Thursday, March 27, 2008

Save on Cable/Satellite & other Home Services

You want better prices for television services like satelitte and cable?

You need to call and negotiate with your home service providers. These companies simply do NOT want to lose your business. There is too much competition out there, which is wonderful for us as the consumer.
I am not necessarily promoting any specific company.
We have Dish Network right now for our satellite provider. Though,we have had cable in the past. I'm always watching out for the best deals.

Be careful with contracts - some can last for up to 2 years like with Cellular providers. When your contract expires you will see a price increase happen quite often. This is when your RADAR should go OFF!! Do something about it!
Call them - threaten to cancel and go somewhere else. Just see what they are willing to do to keep your business. If you don't get a good enough deal via the minimum wage paid service agent on the other end of the phone...ask to speak to a supervisor. Don't just give up....that's what they want you to do.

I bet you don't know that you probably have a warranty fee tacked on to your account if you have Dish Network. I didn't either until I asked for an account breakdown. I had it removed and it saved me around $6 per month. That's $72. per year
All in goes to show a little time investment is SO worth it!
Get a lower price for the same services!
So, if you haven't already called on your cable, satellite, cellular service, auto insurance, electric, phone service, internet, etc. please sit down tomorrow and do it. It is so worth the $$$ to be on the phone with a customer service rep for a few minutes. Do some research on what is available out there and if your current provider can lower their price, but not match or beat the competition, don't be afraid to switch. That is what I initially did a year and a half ago when I switched from cable to Dish Network. And, I would have switched again if they wouldn't have beaten the cable companies special promotional pricing.
A good source for getting better prices on things you already have is:

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