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    Posted: 15 May 2013 at 5:10am
Ok, seriously, I know these commercials have been on the air and discussed here in the past, but recently the State Farm "insurance find me money" and "can I get a hot tub" ads have been nonstop. Lots of commercials get a lot of play but man, these ones suck so much they make me actively hate state farm and everyone that associated with them.

...and these commercials don't tell me ANYTHING about the insurance. Hate on Flo and Progessive as much as you want, but at least the commercials tell you something realistic about their policies. Hate the Gecko, Pig or whatever for GEICO but at least they talk about the company and what you can get. A bunch of idiots getting a sandwich, a girl from "four E" and a hot tub for a broken window only makes me hate them. Two stupid chicks buying a purse that doesn't even look that great? Bah.

Spo please, State Farm...stop.
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I agree. These commercials really need to stop immediately. 

The one with the guy stranded in the desert and his mother appears ("Six callers ahead of us Jimmy!") was the original reason I joined this forum. That one used to be played ad nauseam. But I haven't seen it in awhile. 

But the one with the girls shopping for purses is almost just as irritating. 
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Those + the "It's ... Jake .. from .. StateFarm" creep have been on an airing binge here for over a month now.  
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Originally posted by insanity213 insanity213 wrote:

Those + the "It's ... Jake .. from .. StateFarm" creep have been on an airing binge here for over a month now.  



OMG I HATE that one, along with the commercials mentioned here!
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Originally posted by Puppydogpants Puppydogpants wrote:

The one with the guy stranded in the desert and his mother appears ("Six callers ahead of us Jimmy!") was the original reason I joined this forum. That one used to be played ad nauseam. But I haven't seen it in awhile. 

Haha! That's the same commercial that led me here!
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What bothers me about these commercials is how buddy buddy they are with their insurance agent. While I fully admit I'm new to having my own insurance, I definitely am not buddy buddy with my agent.
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Originally posted by ghostonthehorizon ghostonthehorizon wrote:

What bothers me about these commercials is how buddy buddy they are with their insurance agent. While I fully admit I'm new to having my own insurance, I definitely am not buddy buddy with my agent.

I've had the same State Farm agent for almost 15 years, and once a year, like clockwork, I get a 4x6 generic Christmas card with a stamped signature inside. The only other contact I have is via online forms to pay premiums and whatnot. 

If you and your insurance agent are on that good of terms, apparently you've been making a lot of claims and have gotten very close but then insurance agents hate claims so this wouldn't bring you closer but drive you further apart and drive your rates up so there'd be no extra money....PARADOX!!!
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Two things make me hate State Farm:

1) These commercials.
2) State Farm.

My parents have been loyal customers for 30+ years, but State Farm does them no favors whatsoever. It's a long, boring story, but I hope they switch to something better ASAP. I'm so lucky to have USAA thanks to my father-in-law. I actually feel kind of guilty having such great insurance without "earning" it.
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We used to have USAA insurance.  When we moved from NY to MI, we were told they don't write policies for Michigan, and referred us to Progressive.  Since Michigan is a 'no fault' car insurance state, premiums are high anyway.  Progressive wanted to charge us more than OUR CAR PAYMENT per month for full coverage.  I hurried up and got off the phone with that woman.  We shopped and shopped, and the lowest full coverage policy was with.......GEICO.  Yeah, we're with them now.  How I miss USAA.  

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I actually like my State Farm agent and when I searched, no one could make a material difference in my rates.  But these commercials SUCK!  (and the Jerry Newman ones too!)
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Wait till football season... and the Aaron Rodgers Discount Double-Check ads return.  Maybe they will throw money at Billy (White Shoes) Johnson and have his 1970s touchdown dance describe some other State Farm policy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triple J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2013 at 10:47pm
Just saw the latest turd from these adholes... behold... if you dare. 

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^^ Yeah I've unfortunately seen that sh*t.  When it comes on I make damn sure the channel gets changed by the time the mime is done talking so I don't have to endure even a fraction of a second of the talking crotchfruit.


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Angry Another talking baby....
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

Angry Another talking baby....


I know, they're a dime a dozen, aren't they?

Another tired schtick that needs to die!
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Can't quite figure out the 'Jerry Newman' ones.  State Farm dumps him and he keeps trying to get back with them?  Must be Stockholm Syndrome....
When I called to cancel my SF policies, the agent had the tone of an ice queen.  They still keep sending me crap to come back to them.  Sorry buds, I switched to get both my cars and house insurance handled by the same company.  For cheaper.  Not going to pay an extra 50% just for a brand name....
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One of the worst ad campaigns ever. If you watch baseball on a Fox Sports network, you're subjected to these every night, EVERY BREAK.

