One of the many things my job has taught me is that the price of everything is negotiable. It’s basic supply and demand. If you don’t give someone the price they want, they’ll go find it somewhere else. The bottom line is whether or not they want to make a sale and keep you as a customer.
That’s the little story I tell myself about every six months. What happens every six months? My TV service goes from the promotional price back to the normal price. And when it does, without hesitation, I call the cable company and politely ask “Is there anything you can do for me?” I don’t yell. I don’t stomp my feet. I simply ask the question fully understanding that the worst thing they could tell me is “no”. But they usually don’t … because the worst thing I could do back is cancel my service and go elsewhere.
This week was the week my TV service went back up. So I made the call and you know what I got for my efforts? My cable bill was reduced by 45%! Altogether this year, that will equal a savings of $720. But that’s not the best part … This is probably the 10th time in a row that I’ve done this.