Should I Cancel My Tracker Subscription???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheGrocer, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. TheGrocer

    TheGrocer Active Member

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    The time has come around again to pay the Tracker Network guys £135 for the yearly subscription. Cars now 4 years old so thats over £400 for nothing other than peace of mind over the last 4 years. The cars garaged everynight locked up and doesnt often get left anywhere too risky.

    The insurance premium may rise a little when I tell them but not by that much.

    Now I know the law of "Sod" will come into effect the moment I cancel and the car will disappear....So what does the room think??
    Anyone got any stories about how Tracker has changed their life or should I just give it up
     
  2. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    i paid the one off as ill be keeping my car forever!
     
  3. jeremytaylor

    jeremytaylor MB Enthusiast

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    I doubt it. My 911 had a tracker on it. No discount if I subscribed. My C320 has a tracker on it. No discount if I subscribe.

    So I don't subscribe!
     
  4. gbjeppm

    gbjeppm MB Enthusiast

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    Me too, no subscription, no discount.

    Different ball game if you have a car you cannot replace, or the insurance savings is beneficial.

    No offence to you or your car, but it should be easily replaceable, so if it makes no financial sense, I would stop paying.
     
  5. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    Assuming this is a TRACKER branded device, after you've paid the first three consecutive years, the same coverage continues at no further cost. They don't publicise it very well though.

    Phone and remind them. ;)
     
  6. Swiss Toni

    Swiss Toni MB Enthusiast

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    Unless it just makes financial sense (the insurance discount is greater than the subscription) then I have to ask the practical question - If it was stolen would you want it back?
     
  7. raymont

    raymont Active Member

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    The idea of a tracker is to get your car back after it's been stolen thrashed and maybe crashed by some low-life. Do you want it back?

    My car has no tracker but I do have Return to Invoice cover until the car is 4 yrs old. So, if my car is stolen and not recovered I get a new one!

    Insurance cos like trackers because if the car car is recovered they have to pay out less money.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  8. DieselE

    DieselE MB Enthusiast

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    Sounds like there's not too much risk in stopping but I would follow up Bobby Dazzler's point first.
     
  9. verytalldave

    verytalldave MB Enthusiast

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    I was told that for each car there are only a few place they fit the devices, so if you know where to look..................
    My "son-in-law" has one fitted to his Porsche - understandably as it not a cheap model - and his insurance company wouldnt cover it without.
    But for an over 4 year old Mercedes, as an option, I would spend my money elsewhere. Mercedes are very difficult to take without the key anyway, so the answer would appear to keep BOTH keys secure.
     

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