@drgnslayr I’v been pondering Directv for months now, because i am being tired of being charged $220 per month for being a “loyal customer of 24 years”.
Good grief - wonder what dis-loyal customers get charged? I’m tired of going into the Cox office every few months and arguing with them about the price they are charging. My service doesn’t get any better. I don’t get more channels. All i get is a higher bill. Doesn’t seem like a great deal to me.
I’m ready to pull the trigger now @drgnslayr - If i have to miss a couple of games, so be it - i’ll go old school and listen to them on the radio. When i was a kid i did that all the time - and really enjoyed it. You get to use your imagination as the game unfolds.
I may get rid of TV altogether…
I’ve been a loyal Cox customer for a long time. What I found is that in much of today’s consumer world, loyalty is punished! They think they own you so you are always swimming against the trend of more competitive pricing. The competitive pricing is about winning market share. Once they got you, they want to keep you at their old, less-competitive price. It isn’t just Cox.
You may discover this is a game, and the most savvy players in the game get the best deals. I’m discovering you can negotiate many of your bills and pricing today. Start with utilities. Everything from trash service to phone service. And don’t stop there. Unfortunately, it requires a level of commitment: time and energy!
So who is getting burned worse? Unfortunately, the elderly and less-educated are targeted the most. If you don’t watch your bills, you’ll get nailed with bogus price increases hidden in several areas. They make it complicated and difficult to challenge. What ever happened to consumer protection?