As we’ve discussed before, in areas where there’s true competition in the cable market, you can call up the cable company, threaten to leave, and watch in delight as they try to persuade you to stay with discounts and freebies.
The blogger on Personal Finance Advice tried to do that recently with Comcast and received an unexpected response:
“Our company policy is not to give discounts directly after a discounted term has ended.”
Further investigation found that Comcast is now setting a 60-day mandatory minimum between giving discounts. So if you get your discount in December, you’ll have to wait till February to get your next one. — BEN POPKEN
Cable Company Gets Smarter [Personal Finance Advice]