So last week, I called DirectTV and told them my bill was too high and I needed a way to lower it.
I do this every few months, and every few months they shave about $10 off my bill.
But this time, they said they didn’t have any offers, except to go to a cheaper package and reduce my channels.
Reduce my channels?!?!
I love my cable. Even when we were broke, we never lived without cable because it was like my source of survival.
How am I supposed to live without Sister Wives, people?
BUT–they said I could reduce my bill another $8 a month if I chose the cheaper package. And since I didn’t recognize any of the channels he listed anyway…
Saving money > cable channels.
Of course when I told Eric we didn’t have Lifetime anymore, he freaked out a little bit.
He didn’t really care that we lost ESPN…hmmm.
Everything was going fine with the cheaper channels. Didn’t even really notice the difference.
But then Sunday night came, and when I turned on my DVR for the latest episode of Mad Men, I realized AMC was included in the list of channels we lost.
I called back Monday morning and told them I needed my old package back.
The guy was all “haha, that didn’t last long!”
Yeah, shut up.
And then, since I was already on the phone, I asked if they had any specials for HBO.
Everyone keeps talking about Game of Thrones. And darnit, I want to know what everyone is talking about!
Of course, I got the $17.99 three-month deal of HBO and
Skinamax Cinemax. But hey, they threw in Showtime for free.
So, in case you’re math challenged like me… I called to save $8 off my bill, and instead added $17.99.
hmm… $17.99> $8
Complete and utter Saving Money Fail.
What’s your example of a saving money fail?