CLEVELAND (Nov. 24, 2009) - It's the holiday shopping season once again, and cash-strapped consumers and dedicated bargain hunters are more determined than ever to compare prices and buy items at the lowest price possible. There are, of course, deals to be found on electronics, gifts and toys.
But with pinched wallets, consumers are - and should be - looking for deals on necessities like housewares, utilities, and especially car insurance.
"We are urging consumers who are already online and shopping this Cyber Monday to come to our site, compare auto insurance rates, and let our carriers compete for their business," says Sam Belden, vice president at insurance.com. "Our online application only takes about 10 minutes and customers who shopped at our site during the past 30 days saved an average of $536 a year. That's a lot of extra cash."
Car insurance rates have been dropping in recent months, meaning that consumers who have not shopped for a new policy in the last six months may be able to get a significantly lower rate. According to insurance.com's RateWatch report, the average rate quoted to drivers in September was $1,804 per year, compared with $1,949 last fall.
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, insurance.com is the top online auto insurance agency in the U.S., and offers comparison automobile insurance quotes consumers can buy online or by phone. By linking directly to the rating systems of fifteen top insurance companies with its proprietary technology, insurance.com provides instant, accurate comparison rates that help consumers make smarter decisions about auto insurance. For more information, visit http://www.insurance.com.
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