Which UK companies can you haggle best with?MoneySaving Poll Results

Whether it's simply saying 'cut the price or I'll leave you' with breakdown cover or broadband, or asking your bank to reduce your interest rate, haggling with call centres works.

Which of these service companies have you successfully haggled with?

Results

I have never haggled473 votes (100%)

Mobile phones

O2 (564 votes)
No joy164 votes (29%)
Minor reduction230 votes (41%)
Big saving170 votes (30%)
Orange (460 votes)
No joy134 votes (29%)
Minor reduction154 votes (33%)
Big saving172 votes (37%)
T-Mobile (258 votes)
No joy81 votes (31%)
Minor reduction81 votes (31%)
Big saving96 votes (37%)
Tesco Mobile (68 votes)
No joy35 votes (51%)
Minor reduction15 votes (22%)
Big saving18 votes (26%)
Three Mobile (225 votes)
No joy65 votes (29%)
Minor reduction74 votes (33%)
Big saving86 votes (38%)
Virgin Mobile (176 votes)
No joy54 votes (31%)
Minor reduction51 votes (29%)
Big saving71 votes (40%)
Vodafone (342 votes)
Minor reduction84 votes (25%)
Big saving136 votes (40%)
No joy122 votes (36%)
Other (52 votes)
No joy23 votes (44%)
Minor reduction17 votes (33%)
Big saving12 votes (23%)

TV / broadband / home phone

AOL (117 votes)
No joy33 votes (28%)
Minor reduction34 votes (29%)
Big saving50 votes (43%)
BT (538 votes)
No joy178 votes (33%)
Minor reduction188 votes (35%)
Big saving172 votes (32%)
O2 (141 votes)
No joy41 votes (29%)
Minor reduction39 votes (28%)
Big saving61 votes (43%)
Orange (67 votes)
No joy30 votes (45%)
Minor reduction13 votes (19%)
Big saving24 votes (36%)
Plusnet (85 votes)
No joy32 votes (38%)
Minor reduction22 votes (26%)
Big saving31 votes (36%)
Post Office (37 votes)
No joy22 votes (59%)
Minor reduction13 votes (35%)
Big saving2 votes (5%)
Sky (917 votes)
No joy150 votes (16%)
Minor reduction286 votes (31%)
Big saving481 votes (52%)
TalkTalk (283 votes)
No joy70 votes (25%)
Minor reduction112 votes (40%)
Big saving101 votes (36%)
Tesco (38 votes)
No joy26 votes (68%)
Minor reduction6 votes (16%)
Big saving6 votes (16%)
Virgin Media (604 votes)
No joy119 votes (20%)
Minor reduction248 votes (41%)
Big saving237 votes (39%)
Other (49 votes)
No joy23 votes (47%)
Minor reduction12 votes (24%)
Big saving14 votes (29%)

Breakdown cover

AA Breakdown (657 votes)
No joy128 votes (19%)
Minor reduction131 votes (20%)
Big saving398 votes (61%)
Green Flag (79 votes)
No joy41 votes (52%)
Minor reduction20 votes (25%)
Big saving18 votes (23%)
RAC (284 votes)
No joy74 votes (26%)
Minor reduction95 votes (33%)
Big saving115 votes (40%)
Other (82 votes)
No joy35 votes (43%)
Minor reduction23 votes (28%)
Big saving24 votes (29%)

Insurance

Admiral (287 votes)
No joy59 votes (21%)
Minor reduction120 votes (42%)
Big saving108 votes (38%)
Aviva (170 votes)
No joy58 votes (34%)
Minor reduction69 votes (41%)
Big saving43 votes (25%)
Churchill (160 votes)
No joy57 votes (36%)
Minor reduction67 votes (42%)
Big saving36 votes (23%)
Direct Line (272 votes)
No joy101 votes (37%)
Minor reduction102 votes (38%)
Big saving69 votes (25%)
Post Office Insurance (42 votes)
No joy29 votes (69%)
Minor reduction10 votes (24%)
Big saving3 votes (7%)
Saga (104 votes)
No joy34 votes (33%)
Minor reduction30 votes (29%)
Big saving40 votes (38%)
Swinton (105 votes)
No joy34 votes (32%)
Minor reduction46 votes (44%)
Big saving25 votes (24%)
Tesco Insurance (154 votes)
No joy44 votes (29%)
Minor reduction69 votes (45%)
Big saving41 votes (27%)
Other (541 votes)
No joy113 votes (21%)
Minor reduction204 votes (38%)
Big saving224 votes (41%)

Banks / credit cards

Amex (44 votes)
No joy24 votes (55%)
Minor reduction16 votes (36%)
Big saving4 votes (9%)
Barclays / Barclaycard (154 votes)
No joy68 votes (44%)
Minor reduction55 votes (36%)
Big saving31 votes (20%)
Capital One (64 votes)
No joy33 votes (52%)
Minor reduction23 votes (36%)
Big saving8 votes (13%)
Co-op / Smile (38 votes)
No joy21 votes (55%)
Minor reduction12 votes (32%)
Big saving5 votes (13%)
HSBC (99 votes)
No joy47 votes (47%)
Minor reduction44 votes (44%)
Big saving8 votes (8%)
Lloyds TSB / HBOS (117 votes)
No joy61 votes (52%)
Minor reduction36 votes (31%)
Big saving20 votes (17%)
MBNA / Virgin (89 votes)
No joy37 votes (42%)
Minor reduction39 votes (44%)
Big saving13 votes (15%)
Nationwide (61 votes)
No joy36 votes (59%)
Minor reduction19 votes (31%)
Big saving6 votes (10%)
NatWest / RBS (99 votes)
No joy56 votes (57%)
Minor reduction33 votes (33%)
Big saving10 votes (10%)
Santander (120 votes)
No joy71 votes (59%)
Minor reduction32 votes (27%)
Big saving17 votes (14%)
Other (65 votes)
No joy29 votes (45%)
Minor reduction28 votes (43%)
Big saving8 votes (12%)

Others

CreditExpert.co.uk (70 votes)
No joy42 votes (60%)
Minor reduction21 votes (30%)
Big saving7 votes (10%)
Kwik Fit (120 votes)
No joy39 votes (33%)
Minor reduction55 votes (46%)
Big saving26 votes (22%)
Lovefilm (132 votes)
No joy45 votes (34%)
Minor reduction64 votes (48%)
Big saving23 votes (17%)
Netflix (39 votes)
No joy31 votes (79%)
Minor reduction5 votes (13%)
Big saving3 votes (8%)

           3,112 people have voted.

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