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    • MSE Nick
    • By MSE Nick 21st Aug 15, 5:58 PM
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    MSE Nick
    Our new Sky Haggling guide - please share your feedback
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    • 21st Aug 15, 5:58 PM
    Our new Sky Haggling guide - please share your feedback 21st Aug 15 at 5:58 PM


    Hi all, we have new Sky Haggling guide, and we'd love to hear your feedback.

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    Last edited by MSE Sally; 25-08-2015 at 3:36 PM.
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 18th Mar 17, 9:49 AM
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    Colin_Maybe
    Hi All,
    Am interested in your thoughts please,
    Had Sky for 14 years and love it though customer service is poor,
    Each year I ask for a discount and they give me between 5 and 10 pounds off my 65quid contract ,
    However this year they have offered 20 quid pm off but say I have to be in an 18 month contract,
    Dont want 18 months but they simply wouldn't budge dispite 3 calls an me telling them folk on here are still getting half price deals on a 12 month contract.
    So I've given noticed probably rather rashly as I dont want to leave but I'm praying for a 50%offer but its been a week and there's nothing.
    Please give a rash man some advice/pointers.
    Regards Zaffy.
    Originally posted by zaffy
    You'd have to tell us what exactly you get for your £65 and what the £20 discount applied to.
    • NeillB
    • By NeillB 18th Mar 17, 3:37 PM
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    NeillB
    Just spoke with Sky as Im just out of a 50% off offer but the first customer service agent couldnt do anything. Straight through to cancellations and told the Sky agent that Freeview is looking mighty inviting now. Also told him that I wasnt prepared to scale back on our package anymore. Offered me 50% off my existing package (my package is drama and documentaries with no sport or movies) on a 18 month contract but I have to pay a £10 admin fee!! The deal keeps it the same as I pay now (£19 per month). Think Il cancel tomorrow as I may have taken the 50% but Im not happy with the £10 admin fee or lengthy contract.

    Anyone think this is a good deal?
    Last edited by NeillB; 18-03-2017 at 3:42 PM.
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 18th Mar 17, 9:33 PM
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    mije1983
    It doesn't seem as though Sky are doing any deals. Has anybody else found this or should I try again?
    Originally posted by Shanti0912
    There are plenty of deals to be had. But as said on this thread numerous times, you actually need to cancel rather than call up for an offer or say you are going to 'look around'. That's when the best offers are forthcoming.

    • asturdy2
    • By asturdy2 19th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    Just spoke with Sky as Im just out of a 50% off offer but the first customer service agent couldnt do anything. Straight through to cancellations and told the Sky agent that Freeview is looking mighty inviting now. Also told him that I wasnt prepared to scale back on our package anymore. Offered me 50% off my existing package (my package is drama and documentaries with no sport or movies) on a 18 month contract but I have to pay a £10 admin fee!! The deal keeps it the same as I pay now (£19 per month). Think Il cancel tomorrow as I may have taken the 50% but Im not happy with the £10 admin fee or lengthy contract.

    Anyone think this is a good deal?
    Originally posted by NeillB
    Rubbish deal, give your 31 days notice and you will get better, i got 60% on a rolling contract without even trying.
    3.64KW system, aurora power one inverter, South west facing with no shading in Lancashire.
    • NeillB
    • By NeillB 19th Mar 17, 10:04 PM
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    NeillB
    Rubbish deal, give your 31 days notice and you will get better, i got 60% on a rolling contract without even trying.
    Originally posted by asturdy2
    Youve just reinforced what I already knew. 60% is reasonable depending on what you got it off. Rolling contract? Can you elaborate abit on that please?
    • NeillB
    • By NeillB 19th Mar 17, 10:08 PM
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    NeillB
    There are plenty of deals to be had. But as said on this thread numerous times, you actually need to cancel rather than call up for an offer or say you are going to 'look around'. That's when the best offers are forthcoming.
    Originally posted by mije1983
    For your information I cancelled last year so I am more than familiar with this option. I wasnt "calling up for an offer". Cancelling is what I have intended to do the whole time anyway.
    Last edited by NeillB; 19-03-2017 at 10:15 PM.
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 19th Mar 17, 11:31 PM
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    mije1983
    For your information I cancelled last year so I am more than familiar with this option. I wasnt "calling up for an offer". Cancelling is what I have intended to do the whole time anyway.
    Originally posted by NeillB

    For your information I think you should know that on a forum, replies aren't always to the post directly above (hence the option to quote a previous post). I wasn't replying to you, and the poster I clearly quoted stated:

    I told him I was going to look around for another provider and call back to cancel.
    I am glad you are 'familar with this option' in regards to cancelling and that should stand you in good stead to negotiate a decent deal.
    Last edited by mije1983; 19-03-2017 at 11:38 PM.

