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    Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 8:16pm
I wouldn't want auto insurance called the "Allstate Value Plan." 
 
 
 

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I hope you have good car insurance, not some cut rate policy.

No, I have uninsured motorists insurance and I hit you from behind. See ya...
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This is plain stupid who would think dubbing in Dennis Haysbert's voice would be funny, it isn't it's stupid.
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As I said in a thread I started before I realized this one existed, whats up with the "....and you still get an All State Agent!" part?
 
As opposed to what? Not having an agent? I'm almost curious to know how much coverage this value plan actually provides.
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I hate not only the voice over, but the way it ends.  "It's like we're connected!" "No we're not!" "Yes we are!"

Reminds me of that stupid Hanes "Bacon Neck" commercial with the douchebag's back & forth with MJ.
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At least Allstate still isn't even near the level of Progressive or Geico in terms of bad commercials.
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^That's true; personally, I wish Geico would quit mailing us and begging for our business. 

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I am so annoyed with all the new ads these days. Thank God for premium channels and decent weather to get out in.
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I'm not sure who I would punch in the balls harder: the hippie douche or the stuck up rich old f*ck.  Decisions, decisions. 
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Originally posted by EMCEE EMCEE wrote:

I'm not sure who I would punch in the balls harder: the hippie douche or the stuck up rich old f*ck.  Decisions, decisions. 
Its simple. The hippie guy.
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Id punch neither lol. For one the hippie probably has amazing weed and other drugs and two the rich guy could get me a job as his whatever ramble ramble.... lol but yeah this commercial is nowhere near as bad as a lot of other crap being forced on me..... GEICO!!!
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i hate both of the people in this commercial. however, i really hate the stereotypes and assumptions this makes about people. so the rich guy refuses to be "connected" to the hippy. he seems to be against the idea that anything could possibly be shared between two human beings in a chance encounter. we're supposed to believe that he is successful in business, and in order to do that, you must lose most of what makes you human. and the hippy? he is so connected to the world ,and everything cosmic, that of course he is a poor bum. and what is up with the old rich guy saying "i too have allstate"!? who talks like that? 
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Hold it! Hold it! What the hell do you mean by that?! You actually believe that Geico and Progressive has more annoying ads? I rather have a perky chatty woman with a 60's era beehive hairdo and a talking lizard any day.  At least they don't fear you into buying their bullsh*t with an evil prick mascot and Dennis Haysbert saying that young people on a budget eat nothing but Ramen noodles every night in a condescending tone that's otherwise insulting. The other companies don't use the term "cut-rate". The way I see it that some insurance is a hell of a lot better than no insurance at all.


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Originally posted by PitLoad413 PitLoad413 wrote:

Hold it! Hold it! What the hell do you mean by that?! You actually believe that Geico and Progressive has more annoying ads? I rather have a perky chatty woman with a 60's era beehive hairdo and a talking lizard any day.  At least they don't fear you into buying their bullsh*t with an evil prick mascot and Dennis Haysbert saying that young people on a budget eat nothing but Ramen noodles every night in a condescending tone that's otherwise insulting. The other companies don't use the term "cut-rate". The way I see it that some insurance is a hell of a lot better than no insurance at all.


Give me a break!


Allstate is easy to forgive after its awesome "Mayhem" series.
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Originally posted by Snesgamer Snesgamer wrote:

Originally posted by PitLoad413 PitLoad413 wrote:

Hold it! Hold it! What the hell do you mean by that?! You actually believe that Geico and Progressive has more annoying ads? I rather have a perky chatty woman with a 60's era beehive hairdo and a talking lizard any day.  At least they don't fear you into buying their bullsh*t with an evil prick mascot and Dennis Haysbert saying that young people on a budget eat nothing but Ramen noodles every night in a condescending tone that's otherwise insulting. The other companies don't use the term "cut-rate". The way I see it that some insurance is a hell of a lot better than no insurance at all.


Give me a break!


Allstate is easy to forgive after its awesome "Mayhem" series.
No, they aren't. "Mayhem" series was amusing, but the cut rate crap? Horrible.
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I think "Mayhem" is hot, but that's been debated elsewhere.  ;)

Why is the Businessman/Asshole stereotype so freaked out? Even if the Hippie has "cut-rate" insurance, Businessman/Asshole has been hit from BEHIND.  The Hippie even admits guilt: "My bad" is the first thing out of his mouth. So Businessman/Asshole will get his car fixed for sure. "Cut Rate" just means that the DRIVER (Hippie), won't get HIS car paid fixed. It's just basic liability.
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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

Originally posted by EMCEE EMCEE wrote:

I'm not sure who I would punch in the balls harder: the hippie douche or the stuck up rich old f*ck.  Decisions, decisions. 
Its simple. The hippie guy.


