Someone was thinking of buying a caravan so I was going to send a link to my favourite site for advice for this but alas the link seems dead. I did find something else though. The piece below I have first posted elsewhere as I thought they might have more members who may have used the insurance company involved.
I'm one of life's sceptics and tend to have a wary view of anything. If anyone I knew was thinking of buying a caravan there was a website that I used to refer them to. Absolutely brilliant. How to buy a caravan from reading between the lines of an advert to how to make the phone call. A step by step master class in not being ripped off. Then at the end just for everyone who thought that it was just too paranoid there were the emails of response from the naive and the outright conned.
Someone mentioned that they were thinking of buying a caravan today and I went to copy and paste the site as I always would but it's showing as unobtainable. Then I found this Caravan Buyers Guide [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Please have a good read I'm sure someone from here must have read the original website.
Now the next part of the story takes over I notice that both Cruckley and Shield Direct mention phoning but neither list phone numbers. Nothing for it but to send them a strongly worded email.Hello
Initially I'm interested as looking at both your site and at Shield Direct Insurance I can't see any phone numbers even though both sites mention calling.
The main point of my emailing is your "Caravan Buying Guide". I used to refer prospective buyers to a site that provided a guide and then had a selection of horror stories from people who had suffered from either naivety or a selection of rouge selling techniques.
Though your site does not have the recollections the buyers guide seems to be a word for word copy of the their site. It may well be that the author of the guide is a director or one of your staff. The information is no less excellent but the thoughts of a company engaged in the honour based activity of insurance being involved in wholesale plagiarism would be somewhat repugnant.
I would perhaps suggest that you state where your guide was first published or why it is that you have copyright to it as in it's present form it would discourage me from dealing with your company.
I most eagerly await your reply.
So I will see how that goes. Anyone dealt with these people? Anyone remember the original website?
Last edited by Tow Itch on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 6:39 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : The website for the guide didn't highlight.)