DirecTV Satellite TV Deal - Lock in 2011 Sale Prices

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lgb0250, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. lgb0250

    lgb0250 Legend

    Jan 24, 2010
  2. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Actually, if you are a new subscriber, I don't think you should have to pay an increase in your first year. This never made sense to me... after I signed up, 3 months later the price went up. I didn't like that at all.

    For those that do take advantage of this offer, their 2013 increase will include the 2012 + 2013 increase. So you basically forgo the 4% increase for a year, then get an 8% increase the following year.
  3. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    So please explain the point of a price increase if existing customers also got locked into an existing price for a year?
  4. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Good point! :lol:
  5. tigerwillow1

    tigerwillow1 Legend

    Jan 26, 2009
    As part of the process of deciding whether or not to bolt to e*, I've been looking at the D* and E* web sites every day. For the current "lock in 2011 prices deal", toward the end of December the web page counted down every day: only 3 days left, 2 days, one day, then "last day" on Dec. 31. Then on Jan. 1 the countdown just disappeared and the fine print says the deal is good until sometime in Feb. I really dislike dishonesty like this. I should be used to it from the airlines and phone companies, but I just have a hard time accepting it.
  6. DogLover

    DogLover Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    So you are upset that they changed their minds and extended a sale?
  7. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Some people need a deadline in order to push them over the edge. Its the old car dealership mentality, "If you buy today...." Maybe DIRECTV didn't reach their sales goal, so they extend the deal to bring in more business. Nothing wrong with that.
  8. tigerwillow1

    tigerwillow1 Legend

    Jan 26, 2009
    Of course not, but in the point I was try to make, there are only two possibilities:

    1) They decided to extend the sale on 12/31 and had it all in place by 1/1.


    2) The 12/31 "last day" warning on the website was dishonest.

    Both are of course possible but I lean heavily toward the likelihood of #2.
  9. rainydave

    rainydave AllStar

    May 28, 2006
    IMHO....Much ado about nothing.

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