Which companies have you best haggled with in the past year?

Which companies have you best haggled with in the past year?

Digital TV, broadband, credit cards, insurance and more. It's possible to haggle with call centres across the UK – whether for cheaper prices, better deals or reduced interest.

Which service companies have you successfully haggled with IN THE LAST YEAR? (Select as many as you want from the major providers below.)

Results

 

I have never haggled with any of the firms below in the last year (320 votes)
  320 votes (100%)

TV / broadband / home phone

BT (555 votes)
No joy 168 votes (30%)
Minor reduction 206 votes (37%)
Big saving 181 votes (33%)
O2 (180 votes)
No joy 53 votes (29%)
Minor reduction 46 votes (26%)
Big saving 81 votes (45%)
Orange (93 votes)
No joy 61 votes (66%)
Minor reduction 23 votes (25%)
Big saving 9 votes (10%)
Other (60 votes)
No joy 31 votes (52%)
Minor reduction 16 votes (27%)
Big saving 13 votes (22%)
Phones4U (57 votes)
No joy 38 votes (67%)
Minor reduction 11 votes (19%)
Big saving 8 votes (14%)
Plusnet (102 votes)
No joy 40 votes (39%)
Minor reduction 30 votes (29%)
Big saving 32 votes (31%)
Primus (38 votes)
No joy 33 votes (87%)
Minor reduction 3 votes (8%)
Big saving 2 votes (5%)
Sky (903 votes)
No joy 147 votes (16%)
Minor reduction 331 votes (37%)
Big saving 425 votes (47%)
TalkTalk (283 votes)
No joy 69 votes (24%)
Minor reduction 106 votes (37%)
Big saving 108 votes (38%)
Virgin Media (584 votes)
No joy 121 votes (21%)
Minor reduction 234 votes (40%)
Big saving 229 votes (39%)

Mobile phones

Carphone Warehouse (86 votes)
No joy 47 votes (55%)
Minor reduction 22 votes (26%)
Big saving 17 votes (20%)
EE (100 votes)
No joy 44 votes (44%)
Minor reduction 31 votes (31%)
Big saving 25 votes (25%)
O2 (334 votes)
No joy 134 votes (40%)
Minor reduction 120 votes (36%)
Big saving 80 votes (24%)
Orange (265 votes)
No joy 98 votes (37%)
Minor reduction 83 votes (31%)
Big saving 84 votes (32%)
T-Mobile (169 votes)
No joy 66 votes (39%)
Minor reduction 51 votes (30%)
Big saving 52 votes (31%)
Tesco (75 votes)
No joy 43 votes (57%)
Minor reduction 22 votes (29%)
Big saving 10 votes (13%)
Three (170 votes)
No joy 69 votes (41%)
Minor reduction 54 votes (32%)
Big saving 47 votes (28%)
Virgin Mobile (163 votes)
No joy 47 votes (29%)
Minor reduction 50 votes (31%)
Big saving 66 votes (40%)
Vodafone (232 votes)
No joy 78 votes (34%)
Minor reduction 88 votes (38%)
Big saving 66 votes (28%)

Breakdown

AA (520 votes)
No joy 73 votes (14%)
Minor reduction 98 votes (19%)
Big saving 349 votes (67%)
Green Flag (61 votes)
No joy 35 votes (57%)
Minor reduction 15 votes (25%)
Big saving 11 votes (18%)
Other (59 votes)
No joy 27 votes (46%)
Minor reduction 14 votes (24%)
Big saving 18 votes (31%)
RAC (180 votes)
No joy 59 votes (33%)
Minor reduction 60 votes (33%)
Big saving 61 votes (34%)

Insurance

AA Insurance (122 votes)
No joy 33 votes (27%)
Minor reduction 46 votes (38%)
Big saving 43 votes (35%)
Admiral (196 votes)
No joy 44 votes (22%)
Minor reduction 79 votes (40%)
Big saving 73 votes (37%)
Aviva (144 votes)
No joy 45 votes (31%)
Minor reduction 54 votes (38%)
Big saving 45 votes (31%)
British Gas Homecare (79 votes)
No joy 38 votes (48%)
Minor reduction 33 votes (42%)
Big saving 8 votes (10%)
Churchill (107 votes)
No joy 49 votes (46%)
Minor reduction 29 votes (27%)
Big saving 29 votes (27%)
Diamond (43 votes)
No joy 20 votes (47%)
Minor reduction 11 votes (26%)
Big saving 12 votes (28%)
Direct Line (155 votes)
No joy 65 votes (42%)
Minor reduction 54 votes (35%)
Big saving 36 votes (23%)
Elephant (55 votes)
No joy 25 votes (45%)
Minor reduction 13 votes (24%)
Big saving 17 votes (31%)
Endsleigh (28 votes)
No joy 22 votes (79%)
Minor reduction 3 votes (11%)
Big saving 3 votes (11%)
Esure (51 votes)
No joy 26 votes (51%)
Minor reduction 14 votes (27%)
Big saving 11 votes (22%)
LV (103 votes)
No joy 36 votes (35%)
Minor reduction 52 votes (50%)
Big saving 15 votes (15%)
Other (329 votes)
No joy 53 votes (16%)
Minor reduction 111 votes (34%)
Big saving 165 votes (50%)
Swinton (76 votes)
No joy 34 votes (45%)
Minor reduction 19 votes (25%)
Big saving 23 votes (30%)
Tesco Insurance (109 votes)
No joy 53 votes (49%)
Minor reduction 32 votes (29%)
Big saving 24 votes (22%)

Banks / credit cards / credit

American Express (39 votes)
No joy 25 votes (64%)
Minor reduction 6 votes (15%)
Big saving 8 votes (21%)
Barclaycard (89 votes)
No joy 47 votes (53%)
Minor reduction 24 votes (27%)
Big saving 18 votes (20%)
Barclays (49 votes)
No joy 32 votes (65%)
Minor reduction 11 votes (22%)
Big saving 6 votes (12%)
Capital One (38 votes)
No joy 29 votes (76%)
Minor reduction 8 votes (21%)
Big saving 1 votes (3%)
Co-op (31 votes)
No joy 24 votes (77%)
Minor reduction 5 votes (16%)
Big saving 2 votes (6%)
HSBC (69 votes)
No joy 45 votes (65%)
Minor reduction 11 votes (16%)
Big saving 13 votes (19%)
Lloyds TSB/ Halifax (90 votes)
No joy 52 votes (58%)
Minor reduction 25 votes (28%)
Big saving 13 votes (14%)
MBNA (46 votes)
No joy 30 votes (65%)
Minor reduction 9 votes (20%)
Big saving 7 votes (15%)
Nationwide (48 votes)
No joy 24 votes (50%)
Minor reduction 13 votes (27%)
Big saving 11 votes (23%)
NatWest/ RBS (59 votes)
No joy 32 votes (54%)
Minor reduction 18 votes (31%)
Big saving 9 votes (15%)
Other (56 votes)
No joy 33 votes (59%)
Minor reduction 13 votes (23%)
Big saving 10 votes (18%)
Santander (79 votes)
No joy 49 votes (62%)
Minor reduction 19 votes (24%)
Big saving 11 votes (14%)
Virgin (32 votes)
No joy 23 votes (72%)
Minor reduction 4 votes (13%)
Big saving 5 votes (16%)

                   7911 options have been selected by 2950 people.

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