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February 18, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
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February 18, 2017

Were to start ,mmmm, I know the  cost of said ugly dish and multi room Sky. Being in Ireland and living in a valley tv reception is crap for terrestrial tv so Sky is the only option outside of the large towns/cities. Yes you get a couple of hundred channels,but you can't watch them all ,infact a lot of them are rubbish,thus limiting your viewing. Next is the cost over here ,was €55 a month ,that's without sports,movies etc ,just plain old 2 boxes in different parts of the house. Now as you know you have to have a contract for things from phones, electricity paid by direct debit, and you step outside this contract you get penalised. Last November our contract was coming to an end in December ( 28 days notice to cancel) which we did as we were going way for a couple of months thus saving €110 ,better in my pocket than Sky's . Here's the crux last night we got back home and this morning called Sky to start up again ,this time in my name not the wife's ( new customer) , last year they brought out a new "Q" box and to existing customers another €15 a month which if you do the sums means €70 for our then current contract( and an increase of € 180 a year). Now with advent of Netflix and Amazon stick les people are signing up for their service,that meant we are going to get the new box and other goodies for €20 and multi room for another €16 ,thus saving €19 on our old contract . Surely if they kept their prices at a reasonable rate they wouldn't hemorige customers to cheaper products, we now are saving about €228 a year ,and again not to be sniffed at . But now we do this swapping or changing our insurance,phones ,electricity and now Sky every time they come up for renewal , isn't there something to be said for shopping around

February 18, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 555
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February 18, 2017

Too true Bob - "been there, got the T shirt"!! It really is amazing how much  can be saved by shopping around and/ or haggling. I've already related recently my own experience with reducing my payments to Sky, but also got my Ma in Law's house insurance (buildings & contents) annual premium down from £246 to £105 (Lloyds to LV), and, by persuading her to get a free water meter, reduced her d/d payment for water supply from £56 pm to £25. These companies rely on people being too lazy or too elderly to challenge their incoming bills, and thus take advantage by hiking up the prices hoping no one will notice. The internet and the phone can be powerful allies in the fight against opportunism by these people, but of course, many of the older generation don't like using either - my 88 year old Ma in Law thinks the "mouse" is a wee rodent, and is literally terrified of answering the phone, although can phone "out" in an emergency. In general terms, people of her generation were brought up to be subservient to their elders or those in positions of authority, never doubting the integrity of such people and therefore reluctant to ever question their methods , pricing or policies. Fortunately, our experiences have altered that perception, ie, "Don't trust any of 'em" !! John (JKW)

February 24, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
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February 24, 2017

Well the guy came ( Sebastian from Poland) at 930am ,all done and dusted in just over the hour ,but I'm going to get my 9 years old granddaughter to help us out being proficient at tuning it in ,talk about confused.com .

February 24, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 683
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February 24, 2017

Just one observation Robert, SEBASTIAN from POLAND, would that be like PIERS or ELIZABETH from MUMBAI? Just asking!

February 25, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
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February 25, 2017

Honest David ,and when I called Sky to upgrade to the variety pack ( another €9.50) the female at the other end asked how Sebastian ( who's in his 20's) did , as he had fitted her "Q" box upgrade . Tall young men who are presentable in Ireland are at a premium for the opposite sex . Mind you he was very efficient and only drank one cup of coffee.

February 25, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
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February 25, 2017

David on names in the Indian sub continent Goa being mainly a catholic region/state ,our beach shack owners granddaughter was called ,wait for it " MABEL" and his youngest son was. PETER . The influence of the Catholic Church is prevalent,so Michael,John,Peter and plenty of Mary's ,and the churches there are all white and immaculately clean and full on every mass or saints days .


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