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#51 OFFLINE   Jon W

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

I had got the $77 deal for the last 2 years but my wife just lost her job prior to the renewal time so I called really wanting to cancel. The CSR that answered the phone who sounded American immediately offered me the $77 deal (Now $95 with the royality fees, tax etc) when I declined they offerered me a 6 month deal that I cant recall - sorry should have written it down. Then he offered to give me the next 4 months free at which time i could cancel again or go ahead and let it renew for $46 and change. So I'm getting 4 months free at which time I can re evaluate my situation.

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#52 OFFLINE   fpembleton

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:46 AM

I have seen mention of this $77 deal which I beilieve is for a one year subscription. I would like to pursue this at the time of my renewal - which package are you referring to with this price? Thank you.
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#53 OFFLINE   gjrhine

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:38 AM

Basic package no extras.
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#54 OFFLINE   gjrhine

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

Got offered the 6 for 25 deal. Holding out for free. :)
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

I have called to renew each period that my subscription ends but this time it was an outradge.for my two radios last year I paid $145.86.when we called they said prices went up and they would give it to me for $159.59.I agreed because thats still $13.30 per month.
I checked my credit card statement on line 3 days latter and they billed me the full
price over $271.my wife called and they denied they made the offer I told her then cancel.
I dont need this.they then offered a deal for about $190.I said no I will not go above
the orig agreed price.they then offered a 6 month deal for about $50 each radio.I figured that is still more then the orig $159.59.they then made a final offer for $54.88 for 5 months.
that was cheeper then the orig price.I agreed.they then credited back to my card the difference and we will play the game again in 5 months.be careful if you get a deal they dont bait and switch and charge you more.by the way I would have cancelled.I dont use it enough to fight .

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

I have called to renew each period that my subscription ends but this time it was an outradge.for my two radios last year I paid $145.86.when we called they said prices went up and they would give it to me for $159.59.I agreed because thats still $13.30 per month.
I checked my credit card statement on line 3 days latter and they billed me the full
price over $271.my wife called and they denied they made the offer I told her then cancel.
I dont need this.they then offered a deal for about $190.I said no I will not go above
the orig agreed price.they then offered a 6 month deal for about $50 each radio.I figured that is still more then the orig $159.59.they then made a final offer for $54.88 for 5 months.
that was cheeper then the orig price.I agreed.they then credited back to my card the difference and we will play the game again in 5 months.be careful if you get a deal they dont bait and switch and charge you more.by the way I would have cancelled.I dont use it enough to fight .

This is one reason I insist on being invoiced when renewal time comes around, so what happens is I get the initial outrageous renewal invoice in the mail, I call and get the "special" pricing, and then I tell them to send out an updated invoice. It's a bit of an additional hassle, but it avoids these kinds of issues.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

Yes never give that company a CC number.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

I have an XM.. I want to get in on the 6 for 25 offer, but that never includes channels like the NASCAR Channel which is most important to me, I could care less about howard or anything, but it seems everytime I want to get a package for NASCAR, they want to charge full price.. Has anyone got a 6 for 25 with a deal like that?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

I called and cancelled my 2 radios on Friday. Now today (Wednesday) just 5 days later, I get 2 letters in the mail to turn them back on for 6 months, $25 a piece. Pretty good deal I think but I haven't decided yet.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

I got 6 months for 35 for xm premier to come back to xm. that includes Nascar and MLB.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

Then in 6 months you pay full price. I'd rather have a 1 or 2 year deal.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Then in 6 months you pay full price. I'd rather have a 1 or 2 year deal.


No then in 6 months i cancel again. I have got the 6 for $25 offer a few times now.I refuse to pay $17 or whatever it is a month now. Its just not worth it to me.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

I also recently renewed XM for 6 months for $25. Had them send me an invoice so I can mail them a check. I've never paid full price.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

No then in 6 months i cancel again. I have got the 6 for $25 offer a few times now.I refuse to pay $17 or whatever it is a month now. Its just not worth it to me.


How long is the wait for a new 6 months deal? I don't like the idea of downtime.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

How long is the wait for a new 6 months deal? I don't like the idea of downtime.


They offered it to me when I called to cancel. Then i got a letter in the mail with the deal 5 days later

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

They offered it to me when I called to cancel. Then i got a letter in the mail with the deal 5 days later


You said "6 for $25 offer a few times now". So no more than 5 days every time?
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

That's how long it was last week. I don't remember the other times but I know it wasn't long.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

Will give it a try next time if there are no good 1 or 2 year deals.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

Will give it a try next time if there are no good 1 or 2 year deals.


Would be nice to get a year for $50 but i doubt that would happen

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:07 PM

Would be nice to get a year for $50 but i doubt that would happen


Yes bit I didn't say that. Last 2 year deal I got was about $7/month for expanded channels a year ago. I would take $8-9 deal now.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

My subscription expires next week. I replaced my 9 year old receiver with a XM snap and called to see if I could get a promotion. No dice. I took a 3 month subscription at full price and will try again in July. :(

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Bought a new car around the first of March.
Never had SiriusXM before.
I'm not liking what I am reading here about their shady billing practices.
My question is this:

Before this 3 month trial runs out do I need to do anything?
It seems to me that if I don't do anything, they don't have a leg to stand on.
Yet I've read in other places about people saying they did nothing and a few months later they are getting letters/calls from collection agencies.
Can anyone shed any light on this?

I've already made up my mind I won't do business with these clowns just on principle...

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:16 AM

Do nothing and pay by check if you renew.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

My XM sub expires on Apr 22. I called SiriusXM yestersay to see what they could do. The renewal price was about $159+15.62 royalty fee.

After some juking back and forth, the guy said he really had no offers and would cancel the sub. I said OK. He said he was sorry to see me go etc and my sub would be cancelled on April 22.

I asked again if he was sure there wasn't a 3 month or 6 month deal available. He said No. He then asked what I listen to. The wife and I listen to about half a dozen or so music channels. The rep then suggested I could reduce the price by selecting a music only subscription. The price for our channels went down to $9.99/month. I OK'ed this. It's a month-by-month subscription so I can cancel/upgrade ata any time.

Please post here if you get one of the year long deals at $77 or $89 or whatever they offer.

Thanks!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:47 AM

Please post here if you get one of the year long deals at $77 or $89 or whatever they offer.

Thanks!


...just got 12 months (more than one on account) plus a 6 month ext on the Internet radio for a total (service + fees(?) of $96.


...not the best deal....but they seemed to willing to work with me.;)




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