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Sunday Ticket: $200, ST MAX $300

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mws192, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. PMA

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    So far it appears that no one is getting a better deal by calling to negotiate as in the past. Is the view of everyone that this two tier pricing is their way of curtailing that?
     
  2. dcowboy7

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    Post #186 did.

    Reading some posts it doesnt really look like many people have tried to get a deal yet.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    Likely many have tried, few have succeeded.

    Even Post #186 is a deal others have gotten totally unrelated to NFLST, depending on their status, payment record, and current packages.

    That really comes as no surprise, as this pricing is a one-year offering...so the chances of further reductions are miniscule.
     
  4. Boston_bill

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    I haven't tried yet and I probably won't unless I hear that a bunch of you are getting a substantial discount, but I agree that I doubt you'll be seeing major discounts on the standard ST.
     
  5. RACJ2

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    I think you are probably right. The new approach is to price it more reasonably, with less options and little or no discounting. In the end they will probably compare the revenue using this approach vs past years. Then whichever works best, do that next year or maybe try something different.
     
  6. dcowboy7

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    So if someone posts a deal they got when calling about ST someone else is gonna post its not really a deal cause they couldve gotten that without ST anyway ?

    Thats gonna be real annoying.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    Could be worse...could order NFLST at the lower $199 price and end up watching the Cowboys end up with another -500 season... :D:lol:
     
  8. sigma1914

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    That's worth much more than $199. :lol:
     
  9. HarleyD

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    Take heart. I doubt you'll see enough of it to get too annoyed.
     
  10. RACJ2

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    And we would get to see that for free.
     
  11. dtrell

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    Yes you will know dcowboy...and i will confirm that most people are wrong on here about the blackouts on to-go. Last season I had to go to Buffalo for work on a Sunday and the Bills game was blacked out on local TV and I tried to watch it on both the computer and my iphone, and it was blacked out on there as well, whereas if I were home in Akron it would not have ben blacked out. Also the app will not work on the iphone unless location services is turned on for that app...and the location flag was on in the time bar on top of the phone. On top of that, I COULD watch the browns game on either app, meaning it didnt black it out because it knew I was in the Buffalo area. Hope that helps.

    And the other poster is correct, it is only within the last year or two that the blackouts worked on to-go, as I could always get the browns games on the computer when I was at home, until the last year or two.
     
  12. dcowboy7

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    Another ? they werent -500 last year. :confused:
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    They have been in the past.

    History could very well repeat itself. After all, we keep hearing the window of opportunity in Dallas is closing. :lol:

    Good thing for NFL ST...we can watch our teams regardless of location.
     
  14. BuffaloDenny

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    Just called on an unrelated matter, and while they were working on it I non-chalantly asked if there were any incentives available if I ordered Sunday Ticket and paid for it in full today. They offered me Sunday Ticket Max for $100 and I took it!:eek2:

    I was prepared to just order the regular Sunday Ticket package at $199 this year, but glad I don't have to do without red zone channel or To-Go. I even watch short cuts a little bit. So, if they offer, I'm sure as heck gonna take it, and sounds like others can too.
     
  15. RACJ2

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    That's odd, because one of the last games of the season was blacked out in Buffalo. I let my brother, who lives in the suburbs of Buffalo, use my "NFL ST To Go" on his pc to go to watch the game. So it wasn't blacked out, even though he was using it in the local market.
     
  16. Redbullsnation

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    I wish I had ST, all those Giants games we don't get over here, along with some derbies :D
     
  17. shendley

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    Inspired by BuffaloDenny's success, I just called in and asked, just as he had, if there were any incentives for ordering NFLST today and paying for it in full. It took a while and was rather confusing at times but I finally got a very sweet deal: a $160 credit applied to the cost of Max (bringing it to 137.94). She also threw in Showtime free for a year (which is excellent for us since we never stop subscribing to it) which reduces our charge for HBO and Showtime together by 11.01 a month x 12 = a savings of 132.12 for the year. So the total for NFLST Max is 5.37!

     
  18. mnassour

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    Apparently they are ready to wheel and deal. I just got the $199 package for $99, four payments of $25. That's what I paid for Sunday Ticket on C-Band many years ago. I'll take that in a minute!

    Now it did take talking to three different people, finally winding up in the Idaho call center. At least I think it was Idaho because the CSR and I started talking about Boise State, which she said was a local team. The first CSR couldn't help at all, but offered to transfer. The second one in "promotions" offered $45, but then said someone else could do better. That's when I wound up with the lady up north who gave me the deal.
     
  19. shendley

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    I had an easier time of it. I just asked if they had any incentives and my CSR immediately got to work for me. First she found the Showtime deal and a few minutes later told me about the $160 credit for paying for NFLST Max in full. Finally, when I thanked her for all she had done for me she stressed that I "deserved" it for being a loyal customer!

     
  20. rcraigiii

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    I've been a Directv customer for ~ 13 years and had the NFL Sunday Ticket since day one. I have been fortunate for many years to receive substantial credits through their retention department. Of course, I just called in and the rep had no history of me having it on the account, but I guess that is discussion for another day. She said that since I was a loyal customer, she would offer it to me for 1/2 off. She said that I must have the Sunday Ticket before I could have Max. So I then asked that if someone wanted Max, it would cost $500???? ($199 + $299) and she said YES. She got a little snappy over it, so I just let it go, knowing I can get it fixed. In looking online, my account shows:

    05/31/2012 XXXXXXXX2288 NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2012 - Charge $25.00 $3.29 (tax)
    05/31/2012 XXXXXXXX2288 NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2012 - Charge $24.99 $3.29 (tax)
     

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