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Old 06-24-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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Whos buying the Sunday Ticket this yr?

If you have directtv your probably getting your renewal notice for sunday ticket now.Heres a tip that worked for me.i called yesterday and told them I wanted to cancel it and they said if you dont cancel it we'll knock it down to 25 a month instead of 50 and it comes with thw superfan package,so i said OK
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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Wow, good tip... too bad i'm only halfway into my 2 year contract doh! Good deal on your end, however. Superfan with HD is money.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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"I want to cancel" is the phrase that pays with pretty much all companies these days. That reminds me, it's time for my semi-annual cancelation call to Comcast.

The bar is 10 min drive and they have killer brunch...salmon cheese omlette...i'm stick with it.
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If you have directtv your probably getting your renewal notice for sunday ticket now.Heres a tip that worked for me.i called yesterday and told them I wanted to cancel it and they said if you dont cancel it we'll knock it down to 25 a month instead of 50 and it comes with thw superfan package,so i said OK
I recently found out through a friend that these cable/satellite providers have a ton of leeway in what they charge monthly. My buddy called Comcast because he was tired of paying his large monthly bill (4 HD DVR's, bundled with internet and phone), and was considering other options. He basically lied and told them he found a much better deal elsewhere, and unless Comcast could at least match it, he was leaving. The guy put him on hold for a few minutes, and came back and offered him a monthly rate nearly 20% less than he had been paying.

I had a bit of an ethical issue doing this myself. I didn't want to call Comcast and just flat out lie to save a buck. But I was tempted. So I poked around, and actually did find a provider (RCN) who offered me a SLIGHTLY lower rate for the same service. So I called Comcast and tried his play. I didn't tell them what RCN would save me (a hair over $10/month), just that I found a better deal. Same thing happened. They put me on hold, and came back with a deal that chopped about 20% off my monthly bill. HA!

Anyway, as far as DirecTV goes, they are way superior to Comcast as far as hardware and customer service. I used to have my Comcast services included in my rental payment. Not anymore. But I really don't have a need for Sunday Ticket since I get the Red Zone Channel on Comcast and all the Skins games are local. Truth be told, I'd still prefer DirecTV, but I don't feel like dealing with changing accounts, switching hardware, having the satellite installed, etc.
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I recently found out through a friend that these cable/satellite providers have a ton of leeway in what they charge monthly. My buddy called Comcast because he was tired of paying his large monthly bill (4 HD DVR's, bundled with internet and phone), and was considering other options. He basically lied and told them he found a much better deal elsewhere, and unless Comcast could at least match it, he was leaving. The guy put him on hold for a few minutes, and came back and offered him a monthly rate nearly 20% less than he had been paying.

I had a bit of an ethical issue doing this myself. I didn't want to call Comcast and just flat out lie to save a buck. But I was tempted. So I poked around, and actually did find a provider (RCN) who offered me a SLIGHTLY lower rate for the same service. So I called Comcast and tried his play. I didn't tell them what RCN would save me (a hair over $10/month), just that I found a better deal. Same thing happened. They put me on hold, and came back with a deal that chopped about 20% off my monthly bill. HA!

Anyway, as far as DirecTV goes, they are way superior to Comcast as far as hardware and customer service. I used to have my Comcast services included in my rental payment. Not anymore. But I really don't have a need for Sunday Ticket since I get the Red Zone Channel on Comcast and all the Skins games are local. Truth be told, I'd still prefer DirecTV, but I don't feel like dealing with changing accounts, switching hardware, having the satellite installed, etc.
I straight up call and tell them $133 a month for cable and internet is unacceptable, I then tell them there are two options....a) I cancel the cable or b) they reduce my bill back down to $85. Summer time and early winter is the best time to do this...ain't shit on and they know it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:05 AM   #6
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I have ATT uverse they say I get all the Fox Sports channels, what Fox Sports channel do the Redskins come on?
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Wow, good tip... too bad i'm only halfway into my 2 year contract doh! Good deal on your end, however. Superfan with HD is money.
the contract should only be on the directtv service,not the sunday ticket.You should be under no obligation to keep the sunday ticket even if your under contract to dtv.I'm only 1 yr into mine also
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Think I'm already paying for this year's ticket.

I know you can call up and complain and get some $$ off, just not my style though. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.
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Think I'm already paying for this year's ticket.

I know you can call up and complain and get some $$ off, just not my style though. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.

I hear you and GM but honestly these are not ethical companies so Ihave no problem bartering with them.

Honestly I think the Red Zone channel (Comcast) is the best thing going right now. I will be shelling out for it this season.
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Think I'm already paying for this year's ticket.

I know you can call up and complain and get some $$ off, just not my style though. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.
Well,I was really going to cancel it till they offered me the deal.But I also wouldnt have a problem doing it anyway.I bought the $2000 large dish yrs ago just so I could see the skins,1 yr before sunday ticket started,then everything went to small dishes and you had to pay for it and I was screwed,so I feel like its owed to me .Plus it was only 79 bucks when it started,its overpriced imo.Nfl needs to get a clue and start selling single games also,and at a reasonable price,10 bucks a game would be great.College football used to offer it on Sats,dont know if they still do
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Just about everything is negotiable if you ask. My wife gets embarrassed when I'm looking at a pair of shoes and ask the sales person if they are on sale. When they say no I tell them I'll buy the shoes today if they will give me the sales price on the shoes. Most have to go in the back and talk to the mgr. but 90% of the time they knock off 20 to 30%. I've had them knock off as much as 50% one time.
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Just about everything is negotiable if you ask. My wife gets embarrassed when I'm looking at a pair of shoes and ask the sales person if they are on sale. When they say no I tell them I'll buy the shoes today if they will give me the sales price on the shoes. Most have to go in the back and talk to the mgr. but 90% of the time they knock off 20 to 30%. I've had them knock off as much as 50% one time.
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I recently found out through a friend that these cable/satellite providers have a ton of leeway in what they charge monthly. My buddy called Comcast because he was tired of paying his large monthly bill (4 HD DVR's, bundled with internet and phone), and was considering other options. He basically lied and told them he found a much better deal elsewhere, and unless Comcast could at least match it, he was leaving. The guy put him on hold for a few minutes, and came back and offered him a monthly rate nearly 20% less than he had been paying.

I had a bit of an ethical issue doing this myself. I didn't want to call Comcast and just flat out lie to save a buck. But I was tempted. So I poked around, and actually did find a provider (RCN) who offered me a SLIGHTLY lower rate for the same service. So I called Comcast and tried his play. I didn't tell them what RCN would save me (a hair over $10/month), just that I found a better deal. Same thing happened. They put me on hold, and came back with a deal that chopped about 20% off my monthly bill. HA!
I hop online every 6 months and ask for the latest promotions in my area, and get them. This last time, there weren't any, but the rep gave me 20% off. So I imagine, if you ask for it, they will gladly give you 20% off. My next move is to call customer retention and get 20% off internet as well.
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I hear you and GM but honestly these are not ethical companies so Ihave no problem bartering with them.
They aren't? How so?
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They aren't? How so?

Lets say creative pricing that is unclear to the consumer and taking full advantage of it. I see there crap and montor it but the pull the wool over many people's eyes.
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