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Old May 22nd 2013, 9:22 am
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Hi does anyone pay a fee to this outfit, www.afpop.com, and if so are they worth the money? Thank you
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Old May 22nd 2013, 6:08 pm
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I have a single membership and do not usually attend the social events as I work but find the information service very useful.
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I have a single membership and do not usually attend the social events as I work but find the information service very useful.
80 euros a year for information sounds a bit steep. Is there really anything they can tell you that you can't find on the internet?

To me 80 euros is shocking, perhaps if it was 10 euros they would have 50 times the clients
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80 euros a year for information sounds a bit steep. Is there really anything they can tell you that you can't find on the internet?

To me 80 euros is shocking, perhaps if it was 10 euros they would have 50 times the clients
46€ a year is the renewal fee and yes I believe that the information they supply is worth it. Much of the info on the internet is absolute rubbish including a lot of postings on forums. An example is a post that say you just have to drive your car to Spain, buy petrol and come back to Portugal to keep it here for six more months!
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46€ a year is the renewal fee and yes I believe that the information they supply is worth it. Much of the info on the internet is absolute rubbish including a lot of postings on forums. An example is a post that say you just have to drive your car to Spain, buy petrol and come back to Portugal to keep it here for six more months!
Lol agree that on forums etc People post as if its fact when it's just nonsense! But normally someone will come along to rubbish it! The example you gave though does not take much searching in the right places to get factual information rather than just guess work.
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Wife and I are members; mainly so we can get their group healthcare deal from Medal.
Got the afpop discount on a rental car, I also get a discount on my regular car insurance; that offsets some of the membership fee.
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Based on what. We save more in discounts than we spend on membership. Please quantify your statement.
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Based on what. We save more in discounts than we spend on membership. Please quantify your statement.
Personal experience
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Wife and I are members; mainly so we can get their group healthcare deal from Medal.
Got the afpop discount on a rental car, I also get a discount on my regular car insurance; that offsets some of the membership fee.
But is there really more discount than you would get if you were not a member?(can you prove that) The health one I could perhaps believe if they have some kind of "frota" like a large business may have but I would expect to see less coverage than the insurance companies normal policies. Which insurance company covers the health care?

The car insurance, if for example you are insured via Lusitania, have you actually tried getting a quote direct from them to see if it is more expensive? Medal is just an insurance broker/mediator so I fail to see how they can give more discount than any other mediator?! Although I stand to be corrected...

p.s Just having a look at the site and vice president of AFPOP is also the manager of Medal... biased much?!

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Do you sell insurance?
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Old May 23rd 2013, 12:22 pm
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Medal has a group health insurance deal with Allianz. No, I can't prove anything.
All I can say is that we are members of AFPOP, and this is why. I believe it's a much better deal than they [Allianz] would give to an individual, but no, I can't prove that either.
The health cover has been working well for us so far; they have paid our claims without any complexities.
I like being part of AFPOP because if I do have a large insurance claim I'm more than just one customer. Being part of a group gives extra clout.
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Originally Posted by steppitoe View Post
Do you sell insurance?
Yes I do
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Medal has a group health insurance deal with Allianz. No, I can't prove anything.
All I can say is that we are members of AFPOP, and this is why. I believe it's a much better deal than they [Allianz] would give to an individual, but no, I can't prove that either.
The health cover has been working well for us so far; they have paid our claims without any complexities.
I like being part of AFPOP because if I do have a large insurance claim I'm more than just one customer. Being part of a group gives extra clout.
Sorry if I came across as patronizing asking if you could "prove it", I was genuinely interested if you knew for a fact you paid less via AFPOP
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Originally Posted by steppitoe View Post
Do you sell insurance?
Just a thought.. you never meant that as if to say I am asking this to benifit myself?

Just in case you did, I don't live anywhere near the Algarve and during the several years I have used this site, never once tried to advertise or get a customer through here! I have helped someone out with problems they had, no charge... just cause thats the kind of guy I am
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