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*** Sky TV Cancellation & Negotiation Thread ***

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by psd99, 30 Nov 2012.

  1. psd99

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Sep 2008

    Posts: 5,279

    I have been Paying £44 a month for sky sports entertainment and sky sports
    but it was becoming too much money to spend, so today after 10 years with Sky I have cancelled my account.

    He offered me 25% off but that is still too expensive.

    I was surprised that the man was not really that bothered and didn't do much to convince me to stay with them.

    Any of you cancelled sky before?
     
  2. godinman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 8,013

    I have never cancelled sky, that would just be ridiculous.
     
  3. Basher

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,975

    Nope, currently pay about £42 a month for TV and BB. Need it for F1, though.
     
  4. WrathOfAchilles

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,125

    removal old post
     
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  5. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,234

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    It's sky they'll probably give you a call within the next 2 weeks offering you much more ;)
     
  6. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,169

    Location: United Kingdom

    Don't watch sports/movies. £21 just for the tv a month, though I still think it's a lot as half the channels are never watched. Might look at our subscription and cancel some packages.
     
  7. Muffin`

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 33,196

    Location: Bristol

    I'm looking at getting Sky or Virgin as there's no TV signal. I'd like F1 in HD which is Sky only but I already have and want to keep Virgin Broadband :(
     
  8. SHEDDER1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 1,469

    Cancelled mine a while ago and no get emails offering either 50% or 75% of the bill for a year.
     
  9. peterattheboro

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 20,046

    Location: Middlesbrough

    TalkTalk are taking all the Sky customers because it's A LOT cheaper! :p
     
  10. ci_newman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,727

    Location: Hook, Hants

    Congratulations? You've successfully managed to cancel a contract? :confused:
     
  11. Behemoth

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,838

    Location: Cornwall

    And alot worse !
     
  12. GravyMonster

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,510

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    I cancelled a month before the F1 deal was announced, so I came back with 25% discount for a returning customer.

    As crap as Sky and their Sky boxes are, there's little alternative.
     
  13. peterattheboro

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 20,046

    Location: Middlesbrough

    Not really.

    Youview is quite impressive considering it's price.
     
  14. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

    Posts: 163,801

    Location: Londinium

    They'll come back to you with an offer that you can't refuse.
     
  15. Jonnybmac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Dec 2009

    Posts: 1,951

    i tried to get talked into geting virgin media but refused, hate the service and im one for not liking change... i prefer skys interface and the channel layout to any other.

    its just a shame i cant get sky broadband where i am and they offer a poor adsl line for double the price of broadband due to having to pay bt line rental, yet i still have to pay skys rental ontop too
     
  16. Nexus

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 10,631

    Location: London

    I wouldn't say the offer of a 25% reduction was them not doing anything.
     
  17. Gilly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 95,524

    Location: I'm back baby!

    I'd rather pay double for Sky.
     
  18. physichull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

    Posts: 9,542

    Location: Warrington

    Cancelled my Virgin Tv with Sky Sports HD, it was just a ridiculous amount and I barely got my monies worth from it. I figured that I could live without watching rugby league on sky sports and so cancelled it. I don't really miss it, but I just had it for the rugby, so it made little financial sense.
     
  19. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

    Posts: 163,801

    Location: Londinium

    Our Sky+HD 1TB box isn't crappy, in fact it does the job well. I guess that you've had a bad experience. :p
     
  20. Sone

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,674

    mum cancelled when i moved out, eventually offered 75% off for a year but still did not take it. Strangely they are offering the 50% off again now lol.