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Contract Coming up for renewal...suggestions?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DKNY330, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    It's kinda funny how the business changes. You see more and more automotive dealers saying they don't haggle then other companies who have set prices who are willing to haggle. You can even haggle at places like Home Depot even though they have fixed prices. The haggling takes more effort in that case, but you can do it.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    You can even haggle at places like Home Depot even though they have fixed prices. The haggling takes more effort in that case, but you can do it.


    But only if you buy in bulk, which is understandable
     
  3. Volatility

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    I am not true about Home Depot, but when I worked at Lowe's you could haggle the prices on the shelves even if you did not buy in bulk as long as you could prove you could get it cheaper elsewhere. But it had to be by the same manufacturer. Also you could negotiate the items on the discount rack they had when I worked at one. Or items that weren't selling could be negotatiated on. Pretty fun actually lol.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    I am not true about Home Depot, but when I worked at Lowe's you could haggle the prices on the shelves even if you did not buy in bulk as long as you could prove you could get it cheaper elsewhere. .


    That is called price match guarantee, which is offered in many big box stores. this is not "hagglin"
     
  5. Volatility

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    It is somewhat but mostly the other stuff I typed. You only quoted a small portion of what I had :)
     
  6. ThomasM

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    This concept was the way people and companies did business....in the 20th century. Not anymore.

    Everything is a "negotiation" today. People negotiate deals on airline tickets, cars, satellite radio & TV, cell phones, major ticket purchases, etc. Most major retailers have "price match" guarantees. To sit back and just pay full price is no longer how it's done unless you are a millionaire or a CEO and have so much money you don't need to consider how much you spend. In fact, I think companies "suggested retail price" takes into consideration that many customers won't be paying it.
     
  7. Volatility

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    I have to disagree with that as people in the high level income bracket, like millionaires, tend to be extremely cheap with how they spend their money as they want to stay rich so they hold onto their money best way they can. Alot of people who win the lottery end up going broke and worse than they were before because they do not understand money management.
     
  8. Rich

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    I think you have a point there. I'm extremely frugal, for the most part. I wish my wife was. I will say this: I don't think being a millionaire is that big a distinction anymore.

    Rich
     
  9. DKNY330

    DKNY330 Cool Member

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    Finally took care of this and it's worth the call. $40 per month savings on what I currently have for one year plus NFL Sunday ticket Maxx free and getting Genie plus 3 Genie clients to replace some of what I have now and all including installation for free. I also decided to bundle and switch Internet and phone providers and will save an additional $15/mo on my DirecTV bill - will also save $20 with new Internet/phone with much higher speed. That's a total of $95/mo if you add up everything - TV, NFL Sunday and internet/phone. Rep from DirecTV was great, in fact beyond great and so easy to work with and all I had to do was ask. Happy to stay with DirecTV!
     
  10. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    If you want to upgrade to a newer receiver then call and talk to them. Don't give up if you don't get what you want the first call. Most of the time the first csr you talk to will not give you the best deal. If you don't want a new receiver then just stick with what you got. I can say that the Genie is worth the upgrade if you record a lot of shows. That's my 2 cents worth.
     
  11. palmgrower

    palmgrower AllStar

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    I'm a customer for only 2 years.
    Internet bundle folks require me to disconnect from ATT uverse then reconnect thru Directv for my ATT Uverse 24 meg service.
    It took ATT 1 month and 7 service calls to get it right the last time, I'm afraid of the melee happening again. (The horror)
    They lowered my bill $30 / month, no reduction in services, basically almost offset the NFL ST for this season. :righton:
    It doesn't hurt to try, "customer service rep" Jim" was great. :up:
    "Bundled service rep" Britney is a deaf, ignorant, narcisistic !@#$%^ waste of oxygen. :down:
     

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