QOTD for Wednesday

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Registered: 02-06-2004
QOTD for Wednesday
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 9:14am

Do you ever "shop around" for better rates on your bills?

Do you "haggle" with your own company for better rates or do you call around for the cheapest rate?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 10:41am

No, but I know I need to.  I'm sure I could get better deals.   I watch my co-workers go from cable, to this satellite company, to another satellite company all to chase their new customer deals.   That's too much work for me.   And I'd never learn my channels. 

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 2:32pm

We need to do more of it too.  We did switch to AT&T Uverse from Comcast cable and I do like it better.  My husband is a great dickerer though.... he once dickered a concessions girl out of a "refillable" cup and she only charged him for the "refill"  LOL

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 3:56am

Yes I do... I work hard for my money and if I can get something cheaper I will.  

We just did 2 years with Direct and now are with Dish- 2 payments and I will get a $100 Visa gift card- why not ?

I am ditching Sprint- asap !  I give them way too much money every fricking month. Its going to take a little more time but my bill will drop about $80/$100 - I can't wait!

I switched my garbage to every other week- I pay $13 a month for it now.

I switched my newspaper to only week-ends .. the paper sat on my table all week and I barely read it. My bill is $9 a month. (Important news is usally on FB anyways !)

I can't give up my internet though- and I can't find it any cheaper.. 

But yes I do shop around when possible !

Tracy you find deals with your vacations- and if I ever take one you will be my 'vacation planner' !!

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 7:04am

You got it, Renee.   I love to vacation plan and look for deals.  I worked on my summer trip yesterday, plotting out all we would want to do at every location and looking up those services and pricing it all out.   Looks like Key West is slightly cheaper than Vegas.   But that's mainly because the room we are looking at has a kitchen and we can eat breakfast and lunch in. 

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Registered: 04-03-2013
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 10:41pm
Yeah I try to save any chance I can get, too. You have to in order to make it these days.