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About time to renew. I paid a little over $100 last year with no Howard and some sports channel. What's the best price these days?
 

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Call up and cancel
They wil make you an offer
Say NO cancel my account'

They will keep making "special" offers until you get to around $29 for six months
That's what happened with me when the new car six month free ended, but they only do that special for another six months, after which I cancelled - when you take the special, they have your payment detail and will auto-bill at the end of the six months, so be sure to set a calendar reminder to cancel.

Also, my deal has 5 years traffic, which they almost cancelled when I cancelled at the end of the six month special.
 

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I just went through this myself--my renewal bill was $300 for the year, with Howard. I called to cancel and finally got down to $99 for the year, same package.
 

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That's what happened with me when the new car six month free ended, but they only do that special for another six months, after which I cancelled - when you take the special, they have your payment detail and will auto-bill at the end of the six months, so be sure to set a calendar reminder to cancel.

Also, my deal has 5 years traffic, which they almost cancelled when I cancelled at the end of the six month special.
If you have nav traffic is through them, so be advised of this.

I always demand the full package, which includes internet streaming.
Of course, I only use it to listen to Fox, which is why $29 is my limit. For $30 I can find another way to listen to Fox (Mobdro, Slingbox).
 

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I took the $29 offer for six months. Auto renews so I used a visa card I got as a rebate and it will be at 0 at renewal time.

I really hate auto renewal schemes that domino at then current crazy high rates.
 

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I haggled with them a week ago, and got SiriusXMSelect for $138 for the year. I do this every year, and they knock over $100 off the "retail" price. That's the best price I can get out of them.
 

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I haggled with them a week ago, and got SiriusXMSelect for $138 for the year. I do this every year, and they knock over $100 off the "retail" price. That's the best price I can get out of them.

You overpaid. That is the same service I get for $29

Sometimes you have to hang up and call back and get a different Indian.
At least one that speaks English. That has been a problem every time I called.
 

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...when you take the special, they have your payment detail and will auto-bill at the end of the six months, so be sure to set a calendar reminder to cancel.
Better yet, use a credit card that provides one-time numbers for online payments. Sirius/XM can't use it a second time.
 

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I just renew mine, I called them before the auto renewal kicks in ...they wanted to charge 180 for 6 months (Howard included)... I asked them to cancel my account because these rates were too expensive ... after all I got it renew for 100 for 1 year.
 

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Thanks all. I won't use auto renewal and I don't want to hassle with this more than once a year so will try to get it to $100. We listen all the time anyway.
 

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To update, after some wrangling with the Sirius rep, I got a year for $120 as musical royalty fee has increased. then they gave me a $5 credit so total was $115. Then the rep said he would send me an Amazon Echo for free so I said ok, I pay $115 and get it, correct? Then I was put on hold for about 30 seconds and he came back and said I could upgrade for another $24. At this point, I said no and ended the call. No auto renewal and I don't give them my phone number-email only. Done until next year! Thanks all for the advice. I might have done better but was tired of negotiating.
 

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Just received and activated a free 3-month trial with $2 activation fee. Unless I cancel, it will auto renew at $25.99/mo afterwards.

The car is 6 months old and never subscribed service after the initial trial expired.
 

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Just received and activated a free 3-month trial with $2 activation fee. Unless I cancel, it will auto renew at $25.99/mo afterwards.

The car is 6 months old and never subscribed service after the initial trial expired.
I got the same deal as the $2.00 for three months. I plan on cancelling my subscription as soon as the three months end and will try to renegotiate a better deal. I expect to go for a short time w/o Sirius before they call me with a reduced offer. There's no way in hell i'll pay $26/month for radio.
 
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