No but I do as do all the other loyal customers. Jumping back and forth to get the best deal raises prices for everyone, from all providers.
Sometimes that is the best for the person doing the jumping. If it comes down to jumping ship or doing without, I'd do it too. How the extra I pay in price due to sports? If they offered the exact same channels in a package sans sports Id bet on getting two years with no price increases needed.
There have many posts here about people that can no longer afford the full price due to changed financial circumstances.
Better for DirecTV to cut them a break as long as it doesn't go below cost as the equipment is already installed and not really costing anything. Keep them at a lower price and their financials may improve and allow full price again.
Weigh this against becoming known as the satellite seller in the local Bazaar where you can bargain anything down in price.
In the long run I believe that those who jump ship for introductory rates constantly are so busy chasing the dollar that it impacts all quality of life. That would drive users in my house crazy having to learn new remotes, interfaces , channel layouts, as well as differences in channels available. Every two years, yechh...
Many people that were always transferring balances among credit cards for a Zero interest rate have ended up hurt. No new offers or minimum payment amount changed etc.
I can't be bothered. On Friday night if I have the money in my pocket and I have a choice between real nice CheeseBurger and fries or spending double the money and getting a Roast Prime Rib, Choice of potato type, Salad, Ice cream for dessert (included in the price), & Choice of soup. Which way do you think I go? Local place on the way home. Yum, prime Rib BTW. Home made chocolate brownies extra.
Texas Weiner, not just hot dogs anymore.
I may not be rich but no regrets for missed opportunities either.
Edited by TBoneit, 09 January 2012 - 01:59 PM.