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Old 05-28-2008, 05:20 PM #1
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Cool Smirk I Just Saved $75 Per Month!!!

I'm trying to lower the total outgo of money each month since I am waiting for LTD to be approved.

I called around to different garbage pickup services in our area and got several quotes - one of which was $25 less per quarter than what I'm paying now.

I called my current service provider and told them I was going to switch to this other company because they could provide the same service for less money.

My service provider matched the other pricing!! They didn't want to lose a customer!!

I got my Charter bill in the mail today for the cable, Internet and telephone. Apparently all the promotional pricing has expired and my bill was $154. This is for all three combined but nevertheless it's alot of money.

I looked up other service providers online and found a deal through AT&T that was only $99.95 a month for the same services. I called Charter and after about 15 minutes on the phone with them they brought my monthly charges down to $104!! It's not worth the aggravation for me to switch for a $5 savings so I thanked them and this new pricing will be effective immediately. They told me to disregard the $154 on my current bill and just send the $104 in as they were going to make the adjustment to my account now!!!

If you think you're paying too much for something research the competitions prices and let your current service provider know that you'll switch unless they can match or beat the price. Chances are they don't want to lose a customer and will comply. I saved $75 per month with just 2 phone calls!
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That's very cool! Good for you!

I just got the courage to trade neuros and I'm equally excited about that!

Now if you go fill out this survey, you'll be in the running to win $200! http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread46736.html
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yay for you!!!! Wow what a negotiator you are

Now you have an extra 75 bucks.....I love presents
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Thanks, Twink!! I just took the survey!! I hope I win the $200!!
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Hello Kelly-
We use Bellsouth Internet, Home Telly, and Wireless (Michael does, they pay for mine from my office). We saw the $99.00 promotional deal and were thinking about changing everything over to another service for a month. We presently pay close to $190.00/mo for everything "bundled". I think I am going to call them tomorrow and see if they will negotiate with me. That's a great savings. You can get a tank of petrol with $75.00!
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We use Bellsouth Internet, Home Telly, and Wireless (Michael does, they pay for mine from my office). We saw the $99.00 promotional deal and were thinking about changing everything over to another service for a month. We presently pay close to $190.00/mo for everything "bundled". I think I am going to call them tomorrow and see if they will negotiate with me. That's a great savings. You can get a tank of petrol with $75.00!

They'll work with you - they appreciate the fact that you call and give them a chance to meet or beat the competition's price.

I spoke with someone on the "Retention Team" so apparently I'm not the only person calling to let them know there are better deals to be found. They have a whole department dedicated to it!

I was really nice to him - almost made it seem like he was doing me the biggest favor - but I've found you get farther with people if you're friendly to them rather than accusing them of trying to rip you off!! They just work there....and they will be more apt to find you a good deal if they like you!! Good luck with your negotiating tomorrow!!
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Great job on saving money.

I thought you were gonna say you switched to geico.
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They'll work with you - they appreciate the fact that you call and give them a chance to meet or beat the competition's price.

I spoke with someone on the "Retention Team" so apparently I'm not the only person calling to let them know there are better deals to be found. They have a whole department dedicated to it!

I was really nice to him - almost made it seem like he was doing me the biggest favor - but I've found you get farther with people if you're friendly to them rather than accusing them of trying to rip you off!! They just work there....and they will be more apt to find you a good deal if they like you!! Good luck with your negotiating tomorrow!!
I'll let you know what transpires. If they give me a rough time, I'll remind them that "HEREKITTY" sent me.
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Thanks, Twink!! I just took the survey!! I hope I win the $200!!

Well sorry Kel and sorry Twink, but that same survey is running here in Oz so I daresay it's probably in every other English speaking country as well, and with only ONE $200 prize, and seeing I've also taken the survey, I wouldn't be getting your hopes up!
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Good job, Kelly! I'm a huge advocate of making those calls! Hold your breath now, bundles aren't always the best option. Most of the "deals" expire like yours did and it's buyer beware.

Another good way to go is to call directly into the cancellation department, they've kept my com bills at the same amount or lower for the last 5 years. My theory is that as the tech advances, the competition increases and gives me more leverage. Apparently, they see it that way as well.

Fight for your right to get it cheaper!!

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Well sorry Kel and sorry Twink, but that same survey is running here in Oz so I daresay it's probably in every other English speaking country as well, and with only ONE $200 prize, and seeing I've also taken the survey, I wouldn't be getting your hopes up!
Silly, silly Anne, that money is mine!
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