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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by oliversmall, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Jul 14, 2013 #21 of 1026
    mystic7

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    What do you think my chances are of getting them to drop my free NFLST, which I could care less about, in exchange for like a month of MLB Extra Innings? I once got them to replace my free 3 months of HBO/Showtime with a month of YES Network.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2013 #22 of 1026
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    You dont need it, my bill is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay lower than yours......... !rolling
     
  3. Jul 14, 2013 #23 of 1026
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    I had FiOS as my ISP for about 5 years. I was paying $69.99 a month all along. One day I decided to to some "searching" and found out that my cable company was offering better service for a lower price. I call Verizon to cancel my account without expecting to get any discounts. The rep told me she would give me a credit of $20.00 a month for 6 months, but I dont play these games I hate calling every so often just to get a "discount" it would seems like "panhandling" I just got installed a few hours ago, and the price with the cable company is guarantee for one year.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2013 #24 of 1026
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    Exactly! You won't pay a dime more on your bill if someone gets a discount.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2013 #25 of 1026
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    Couldn't hurt to ask. Actually, especially since they'll be strongly promoting MLB Extra Innings this coming week, you might start the call solely by saying you're interested in MLBEI, not even bringing up NFLST until and unless they do. I'm not even sure a "by the month" situation is possible for MLBEI -- it might be either nothing, or the rest of the season.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2013 #26 of 1026
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    He said that because he's an employee and gets ridiculous deals. Everyone's prices are based on them giving out a certain amount of discounts. If they did not give out discounts of any kind to anyone they could lower the price off all packages. That's not a debate, its a p&l balance statement.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2013 #27 of 1026
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    They could, but they wouldn't. They price at the market price.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2013 #28 of 1026
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    He said "we" pay more. He doesn't pay or pays very little. Him lecturing people on asking for a discount would be much like Uncle Sam asking you to not claim a child on your taxes. lol
     
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  9. Jul 14, 2013 #29 of 1026
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    I couldn't even if I wanted to.......

    Now that I think about it, you pay for my TV..... !rolling
     
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    :righton:
     
  11. Jul 14, 2013 #31 of 1026
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    You're welcome! lol
     
  12. Jul 15, 2013 #32 of 1026
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    If that statement is true -- discounts are a part of their business model -- then I'm entitled to ask for one.
     
  13. Jul 15, 2013 #33 of 1026
    peds48

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    I "earned" my "discount" by working for/with the company. No difference then working at Best Buy and getting their employee discount and yet, they don't play these games with customers
     
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  14. Jul 15, 2013 #34 of 1026
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    Then it's DTV's fault not "those that feel entitled" Talk to them if you don't like them giving discounts instead of giving crap to those that ask and receive. Surely you have pull in the company? :scratch:
     
  15. Jul 15, 2013 #35 of 1026
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    Yes, you are fine to ask for one, but you aren't always entitled to get one, and the more you get the more it costs you in the long run. You wouldn't see your bill increase as much if you didn't ask for or demand discounts as much either.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2013 #36 of 1026
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    I'm sorry but I don't believe that for a second.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2013 #37 of 1026
    inkahauts

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    Well, look at how much everyone's bills have gone up in regards to the non programming costs. Those are directly related to giving discounts in part. Not only, but in part. Its their pure profit margin area. They obviously are trying to make up for discounts elsewhere. And they by themselves NEVER get discounted.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2013 #38 of 1026
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    But the very few here that call in and get discounts is probably miniscule compared to all the free programming and hardware they give to new subscribers including those that left DirecTV and within weeks, start getting offered significant discounts.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2013 #39 of 1026
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    Bingo
     
  20. Jul 15, 2013 #40 of 1026
    peds48

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    Sure it DirecTV's fault and "social media" that are to blame here. If DirecTV stood their ground and have their prices set, we would not be having this discussion
     

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