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  # 535274 19-Oct-2011 17:42
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Hi Geeks,

Thank you very much for the above information. I rang the number as suggested: 0800 112 396 (ask for Alison: she was awesome!).

It took a few tries to get through -- the first few times I would hear silence and then a dial tone. On my fourth attempt I received the following deal:

MySKY+ decoder: $10 per month (half-price).

SKY Basic: $23.83 per month (half-price).

SKYwatch Magazine: FREE

Installation: FREE

MySKY "joining fee:" $25

The above deal is for 12 months. Caveat emptor: early termination fee up to $376!

NB: SKY had no MySKY HDi boxes available (half-price @ $7.50 per month). The only difference is MySKY+ has an additional 30 hours recording time.

I hope my summary helps out any others considering the deal we geeks received.

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  # 535310 19-Oct-2011 19:17
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I am very jealous of your very awesome deal.


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  # 537357 25-Oct-2011 16:55
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The above deal still is current half price sky for 12 months 

Id sign up fast as its going to end soon possibly 

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# 542879 8-Nov-2011 22:55
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hi there, just registered to geek forums just to say thanks to ya all....
i wanted to take up sky, heard a friend got a flyer in his mail box...he had given me the 6800 code but i wasn't sure about it, thinking it was just for his street.....
reading this confirms the deal is still valid, and that too till 12th Nov.... like said so in the flyer... ;)
will call em up tomorrow... and get sky half priced... ;)

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Master Geek

  # 551825 30-Nov-2011 14:05

Via the Skywatch mag

Subscribe to Sky Sport in December and your first 2 months are only $15!

Conditions: You must already subscribe to the Basic package. Must not be a Sky Sport subscriber as of 20 November to receive this offer. After your second month Sky Sport will cost $25.29 per month. Offer ends 31st December 2011.

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  # 553351 4-Dec-2011 08:46
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So I had a Sky door knocker come around on Friday.
Signed up for the 1/2 price deal. Gets installed tomorrow.

But the really sad thing. I got a hand shake from the guy, I'm the first person he has sold an HD ticket too.
Sure he didn't even try to up sell or even mention it at any point during the pitch. There is also no box to tick on the subscription form for the HD ticket either, which may prompt people to ask what is that?.
Better yet the HD ticket was only $5. For $1 a week why would you not get the HD ticket?

But how is standard mum and dad at home meant to know they "need" a HD ticket. My guess is 99% of people think they have HD if they have a mysky unit.... It's got HD in the name right...

The numbers:
Basic: $23.83
My Sky HDi +: $10 per month. (Normal My Sky is $7.50)
HD ticket : $5 per month
Sport: $25.29
One off install of $25

First years saving over full price $539.96 (1/2 price basic, My Sky+, HD ticket, and install savings).

Pretty decent deal and you can change (enabled/disable) sport as you want each month, same with movies.

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  # 553407 4-Dec-2011 10:47
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My halfprice deal included the hd ticket. wonder when that changed.



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  # 553422 4-Dec-2011 11:09

That one off install fee of $25 is new too, it was a free install when I got hooked up.

If this hybrid Sky/TVNZ cheaper deal does happen, I wonder if Sky will keep putting these mystical magic pamphlets in my mailbox - they were awesome especially the cheap mySky.

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  # 556404 10-Dec-2011 16:40
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Just had a door to door salesman come over & offer us Sky basic for $5.50/week + a free install. He told me that any deal you got if you rang Sky directly would probably only be for 3 months max, but through them we could get the deal for 12 months. He said he was from a company called 'Integrate' and could get a good deal from Sky because they are doing a large number of installs in our neighborhood.

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  # 556409 10-Dec-2011 16:51
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l43a2: hmm

He said they were a large NZ wide installer, and the reason they could make such good offers was because they make large bulk purchases off Sky. He also said Sky wouldn't be making any money from his excellent offer & left his cellphone number with a pamphlet about the channels available. 

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  # 556410 10-Dec-2011 16:52
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why dont they came to my door!!!!!!!!! :(

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  # 556411 10-Dec-2011 16:53
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l43a2: why dont they came to my door!!!!!!!!! :(

You could ring them? (0800) 468 478

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  # 556714 11-Dec-2011 21:06
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anyone know if the half price deal i got is still going a friend wants it

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