Does Bundling Really Help You Save?

A recent Consumer Reports survey shows that there are proven ways to save on Internet cable and phone – you might be surprised at the introductory discounts you can get. Why pay more than you have to? Here were going to go over the means of Consumer Reports latest survey, and how to make sure you’re actually bundling loan services you can use – because paying for something you can’t get any use out of is a really saving it all, is it? Consumer Reports says that you need to act aggressively to really get the best deals, so don’t be afraid to threaten to go to another company (or worse, go without) to see some real savings.

Save Big On Telecom Bills

Many telecom companies will actually give you a big discount on your home and mobile phone if you’re moving into a new home. Doesn’t make much sense, but they really want your business. If they can get you to bundle all your services with them, they’ll be able to make even more money off you, even with a discount. This is where you come in.

If you have a landline (good for emergencies) and a mobile phone, your telecom provider may bundle internet and TV service (FIOS, satellite, etc) with it. The last thing you want to do is bundle things you don’t need, so make sure that you weigh the pros and cons of each package. You’ll usually see more savings with more bundling, but if you have no use for a landline after you buy a luxury home for sale, it may not help.

Too Few People Negotiate with Utilities

Most people don’t realize bargaining power they have when it comes to saving on utilities. While you probably can’t bargain with the power company, you shouldn’t have to overpay for cable or satellite, mobile phone, or home phone service.

Sometimes the squeaky wheel really does get the grease, and you don’t want to be the one that just doesn’t get what they need. If you’re not sure how to negotiate with your utilities, consider talking to your luxury realtor. Realtors and luxury real estate agents often know how to get big savings on utilities for their clients and it never hurts to ask.

Sometimes It Pays To Switch Back

If you switched to a new provider, your old provider may try to tempt you back with a better deal. Think it over, look at what they’re offering you; if it’s a good deal, why not take it? You don’t want to get caught up in customer loyalty when dealing with utilities, you want to make sure you’re always getting the best deal.

How Much Can You Save?

People can save hundreds of dollars a year by bundling or switching to another company – that’s the same as switching from fast food lunches every day to something you made at home. Talk to your utility companies today and see what you can save.

By Brad Miller of The Goodale Miller Team. Goodale Miller, located in Oakville, Ontario is the #1 team in Canada for Century 21 8 years running, specializing in Oakville luxury real estate.  To learn more visit

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