Sky Black Friday deals - Help

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Simon7685Simon7685 Forumite
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I am thinking about moving to Sky on the following deal; Fibre BB, Sky TV with Sky Q and Sky Sports £54 a month for 18 months.  The worry I have is the sports pack is on a 50% off deal at £15 a month.  It states prices may change at anytime during the 18 month deal.  So does this mean that in say 2 or 3 months in, they can suddenly decide that the price is increasing to £30 a month and I am then stuck with that for the remaining minimum term of the contract?  Or would I be able to cancel the sports pack without penalty due to the price increase?
I thought about ringing Sky to ask but to be honest, they are more likely to tell me what they think I want to hear and I trust members on MSE far more than I would any retailer!
Thanks in advance guys.


  • edited 18 November 2020 at 4:35PM
    Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    edited 18 November 2020 at 4:35PM
    Pretty much, yes.  That's a standard clause, no different to the ones that have been introduced for mobile/phone/internet where you agree it can go up by CPI+3.9% every year or whatever the agreement is.

    Sky don't do "fixed" deals and they haven't done so for some time now.  If you do join you agree to the rise if they decide to implement one.  But in any event the "without penalty" thing doesn't apply to digital TV so its irrelevant anyway, once you're in, you're in.  In your minimum term, Sky TV prices may increase once every 12 months by up to 10%, so the scenario you've presented won't happen in any event.  However it could be argued that if you're on 50% discount for Sports alone (and 100% is £30, if that goes up by, say, £3 your increase would only be to £16.50), but Sky almost always change the base package as well price wise at the same time.

    If you can't be sure you can afford a price increase at any point over the next 18 months it may be prudent not to go ahead.  But that's a decision for you.  Note that there are other ways of getting broadband and TV (and Sky channels if that's what you want), it doesn't all stop and end with Q.
  • brewerdavebrewerdave Forumite
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    Sky tried to sell me on a "Black Friday" deal - til I told them that my current discount was better   :D
  • Simon7685Simon7685 Forumite
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    Thanks for the quick answer Neil!  I didnt know that the without penalty didnt apply to digital TV, so thats something new learned for today.  If its only the annual increases they can make then thats fine, I just wasnt sure if they could suddenly decide to put the cost back up to full price a few months into the contract.  I use Now TV, BT TV and Freesat at present, so the main idea was to get everything on one platform instead of having to keep switching to a different box all the time and it will work out a few quid cheaper a month which is always good! 
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