How stupid are you?

I am cutting the cable. It’s a long story but the short version is that we have terminated our connection to DirecTV. I have been paying them over $100 per month for about 4 years now and I feel stupid. Do you realize that is almost $5000 over the 48 months I have been paying full price.

Full price as compared to what they will charge a new customer and it seems to be what they will charge someone who decides to leave. I have had multiple offer to sign up again at $19.99 and today I get an email offering me $200 to change my mind.

Are you kidding me?

Seth Godin wrote about it the other day and it just resonates with me (see no. 3 on the list). I have found alternatives to almost everything I bought from DirecTV so, no, I won’t be changing my mind. I am gone, out of here, My relationship has joined the choir invisible.

I’ll be writing more about our adventure with cutting the cord but for now know I am the proud owner of a new antenna, a Roku and a ChromeCast Stick. Been looking at DVR solutions and will be happy to coach anyone looking to cut the cord as we move through this process.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson”
678-231-1578 Cell