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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.

    Just click reply below to share any info. If you haven!!!8217;t already, join the forum to reply. If you aren!!!8217;t sure how it all works, read our New to Forum? Intro Guide.

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    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 9th Feb 18, 11:31 AM
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    secretmachines
    I'm an existing Sky customer, with a package discount applied and looking to upgrade to SkyQ: 2TB box + 2 SkyQ mini boxes.

    Has anyone successfully haggled down the one off cost of these?

    Via online chat (won't budge) or upgrading myself, the costs are:
    2TB box: £65
    Mini box 1: £50
    Mini box 2: £99

    Be great if I could reduce that a bit.
    • pma13
    • By pma13 9th Feb 18, 2:05 PM
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    pma13
    [QUOTE=secretmachines;73854680]I'm an existing Sky customer, with a package discount applied and looking to upgrade to SkyQ: 2TB box + 2 SkyQ mini boxes.

    Has anyone successfully haggled down the one off cost of these?

    Via online chat (won't budge) or upgrading myself, the costs are:
    2TB box: £65
    Mini box 1: £50
    Mini box 2: £99

    Be great if I could reduce that a bit.[/QUOTE

    I've been offered both boxes ie main and mini £65
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 9th Feb 18, 2:23 PM
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    secretmachines
    [QUOTE=pma13;73855604]
    I'm an existing Sky customer, with a package discount applied and looking to upgrade to SkyQ: 2TB box + 2 SkyQ mini boxes.

    Has anyone successfully haggled down the one off cost of these?

    Via online chat (won't budge) or upgrading myself, the costs are:
    2TB box: £65
    Mini box 1: £50
    Mini box 2: £99

    Be great if I could reduce that a bit.[/QUOTE

    I've been offered both boxes ie main and mini £65
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    interesting

    - was that mid-contract, or out of contract?
    - did you get that offer on the phone, online chat, mysky, etc.?
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 10th Feb 18, 9:37 AM
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    brewerdave
    [QUOTE=secretmachines;73855694]

    interesting

    - was that mid-contract, or out of contract?
    - did you get that offer on the phone, online chat, mysky, etc.?
    Originally posted by pma13
    My s-i-l recently upgraded to Q via phone - he was in the middle of a 50% off period for the whole package on HD+ Box.
    They kept his discounts and only charged him £50 for Q Box plus one mini installed. Seems as if they make it up as they go!!
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 10th Feb 18, 11:03 AM
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    secretmachines
    [QUOTE=brewerdave;73859111]

    My s-i-l recently upgraded to Q via phone - he was in the middle of a 50% off period for the whole package on HD+ Box.
    They kept his discounts and only charged him £50 for Q Box plus one mini installed. Seems as if they make it up as they go!!
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    Sounds good! I think calling is the way to go... Those customer service staff usually have more flexibility. I think they also have a small quota of offers they can give each month, once they're gone they're gone, which is why people experience different offers. Will call them and see how we get on!
    • stocksy6
    • By stocksy6 11th Feb 18, 1:38 PM
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    stocksy6
    I've practically given up with the haggling now.

    The best they would still offer is £37 for unlimited broadband and downgrading the tv package. So a 20% price increase for a downgraded package. Sky haven't got a clue have they!
    • Threepints
    • By Threepints 13th Feb 18, 7:43 PM
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    Threepints
    So, now with 14 days to go to contract end and after the offer on my account page originally giving me 30% off my current £38 pm (the old family bundle with box sets I think), it's now changed to offering the Entertainment package for £15 (normally £20) and Box Sets for £3.50 (normally £5) for 12 months.

    From reading many of the previous posts this seems a very poor offer. Is this likely to improve over the next 14 days or is this as good as it gets with Sky nowadays?
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 13th Feb 18, 10:33 PM
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    tazwhoever
    How can I get kids bundle cheaper than £5 pm? I am with Sky at the moment.
    • Singh23
    • By Singh23 20th Feb 18, 10:00 PM
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    Singh23
    I received an email last night (service ended last week) which may help someone. I am not looking to go back as I had 75% off and a £100 account credit last year which will be hard to beat this year as it was £14.40 for Box Sets package, HD plus Cinema (before taking off the account credit ).

    Subject: Come back to Sky from just £11 a month

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    From £11 a month
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    Box Sets
    £2.50 extra a month (was £5)
    Over 350 unmissable box sets

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    11 dedicated kids' channels

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    £2.50 extra a month (was £5)
    5x the picture quality of SD

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    7 dedicated channels

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    Over 1000 movies on demand



    Don't miss out. Offer ends 1 March.

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    The link is: https://secure.sky.com/mysky-extras/coming-back-to-sky?DCMP=emc-Sky.com-ec-Winback50-WK32-35

    Or call 0844 540 1044
    Originally posted by Anon
    Thank you for this! I went on live chat and got offered no discount. Went back on live chat with your information and was allowed to sign up for these prices.

    Nabbed Entertainment + HD for £13.50pm (12 months). I've been lapsed for just over 12 months and am using a Sky+HD box. It's a perk that all asian channels are now included!
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