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Old 12-18-2012   #21
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That will only work so many times, though. They keep notes on that stuff, and the next time you try it...the rep will say "Well, we sure hate to lose you as a customer...but if that's what you have to do, then that's what you have to do."

Trust me, I know.

DirecTV is finicky about stuff. They go in and out of seasons where they will want you to stay no matter what...then the next year you try that same move and the rep is like "So. I don't care! LOL!"

Sometimes they reduce the price, which is what they did for me last year...I got it for like 75% off normal price. This year, I didn't try to bargain with them. Will probably try next year, though.


who cares if they keep customer notes? the fact is he saved 400.00 you arent doing yourself any favors by taking a year off of asking them for more
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That will only work so many times, though. They keep notes on that stuff, and the next time you try it...the rep will say "Well, we sure hate to lose you as a customer...but if that's what you have to do, then that's what you have to do."
This is what kills me the most about Direct TV, Dish, & cable (doesn't matter who your provider is). It's like they don't make a dime on new customers & they make a killing on new customers. Even giving away NFL Ticket, they must be making a killing.

I've done it to all of them, "What, I can't get that new deal? Then I'm going to drop you."

& none of them care.

If I weren't so lazy, & I didn't watch so much TV I'd drop Sattellite/Cable after the Super Bowl & wait for the sweetest deal in August.

But it wouldn't change a thing.
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Sunday Ticket was free this year.
Ummmmmmm well they take like 70 bucks out a month for it on my bill still WTF
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Sounds like a trip to a sports bar is the better value.
I'm an annual Sunday Ticket subscriber. This season, though, I'm in between houses. So I go to Buffalo Wild Wings every Sunday to get my Texans fix. For lunch, and three large beers, I'm spending about $40 a visit. In my case, I'm losing money. Beer & wings are some of my weaknesses. Not to mention, you don't get the audio for the game most of the time.
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Wish they'd hurry up and announce what's showing here. Since the Falcons play Saturday and there are no local games of interest, I would think two playoff teams and a potential record breaking running back would be the most compelling game.

Sick irony if I get the game in GA and Austin doesn't.
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This is what kills me the most about Direct TV, Dish, & cable (doesn't matter who your provider is). It's like they don't make a dime on new customers & they make a killing on new customers. Even giving away NFL Ticket, they must be making a killing.

I've done it to all of them, "What, I can't get that new deal? Then I'm going to drop you."

& none of them care.

Oh they care but in general they understand consumer habits and market/prices services that way.


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If I weren't so lazy, & I didn't watch so much TV I'd drop Sattellite/Cable after the Super Bowl & wait for the sweetest deal in August.

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But it wouldn't change a thing.

If a lot of people werent so lazy or stuck on TV and they all changed companies it might change but you're right it wont change because people are lazy, they dont like taking time off of work to wait on the new sat guy and they dont like to learn all new channels
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Sounds like a trip to a sports bar is the better value.
Pretty much....
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If you became a new subscriber to DirecTV.

Trust me, I called them the first time I saw the ad back in late August. You don't get it free if you're already a subscriber of DirecTV.

It's to entice people to switch over from other competitors.
They've done this promo for 2 years in a row now. I usually call DirecTV the moment I see a commercial like that, start bitching, and they give me somewhere between $100-$200 off. I take that as a win.
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I'll be at the game, but I just set my DVR to record on the Sunday ticket broadcast so I can re-watch when I get home.

Fox doesn't list which game it is going to show here, but since we're in the southern tip of the Dallas market, I'm fairly certain it will be the Cowgirls.
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u would think by now we would have a huge fanbase in San Ant Austin el paso and LUbbock and amarillo ..????
By now? One playoff win vs. a lifetime of loyalty probably won't sway many fans to the Texans side. Was scouting locations in El Paso over the Thanksgiving holiday and I didn't see a single Texans shirt, jersey, hat, etc. Went Black Friday shopping with the wife - they don't even sell Texans gear in the stores. Not WalMart, not Target, not even Academy. The Valley is definitely Cowboy country.
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Just imagine how much fun you will have watching Cowboy fans as the last sliver of their play-off hopes fade away.
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This is what kills me the most about Direct TV, Dish, & cable (doesn't matter who your provider is). It's like they don't make a dime on new customers & they make a killing on new customers. Even giving away NFL Ticket, they must be making a killing.

I've done it to all of them, "What, I can't get that new deal? Then I'm going to drop you."

& none of them care.

If I weren't so lazy, & I didn't watch so much TV I'd drop Sattellite/Cable after the Super Bowl & wait for the sweetest deal in August.

But it wouldn't change a thing.
The trick is, you have to name another provider. If you just say you are dropping them, then they will open up the door for you (usually). My dad has Uverse in Houston, and I coached him on how to complain to get some money off of his bill each month (and got $10 off for a year plus free upgraded internet). They might be sneaky and try to tack on that higher internet speed once the year is up, though.
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Well fudgepucker!! Looks like most most of the country (GA included) is getting the Dallas game. :-(

http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/2012/wk16.html
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