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Topic # 150660 29-Jul-2014 19:41
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I got a call from my 21 year old son who is flatting, a door to door salesman knocked on the door and he has signed up to Sky through what appears to be this company http://www.integrate.co.nz/
Although what my son was telling me was a little vague over the phone, the gist of the deal is 12 month contract at $11 per week, deal includes Sky Basic, MySky and movies for a year. Now my son is not the sharpest when reading or considering the terms, I have told him this sounds too good to be true so probably is? Anyone know anything about this company and the deals they have?

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  Reply # 1098146 29-Jul-2014 19:54
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$11/week is about the normal price of Sky basic as standard,  it's pretty normal for them to throw in some sweetner like free movies or free mysky for some period of time like 2-3 months, although giving both of them free for the whole contract period of 12 months seems unlikley

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  Reply # 1098158 29-Jul-2014 20:10
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No postal address, no street address... Hmm.




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  Reply # 1098167 29-Jul-2014 20:22
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Check the details, a while ago they were offering a similar deal, but the mysky/movies was free for first 3 months only, so your bill went up by quite a bit for the remaining 9 months




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  Reply # 1098181 29-Jul-2014 20:50
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I just rang my son to ask him to read out the contract to me, he's not at home but says it is for 12 months includes MySky+ and movies the salesman wrote this on the contract... I am skeptical as Sky giving away $40+ of product a month for a whole year Yea right?... And I don't believe that there is a margin for a reseller to offer this.




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  Reply # 1098184 29-Jul-2014 20:55
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ZollyMonsta: No postal address, no street address... Hmm.


According to companies register based in Nelson since 2002

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  Reply # 1098204 29-Jul-2014 21:08
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wombus: I just rang my son to ask him to read out the contract to me, he's not at home but says it is for 12 months includes MySky+ and movies the salesman wrote this on the contract... I am skeptical as Sky giving away $40+ of product a month for a whole year Yea right?... And I don't believe that there is a margin for a reseller to offer this.



does smell like BS to me.

1) door to door salespeople are inherently dodgy
2) that much value for the life of the contract does seem suspicious
3) the fact he had to write it on the contract means it wasn't part of the original deal.  If it was genuine, then he would most likely have paperwork from Sky specifying the actual offer, not hastily hand written stuff.

with door knockers, you have a 7 (or maybe 14) cooling off period. I would use it, since Sky movies really sucks even if you do get it, and tell your son to use Netflix instead of Sky

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  Reply # 1098217 29-Jul-2014 21:18
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http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=1715



No my sky but 2 free premium channels for the full 12 month contract, they do deals like this quite often.... 

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  Reply # 1098218 29-Jul-2014 21:21
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Yep this is a normal D2D offer from Sky,

Normally they will let you pick Mysky instead of one the free premium channels.

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  Reply # 1098219 29-Jul-2014 21:27
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Andib: Yep this is a normal D2D offer from Sky,

Normally they will let you pick Mysky instead of one the free premium channels.


Yes that is true, they do.

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  Reply # 1098237 29-Jul-2014 22:29
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This is a Marketing Company not Sky direct.
Their deals are always better than Sky deals.

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  Reply # 1098239 29-Jul-2014 22:32
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anyone know how long you have to 'not' be a sky customer before you become eligible for these deals?

If I could get this offer after a month or two without sky, I might ditch it for the necessary period, then get back in

ETA: never mind, found it  "(excluding subscribers who have terminated SKY in the past 3 months)."

maybe I could get my wife to sign up instead, and claim we just moved into the house money-mouth

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  Reply # 1098534 30-Jul-2014 12:28
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Quibbler:
Andib: Yep this is a normal D2D offer from Sky,

Normally they will let you pick Mysky instead of one the free premium channels.


Yes that is true, they do.


Signed up using this deal and after explaining the deal i was looking at, she said 'oh yes, that deal - it's quite hard to find, so I wasn't immediately familiar with what you were talking about'

I then asked if MySky could take the place of one of the free channels and she said 'no - absolutely no way'. I said 'ok, thanks I'll have to have a think about it then'. She said 'that fine, thanks for calling Sky'

I thought, maybe if i tried another person I'd get a different result, so i tried again 3 days later and got a different person, but we had pretty much exactly the same conversation.



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