Which UK Companies can you haggle best with?

Which UK Companies can you haggle best with?

Poll Started: 26 July 2011. Which UK companies can you haggle best with?

Haggling isn’t confined to fly-filled bazaars, it happens here with broadband and TV companies, breakdown covers and more. We want to find out which companies are most up for negotiation.

If you’ve haggled (ie, asked for an unpublished reduction rather than gone for a deal or used a voucher), let us know whether you succeeded or failed below.

Select the companies you've tried to haggle with and let us know if you succeeded.

Results

I have never tried haggling (680 votes)
I have never tried haggling 680 votes (100%)

TV/ Broadband / Home Phone

BT (604 votes)
Success 343 votes (57%)
Fail 261 votes (43%)
Post Office (173 votes)
Success 22 votes (13%)
Fail 151 votes (87%)
Primus (102 votes)
Success 12 votes (12%)
Fail 90 votes (88%)
Sky (871 votes)
Success 681 votes (78%)
Fail 190 votes (22%)
TalkTalk (325 votes)
Success 176 votes (54%)
Fail 149 votes (46%)
Virgin (711 votes)
Success 509 votes (72%)
Fail 202 votes (28%)
Other (209 votes)
Success 136 votes (65%)
Fail 73 votes (35%)

Energy

British Gas (330 votes)
Success 127 votes (38%)
Fail 203 votes (62%)
Eon (206 votes)
Success 87 votes (42%)
Fail 119 votes (58%)
EDF (159 votes)
Success 59 votes (37%)
Fail 100 votes (63%)
Npower (181 votes)
Success 79 votes (44%)
Fail 102 votes (56%)
SSE (106 votes)
Success 28 votes (26%)
Fail 78 votes (74%)
Scottish Power (226 votes)
Success 88 votes (39%)
Fail 138 votes (61%)
Other (83 votes)
Success 28 votes (34%)
Fail 55 votes (66%)

Mobile Phone

Carphone Warehouse (215 votes)
Success 104 votes (48%)
Fail 111 votes (52%)
Orange (437 votes)
Success 290 votes (66%)
Fail 147 votes (34%)
Phones4u (130 votes)
Success 53 votes (41%)
Fail 77 votes (59%)
Three (242 votes)
Success 152 votes (63%)
Fail 90 votes (37%)
T-mobile (279 votes)
Success 191 votes (68%)
Fail 88 votes (32%)
Vodafone (374 votes)
Success 257 votes (69%)
Fail 117 votes (31%)
Other (218 votes)
Success 145 votes (67%)
Fail 73 votes (33%)

Breakdown Cover

Green Flag (99 votes)
Success 38 votes (38%)
Fail 61 votes (62%)
The AA (362 votes)
Success 266 votes (73%)
Fail 96 votes (27%)
The RAC (192 votes)
Success 114 votes (59%)
Fail 78 votes (41%)
Other (83 votes)
Success 41 votes (49%)
Fail 42 votes (51%)

Insurance

The AA (188 votes)
Success 98 votes (52%)
Fail 90 votes (48%)
Admiral (254 votes)
Success 154 votes (61%)
Fail 100 votes (39%)
Aviva (188 votes)
Success 95 votes (51%)
Fail 93 votes (49%)
Churchill (155 votes)
Success 65 votes (42%)
Fail 90 votes (58%)
Direct Line (297 votes)
Success 151 votes (51%)
Fail 146 votes (49%)
Post Office (89 votes)
Success 16 votes (18%)
Fail 73 votes (82%)
Saga (140 votes)
Success 58 votes (41%)
Fail 82 votes (59%)
Other (504 votes)
Success 413 votes (82%)
Fail 91 votes (18%)
02 (276 votes)
Success 182 votes (66%)
Fail 94 votes (34%)

           2,846 people have voted.

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