    • asturdy2
    • By asturdy2 20th Mar 17, 7:09 PM
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    asturdy2
    [QUOTE=NeillB;72277486]Youve just reinforced what I already knew. 60% is reasonable depending on what you got it off. Rolling contract? Can you elaborate abit on that please?

    rolling 1 month contract, i can give my notice at anytime.
    3.64KW system, aurora power one inverter, South west facing with no shading in Lancashire.
    • shaggy
    • By shaggy 21st Mar 17, 11:41 AM
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    shaggy
    has anyone got MORE than 60% off? They called me today, and initially offered 50% off, with 2 months free rental thrown in as a credit after 2 months, making it around £19 or so a month not including the 2 months 'free' bit. I ummed and ahhed and was immediately offered 60% off, with 3 months 'free', making it around £15 per month for the family package + box office.

    Adding sports on to that (which I wouldnt mind doing), makes it another £10.

    All without any contract and was told they can not offer any more than 60% off and theyre allowed only one 60% off per sales agent per week - probably BS, but who knows...

    I said I'd think about it and thought I'd check back here to see if anyone got any more than that? They will call me back in a couple of weeks.

    Ideally would like a Sky Q box instead, but the guy said they can only give offers based on keeping your current box.

    What makes this a bit more complicated for me is Im due to move house in a couple of weeks, so need to inevstigate the costs of installing a new sky dish as well (was told £30 by the bloke on the phone but will confirm by calling the home move team ....)

    So, to summarise, anyone got any MORE than 60% off plus 3 months 'free' line rental?

    edit: just noted some people are getting 75% but you have to let the service switch off.... the 75% on its own with no credit or 'free' months works out a little cheaper over the 12 months, so I'm happy to play the waiting game....
    Last edited by shaggy; 21-03-2017 at 11:51 AM.
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 21st Mar 17, 12:17 PM
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    mije1983
    has anyone got MORE than 60% off?
    Originally posted by shaggy
    60% plus account credit (£50-£100) seems to be the max you can get for TV without getting it turned off completely.

    But as you said, 75% is common once you have had no Sky TV for a while. Not sure what the timeline is for that offer though.

    • shaggy
    • By shaggy 21st Mar 17, 4:09 PM
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    shaggy
    60% plus account credit (£50-£100) seems to be the max you can get for TV without getting it turned off completely.

    But as you said, 75% is common once you have had no Sky TV for a while. Not sure what the timeline is for that offer though.
    Originally posted by mije1983
    my TV switches off tomorrow and happy to wait as long as it takes

    I'd be happy with 75% (plus credit????) and can probably justify adding Sports on to that too at that price.
    • jenecho
    • By jenecho 22nd Mar 17, 11:35 AM
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    jenecho
    Just came back to sky after they sent me a 75% off offer by email this morning. (ends tomorrow according to the email and for customers who left in the last year if anyone wants to try)

    Outdid myself and ended up with 75% off for 12 months but no contract and £80 credit.

    Pretty good result!

    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 23rd Mar 17, 9:05 AM
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    brewerdave

    Outdid myself and ended up with 75% off for 12 months but no contract and £80 credit.

    Pretty good result!

    Originally posted by jenecho
    Presumably you were on one of the more expensive packages? Because they would be paying you to take the basic package
    How long were you actually switched off?
    • andrewmp
    • By andrewmp 23rd Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    Presumably you were on one of the more expensive packages? Because they would be paying you to take the basic package
    How long were you actually switched off?
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    I've been in profit from their TV packages a few times.
    • shaggy
    • By shaggy 23rd Mar 17, 2:11 PM
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    shaggy
    I've been in profit from their TV packages a few times.
    Originally posted by andrewmp
    cases like yours prove that Sky are still making a profit even on your contract!

    Even more reason to either switch off totally, or wait for 75% off.
    • vinny_vimto
    • By vinny_vimto 23rd Mar 17, 6:42 PM
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    vinny_vimto
    Finally got offered 60% off tv only so I Went on chat and got half price broadband and phoneline and asked about Sky Q. I was upgraded to Sky Q on 12 months not 18 months multi room sky go extra box sets etc with No install fee or activation fee. They're setting it up on Monday all in £55 a month. Not the best but better than before and only 12 months with sky q
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