If I have to hear that douche say "And can I get a hot tub?!?" one more time I'm gonna lose it. No, you can't get a sandwich or a free hot tub because your window was broken.

You'd be lucky to get a response via email a week after you filed the claim, and they would probably find a way to blame you for the damage, and not pay out to fix it. Insurance companies are criminal bastards, and the overload of commercials is getting out of hand.
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I like the sandwich and hot tub one. It serves as a reminder to me that I'm going to get a check.. not an actual window, and as long as I don't mind a drafty sheet of plastic duct taped over the broken glass, I can buy fun things with the money I get from little Timmy sending me a pop fly.
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Originally posted by jhiller21 jhiller21 wrote:


One of the worst ad campaigns ever. If you watch baseball on a Fox Sports network, you're subjected to these every night, EVERY BREAK.

If I have to hear that douche say "And can I get a hot tub?!?" one more time I'm gonna lose it. No, you can't get a sandwich or a free hot tub because your window was broken.

You'd be lucky to get a response via email a week after you filed the claim, and they would probably find a way to blame you for the damage, and not pay out to fix it. Insurance companies are criminal bastards, and the overload of commercials is getting out of hand.



I hate everyone in that ad so much. It sucks on so many levels I think its only aired to punish us.

1. Are they in an apartment? It seems like it, especially since they make it a point to mention and show "The girl in 4E". But if its an apartment, wouldn't you call the manager to fox the window? Sure the guy could have renters insurance, but I don't even know if that covers a broken window. Even if it does wouldn't you tell the manager FIRST instead of claiming a broken window by your insurance policy?
2. Why would you expect State Farm to magically beam you a sandwich? If they could, wouldn't you wish for a better sandwich? The one the guy gets looks like 2 pieces of bread with nothing in between.
3. I guess State Farm agents advocate kidnapping since they use their power of time and space to snatch the girl from 4E.
4.What was that window made of? Because if a broken window somehow is worth the price of HOT TUB I'll break one of my windows right now.
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Originally posted by LittleO LittleO wrote:

Two things make me hate State Farm:

1) These commercials.
2) State Farm.

My parents have been loyal customers for 30+ years, but State Farm does them no favors whatsoever. It's a long, boring story, but I hope they switch to something better ASAP. I'm so lucky to have USAA thanks to my father-in-law. I actually feel kind of guilty having such great insurance without "earning" it.
State Farm is outrageously expensive insurance even for drivers with pristine records. I hate the politics of Progressive more than I hate Flo, but at 20% less than any other provider, I'm a customer.
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it's gotten to the point where there's as many if not more car insurance ads than medical ads. people aren't going to switch insurance companies every month (can you even do that?), so just...ease up guys. state farm, geico, and progressive are the worst. but there's others like farmers and liberty mutual that advertise too, and no one has good commercials.

i think customers care more about lower rates and that the company will pay if you file a claim rather than that they have the most brand recognition.
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Originally posted by dizrythmia dizrythmia wrote:

it's gotten to the point where there's as many if not more car insurance ads than medical ads. people aren't going to switch insurance companies every month (can you even do that?), so just...ease up guys. state farm, geico, and progressive are the worst. but there's others like farmers and liberty mutual that advertise too, and no one has good commercials.

i think customers care more about lower rates and that the company will pay if you file a claim rather than that they have the most brand recognition.
You're right. It seems that a huge number of ads are for car insurance, cell phone service and cable/broadband service...none of which are easy or cheap to change in most cases. I;m nearly 50 and have only used three different car insurance companies in the last 25 years.
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I agree that the commercials suck and don't tell you anything about State Farm. But I've been with State Farm since 1990, and I'm very happy with them. When I transferred my coverage  from California to South Carolina, they had to give me the same discounts they gave me in California, even though they weren't required to give those discounts in SC. And when I had my first accident EVER, even though it was my fault, there was accident forgiveness: my rates did not go up. (However, their rule is that if I have a second accident, I'll be charged with the first one as well. I forgot to ask how long that stays in effect.)
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I'm never gonna get state farm insurance or Geico.

not like they care though, they make enough money.
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Yeah,  all the rest of insurance companies are in business don't care about making money.
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