I put a new post up on www.MoneyAhoy.com on how you can negotiate for the cheapest cable, phone, and internet service rates. It is a three-part series documented with Youtube videos and several helpful tips!
I was paying $65 a month and was eventually able to get Comcast to lower the price all the way down to $35 a month. This gave me a savings of $360 per year for about 30 minutes of phone time. This equates to $675 saved per hour of my time!!!
Part-1 of the post goes over talking with 2 reps. The first one I got was pretty good and gave me $15 off almost immediately for being a valued customer (more than 1-year as a customer). I was working with him to get $20 off to hit my goal when I accidentally hung up on him while checking the call length 🙁 I then called back and got Paco. He was really tough and basically stonewalled me. I couldn’t really get anywhere when negotiating with him. I should have started out by asking about the new customer promotions, but I didn’t. This carried over into Part-2.