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    Covid Rip Off's

    The good and the bad...

    Verizon has given us an extra 15gb of data each month since this started.

    OTOH

    Spectrum has increased our internet bill by 20% (no warning) and promises another 20% increase if we don't sign up for one of their new "deals".

    And priority shipping, noted on a number of sites has gone sky high (although currently lower).

    $90 for a $30 order of two items you could hold in the palm of your hand

    AND

    $600 for a $50 order (3 household water filters).

    Thankfully, regular shipping and shipping prices were still available.

    AND

    YouTube has quadrupled (at least) their ads.
    Last edited by wildbears; 05-25-2020, 04:34 PM.

    #2
    What? $600 for a $50 order. Even if $60 that's a bunch!

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      #3
      My tire supplier wanted 300 bucks for two day shipping and 500 for over night. I went with the free shipping as always and the tires showed up in two days as usual. I've been paying $1.95 a month for extra data with Verizon. I'll have to look into this and see if I can drop my side of the bargain. We don't download movies or other large data packs onto our phones. Just when no wifi available the data meter starts rolling.

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        #4
        FREE SIRIUS XM STREAMING

        https://www.siriusxm.com/offers/free-listen

        Has been since mid march.

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          #5
          Originally posted by 802Mike View Post
          FREE SIRIUS XM STREAMING

          https://www.siriusxm.com/offers/free-listen

          Has been since mid march.
          Watch out for Sirius. Once you sign up, its extremely hard to cancel and they WILL keep billing you.
          Chattanooga, TN
          Certified Hooligan.
          2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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          • 802Mike
            802Mike commented
            Editing a comment
            I cancel every year and then tell them I want to renew at the cheaper “new subscriber” rate. They’ll send you a notification of the renewal coming up.

          • Loggiebone
            Loggiebone commented
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            It’s an annual ritual for me but still a pain in the butt: At renewal time I xcl they offer same or better deal. Been doing the same dance for at least 5 years...

          #6
          Originally posted by 802Mike
          I cancel every year and then tell them I want to renew at the cheaper “new subscriber” rate. They’ll send you a notification of the renewal coming up.
          The last three years we have been paying $5 a month plus fees on both cars, this includes listening on the computer and phone.
          Each year I call in and say I will continue if we get the same rate.
          No begging required, they must be hurting for business.
          I like Sirius XM because we can't get a good FM station in our area.
          Last edited by Lee; 05-27-2020, 11:41 AM.
          Lee
          Iowa
          2016 R1200RS

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            #7
            Originally posted by aviator View Post

            Watch out for Sirius. Once you sign up, its extremely hard to cancel and they WILL keep billing you.
            When possible on any free program, do not give them your credit card info.
            We had several free plans with On Star and they would ask for a CC number. I still got the free plan and did not have to worry about canceling.
            If a company already has my CC number I put a note in my computer calendar with a notification to email me when the trial period is up.
            Lee
            Iowa
            2016 R1200RS

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              #8
              You can add Ticket Master to the list.

              They quietly changed their policy to no refunds for postponed or cancelled shows/concerts.

              This included the Stones 2020 US tour.

              However, after a huge backlash, they have now switched back to the original policy allowing for refunds.

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                #9
                AND MLB!

                What a disappointment!

                No refund to season ticket holders due to the shortened season.

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