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Want to bring down the cost of your Sky bill but don’t want to spend ages being passed from pillar to post on the phone? Try this trick which takes just a few simple clicks. . .
The thing about saving money is, while everyone wants to do it, not everyone can be bothered. Sometimes the best deals can take a little bit of effort to find. Research is key. Some people just don’t have the time, nor the inclination. But we all still like to moan about how much everything costs. So sometimes, when it comes to saving money simple is best. Take a look at this super lazy way to haggle with sky.
Without a doubt, having Sky TV is a luxury. It is not something that anyone actually physically needs, but many of us enjoy having a more extensive range of channels to watch. Many of us also like to moan about how much it is costing us each month, but can’t find the time to ring up and ask for a better deal.
There are stories of people that have had a lot of success phoning and asking for a discount. Others, not so much. I think it really depends who you speak to. You can also end up getting passed around from one department to another. Personally, I absolutely hate phoning people. I really do. Instead, I used this trick. Whether this works or not will depend on your current contract and how much you pay, but it’s so quick and easy it’s definitely worth a try.
Haggle with SKY with a few simple clicks
Step 1. Log into your Sky account on their website.
Step 2. Go to help and Support and Click ‘Cancel Your Sky’
Step 3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says ‘still looking to cancel’ and click Sky TV
Step 4. Click ‘I’m worried about the cost’ from the options listed.
Step 5. An offer for money off your monthly bill should appear on the Screen. This will depend on your package and where you are in your contract. I was offered 10% off a month but have heard of others being offered 20%.
Click through and agree to the new updated contract. Make sure this is 100% what you want before and make sure you read the T&Cs before proceeding .
And it’s as easy as that. Money off your Sky bill with a few simple clicks. As stated above this may not work for everyone and will depend on your contract and package, but it’s always worth a try. If you do have the time using the Live Chat function may prove more lucrative. I tried Live Chat and although it took about 45 minutes I was able to negotiate 20% off my bill for 18 months. So if the 10% offered above isn’t big enough discount for you this might be another option that doesn’t involve making a phone call.
The Same Also Applies To Mobile Phone Deals
With Sky taking advantage of customers being too lazy to haggle, the same problem occurs with mobile phone deals and pay monthly contracts. Whilst Sky is known for sneakily putting their prices up, the phone networks are known for not informing you when your contract has come to an end. Instead, you keep on paying the same amount, but that original figure often included the cost of the handset repayments so continuing to pay £40 a month is ludicrous.
You can use the same method above to look at your upgrade or downgrade options via Sky Mobile or your network operator. However these deals aren’t usually that attractive, instead negotiating via Live Chat can bring some savings but the biggest savings are made by switching to a SIM only deal and keeping your existing handset. There are deals out there for as little as £5 a month and we recently moved to a pre-paid 30-day SIM-only plan (found here for £7.50 per month at the time of writing) these deals have no contract tie-ins ins giving more flexibility and no chance of racking up roaming fees when abroad like the O2 debacle.
Have you had any success when trying to haggle with sky or your mobile phone deal?