Sky, Virgin & BT TV Haggle down prices and get serious discounts Article Discussion

edited 26 January 2011 at 11:41AM in Phones & TV
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  • I'm not much of a haggler but taking the bull by the horns I called up Sky and asked them if they could look at my package and see if they could offer me a more competitive price. A couple of minutes later the helpful Scottish chap I was talking to came back to tell me they could offer me 50% off the cost of the ordinary TV package (not the HD part) for 6 months saving me £23.50 a month and £141 over the 6 months! Thanks moneysavingexpert.com, it was well worth the phone call! :)
  • angelizzangelizz Forumite
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    I'm a bit surprised this was included in today's email. 6 months for half price has been their tactic for years...
  • timbstoketimbstoke Forumite
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    After reviewing the channels I watch, I found that about 90% were available on Sky FreeSat. So I called up and cancelled the TV part of my subscription, so now I pay them £21/month for line rental and broadband, instead of the £45 or so I was paying before. And I get more done because there's less chance of me just sticking any old tat on.
  • Just phoned Sky and got through to a lovely scottish guy who managed to reduce me from £42 per month to £21 for the next 6 months. When I asked if the price would increase back after 6 months automatically, he said it would but to give them another call as they could probably do something else at the time! He also said he would arrange for me to have "Anytime Plus" included which gives access to over 500 movies and many full seasons of tv series but I believe I already saw the other day that Sky subscribers with certain packages are due to get this anyway!
  • bigb66bigb66 Forumite
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    Thanks guys, I just saved £120 in 10 mins, using the I'm skint and need to cancel or reduce the costs, at first I got put through to some else, but he then reduced my tv bill by 20% and gave me free line rental for 6 months, all without reducing the packages I'm on. :T:rotfl:

    THANKS MSE GUYS FOR THE ADVISE :money::beer:
    I want to save money and the wife wants to spend it. :beer:
  • edited 26 January 2011 at 3:57PM
    lillytoadlillytoad Forumite
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    edited 26 January 2011 at 3:57PM
    wife has just got off the phone spoke to a nice young man she told him we were going to cancel due to redundency and new job not starting until april, he gave us 25% discount on our package for 12 months = £120

    thank you for the tip Michael

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    Dont argue with idiots they will drag you down to there level and beat you with expierence
  • covbaldycovbaldy Forumite
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    Similar, I'm skint loosing job etc.
    Got HD box free for 6 months, then got extra TV channels for the kids and got unlimited phone calls, all for an extra 10p per month!

    Thanks.
  • Thanks to this forum i have just rang SKY and although they did not offer me the full 50% (It may be because I had ESPN and other pay channels) well they offered me 20% discount and I gladly took it. I have also cancelled ESPN and the rest of the stand alone channels.
    Thanks to this forum and Moneysavingexpert blog/emails.
  • jarrjarr Forumite
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    This is the third topic on this subject. Is there any way I can contact admin about it?
  • :jAfter reading your email this morning about sky i phoned them. Asked about dropping down to lowest package,10 mins later got around £24 off my monthy bill and keeping the package i all ready have. thats is 1xhd,1xmulti room and sky sports thanks:T
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