I looked at siriusxmgem's 3 posts(as of this writing) he(or she) is a troll or a very overworked stressed out customer service rep.
SGT. Hulka said it best: "lighten up,Francis"
As to getting a good deal: as stated by others, threatening to cancel worked every time for me so far. I have a Sirius lifetime sub going on 7 years(i think) so that's paid for. My Xm sub has been fluctuating between $20-30 for 5-6 months at a time. I tell them the truth,that I only listen to 2 shows and that's why I keep the sub,but it's not worth it to me at full price.They need subscribers to show advertisers so they have given me the discount for 2 1/2 years now.
I drive a truck so I need audio content. Sat radio fulfills that need, but lately they have gotten lazy and more like regular radio. The internet free content(podcasts)has also gotten to the point where I really no longer need to pay full price for sat radio and it's lackluster content.
So IMO,if there is a deal to be had take it,because they will jack up the rates on you every time they can.