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Very poor anniversary gift!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by FussyBob, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. FussyBob

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    Bottom line....it sucks!!!!

    3 free months to the Game Lounge??? I don't play games.

    They gave this to me last year also......YIPPY!!!

    So they rubbed salt into my wound twice now.

    I have personally bought all my own DVRs, dish, installed it myself, never had a tech to my house, and they wouldn't even give me some credit for my out of pocket purchases when I asked.

    Been with D* for 13 years and a free movie whould have been better.

    I just needed to vent as this is the worst sucker punch I ever had.....


    Bob P.
     
  2. JeffBowser

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    It's a "free gift", so what? Look at it this way - it's not really a free gift, it's a marketing promotion to get you to subscribe. Treat it as such and disregard.
     
  3. raoul5788

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    How gracious of you.....:rolleyes:
     
  4. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

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    FussyBob?
     
  5. Rob

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    I did this three months ago.
     
  6. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    I'd recommend you go to http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/loyalty/loyalty.jsp and pass along your feelings.

    While I understand that a number of folks don't like the anniversary gift that they received I guess they could go back and just not give anyone anything? I mean how many other places that you do business with have a program like this?
     
  7. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

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    They sure did. At least last year you didn't feel the need to start a separate thread. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts next year.


     
  8. MarkN

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    Seriously?!
     
  9. Bill C

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    I can't believe how people who receive something for nothing will complain about it!
     
  10. davring

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    Been eating corn flakes for thirty years, Kelloggs never sent me a gift, bummer.
     
  11. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Bazinga!
     
  12. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

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    what is anniversary gift? never got 1! and i been with D* 15 yrs
     
  13. MikeW

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    You should change your name to LuckyBob. If this is the worst sucker punch you've ever had, life is treating you very well!
     
  14. fluffybear

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    Getting something (no matter how trivial) is always better then getting nothing! Always remember that they are under no obligation to give you a thing..
     
  15. davidatl14

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    Very well Indeed!
     
  16. SledgeHammer

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    How long do you have to be with DTV to even get anything?

    I've been with them since Nov 2002 and have never gotten squat.
     
  17. Rob

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    1. At Hotels:
    Free coffee mugs, free internet, free travel kit, free nights stay
    2. From Casinos:
    Free nights stays, free buffets, free show tickets
    3. Airlines:
    Free check baggage, free trips, free headphones for movie, free internet in terminal, free internet on plane, free upgrade, free drink vouchers, etc
    4. Car rental companies:
    Free upgrades, free satellite radio, etc
    5. Costco
    Free samples
    6. Amazon:
    Free VOD coupons, Gift Card, etc
    7. American Express
    Free museum passes, access to special event tickets, etc
    more to come if you want
     
  18. riverat

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    Last year they gave me the same game lounge and since I don't play games when I called on another matter mentioned it and they gave me the extended hd pack for three months enjoyed it while it lasted and then canceled it. Just a thought!
     
  19. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    It's a gift. A free gift.
     
  20. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    The difference though is that those are all places that are trying to convince you come back and make more purchases. DirecTV has you as a subscriber so they don't need to always hit their customers with promotions.

    A better comparison would be a newspaper subscription or your utilities. When was the last time they sent you a gift for being a longtime subscriber?

    - Merg
     

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