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Just on a technical note, the first thing the "hippy" probably shouldn't say in an accident is "My Bad". Even if you knew you were in the wrong, the insurance companies don't like it when you volunteer incriminating evidence. And on that note, does anyone know how it works when both parties are represented by the same agent and insurance company? From what I understand one agent\company does their best to pay the least, and the other does their best to get the most. In other words there is a conflict of interest. It seems that the Hippy would win in this circumstance, as it would probably be in Allstate's financial interests to say "accident, what accident?"    
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Yes, the commercial's concept is stupid in general, but what really bothers me about this one is the hippie douchebag. Why do we keep putting ridiculous looking hipster stoner bums in commercials? Do they really think that their key demographic is a bunch of unemployed, unshaven Occupy trash that probably doesn't care enough to drive with insurance anyway?
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Originally posted by Vindicated Vindicated wrote:

Just on a technical note, the first thing the "hippy" probably shouldn't say in an accident is "My Bad". Even if you knew you were in the wrong, the insurance companies don't like it when you volunteer incriminating evidence. 


That's something that possibly saved me from a claim filed on me for only 1 car instead of 2.  I was behind a car who was behind another car.  The car in the front stopped to make a left turn, got rear ended by the car in front of me, then I ran into him.  The middle car's insurance company would've tried to make a case that my hitting him is what rammed him into the car in front, but at the scene he admitted to hitting the front car first, then was hit from behind by me.  So my insurance only had to pay for the rear damage, which was pretty minor.

"Small world" side note - This was my senior year in High School, and that year I sat at the same table during lunch with the kid in the middle since we had a mutual friend, and the girl in the front I'd known since 2nd grade. 





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While I freely admit this is an unbearable commercial - let me get this straight....

You hate the hippie - who is polite, friendly, and taking full responsibility for his mistake, more than the uptight old guy who is rude and judgmental?

So, rude and judgmental trumps polite, friendly, and honest ... if the polite, friendly, and honest person has long hair and a beard?

Yeah, that makes sense.

PS - many long-haired and bearded men are employed.  Often quite gainfully.


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Originally posted by aycorn aycorn wrote:

While I freely admit this is an unbearable commercial - let me get this straight....

You hate the hippie - who is polite, friendly, and taking full responsibility for his mistake, more than the uptight old guy who is rude and judgmental?

So, rude and judgmental trumps polite, friendly, and honest ... if the polite, friendly, and honest person has long hair and a beard?

Yeah, that makes sense.

PS - many long-haired and bearded men are employed.  Often quite gainfully.


WinkLOLneeehhhhh...not really. Some of us are old enough to have been on 'both sides of the fence'; personally, I see neither in any 'certain light'. Just two different kinds of insured folk, insured by the same company. The REAL question one might ask is, well...if ALLSTATE supports both kinds of policies, what are the major differences, much less, why should either of the insured feel 'better' about having the same company and same agent? Why can't "the old guy' have the discount insurance, eh? Why can't HE tell your 'hippie' that HE has a discount plan? What should happen then?
This commercial is just kind of silly and confusing for that very reason.
It is all good and fine that Allstate offers young drivers a decent policy at a price that they can afford; believe me - it is understood that young drivers pay more due to the simple risk some present (unfortunately, all tend to pay for the acts of a few).
 
 
 
 
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Maybe appearances are deceiving:  The hippie is a dot.com billionaire, and the old guy dresses up nice (even though he'll have to change into a smock later for his part-time job as a Wal-mart greeter....)
 
The "Allstate Value Plan"  =  The "Happy Meal" of insurance plans ?   LOL
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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

...The "Allstate Value Plan"  =  The "Happy Meal" of insurance plans ?   LOL
LOLTHAT would be Esurance ("An Allstate Company") - the "Allstate Value Plan" provides an AGENT! (that's one of the benefits a 'dot.com billionaire' can afford to splurge on)
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I hate it. But for different reasons. The biggest thing is the "mish mash" throw together of the young guy. Not really a hippie, not really a hipster. Just something some clueless ad folk thought was cool to wear. Plus the hat. SO 1997. I dunno, just sloppy
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