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#1 OFFLINE   sdpadres

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:31 AM

Anyone know what the next new subscriber promotion will be? The current one ends October 2nd. I've been waiting to subscribe since I really don't want NFL Sunday Ticket.


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#2 OFFLINE   bixler

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:50 AM

Probably still a Sunday Ticket deal since it will only be 1/4 through the season.  What exactly are you holding out for if you don't want Sunday Ticket?  I know the deal last year, that ran through Dec 5, 2012 included Sunday Ticket. 


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

I was hoping for something centered around the NBA League Pass.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

With NBA League Pass not being an exclusive, I wouldn't expect it to be offered for free. The NBA's other partners (read: Dish and cable) would go nuts.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

I was hoping for something centered around the NBA League Pass.


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Actually, I've never seen them offer that for free or even discounted as part of a new subscriber package.  I've only ever seen MLB in the spring or NFL in the summer/fall.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

Verizon gave it to me free one year,  they charged me $169.00  for the nba  league  pass then credited my account $20.00 off a month for 1 year, which was more than the cost of the package  I dont know know why directv cant do that for a new customer. I'm also waiting to see if i can get a deal on the nba league pass. Heck i'd be happy If directv could give  me $20.00 off a month for 6 months to sign up as a new customer! The league pass is $189.00 this year. come on directv show us NBA hoop junkies some love!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

Verizon gave it to me free one year, they charged me $169.00 for the nba league pass then credited my account $20.00 off a month for 1 year, which was more than the cost of the package I dont know know why directv cant do that for a new customer. I'm also waiting to see if i can get a deal on the nba league pass. Heck i'd be happy If directv could give me $20.00 off a month for 6 months to sign up as a new customer! The league pass is $189.00 this year. come on directv show us NBA hoop junkies some love!

promotional packages for new customers are already heavy discounted.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

Verizon gave it to me free one year,  they charged me $169.00  for the nba  league  pass then credited my account $20.00 off a month for 1 year, which was more than the cost of the package  I dont know know why directv cant do that for a new customer. I'm also waiting to see if i can get a deal on the nba league pass. Heck i'd be happy If directv could give  me $20.00 off a month for 6 months to sign up as a new customer! The league pass is $189.00 this year. come on directv show us NBA hoop junkies some love!

I can see Directv doing this as a one on one option for NBA League Pass but I've never seen a national offer for free or discounted like you do for Sunday Ticket or MLB Extra Innings.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

Their so-called "expiration dates" on their new customer offers are just to get customers to make a decision.  It's like stores that have sales that expire but shortly thereafter another similar sale begins.  Their new customer offers haven't seemed to change much in years.  Big discount on the programming package for the first year, $10 off the second year which is really "free HD" but not for "life" anymore.  And don't forget the $25 a month gouge for a Genie which, supposedly is a "free upgrade".  Hah!!


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

Isnt there some wiggle room if you contact them and say "I dont want Sunday Ticket but can you do something about NBA League Pass?"


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:28 PM

Isnt there some wiggle room if you contact them and say "I dont want Sunday Ticket but can you do something about NBA League Pass?"

 

That's what I was thinking.  Everything is negotiable.

 

Worst that can happen is DTV says "no".


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:48 AM

That's what I was thinking.  Everything is negotiable.

 

Worst that can happen is DTV says "no".

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:07 AM

NFL ST and all of the other league packages are different beasts. While I'm sure they have leeway in giving out credits during the sale, the fact that NFL ST is exclusive and the others are not means that the other leagues likely have some protection in the contracts to keep DirecTV from completely devaluing the product. Remember a few years ago, Starz sued Dish Network for giving away Starz/Encore to all subscribers for something like a year.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

I did ask directv to give me nba league pas for  free instead o th nfl sunday ticket they said NO that the only promotion they have right now is for sunday ticket. The  csr even told  me the sunday ticket was a $500.00 value. and besides best buy offers a $150.00 giftcard on top of the sunday discount with genie, and costco has a discount also for signing up with them,so why is it so hard to welcome a new customer with some kind of discount besides sunday ticket? whhen i was with directv before i had nba league pass for everyone of my 14 years i was with them, and will always have league pass as a directv customer because its the only i can see all my celtics games on the big screen in HD .I do not want to watch the nba on broadband on a my computer laptop or mobile device. I dont even have or want a smartphone to watch tv on ,thats why i bought my 55'' HDTV to watch my tv programs,sports,and movies on!



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

I have to believe you can get some discount at some point other than unsay ticket.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:33 PM

The reason you can get a NFL ST for free and not NBA League Pass is that DirecTV pays the NFL a flat fee for Sunday Ticket. No matter how many people subscribe to it, DirecTV already knows what they're paying. League Pass is a per-sub package, each sub increases the amount DirecTV has to pay to the NBA. Giving you Sunday Ticket doesn't cost them a dime more than if you didn't subscribe at all. League Pass doesn't work that way.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:34 AM

You make a good point joesphB I guess i'll just wait it out a liitle longer and wait untill we get closer to preseason games,Although it would be nice to have the 5 tuners now with the start of the new FALL tv shows.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:15 AM

Since we are a week away from the next/new subscriber promotion, do any of the dealers/installers have information on what the offer will be?

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:56 PM

Haven't heard yet but I will share as soon as I know. I'm a little bit more down the food chain though.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:47 PM

hope we find out something soon nba pre season starts october 7,BTW will does directv still carry the preseason games? I checked my tivo guide and no games listed with verizon fios yet.






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