G.E. Miller is always talking about how easy it is to get your cable company to lower your bill back to a discounted price. I’ve been lazy since my 6-month promotion expired almost 1.5 years ago now (ouch) and that has cost me about $30/month, for a total of $540.
When I went through the live chat feature of my cable company for the move to my temporary apartment, I also asked if they could offer me the $30/month promotional price on internet. I can’t believe that they pretty much just said yes!
I only pay for basic cable (about $15/month), so they always try to get me with the $130/month package with how much I will “save”, but I can resist that.
I’ve now set myself a reminder to ask for a discount again in 6 months. I can’t believe I haven’t been doing this for the last 1 1/2 years. Sigh, laziness.
I don’t have Netflix because I find that it appeals far too easily to my addictive, compulsive side, whereas it’s easy to just watch one show off of my TiVo.
Readers, do you try to re-negotiate discounts with your cable company? Or do you just not have cable/internet at all?