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      07-31-2012 03:00 PM #1
      Once your free subscription ran out. . . did anyone negotiate a deal to renew the service?

      It's kind of low quality, and hearing the same songs over and over again gets old fast for $14.95 a month of whatever they're trying to set the renewal price at.

      Just wondering if anyone got a deal on their Sirius service. . .

      Never heard of the Japandroids. . . but I've heard something from then 1000x's in the past couple months when listening to XMU.

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      07-31-2012 03:02 PM #2
      I had some sort of special renewal come in for like $3.80 a month... impossible to say no at that price. Then I added all of the sports channels and I think it was another $5/month or something. Will be great when football season starts.
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      07-31-2012 03:07 PM #3
      When I renewed it was our second radio so I got a pretty nice discount. Ended up doing 3 years for like $300 out the door. I enjoy Siri a lot, yes the audio quality has gone down since the merger but for music I enjoy a good 6-7 stations so that keeps the repeats at bay.

      I have also noticed that they slowly inject new music into each station. I'd prefer that they just expanded the library instead but after a couple of months you won't even hear the Japandroids on XMU anymore (I dig that station as well).

      Quote Originally Posted by bje22201 View Post
      Once your free subscription ran out. . . did anyone negotiate a deal to renew the service?

      It's kind of low quality, and hearing the same songs over and over again gets old fast for $14.95 a month of whatever they're trying to set the renewal price at.

      Just wondering if anyone got a deal on their Sirius service. . .

      Never heard of the Japandroids. . . but I've heard something from then 1000x's in the past couple months when listening to XMU.
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      07-31-2012 03:11 PM #4
      Called and told them I wanted to cancel... with no intentions of doing so. They instantly start offering deals and if you hum and haw eventually you get something reasonable. My best rate was $20 for 5 months so I have to keep calling back every 5 months to renew. Stupid as it sounds, they wouldn't offer me a longer term at that rate.
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      07-31-2012 03:20 PM #5
      I called right before the trial period was up. I got a year for $90, so $7.50 a month. That is worth it for me....I drive 500 miles a week.

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      07-31-2012 03:22 PM #6
      they JUST called me!! 6 months for 37 bucks.. they called me.. weird.

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      07-31-2012 04:05 PM #7
      It is not hard to get the cost down to less than $8/month, but you do have to call. Although I think I did let the trial expire on my previous car and they sent me a 6 month deal for like $25, plus some fees and taxes and such. After that, it has cost me around $80-90/year.
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      07-31-2012 04:17 PM #8
      They kept calling me for months after it expired. The one time I actually picked up, I explained that even with the free trial I essentially did not listen to it. I've had plenty of experience with sirius, and I gave it a brief shot in this car to see if they did anything about the sound quality.

      The sound quality is still reminiscent of holding your cellphone up to the radio and then listening to it on another cellphone, so its not worth any price, not even free, to me. Pandora is free and superior quality.

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      07-31-2012 04:18 PM #9
      They will wheel and deal, I'm told. Mom got in on lifetime for $400! I enjoy having fixed stations no matter where I am in the country including Bloomberg and others that have consistently fresh content.

      As to new music, between the SD card slot, hooking up a 32GB iphone, Pandora, youtube and a variety of other audio sources, I'm pretty sure I can find something fresh to listen to with little effort, Sirius or no.

      I will renew assuming I can get a favorable enough deal.

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      07-31-2012 04:22 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by HardKnox View Post
      They will wheel and deal, I'm told. Mom got in on lifetime for $400! I enjoy having fixed stations no matter where I am in the country including Bloomberg and others that have consistently fresh content.

      As to new music, between the SD card slot, hooking up a 32GB iphone, Pandora, youtube and a variety of other audio sources, I'm pretty sure I can find something fresh to listen to with little effort, Sirius or no.

      I will renew assuming I can get a favorable enough deal.
      they don't do lifetime anymore, i should have bought it when it was $300 like 8 years ago

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      07-31-2012 04:31 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      they don't do lifetime anymore, i should have bought it when it was $300 like 8 years ago
      So I heard. I'd still do it for $90/year as others are reporting...

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      07-31-2012 04:43 PM #12
      Cool. . . knew I could do better than the email they sent out. Guess I'll answer the phone when they call next time (as I looked up the number, and they've been calling for a few days now. . . just been ignoring them).

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      07-31-2012 06:29 PM #13
      Yeah I was very happy to sign up our Tiguan for the $400 lifetime package back in 2009. I think that was the last year they offered it.

      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      they don't do lifetime anymore, i should have bought it when it was $300 like 8 years ago
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      07-31-2012 06:43 PM #14
      Good info.. $15 bucks a month is a joke for the 5-6 stations I actually listen to. I guess I know how to play my cards when my 3/mo trial ends

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      07-31-2012 07:11 PM #15
      I got a letter today for 6 months $29 or year $95. probably chose the six month or see if they can give me a year for $60.

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      07-31-2012 07:14 PM #16
      I loved the XM in my Acura. I really didn't like Sirius in the Golf. Since discovering bluetooth streaming and Pandora I've cancelled my service.
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      07-31-2012 07:33 PM #17
      I ditched Sirius once my trial ran out.

      Since I have my entire music library on my phone, and a premium Spotify subscription, I didn't want to be bothered with another recurring payment just for the one channel (POTUS) that I listened to with any regularity.

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      07-31-2012 07:44 PM #18
      It was nice for road trips. However, in my metro area, the signal was extremely spotty. It would constantly go blank and cut out. I can't pay for that.

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      07-31-2012 09:54 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      It was nice for road trips. However, in my metro area, the signal was extremely spotty. It would constantly go blank and cut out. I can't pay for that.
      I agree, in the past we paid for a one month service just to have it for a roadtrip.

      But overall experience is poor, low quality sound, and spotty reception in urban areas. Add in their subscription fees and how they charge people's credit cards for auto-renewal, it is a service that I do not need.

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      07-31-2012 09:57 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      I had some sort of special renewal come in for like $3.80 a month... impossible to say no at that price. Then I added all of the sports channels and I think it was another $5/month or something. Will be great when football season starts.
      Sirius NFL radio is enough value for me to renew.


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      07-31-2012 11:18 PM #21
      Must have Howard stern and BPM. I didn't even know regular radio was still in business. How quaint
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      08-01-2012 12:08 AM #22
      Great thread, Now I know what to go for when the trial expires! Thanks guys

      Quote Originally Posted by BMPGTI08 View Post
      Must have Howard stern and BPM. I didn't even know regular radio was still in business. How quaint
      I BPM

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      08-01-2012 12:38 AM #23
      Funny. They've been calling me and I keep telling them I'm busy. Guess I better take that call next time... Thanks for the heads up on the discounts!

    24. 08-01-2012 11:51 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Cowclops View Post

      The sound quality is still reminiscent of holding your cellphone up to the radio and then listening to it on another cellphone, so its not worth any price, not even free, to me. Pandora is free and superior quality.
      This isn't even remotely close to true. The sound quality isn't perfect but it's definitely better than FM radio.

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      08-01-2012 12:18 PM #25
      Agreed...

      Quote Originally Posted by kerosenec4 View Post
      This isn't even remotely close to true. The sound quality isn't perfect but it's definitely better than FM radio.
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