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#21 OFFLINE   mystic7

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:56 PM

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.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:16 PM

Can I have your account number so I can let them know who to charge when I call in? lol 

You dont need it, my bill is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay lower than yours.........  !rolling


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

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.  


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:05 PM

You dont need it, my bill is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay lower than yours.........  !rolling

 

Exactly! You won't pay a dime more on your bill if someone gets a discount.  



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:05 PM

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?


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.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:50 PM

Exactly! You won't pay a dime more on your bill if someone gets a discount.


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.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

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.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:07 PM

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.

 

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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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:19 PM

Exactly! You won't pay a dime more on your bill if someone gets a discount.  

I couldn't even if I wanted to.......

 

Now that I think about it, you pay for my TV.....  !rolling


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

He said that because he's an employee and gets ridiculous deals.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:46 PM

I couldn't even if I wanted to.......

 

Now that I think about it, you pay for my TV.....  !rolling

 

 You're welcome! lol 



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

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.

 

If that statement is true -- discounts are a part of their business model -- then I'm entitled to ask for one.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:16 PM

If that statement is true -- discounts are a part of their business model -- then I'm entitled to ask for one.

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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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:16 PM

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:



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

If that statement is true -- discounts are a part of their business model -- then I'm entitled to ask for one.

 

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.  



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

I'm sorry but I don't believe that for a second. 



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

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.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

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.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

Bingo 



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

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:

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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