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# 37268 9-Jul-2009 21:42
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Hi guys,

I received a good sky offer in the post that I thought I would share here. It is not advertised on the website which is why I think its acceptable to post it here. I am sure the admins will set me straight if its not.

Offer is for free install and 6 months half price sky basic + movies + sport. This works out to about $42 a month. After 6 months you can change to any sky package you like including basic. Contract is for 12 months from date of install.

I got it cause it was cheap. Embarrassed to say I have only watched about an hour of sky in the passed fortnight.

Anyway you have to call sky and quote reference "6569".

I am in no way affiliated with sky or this promotion and I dont receive anything in return.

Just a fellow geek passing on a deal.


Be aware that you might have problems getting mysky with this offer. Strangely the call center has so far refused to let me have mysky till after the 6 month period. I dont think this is right and will follow it up.

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  # 233403 10-Jul-2009 08:44
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Sounds like they are loosing money with cancellations and try desperately to get some more. Maybe if they permanently cut prices they may get more subscribers..




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  # 233410 10-Jul-2009 09:04
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yeah thats what I was thinking as well. Its a riduculous amount of money to have to spend to watch sport on tv.

 
 
 
 


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  # 233434 10-Jul-2009 09:30
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You recieved the offer code via post to you personally so what makes it right to post it here ? :-/


Id be careful about spreading it around....




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  # 233497 10-Jul-2009 10:21
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old3eyes: Sounds like they are loosing money with cancellations and try desperately to get some more. Maybe if they permanently cut prices they may get more subscribers..


That's what I was thinking. The only offers we get involve giving them more money. The next one will probably trigger a cancellation.

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  # 233521 10-Jul-2009 10:40
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That's the same offer I signed up with a year ago, they put flyers in all our mailboxes in the building (it's got one dish for all the complex) so like xpd explained, it may only be for a targeted set of people, maybe because not a lot of people in our complex were subscribers?

I do agree that they seem a bit desperate to get new customers though. I did notice they're running their "refer a friend" promo again, where both get a $50 credit...although I'm sure the previous refer a friend promos were with a higher amount ($100 or $150, can't remember though so I might be wrong?).

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  # 233532 10-Jul-2009 10:46
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old3eyes: Sounds like they are loosing money with cancellations and try desperately to get some more. Maybe if they permanently cut prices they may get more subscribers..


I don't think so. I imagine with the launch of Tivo coming in a few months time, SKY are simply trying to up their subscriber base by locking people in to their platform rather than the Tivo one.

If it were about losing money I'm sure that the offer would be much more widespread

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  # 233577 10-Jul-2009 11:29
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There are several things which irritate me about SKY pricing.

The first is the letters which they send when there is a price rise that go something along the lines of "we are doing our best to keep prices to a minimum but increased costs mean that we have to increase the price" - what a lot of nonsense - why don't they just be honest and say "We are a business and our shareholders expect us to make as much profit as possible so we figure that the market will tolerate a price rise and thus we have increased our price" - they could also state that the market's tolerance of the price rise is somewhat due to the virtual monopoly situation they have but it might be a bit much to expect that.

The second thing which irritates me is the offers such as the one outlined at the beginning of this post. We have had Sky continuously for approximately 15 years in my wifes name and yet the only sort of loyalty discount we get is one free PPV movie each year or upsell offers of new channel etc... when we call to pay a bill. We have never been offered half price for 6 months or the like. If we were to cancel the account in my wifes name and then resign in my name I suppose we could use such an offer and would save approx $240 but have to take a 12month contract - however the $240 saving would basically pay for 3 months and so the effective length of contract could be considered to be 9 months. Of course there would be the hassle of returning the decoder etc and having a new one delivered but why wouldn't SKY rather offer a similar deal for longterm customers if they committed to a 12month resign - surely that would be less hassle for SKY in terms of decoder return/delivery, account closure/open etc....

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  # 233623 10-Jul-2009 12:22
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old3eyes: Sounds like they are loosing money with cancellations and try desperately to get some more. Maybe if they permanently cut prices they may get more subscribers..


I'd say the opposite, this time of year with the Tri Nations just around the corner, it would be one of their biggest uptake time due to it being the our national sports biggest competition except for the world cup. It would be the sole reason for a lot of people just to get Sky IMO.

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  # 233702 10-Jul-2009 15:00
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I got t hat deal through a mate who offers it. So i dont think it targetted at any one person. It may seem that way to an individual so its personal and more likely to take it up.
Still a rip but what can you do.
No one out there offers anything better right now.

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  # 237149 20-Jul-2009 12:39
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Did anybody try this going directly with mysky HDI?


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  # 237316 20-Jul-2009 23:13
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must tell you a good story about my 6mths free skyhd that i received when i bought my tv, i rang up when it ended and asked my new monthly price and the lady said that i have it for a year , i said it was only for 6 mths and she said lets pretend you never called and ring again in 6 months and told me to have a good day, sometimes i love sky lol




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  # 238313 23-Jul-2009 16:23
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I am on mysky HDI using this halfprice package.

The first time I called they said no I cannot have MySky with this package.

I then went to the webpage and filled in the form for them to contact me about MySky. A CSR called and said it was fine and booked me in. Took a week to get the install done but I am happy.

Had to pay $99 for MySky install. Now I pay $42 (sky+sport+movie) + $15 (mysky rental) +$10 (HD ticket).

You do not have to pay for the HD ticket if you do not want it.


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  # 238660 24-Jul-2009 15:37
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What's the advantage of the HDi ticket?




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  # 238663 24-Jul-2009 15:45
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Handsomedan: What's the advantage of the HDi ticket?


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  # 239009 26-Jul-2009 09:20
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imadog:

Offer is for free install and 6 months half price sky basic + movies + sport. This works out to about $42 a month. After 6 months you can change to any sky package you like including basic. Contract is for 12 months from date of install.

Anyway you have to call sky and quote reference "6569".


Anyone know if this can be done online? I called to request it and they said it was only availble to those who were directly called by their sales team. Guess I shouldn't have been so honest.






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