Sirius-ly annoying

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Does it astound you how companies or corporations or whatever you wanna call them when they assume the customer is stupid? Does it astound you that they don’t realize in today’s world that there are other options that you, as the customer, have when it comes to entertainment? It frustrates me. Gets me all pissy, and stuff. Guess I am in the right place…

So, the subscription to SiriusXM is up in my car. Well, in another month, but basically I have gotten the renewal notice already. Knowing there is a “game” to play with these companies I called and went through the stupid hassle again. The whole point here is that as the customer we shouldn’t have to play the game in order to get the best deal. Sirius-ly.

When I got the car I had and used the free trial. When the trial was up I cancelled the service. I wasn’t going to pay $20+ a month for radio in my car when I can literally get it for free or use whatever streaming service I have on my phone. Sure, there are lots of choices available via the service but they a pretty much the same as the apps I can get on my phone and they are actually better than listening to the regular radio because there are no (or rarely) commercials. So there is some give and take when it comes to features.

After about eight months and multiple offers at different pricing tiers, SiriusXM finally hit one I couldn’t pass up. It was better than some of the streaming services on the phone, Amazon, and Apple. So, for just over $6 a month I felt it was worth it. After a year at that price, and a pandemic going on, they offered another year of the service at the same price. Of course I accepted it have enjoyed it more since used it nearly every day while working from home.

Now, two years later, its that time to renew again.

I did the messaging online and long story short, they didn’t offer me the same deal to start with. They instead offered just six months and then back to their “regular” price.

Uh, I just said if I wasn’t going to get the same price I was going to cancel. Did you not believe me?

So I told them to cancel it.

Oh, wait, suddenly now the same price is available again…weird…

No, not really. They just like to yank people’s chains hoping you’re stupid enough to pay any attention to the deal you’re getting. It’s irritating. Sirius-ly.

Anyway, I renewed at the same price I have gotten for the last two years. Do you supposed since I have had the price for three years that it should now be the “regular” price?

Probably not. And I’ll have to cancel again next year.

Or not.

4 comments

  1. G. J. Jolly · 20 Days Ago

    To tell you the truth, I didn’t know what Sirius XM was, so I looked it up. Now that I know what it is, my question to you is what is wrong with the radio installed in your car when you bought it? Do you have CDs you listen to in your car? I’m just trying to figure out why you’re spending money on something rather trivial in life right now.

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    • backuphill · 20 Days Ago

      I have a rather long commute to work each day. Of course, the current situation doesn’t require that at the moment, but on average I spend about 12 hours a week IN the car. While I do listen to the regular radio, you can only take so much of the commercials before it becomes annoying. Streaming services offer a much wider variety of options when it comes to what to listen to.

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  2. qprgary · 18 Days Ago

    Just as annoying is when companies use discounted offers for new customers only.

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    • backuphill · 18 Days Ago

      Oh yeah, for sure! The other company I am tired of going around and around with is the cable/internet company.

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