Which UK companies can you haggle best with?

Which UK companies can you haggle best with?

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 haggled 473 votes (100%)

Mobile phones

O2 (564 votes)
No joy 164 votes (29%)
Minor reduction 230 votes (41%)
Big saving 170 votes (30%)
Orange (460 votes)
No joy 134 votes (29%)
Minor reduction 154 votes (33%)
Big saving 172 votes (37%)
T-Mobile (258 votes)
No joy 81 votes (31%)
Minor reduction 81 votes (31%)
Big saving 96 votes (37%)
Tesco Mobile (68 votes)
No joy 35 votes (51%)
Minor reduction 15 votes (22%)
Big saving 18 votes (26%)
Three Mobile (225 votes)
No joy 65 votes (29%)
Minor reduction 74 votes (33%)
Big saving 86 votes (38%)
Virgin Mobile (176 votes)
No joy 54 votes (31%)
Minor reduction 51 votes (29%)
Big saving 71 votes (40%)
Vodafone (342 votes)
Minor reduction 84 votes (25%)
Big saving 136 votes (40%)
No joy 122 votes (36%)
Other (52 votes)
No joy 23 votes (44%)
Minor reduction 17 votes (33%)
Big saving 12 votes (23%)

TV / broadband / home phone

AOL (117 votes)
No joy 33 votes (28%)
Minor reduction 34 votes (29%)
Big saving 50 votes (43%)
BT (538 votes)
No joy 178 votes (33%)
Minor reduction 188 votes (35%)
Big saving 172 votes (32%)
O2 (141 votes)
No joy 41 votes (29%)
Minor reduction 39 votes (28%)
Big saving 61 votes (43%)
Orange (67 votes)
No joy 30 votes (45%)
Minor reduction 13 votes (19%)
Big saving 24 votes (36%)
Plusnet (85 votes)
No joy 32 votes (38%)
Minor reduction 22 votes (26%)
Big saving 31 votes (36%)
Post Office (37 votes)
No joy 22 votes (59%)
Minor reduction 13 votes (35%)
Big saving 2 votes (5%)
Sky (917 votes)
No joy 150 votes (16%)
Minor reduction 286 votes (31%)
Big saving 481 votes (52%)
TalkTalk (283 votes)
No joy 70 votes (25%)
Minor reduction 112 votes (40%)
Big saving 101 votes (36%)
Tesco (38 votes)
No joy 26 votes (68%)
Minor reduction 6 votes (16%)
Big saving 6 votes (16%)
Virgin Media (604 votes)
No joy 119 votes (20%)
Minor reduction 248 votes (41%)
Big saving 237 votes (39%)
Other (49 votes)
No joy 23 votes (47%)
Minor reduction 12 votes (24%)
Big saving 14 votes (29%)

Breakdown cover

AA Breakdown (657 votes)
No joy 128 votes (19%)
Minor reduction 131 votes (20%)
Big saving 398 votes (61%)
Green Flag (79 votes)
No joy 41 votes (52%)
Minor reduction 20 votes (25%)
Big saving 18 votes (23%)
RAC (284 votes)
No joy 74 votes (26%)
Minor reduction 95 votes (33%)
Big saving 115 votes (40%)
Other (82 votes)
No joy 35 votes (43%)
Minor reduction 23 votes (28%)
Big saving 24 votes (29%)

Insurance

Admiral (287 votes)
No joy 59 votes (21%)
Minor reduction 120 votes (42%)
Big saving 108 votes (38%)
Aviva (170 votes)
No joy 58 votes (34%)
Minor reduction 69 votes (41%)
Big saving 43 votes (25%)
Churchill (160 votes)
No joy 57 votes (36%)
Minor reduction 67 votes (42%)
Big saving 36 votes (23%)
Direct Line (272 votes)
No joy 101 votes (37%)
Minor reduction 102 votes (38%)
Big saving 69 votes (25%)
Post Office Insurance (42 votes)
No joy 29 votes (69%)
Minor reduction 10 votes (24%)
Big saving 3 votes (7%)
Saga (104 votes)
No joy 34 votes (33%)
Minor reduction 30 votes (29%)
Big saving 40 votes (38%)
Swinton (105 votes)
No joy 34 votes (32%)
Minor reduction 46 votes (44%)
Big saving 25 votes (24%)
Tesco Insurance (154 votes)
No joy 44 votes (29%)
Minor reduction 69 votes (45%)
Big saving 41 votes (27%)
Other (541 votes)
No joy 113 votes (21%)
Minor reduction 204 votes (38%)
Big saving 224 votes (41%)

Banks / credit cards

Amex (44 votes)
No joy 24 votes (55%)
Minor reduction 16 votes (36%)
Big saving 4 votes (9%)
Barclays / Barclaycard (154 votes)
No joy 68 votes (44%)
Minor reduction 55 votes (36%)
Big saving 31 votes (20%)
Capital One (64 votes)
No joy 33 votes (52%)
Minor reduction 23 votes (36%)
Big saving 8 votes (13%)
Co-op / Smile (38 votes)
No joy 21 votes (55%)
Minor reduction 12 votes (32%)
Big saving 5 votes (13%)
HSBC (99 votes)
No joy 47 votes (47%)
Minor reduction 44 votes (44%)
Big saving 8 votes (8%)
Lloyds TSB / HBOS (117 votes)
No joy 61 votes (52%)
Minor reduction 36 votes (31%)
Big saving 20 votes (17%)
MBNA / Virgin (89 votes)
No joy 37 votes (42%)
Minor reduction 39 votes (44%)
Big saving 13 votes (15%)
Nationwide (61 votes)
No joy 36 votes (59%)
Minor reduction 19 votes (31%)
Big saving 6 votes (10%)
NatWest / RBS (99 votes)
No joy 56 votes (57%)
Minor reduction 33 votes (33%)
Big saving 10 votes (10%)
Santander (120 votes)
No joy 71 votes (59%)
Minor reduction 32 votes (27%)
Big saving 17 votes (14%)
Other (65 votes)
No joy 29 votes (45%)
Minor reduction 28 votes (43%)
Big saving 8 votes (12%)

Others

CreditExpert.co.uk (70 votes)
No joy 42 votes (60%)
Minor reduction 21 votes (30%)
Big saving 7 votes (10%)
Kwik Fit (120 votes)
No joy 39 votes (33%)
Minor reduction 55 votes (46%)
Big saving 26 votes (22%)
Lovefilm (132 votes)
No joy 45 votes (34%)
Minor reduction 64 votes (48%)
Big saving 23 votes (17%)
Netflix (39 votes)
No joy 31 votes (79%)
Minor reduction 5 votes (13%)
Big saving 3 votes (8%)

           3,112 people have voted.

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