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    steve3947 is offline
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    Came acros this message on the yahoo board.

    "I just got a call from the XM people.... 46 minutes ago
    they said my free trial offer has expired on my 2008 Hond Civic and wanted to know if I wanted to sign up. I said no and he said that they would give me the service for 6 months for 3.99 a month. I told him that I just never really used it when I had the free trial offer and that I had no real interest in it. He then said that he would offer me a 1 year contract for 1.99 a month and I said no thanks.
    I guess this company is in worse shape that even I thought."

    Has anyone else heard of this before from Sirius XM. I remember AOL in the past doing the same thing to keep subs.

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    This is a lie......by a short seller.

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    I hope so because selling for less does not say to much about your product. IF people want to cancel, sirius XM reps should try and convince the sub to at least accept the entry level sub package then offer then the best of XM for a trial.

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    i used to pay 19.95 for AOL...i now get it free

    Demian...why don't you call sirixm and see if they are offering that deal steve stated???

    Demian..we are up .05 today is that the shorts sucking us in more?
    Last edited by SiriusBuzz; 10-29-2008 at 05:28 PM. Reason: Triple posting

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    For the record, I pulled this off the yahoo message board. The offer that was given to this person does not surprise me at all because I have had similar offers in the past for other products and services. I do remember one case when I sighing up for a credit watch service for 11.99 a month then eventually trying to cancel it and was offer to keep the service for 3.99 a month. I think offers like this are on a case by case basis. The reps have scripts that they follow and are authorized to give certain deals when see fit. I think the sub number is important to Sirius XM for several reasons. It does not cost Siri anything to keep a receiver on for a discounted price.

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    Why would someone come to a yahoo finance board to post that information? Think about it. Did AOL ever try to cut someone a deal? Sure. Did anyone who wasn't vested run to a finance board to post about it? Of course not.
    Charles LaRocca
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    People report things to messages boards because they want to be the first to report something. Most people think others are making up stuff because they have not heard the same news. Anything is possible in this economy, companies will do what it takes to survive. Nothing surprises me.

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