 I was meant to get they offered 6k for non blackbox and for a Polo 1.0 they offered 4.5k, compared to the 1.8-4k quotes I got for with blackbox, 4k being for the A3.
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(Original post by UrBusted)
I can't get it on the A3 1.6 I have learners insurance on, for the Golf 1.0 I was meant to get they offered 6k for non blackbox and for a Polo 1.0 they offered 4.5k, compared to the 1.8-4k quotes I got for with blackbox, 4k being for the A3.
Pick a different car then.
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(Original post by IWMTom)
Pick a different car then.
looolll but i don't want a different car, you said its 'a load of crap' about not being able to get a blackbox, i was showing why its not
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