Originally Posted by bespoken
I find it troublesome dealing with the reps at Directv, it really depends upon how hard you push them to get a better deal, almost reminds me of car salesmen.
Whether DirecTV representatives are instructed to operate like sleazy car salesmen or
Tijuana street walkers --- the point is that basically, we as customers, should all be treated fairly and equally without having to beg, plead and cajole them for "special" deals. Offering long-standing, preferred customers a discount is one thing --- but making you perform tricks like a pet dog seems like quite another: "Sit-up. Roll-over. Play dead. Beg!"
IMO, DirecTV's All-Haggle
policy is blatantly discriminatory and capricious. I guess that what I really mean is that it sucks?
I can bargain with the best of them, but why should I have to "work a deal" just to get a fair price when upgrading my satellite receivers?
Basically this is just one more reason for me to end my decade-long business association and also stop paying D* $150 plus a month...
I will admit that it is
highly amusing to hear people boasting here about what great deals they have forced/tricked/fooled D* into coughing up. Perhaps the funniest was when jasonjm said that negotiating with D* "sharpens your brain and communication skills". I can't help but think that the same could be said of robbing banks... although that would require larger cajones.
Some people just seem to get-off when they think they have pulled a fast one. Besting D* and getting a "free" receiver must be a real rush from the look of the numerous posts. But, personally, I find it degrading to have to "negotiate" to get the deal that D* should have simply offered
in the first place ----- to one of their "most preferred and loyal customers".
Begging just doesn't sit very well with me. Of course, YMMV.