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Old 10-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Satellite Radio Renewal Tip ... Save $$$$

Hereís a tip on Satellite renewals. Donít give the dealer your credit card info for the radio renewal when you take delivery of your car. Tell them you wish to be invoiced when the time comes. Otherwise, they will renew your service at a ridiculous amount, i.e. $200 Ė 300 for the next year on your card automatically. When you get the renewal invoice, call their customer service and tell them you want to cancel, tell them you will not pay $xxx for the service, but are willing to pay $90.00/yr and they can send you a new invoice stating this. Never give them a credit card number. I also tell them I wonít pay for the royalty fees either, terrestrial radio doesnít charge these, so donít pay for them. Iíve been doing this on my Malibu for the past 4 years and have never paid more than $90.00 including taxes. Youíll get some pushback from them, but stay firm. It works.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Thanks for the tip!
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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Excellent advise! I had to actually cancel my card to stop them from renewing. No way to do that online! Never again!!!
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:41 PM   #5
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Went through this song & dance with XM Radio several years ago. They pushed real hard for a credit card but I refused. Back then the best price was $79 per year but I dropped the service due to poor reception.
Thanks for the current tip on dealing with them.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:40 PM   #6
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Actually, radio stations do have to pay the royalty fees every year. In return you get to listen to commercials that make the money to pay it. It's several grand a year in a medium market.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:25 AM   #7
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I pay $28 + fees every six months, $31.50 after fees.

It was actually only $25 + fees a couple years ago, but the price went up.

When they refuse to renew me at the $28, I say cancel it then.

They run off a list of excuses and complain, buf eventually they cave. Then they ask for a credit card.

I tell them to send me an invoice.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:14 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tip .
I was wondering if anyone has heard when last production day for 2015's is going to be ? thanks john
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:29 PM   #9
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I pay $25/6 months and have for the last 5 years.
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