Has there ever been a time when prices for goods and services has remained solid and consistent? Even when you sign up for “locked in rates”, there are always additional hidden fees and taxes that you eventually seemed to get hit with. And of course, Sky is not a company that boasts consistent rates, as they too have to keep up with market price fluctuations. Keeping that in mind, there are in fact rumors that as of June 1st, Sky’s rates are going to be raised in the near future. The good news is that there are certain things that existing Sky customers can do to avoid annoying and inconvenient price hikes.
According to several recent reports, Sky is set to increase TV package rates by at least £30 yearly. Though the exact rise in price varies depending on which TV package their customers are currently subscribed to. Though Sky has claimed that they will cap the billing increase at 8 per cent, and such TV bundles as Family, Sky Q & Sky Q Silver, and the Variety bundle are all set in motion to be raised from at least £2 a month, which represents an increase that ranges from approximately 3.6 per cent to 6.25 per cent.
The best part however is that Sky customers do not have to just sit back and accept this price increase. There are certain loopholes in Sky contracts which allows their customers to haggle or even just walk away from their contact and avoid penalties and fees. For example, if you are outside of the minimum term of your existing contract providing you give Sky a notice of at least thirty-one days. If you fail to do so, you will be forced to wait until the end of your present contract with them.
If you are more in the mood to give haggling a try, according to a recent survey that was conducted by Money Saving Expert, approximately 86 per cent of customers who gave haggling an attempt actually saw significant results. Some tips on finding haggling success, here is what to do: Do your research. By researching and comparing all the hot deals out there you are better prepared to literally give Sky a run for their money in stating that you have no problem terminating their services and heading over to another company offering better incentives. Once you get a customer service representative on the line via their Sky contact number, be polite, but also be forward, and ask for their retentions department as you would like to cancel your services with them. Once you are redirected, be sure to make note of those better deals that you have found to the representative. If they end up calling your bluff, make note of an issue that you have had with Sky in the past (such as slow broadband or billing issues), you can use your past issue to in turn seek out options for billing discounts and incentives. If you still end up not budging the retentions agent, ask what options may be available for you to cut back on channels or existing services that may end up costing you more in the long run.